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Apple Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment, decent pay for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat working environment
    Good opportunity for advancement
    Resources for self-learning and personal growth
    Good company culture
    25% discount on most Apple brand items

    Cons

    Promotions can be based on favoritism
    Managers and employees continue to work there after their passion is gone
    Strict attendance policy with no exceptions allowed (seen lots of good employees fired)
    Steve Jobs no longer CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If one of your top salespeople has poor attendance due to circumstances outside their control, see if any exceptions or changes can be made to keep good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Apple care customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It wonderful to work from home and work 4 days a week at 10 hours so you get 3 days off a week.

    Cons

    Its difficult to keep from getting lonely or cabin fever when working from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the few jobs that offer an opportunity to work at home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working at home. Salary is below industry standard but the advantage of not having to travel for work compensates for that. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Schedule changes every 90 days. Opportunity for advancement beyond Senior Advisor is practically nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions to management should be from within. Apple's policy lately is about 80% hiring from outside, leaving little opportunity for advancement inside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, super even! Management is always looking for ways to help you to improve and that works for you in the long run.

    Cons

    I've been there 2 years and I dont see any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!

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

    Great benefits, limited promotions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits at Apple are fantastic, and the pay is decent for the positions.

    Cons

    Most of the "promotions" given are just lateral moves with different job titles. There is not really much opportunity for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and vacation benefits are excellent. The managers at the company continue to hire in their friends from their previous jobs instead of promoting the talent from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company and people, they value their employees as people, very rare.

    Cons

    low pay for roles outside of sales. this is my only compliant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great expierence, but had to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great co-workers, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    can get mundane
    management isnt always the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just go all out for your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Company TO Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Everything, Management, Pay, coworkers, training. evironment. everything

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of as of now. great company truly. i have bene here 6 months and love it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Retail's best kept secret

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing job with amazing compensation, opportunities that are not normally available outside of this company are plentiful inside and the form of management and business being done is unparalleled in todays's retail world. I have worked the retail side for 5 years and can honestly say I have never loved a job so much.

    Cons

    Retail is always retail, so the hours are never going to be as favorable as a 8-5 office job, and it definitely has it's disadvantages when discussing compensation when trying to take care of an entire family, but that is it on a retail level, and the opportunities to branch into corporate are the answer to that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Family Room Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Best retail environment ever!
    -every store is different but, mine has great co-workers and excellent management
    -great benefits
    -learn valuable life skills (communication, dealing with ambiguity, etc.)

    Cons

    Get some bad apples every now and again.
    -essential to have good management at your store to maintain a health ecosystem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Careful with new hires. I feel like we let some employees in how are not a match for our culture. This may be in the name of diversity, short staffing, or something else but it has a negative impact on our team and our customer experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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