Apple Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 240 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 204 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 243 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 148 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Culture but Limited

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work and the products are excellent to represent. Diversity is awesome and people have a lot of positive intent.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and the opportunity to move up within the pay scale lies in your ability to relocate to Cupertino. Long term career is difficult to imagine here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer opportunities to create income levels that would sustain employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good starter job in HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome offices, gym, cafe. Workload wasn't overbearing and had a clear understanding what was expected of employees from management.

    Cons

    Some co-workers just didn't have people skills and made coming to work almost depressing. Started to become understaffed and the work started to pile. Management would take there sweet time hiring new people, which made getting ahead or even caught up your task virtually impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration employees opinions and notice the hard work and overtime they put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No work-life balance

    • 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

    Pros

    Benefits, Challenging projects, Great intelligent team

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance what so ever.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good salary

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    No stress or commissions
    Healthy company
    Stability

    Cons

    No opportunity to climb the ladder any further.
    Not enough recognition
    Management doesn't recognize or motivate employees who perform.
    Retail schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good if you are up there!

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Gym is 24/7 and it is free to attend classes there.

    Cons

    Top down culture, hardly listen from the bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen from the bottom, understand the problem from the ground

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Apple is the new IBM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Good co workers and reasonably laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Losing the soul of the Steve Apple a little more every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to turn Apple into IBM

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    A lot of good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I liked the atmosphere and the products. I liked the atmosphere and the products. I liked the atmosphere and the products. I liked the atmosphere and the products.

    Cons

    Being in customer service was a nightmare. Being in customer service was a nightmare. Being in customer service was a nightmare. Being in customer service was a nightmare. Being in customer service was a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fast pace work environment, sometimes fun to work but very secretive environment and have to be careful every time

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

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

    Pros

    Learning to how to deliver products with great quality.

    Cons

    Very secretive work environment, not able to discuss with colleagues even on technical level and share and learn from each other which is not good for personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing attitude and treat your employees with some more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Avoid IS&T like plague

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you get a chance, work in the core groups that deal with iOS,OSX, iTunes, AppStore, etc. Avoid IS& T. IS&T = Information services and technology

    Cons

    1. I worked in IS&T group at apple. This IS&T is totally different from the main Apple. I have often heard this: "Those who don't make it into the infinite loop, end up at IS&T". In other words, IS&T is a second rate citizen at apple. Of course, IS&T supports many IT services (jobs, recruiting, payrolll, mail, directory, sales, GBI). For instance, online and retail stores are supported by IS&T.

    2. You see 3 contractors for every employee in IS&T. And IS&T has global contracts with Infosys, TCS, Wipro, etc; the latter companies supply 1 online resource for every 4 offshore resources. In many application support groups, you find the dumbest of the dumb among the people that global offshoring companies have placed.

    3. Too much politics and too many lifers in IS&T. The only game in the town for IS&T is to how to brown nose each other. Yes, there are too many Indians there; as a consequence, you find smart people among them, and dumbos as well.

    4. Advice to prospective employees: if you are talented, and if you can find a better job, just avoid any and every group in IS&T. Someone may say "Oh, apple gonan help you on your resume"; it is half true. If you are smart, talented, you don't to worry about the apple factor on resume.

    If you get a job in the core engineering groups, go for it. If you are interviewing in IS&T, just avoid any offer and go and work elsewhere, and increae your skills.

    5. If you are applying for some project manager, manager, teamleads (for app support, etc), of course, you won't have much choice. I don't complain if you go for IS&T: but it is a great place to learn politicking. This politicking has led to more offshoring; why? The more employees you get, the more you need to fight for bonus for your group; so, it is better to offshore, and keep less number of employees, and get more bonus.

    6. You are not going to get any quarterly bonus; however, people in core groups get such bonuses. Some people don't get first year bonus in IS&T. And the bonus is like 7 to 10 percent. Don't come here, hoping that you gonna get similar wages in core engineering groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean that place called IS&T

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding at times but very tiring.

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

    I have been working at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get some perks like iCloud storage and the awesome discounts. Work meetings were always enjoyable, and you get to play with the technology all day.

    Cons

    You are expected to deliver 24/7 with a lot being asked of you, gets very stressful and management is always wanting more. On weekends the store is crazy busy and customers are not always understanding. You are expected to sell apple care with everything so sometimes other employees will hand you off a customer cause they don't think the customer will buy apple care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of the stress employees are under.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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