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Apple Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.9 3,499 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook

(1,841 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy(in 208 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers(in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours(in 194 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors(in 133 reviews)

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    Customer support process

    Quality Program Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic, fast paced. Smart people around you who take pride in their work.

    ConsDifficult to move up or around. They like you to get good at one thing and them just do it. Not employee focused.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the people going all the work.

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    High octane + fast pace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsVery smart and dedicated folks. Good benefits and great cafeteria. On site health and welllness center (cupertino) is very nice. Laser focus on milestones and schedule.

    ConsPeople are very busy with tasks on hand and have little or no time to pause and think about the task. Big and complex processes which can lead to small rivet in a big machine feeling. Very limited time to work on new things due to schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the process and put down time between projects in schedule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pit of Despair

    Family Room Specialist (Former Employee) Westlake, OH

    ProsEmployee discounts, a great team mentality, the work isn't hard. Lots of attractive young people in one place with a common interest.

    ConsIncompetent managers, interpersonal drama a la high school, difficult to succeed. Random imperatives from corporate level employees who have never worked in a retail environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees. Take their advice. Help them succeed and advance. Explain your decisions. Allow people with ambition to aim for management!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's really about drinking the Kool-Aid

    Specialist (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsNice friendly coworkers, okay benefits

    ConsApple really wants its employees to be sheep, blindly enthusiastic about every initiative the company develops, even as these initiatives may change drastically and contradict former initiatives, without warning.

     A lot of beating around the bush with feedback and expectations.

    Most employees are overqualified people who are treated like babies.

    Despite management saying the company is Customer Service driven employees are rewarded more on their sales and attachment programs rather than quality of relationship with the customer, though employees receive no bonus on sales.

    Loss of individualism. Really feels like a corporation. Employees expected to fit into cookie cutter roles while being told they are hired for who they are as individuals.

    Employees and especially management seem really fake.

    Employees could be paid a lot more considering how much profit the company makes. High turnover as employees are unhappy with the meaninglessness of the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more direct

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I hate this company

    Product Design Lead (Former Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsNice HQ (I talk about CA)
    Smart coworkers

    ConsNot so great pay
    Enough work hours!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease out!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Apple has some great qualities. It's better to own the products than work for the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits!
    Work with amazing employees
    Flexibility: ideal job for college students

    ConsSelective few get promoted
    Plenty of favoritism
    Lots of micromanagement
    Management pretends to be there for you but really all they care about is the metrics
    It's retail so don't get caught up in the hype!
    Don't believe what they tell you in core.

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    Process heavy and lots of managements levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to work on problems related to high traffic websites

    ConsToo many levels of management and it takes a long time to come to decisions due to lack of understanding of the systems in place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open about future plans and provide solid direction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work

    Creative (Apple Store) (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBest pay in retail. Lot of jobs available.

    ConsNo room to grow. Dead-end job.

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    apple experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMoney and stock compensation
    glamorous products

    ConsNo job growth
    Middle management has no clue

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cult like

    Redzone Specialist (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey hire the smartest and most creative people

    ConsIt is a cult with no room to be creative

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to manage and develop true talent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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