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Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
4,269 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 246 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 215 reviews)


Cons
  • Time off needs to be requested well in advance making work/life balance a challenge (in 252 reviews)

  • Work can be very demanding with long hours depending on the group you are in (in 151 reviews)

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  1.  

    The pay isn't to bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesman in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Salesman in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, lots of standing, good pay, managers are usually pretty fair and understanding, DISCOUNTS, worst part is the hostility some of the employees show to the fellow salesman but its a great place to work!

    Cons

    Competition reallty but that'd about as worse as it gets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair employee punishment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get to work on awesome products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot, and a highly competitive environment where one gets to work with the best of the best.

    Cons

    work life balance is very poor. work life balance is very poor. work life balance is very poor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great college or retirement job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apple offers a multitude of benefits to its employees, which is GREAT! These include vision, health, dental,up to 25% off discounts on their products. Recently they just opened their gym/health program for part time employees, giving them up to $300 in reimbursement for their gym memberships. Food is often made available during product launches and holidays which is definitely a plus.

    Cons

    Firstly, if you young and have a degree, the pay is awful. The culture of the Apple store has changed a great deal in recent years post Jobs. Each store is different in terms of social dynamics so I cannot speak for them. My store was very cliquey and the managers clearly had their favorite employees. Favoritism was measured in how much one was willing to suck up to management and not by sales metrics. If it weren't for poor management of my store, I may have enjoyed my time there a little more. Work/Life balance depends of how well you can manage your time in a Retail environment. Upward movement to corporate is rare.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Roles don't matter; just get it done with quality however you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Working with bleeding edge technologies is highly encouraged and supported. The best on site food services you could ever imagine.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work any time day or night even if your sick or on vacation. It's expected; no kidding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contribute more to older aged employees retirement and make it easier to vest in RSU's sooner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and environmental

    Cons

    Hours are kinda much but they balance out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best job and worst job I have ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    - Awesome products
    - Smart People
    - Great Benefits
    - Many good leaders, unfortunately they lack the power to influence (see cons)

    Cons

    - Very political
    - Some unethical Sr Managers/Directors/VPs- they will do what they have to do to climb the ladder....they would throw their own mother under the bus if it gets them a promotion. Unfortunately many of them get to run the show.
    - If you aren't ready to give 100% of your time to Apple, don't bother applying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better figure out why the good ones are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good luck and hold on tight!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people you will ever meet. The resources of a kingdom at your fingertips

    Cons

    a complete lack of oversight and vision leave a "do the needful" culture to fend for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think repeatable and scalable when you think of the future. Put a process around it, stop relying on heros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome benefits for both part time and full time

    Cons

    they penalize you for every sick day you take you get a point against you. 3 strikes in a 3 month period and you are out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seems like micromanaging is a big thing here…across both retail and the corporate side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging in all ways

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Quality Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Quality Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful learning opportunities
    Supersonic paced
    Free goodies :)

    Cons

    just terrible work-life balance. Expect to work 15 hrs a day even on weekends and during vacation.
    Compensation is so-so for the amount of work you do.. forget your evenings as you will be on China calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company as a whole. Some structural issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Genius Administrator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Genius Administrator in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair Pay, Great Benefits, leadership allows you to voice concern without repercussions,

    Cons

    poorly structured management, complex office politics, not a lot of room for growth, raises are minimal, no bonuses after successful quarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be team focused. Be aware of how your actions will affect the team as a whole. Listen to those who you have put in expertise roles. Don't discount opinions simply because they aren't in leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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