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Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • great benefits for part time employees (in 246 reviews)

  • Competitive atmosphere; great peer work environment (in 215 reviews)

Cons
  • ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance (in 252 reviews)

  • Something great requires long hours (in 151 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Apple Inc.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    awesome products and benefits, great environment and leadership (directors and above). Excellent culture.

    Cons

    no work life balance, bonuses are not well defined and shared (very low considering how well the company is doing). poor people skills for majority of managers. lots of politics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Life as an Expert

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, BENEFITS AND MORE BENEFITS. This is truly the best thing about this company. Other than that, you can find another retail job that actually pays you commission for your hard work.

    Cons

    Stressful. at the end of the day it is retail. People suck and really drain you with the constant nagging and neediness. Leadership especially.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Jr Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Brand name to have it on the resume

    Cons

    not very vendor friendly, too much compliance and strict work culture

    Advice to Management

    Give more liberty to employees


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  5. Some good aspects

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    Current Contractor - Mac Expert
    Current Contractor - Mac Expert
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor

    Pros

    Having the ability to dress up or down is nice. Extremely friendly and intelligent coworkers. Beautiful Office space!

    Cons

    With all the freedom in how an Apple employee chooses to dress, there are a lot of people at this company that are "a walking fashion emergency". Lots of people with great qualities, if only their insides matched their exterior…Apple needs to urge employees to look more polished, not looking they just rolled out of bed and came to work.


  6. good pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great co workers and steady work. Overtime during the busy times of the year.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Not always the best shift and your stuck with what you get for awhile. Can be a bit stressful and hectic.


  7. Helpful (4)

    I'm a little over it...

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, interesting projects, good benefits, good location, great company reputation, good perks like stock, 14 weeks paid maternity leave

    Cons

    Rampant sexism, unsupportive management, corruption, dishonesty, bullying, lack of diversity, lack of respect for others, rewards manipulation and lying over honesty

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great company, good job at least for a few years

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    Current Employee - At-home Technical Support Senior Adviser in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - At-home Technical Support Senior Adviser in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401k, education reimbursement, and more. Working from home means no commute, which in turn means lower car insurance rate, more sleep, cheaper lunches.

    Cons

    Schedules change every three months, and 75% of them are some degree of awful. Working from home can be lonely and isolating, so not recommended for people with conditions like depression or who otherwise need to be around people. Also, the longer you are an the phones, the less you like the job.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear, consistent path to advancement, including training for those who need it. Don't hire outside people for management positions, and try not to pair managers with advisers who have been with the company longer than they have.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Genius Admin

    Current Employee - Genius in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Genius in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Status, intrigue, excitement, leading brand.

    Cons

    Pressure, competitive, misleading, overrated, under appreciated


  10. Helpful (1)

    Present review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Get latest knowledge of tech advancement operating systems hardware software great health benefits stock options vacation benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to advance company does not always appear to do internal promotions very often even though prospective candidates are more than qualified


  11. It's good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Working with incredibly talented people, and working on products that people love. The company really does focus on making great products, with a level of detail that many other companies don't come close to approaching.

    Cons

    There is a high level of office politics once you get past entry level engineering, and there isn't a high tolerance for making time for anything personal. Management is generally untrained and focuses efforts on heroics and brute-forcing solutions with hours and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Process and organizations can be managed so that every solution doesn't involve individuals simply spending extra time to solve problems. Employees can be trained to improve, and a mature organization should not be fully dependent upon employees who are always overachievers from the get go.



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