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Apple Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.9 3,479 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook

(1,831 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits with above average pay scales for most departments(in 207 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers(in 195 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours(in 190 reviews)

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

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    Great company, great team.

    Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsFantastic coworkers. Apple typically hires fairly interesting and well rounded people. It is a fun environment where you can make great connections. You gain a wealth of knowledge and skills that make you valuable to other employers.

    ConsRetail is retail no matter how you look at it. Some stores more than others have politic games you have to play to move in any direction. Typically if you want to be a manager, you have to leave then come back. Apple hires externally for management despite the talent it has groomed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work. Great benefits, amazing culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun place to work, good benefits, opportunities for advancement.

    ConsRetail hours are no fun.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment
    Never ending learning
    Amazing products
    Great leadership
    Great Team Work
    Open minded atmosphere
    Personal Growth
    Good Compensation

    ConsFast past work environment
    Less hours if your part time
    Performance sometime based on customer feelings
    Learning other Job roles

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    Specialist (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExcellent people, culture, and pay

    ConsNot too many opportunities to grow within or beyond the store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Apple Family Room Specialist (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    Pros-Very flexible with shifts. You can work days off and days on (as long as you can switch with someone).
    - It's a very laid back job, as long as you do your job, there really isn't anything to worry about.

    Cons-You have to be on top of your sales, especially on selling Apple Care and taking care of business sales.
    -Dealing with a few customers daily, but that's given when working anywhere in retail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work looking after the new one's. Without the help from management, advancing up the chain wouldn't be easy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work which attracts smart, intelligent people but politics are everywhere.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsWorking at Apple is a great experience as it is one of the iconic companies of this era. It is a very cool place to work with many of the perks that Silicon Valley is known for. People are friendly and helpful and there is a real passion for the kind of products that makes Apple what it is today.

    ConsWork life balance is non-existent and there is something of a clash between the old Apple and the new. With such explosive growth comes a whole bunch of issues that make things more challenging than they should be. It is a very political environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn my experience Senior Management does not support their teams as they should.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company

    Service and Support Administrative (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits are amazing and there are lots of opportunity to move around or up. On site buildings are amazing but there is also an opportunity to work from home!

    ConsAttendance policy is very strict. Pay scale could co inside with cost of living or increases and bonuses could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose on Christmas Day!!!! Give cost of living increases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhilarating and rewarding to work for an organization that focus's on the employees and the customers needs.

    Apple Retail Specialist (Former Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsTeam environment. Everyone, no matter what level helps out with customers. Management is very employee friendly.

    ConsSometimes, not often, short of staff. This puts pressure on the rest of the employees to multitask. Very difficult when the store is crowded with customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep producing the best products in the world and keep focusing on developing the staff that you have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great starter job!

    Apple Retail Specialist (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsGreat Benefits and Flexible Scheduling

    ConsRetail environment is fast paced and stressful with little work-life balance, schedules can be all over the place and seldom weekends off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Became just another retail job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiscounts on products and partners products & services
    Core group of peers became friends
    Believed in the brand/ company

    Cons2008 saw a culture shift. From nerds and geeks to bro's and kids. Was no longer the retail job that felt like a career path, it became just another retail job. Top talent moved on or was pushed out the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndividual managers at each store make or break the experience. The overall quality of managers has decreased, attracting less qualified workers and shifting the brands culture from the niche it was to the mass market one it is today.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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