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Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
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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)

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  1.  

    Small fish in a big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. High growth business.

    Cons

    Big company culture... lots of redundancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a flatter organization.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ultimate App Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some truly great people working there. Nice campus.

    Cons

    There are people working there who can barely fog a mirror. Turnover is higher than what I would expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hype will only get you so far and for so long. Cube world. Nothing special about the culture. Too much micro management. Low contractor conversion rate. Clock-watcher environment. Too many meetings about absolutely nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

    Pros

    Benefits, Challenging projects, Great intelligent team

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance what so ever.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good starter job in HR

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of good people.

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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
  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fast paced but overworked-retail job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Service Specialist

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

    Pros

    Work with great coworkers here, they keep you coming back. Get some good deals on third party products from time to time, but the employee benefits could be much better. Compensation was decent for a retail job.

    Cons

    Leadership only cared about $$, customers had unrealistic expectations many times and company would expect you to cater to these while not giving you the tools to do so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more than you currently did

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Job, Great Co-Workers, Frustrating Bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Boston, MA

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    Great co-workers
    Easy to get time off if you plan far enough ahead.
    There's a real sense of family.
    Compensation was far at least when I worked there.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer either between stores or corporate.
    Management doesn't communicate with each other well.
    Easy to get pigeon holed into one role
    Movement seems to plateau once you reach a certain level
    Management seems to be hired externally instead of internaly
    Some stores have high turnover, making working as a team difficult
    Horrible time and attendance policy
    As with any retail store, weird or difficult hours
    Customers are sometimes difficult to deal with.
    Sometimes staffing doesn't fit company needs.
    Tenure seems to have no importance. 8 years and I needed to interview like it's day one all over again.
    Sometimes it feel alike good work goes unappreciated by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the time and attendance policy as employees gain tenure with company
    Make it easier to transfer between stores
    Learn more about your employees and carve out more time to do so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intense, always on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Apple is the Acme of Silicon Valley--looks great on resume. Everybody wants to talk to you about Apple, so you get interviews.

    Cons

    It never stops. You are expected to be up, available and on 24/7. I quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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