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Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great pay, moderate effort, tiresome environment

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay for compared to any retailer is extremely competitive, the work is not too strenuous (except during peek times for sales throughout the year), and the work environment can be somewhat positive and fun

    Cons

    Compared to what the company earns payment should increase, often times one must wear (too) many different hats, environment can be very stressful especially when dealing with a variety of strong personalities and poor work ethics

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, listen to employees more, lead by example


  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay

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    Former Contractor - Contracted Sorter in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Contractor - Contracted Sorter in Elk Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job and the training was sufficient for newcomers or contract workers.

    Cons

    Very low pay rate and difficult work environment because of the turnover rate of employees.

    Advice to Management

    It's better to promote loyalty by hiring people and provide good benefits than to hired a bunch of contract workers during peak periods.


  3. 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


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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (6)

    Siloed, movement nearly impossible, cheap

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High quality products. Everyone who works at apple is really high caliber at their job. Usually you get thanksgiving week off.

    Cons

    No free lunch, no free gym, no free drinks, political hierarchies flourish. Upward mobility is almost non-existant. Moving from one team to another is rarely allowed. Employees are strictly forbidden to develop iOS apps. The pay is not great. Stock share grants are reserved for people above you. As far as internal support goes, IS&T wants to help you, but really can't turn the ship too much. Take a number, get in line, see you in a year if they can help you; probably not. It's not their fault, it's just a gigantic slow moving company now.

    Advice to Management

    Why not be the industry leader for compensation instead of being the best at paying the least? Bring back sabbaticals. There's an embarrassing amount of cash in the bank, give everyone a raise and a reason to not go work elsewhere.


  7. 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.


  8. Flexible College job

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple as an intern

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible during semester.

    Cons

    Compensation does not equate to the amount of work that is expected.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Okay

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    Current Employee - SPECIALIST PART-TIME in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SPECIALIST PART-TIME in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pool of co-workers. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Spread of information internally is horrible. Most people have no idea whats going on, and it's not for a lack of trying.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody wants to go the extra mile for someone who's first priority is making themselves look good. Care about the people and they will care about you.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Huge corporate powerhouse

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    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Discounts, public transportation money, good health care (even for part timers) and job security.

    Cons

    Poor opportunity for growth and very hard to make contributions that really matter. Expect to just be another very tiny cog in the wheel.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Service Specialist

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist Manhattan in San Pedro, CA
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist Manhattan in San Pedro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, fantastic team, flexible hours, chances to advance, fantastic training, difficult to get bored, amazing benefits including health, 401k, and stock options.

    Cons

    Burnout can happen very easily, great employees are taken advantage of, the hours while flexible are inconsistent for part-time employees. It is not as easy to transfer to corporate as they make it seem.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations, give people promotions when they deserve them for the work they've put in, not because you favor them.



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