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30+ days ago

UNIX Systems Administrator %u2013 Apple Retail Technology

Apple Santa Clara, CA

include the monitoring of production systems; the updating of application servers and databases; identifying, troubleshooting and resolving issues… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Developer - Mac Quality AIT

Apple Santa Clara, CA

development in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Python. Experience in database administration a plus.… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Web Developer

Apple Santa Clara, CA

experience with data modeling, relational database, SQL and database administration and complex queries. Strong… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Infrastructure Engineer/Site Reliability

Apple Santa Clara, CA

with the systems engineers, network engineers, database administrators, monitoring… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Network Operations Manager

Apple Elk Grove, CA

include the monitoring of production systems; the updating of application servers and databases; identifying, troubleshooting and resolving issues… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Storage Systems Administrator - IT

Apple Santa Clara, CA

** The Silicon Compute Group is responsible for maintaining a high quality and productive environment for Apple's Hardware Engineering groups. We… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Sr. Systems Administrator

Apple Santa Clara, CA

** The Engineering Compute Services (ECS) team is responsible for maintaining a high quality and productive environment for Apple's Hardware… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Systems Administrator, Silicon Compute Group

Apple Orlando, FL

** In this role you will be the first level of Help Desk support for Apple's world class Silicon Engineering Team. Your expertise and ability to… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Oracle DBA

Apple Santa Clara, CA +2 locations

** The Senior Oracle DBA will be part of Core DBA team providing Development and Production DBA services for Global applications. The application… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Web Applications Developer, Silicon Compute Group

Apple Santa Clara, CA

** Apple is looking for an experienced web developer to develop and maintain internal web applications and reporting systems In this highly visible… Beyond.com


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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - great work environment
    - great salary (especially for retail)
    - lots of peer support
    - lots of management support
    - lots of learning experiences and resources
    - opportunity for advancement
    - opportunities for "career experiences" in corporate roles, for retail staff (underutilized, apparently. go for it!)
    - you become really good friends with your peer group, or maybe even family!
    - Amazing sense of belonging and community
    - great stepping stone to new career, if that is your choice

    Cons

    - Too much "drinking the kool aid". WAY too much. I hope this is an apt metaphor: Imagine you have an 8oz cup in your hand. They pour a 64oz pitcher of Kool-Aid into your 8oz. cup. Then they pour a pitcher of sugar into the same cup. You get diabetes. The amount of company propaganda is absolutely astounding and excessive to point of being absolutely ridiculous, wherein you feel like a caricature of yourself wearing this blue shirt. This is coming from me, a lifelong Apple fan since 1987 (the year I started using computers).
    - FAR too much bashing of anything that isn't Apple. Apple has now decided as a company, to compare itself to Samsung and Google, etc etc. It used to decide not to compare itself to anybody. This shows everywhere from development to retail attitudes.
    - Willing isolation from and ignorance of the rest of the world of technology. Apple exists in a bubble, and those within the bubble are blissfully unaware that any other technology is relevant and useful. I heard one employee say that Microsoft Office is going the way of the dinosaurs. Nobody called him out on this. What dream world is he living in???? Isn't it better to learn Apple's technology in a way that helps it workably coexist with other technology? This is equally as important as learning the Apple ecosystem, which, yes, in itself is amazing.
    - Training is too general, not specific enough to help sharpen one's technical skill set on a consistent basis.
    - No ongoing training program to keep your technical skills sharp and up to date. Instead, they offer "Pathways", which is meant to improve your social skills. Great! But isn't that why they hired us to begin with? You have to search Apple's technical reporting system for relevant known issues, which is fine but if you don't (and a lot of techs don't) you usually find out what those are when a customer has a problem and you don't know the answer. One person who happened to look at iDesk might know the answer, but if they're not available, you may end up giving the customer the wrong solution. The signal to noise ratio of important, specific information is a total mess.
    - "I can't believe they re-arranged the lockers. I'm thinking about quitting now." Everyone joins in agreement. Really, guys? C'mon. Again, as I mentioned in my point about the Apple "bubble", the perception of reality can be largely distorted. Management has to work REALLY REALLY hard to bend over backwards for every little thing. So how much energy do they have left over to make sure their techs are up to date, or that sales staff knows their specs and has good ways of explaining tech to non-tech people? Apple is very big on managing expectations for customers (great, actually!) but could do a lot better to manage expectations for employees. Maybe this would improve management's time and ability to fix some more important issues.
    - Far too many points of contact for customers. A customer may end up talking to between 4 and 8 different people who may end up telling them lots of conflicting things. Either communication needs to improve in the store or the number of contact points needs to decrease somehow.

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    My feedback section was long, I realize, but it's because I genuinely care about Apple as a company and would love to see things improve in real, tangible ways where the signal to noise ratio is considered for retail as much as it is considered for its products and services!

    Consider and analyze the cons I wrote above and communicate them with your market leaders! How successful IS Pathways, really, for example? Everything has to be given a chance to work, of course, but I think maybe corporate doesn't get enough constructive feedback from its retail stores for fear of being perceived as not having put enough effort into making these things work.

    Regardless, I loved working for Apple and would absolutely return given the need and/or opportunity.

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