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Updated July 30, 2015
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  • great benefits for part time employees (in 246 reviews)

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

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

  • Something great requires long hours (in 151 reviews)

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  1. Used to be great...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty decent discount, great place to learn basic Mac skills, fellow coworkers are (mostly) into the products, great place to be a nerd.

    Cons

    Antiquated attendance system, low salary,no opportunity for advancement, clueless management on the retail side and high school politics through and through (typical retail experience).

    Advice to Management

    Revamp retail management, raise pay, be more selective of employees and start treating the ones you have like adults.


  2. Challenging work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work here is multi-dimensional and challenging. Extremely talented people and the hardware know-how is unmatched.

    Cons

    Work life balance takes a hit at times especially close to release.

    Advice to Management

    Higher management is extremely good and their strategic approach is great.


  3. System Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbiana, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbiana, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, access to incredible technology

    Cons

    Large company, anonymity, internal non-tehnical people

    Advice to Management

    build rapport with current management first


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  5. Good people, management was lacking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ardmore, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ardmore, PA

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work with good discounts. The non-management employees were generally all on the same page and could be counted upon to help you out.

    Cons

    Management at my particular store was very distant. They spent WAY more time in the manager's office with the door closed than they did interacting with employees or mentoring them on how to be a better employment. Advancement was kind of a joke.


  6. Helpful (2)

    apple austin - not the same as apple cupertino

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Pflugerville, TX
    Current Employee - Trainer in Pflugerville, TX

    I have been working at Apple (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's not as bad as working for dell i guess

    Cons

    the sense of culture that was present before steve died has been replaced with generic, empty corporate sloganeering, focus only on numbers, and an utter disregard for employee satisfaction. overworked, under compensated. adversarial relationship between different groups that support the online store/retail online. apple rewards management for all the wrong things especially being professional jerks, frontline reps aren't paid a living wage for what it costs to live in Austin. members of customer service teams at apple (as well as other groups ) are on assistance because they don't get paid enough. everyone constantly has new responsibilities added but without the appropriate increase in pay. this is especially true of the poorest among us. apple also constantly outsources jobs to other companies in the states but doesn't seem to care about the quality of those sites or the extremely low pay of the employees there. all we hear is "focus on quality" at sites where the people hired are making just above minimum wage to perform a very complicated job that requires a high degree of competency. Most of the people at the facilities are not qualified to do the job as they have little to no technical skills, no job experience, or they are too old or sickly to flip burgers. Plus, you get what you pay for. good people are not going to take a job that pays $8 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    wake up, you are ruining the people at the bottom rungs who have contributed to the company's success. if you really care about quality, pull your head out and look around.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun. Low pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is fun. Colleagues and teammates are great. Healthy discounts on Apple products, including third-party accessories. Occasional 50% discounts on third-party accessories. Leadership is passionate.

    Cons

    Can't use the Genius Bar at your home Store. Pay is way too low. We're hired to "change to world", yet we're paid peanuts.

    Advice to Management

    Pay is way too low. We're hired to "change to world", yet we're paid peanuts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Program Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Goof ambient at the office

    Cons

    the competence is high among employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company, but it's all about the politics!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Positive atmosphere. Exposure to solid trainings and development.

    Cons

    It's all about the politics. Diversity could be better. Work-life balance is challenging. Long hours for full timers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent and direct with feedback to the team members.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Apple Retail is NOT Apple, Inc.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Stratham, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Stratham, NH

    I worked at Apple (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people that are supremely intelligent and passionate about helping others

    Cons

    Work with retailers who are born and bred in the retail environment. Experts at selling overpriced jeans, fashion accessories and leading from a high school and gossip mentality get ready to see the foolish, schmoozy, all bark and no bite people get promoted while talented and dedicated employees are passed over. I speak from a place where I learned to play the game and was promoted quickly over and over again during a 6 year period with the brand. I just saw to many talented people get looked over because one person felt they weren't "ready". I lucked out and had some very good mentors help me navigate the politics of Apple Retail. Which is very different than the politics of Cupertino, Cork, Austin, etc.


  11. Think Outside the Box!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It feels good to be working for such a valued and respected company!

    Cons

    Folks tend to be obsessed with metics and numbers often times forgetting about Apple's Thinking Outside the Box mantra.



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