Apple Reviews in Cupertino, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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  • 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)


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  • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working on great products makes up for lackluster employee benefits

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    When you're working at Apple, you believe that you are working on some of the greatest products possible. And those around you feel the same way. Apple's constant claims about attention to detail and pursuit of perfection aren't just PR - there's a drive within each employees to not cut corners and to obsess over pixel amounts.

    Cons

    The heavy compartmentalization of teams makes you feel disconnected from the rest of the company. And software engineers aren't allowed to work on any code outside of Apple, which makes you feel restricted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    People and products are amazing!

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A passionate company filled with top talent.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Small and diverse team.
    2. Awesome manager. The kind of person you would enjoy having a beer with after work. Also paid a lot of attention to needs of developers.
    3. Very informal culture (flexible hours, wear what you want, can be open and casual with management).
    4. Good gyms and great cafeteria. Free dinners too.
    5. Cool factor and get to deploy code to millions of people even as an intern.

    Cons

    1. The work can get challenging!
    2. I am not sure if the company continues to remain the leader in innovation.
    3. Could have more perks like free lunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apple is growing quickly now, more than ever. Please try and maintain the unique culture at Apple. I love the startup feel! Don't turn into IBM!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits, great company.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture. Benefits. Advancement opportunities. Training.

    Cons

    Competition is incredibly fierce. Some positions can be stagnant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work of your lifetime

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    technical freedom, fast-paced, high visibility, employees just love their products and company..

    Cons

    growth is challenging...too many good people..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work like a startup..work hard to hire the right people..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Great diverse team to work with. Very smart people and a lot of opportunities to contribute to impactful projects

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding with long hours depending on the group you are in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Smart, self-directed employees; great culture; occasionally disruptive reorgs

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with smart people is great.

    Most people are self-starters who are driven to accomplishment and Apple culture reinforces that drive.

    In some teams resources are easy to get as long as you provide the product or customer focused justification.

    Cons

    Deep reorganization within a group did not consider the skills of the smaller teams or individuals well.

    If you are used to being a big fish in a smaller pond, you'll need to become skilled at suppressing your ego.

    Annual review process having only 3 levels and then adjusting those from upper management to 'balance' is insulting to the excellent people on my team; however, compensation is a much better received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add clear goals and tracking toward those goals within all teams and related to processes as well. Hyper focus on 'features' when defined too narrowly because they are the easiest to understand leaves other aspects of the business to be managed at varying levels of quality depending on the management chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Crazy Intense

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are in one of the better groups at Apple you will learn and do more than you dreamed of. New technologies, new skills, it's all part of the work day here.

    Cons

    They will eat you alive, especially as a contractor. Disposable anonymous warm bodies, especially in the groups with weaker management styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage best practices and technical skills from one group to the next.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing experience that comes at a price

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to gain experience
    - Unlimited resources to perform well, one only needs to ask
    - Great compensation package
    - Great cafeteria and recreation programs for employees

    Cons

    - Long work hours
    - Work life balance non-existent
    - Need to know policy can be frustrating at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Operations program manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Program Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Program Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Have chance to manage operations from development builds to ramp to mass production for high volume cool new products. Challenging work but get a lot opportunities to gain experience in Operations management and Supply Chain management. Get chance to work with a group of smart people and learn from them.

    Cons

    Long working hour, demanding corporate culture, no work-life balance.
    Too much travel time, especially during new product ramp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust corporate culture to allow some level of work-life balance
    Provide more opportunities to employee to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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