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Apple Reviews in Calgary, AB

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
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  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 246 reviews)

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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.  

    Best company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, the schedule is set up very well, you're treated as a person, not as a number. You get to enjoy your job.

    Cons

    Getting major holidays like Christmas/New Years off can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is clueless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Benefits include decent discounts on products. Good employee paid benefits & extras including healthcare/RRSP's etc.

    Cons

    When I started with Apple in early 2011, it was a very different culture than it was when I left in 2013. Apple was a place that encouraged individuality, growth & creativity. They also listened to concerns, helped to take steps to find solutions & act transparent with most issues and challenges. This quickly changed as Apple shifted gears towards more aggressive tactics to satisfy its growing customer base. Because of Apples phenomenal growth and Apples stubbornness to simply hire more employees, they instead overwork the ones they have to absolute capacity until they either quit on the floor (happened to four employees in less than a year), or take a stress leave. It turned to an environment which instead expected perfection at every move. Having a sick Dad and a death in the family is not good enough for this company... They expect you to suck it up and be a robot. They foster an environment where employees actively give each other feedback, however fail to notice when senior employees abuse this and instead bully & verbally abuse newer employees who may not know better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, management needs a clearer understanding of what's happening on their floor instead of having meetings nonstop. You have no idea what's happening between your employees. When someone does come to you and ask for help, you don't take them seriously and just tell them to be "more positive." This is pseudo-customer service lingo garbage. Learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fulfilling to an extent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    They pay well and schedule around school very well. Every day is eventful and they do a good job of picking well-rounded employees. Great employee benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    It CAN be cult-like and some people are closed minded against non-Apple fanatics. It gets VERY busy and hectic- which can be expected with any retail job- and sometimes it's easy to feel overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and consistency are key. When one manager says something, I expect that other managers are also on board and follow the same policies. If we're making an exception for one person, it shouldn't become the 2nd rule. An exception is an exception and if there are too many, the rule gets lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best place to work retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Apple is job that helps make all of its workers progress and be their best. The managers are super friendly and are willing to take feedback. If you ever have an issue with another worker, you can talk to them directly or let a leader know and the issue is quickly resolved. Apple really cares about its employees and will implement almost anything to make them happy.

    Cons

    Apple is like any retail store in that you have to work retail hours. There are some days that you will work till 9 or 10pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A reasonable place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and culture with solid training resources. Great benefits package, ESPP plan and RRSP matching.

    Cons

    VERY harsh management. Can be a very stressful place to work. Zero sympathy for failure and high expectations of success, even if it's nothing you have direct control over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give props and kudos where they are deserved. My upper management NEVER reached out after a success. Only when times were tough and sales were down did I hear from management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    a very innovative, and intensive 13 day training process, good wage, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    it is retail... so there are odd hours, and sometimes pissed off customers, but overall, its the best it gets for a job in retail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is an amazing place to be every day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Incredible products, passionate people, and a stimulating environment.

    Cons

    It can get incredibly busy from time to time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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