Apple Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
3,759 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 208 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 194 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 133 reviews)

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  1.  

    Could do more.

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great (health). Other benefits could be better. Management works with you.

    Cons

    Promotions are different from conventional promotions. You work towards a new job and then you have to re-interview for the job. I'm a Business Specialist. Pay could be better for the goal we have to work towards weekly. Training for my field is non-existing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention otherwise you will lose good people. You already have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Expert  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Expert in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are many great reasons to work for this company. The benefits are fantastic and the pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    The cons of working for this company are many. If you want to have an opinion or idea to be heard then this company is not for you. The company often turns a deaf ear to anyone who is not from the walled gardens at their Cupertino campus. Management will pretend to listen to your ideas but your ideas will actually never reach the top and if they do make it there they will be passed over and be re-introduced at a later time as some one elses. If you are someone who does not want to fit into a cookie cutter mold then this company is not for you. While the company praises it's "unique nature", this is a facade. The company trains you like the military to act, think, and speak like a programmed robot. The company wants everyone to be the same and come from the same cookie cutter. If you are independent stay away from this company at all costs. If you do not live and breath Apple and are not a fan boy do not bother applying. This company does not value diversity in regards to ideas. If you do not think, act, and talk like everyone else this is not the place for you. Apple does not value differences. If you are fat, shot, ugly, or have any other outward awkward attributes that do not fit into their unspoken model, do not apply. The company is riddled with inept systems that are continually breaking down. The communication between executive management, mid level management, and employees is abysmal. I have worked for both sides of Apple (Corporate and Retail). The work life balance is horrible if you are working in the retail environment and if you are working it corporate it depends if your superior likes you or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not run the company like robots. Celebrate various ideas, cultures, and uniqueness of people. Not everyone should fit into the same mold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great products but no work life balance

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing products, passionate people, good food

    Cons

    No work life balance, office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan to integrate new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre Management and Development Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is, as advertised, unique. This can be a pro for quite a few people. The company sponsors monthly beer bashes to encourage communication between different groups within the company, although sometimes they are too large to accomplish this. Plenty of resources are made readily available to each employee if they want to develop themselves.

    Cons

    The development/growth opportunities are very lacking, convoluted, and far between. Speaking to a recruiter or another group is near impossible. More often than not, new positions are given to people that have been in their previous organization the longest as opposed to who deserves it the most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewards positive behavior instead of tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great College Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Genius  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great for students.
    Great coworkers.
    Laid back dress code.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inability to move upwards.
    Pay for what you do.
    Over privileged under motivated customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the people that you have are actually "your soul" and pay them what your competitors will.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very political retail culture

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great benefits and developmental experience

    Cons

    retail culture and bad politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve and find better leadership candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hit or miss in ASC Program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Stock options are the best

    Cons

    Working every weekend, work life balance is a miss

  9.  

    Frustrating but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Expert  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mac Expert in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, very good benefits. Steady position and bonuses.

    Cons

    Compensation not in line with cost of living. Few opportunities for advancement. Treated differently than in house employees. Leadership can seem uncommunicative and non-responsive to problems. Lack of ability to adjust for demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand at home options. Integrate more within the company. Set up regional face to face meetings and local managers. Anticipate demand better and higher earlier and more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to act Happy all the Time !

    Cons

    Pay is well below average for my area. Also a fake atmosphere and sense of all employees being so Happy all the time, when in reality they are not happy at all about there job. Apple says treat our Customers the way you would want to me treated. The same goes the other way, "Treat your Employees the way you would want to be treated" !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit acting like all your workers are happy, and pay them a decent salary and treat them the way you would want to be treated..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AT Home advisor-Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from Home
    Great benefits
    Save money
    Flexible if you have kids and need to work from home

    Cons

    Pay was good but not for the lifestyle I want to live.
    Call center environment but at home so that can be good or bad depending on your lifestyle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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