Apple

  www.apple.com
  www.apple.com

Apple Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4,098 Reviews
3.9
4,098 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Tim Cook
2,266 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

1,488 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 128 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, Rewarding, but ZERO work/life balance. Most satisfying , most difficult and most rewarding job ever.

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    We work with geniuses - in every department, We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories - who else can say that?

    Cons

    ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance. Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better. But in actuality, it gets worse every year! It is obviously top management LIP SERVICE because if they meant it, they could fix it tomorrow. They have hundreds of BILLIONS in the bank. If they REALLY cared about employee work/life balance, they could bring aboard the right number of folks to make that issue dissolve. Sick of hearing the lies. Just don't lie about wanting to fix it, when they clearly DON'T care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work, but you have to be strong

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

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic technical challenges, brilliant people, complex and important problems to be solved. The benefits are great, of course, and the prestige both during the time you work there and even afterwards on your resume are significant benefits. If you like serious intellectual challenges, and the opportunity to do something that makes a difference in the world, this is the place for you. I think the compensation was very fair compared to other companies, and those people who really are rock stars really get very well compensated.

    Cons

    The culture (in engineering) is a tough one, hard on people who aren't at the top of their game. I think that Apple actually is a pretty high integrity place in general, but in my experience there certainly used to be a very strong political nature. This is always true in any organization with a lot of people, of course, but at Apple there was a certain sloppiness about allowing bad managers without a strategic plan to continue to survive and do damage far too long just because they were good at making their bosses feel good. Maybe this was just the case in the group where I worked. Maybe this has changed since Tim Cook has taken over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways to actually measure the quality of the managers. Do more evaluation of the value and worth of the managers as seen by the people reporting to them. This is for two reasons 1) It helps upper levels recognize managers who are hated by their people 2) It helps upper levels recognize managers who are adored by their people. There have been cases where managers were fired even though their people thought they were great, and the groups then fall apart completely. There have been cases where the managers were completely hideous but were great at managing up, so their people were tortured for ages. Of course, the bottom line is that productivity suffered badly in both cases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    At home advisor

    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Quantico, VA
    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Quantico, VA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    The coworkers were the best. Training was engaging and positive energy consistently flowed throughout. Awesome medical benefits and great employee discounts.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime hours, tons of training modules to cover. Must be a fan and owner of Apple products to understand the complexity of troubleshooting these products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment selescted the right people to conduct their training. My particular trainer was outgoing, engaging and was extremely passionate about Apple. You don't see this often in employees. Good job in picking that one!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Apple Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No flexibility and less salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment, decent pay for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat working environment
    Good opportunity for advancement
    Resources for self-learning and personal growth
    Good company culture
    25% discount on most Apple brand items

    Cons

    Promotions can be based on favoritism
    Managers and employees continue to work there after their passion is gone
    Strict attendance policy with no exceptions allowed (seen lots of good employees fired)
    Steve Jobs no longer CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If one of your top salespeople has poor attendance due to circumstances outside their control, see if any exceptions or changes can be made to keep good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ahhhmazing

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

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great culture, and that's the most important. Management always has your side, and will work with you concerning any issues you have whether business or personal.

    Cons

    Apple is working on some enhanced compensation for its employees, something much needed as a prominent con is the extent of employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits, higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, if you yearn to go higher, be passionate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great place to begin a career. Your resume will love you and prospective employers like seeing the most valuable company in the world connected to you. Mostly passionate people with a minimal of people who don't belong there.

    Cons

    There's always a glass ceiling and you hit it sooner than you wish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I love it!!!

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

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Very lovable work environment. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours. And very crowded. And also very long lines. And does no free food like Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An intense experience working on great products.

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on highly-visible and well-loved products. You get to learn from some very talented colleagues. They have great benefits and executive leadership. The company's organization is highly cross-functional. Great work culture.

    Cons

    An increasing number of under-performing first-level and middle managers. Some areas of the company can be highly political. HR department does not do a good job of helping teams to hire new talent. Sometimes requires short-term periods of intense work to meet deadlines, especially for product releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely reorganize the hiring division of HR. Hire better managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    8 out of 10

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

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. You will work with some of the most creative individuals on the planet. Time-off is easy to come by during the off peak season.

    Cons

    In contrast to the intellectual people, you will also work with some absolutely incompetent employees as well. Management is given key words to use when communicating with employees in a positive or negative manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Apple? Share Your Experiences

Apple

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.