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  • great benefits for part time employees (in 246 reviews)

  • Competitive atmosphere; great peer work environment (in 215 reviews)

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  • ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance (in 252 reviews)

  • Something great requires long hours (in 151 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    If you love Apple products, it's an amazing place to work. The compensation and growth potential is lacking.

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

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some of the brightest and most passionate people in today's workforce. Great culture of hard work, passion, and innovation with less bureaucracy than other large sized companies.

    Cons

    Certain departments are lax on reviews and feedback on areas of improvement needed. Everyone is so busy there are often times that room for professional development is put on the back burner. Apple often hires senior positions from outside the company so room for growth is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on professional growth for employees to enable them to move up within the company. Deal with the fact that many employees know other high-tech companies provide larger comp packages (focus on the non-monetary benefits of working for Apple).


  2. Helpful (1)

    Apple retail is fun (for a while)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple is a fun yet challenging place to work

    Cons

    retail hours get hectic sometimes

    Advice to Management

    It varies from store to store.


  3. Helpful (15)

    Apple is awesome for hard workers.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free product depending on your group. If you're truly driven by your work, then this is the place. It truly is a products, customers, and the numbers will follow sort of place. Good health benefits, good on site benefits, subsidized good food. No matter how much vacation time you have saved up, the company still shuts down from Christmas to the day after New Years (but you might have to still work).

    Cons

    If you're not the type to take pride in saying, "I work for Apple" to people then this isn't the place for you. If you can't handle ambiguity, this isn't the place for you. If you want 9-6 with an hour lunch, 5 days a week, this isn't the place for you. Everyone is so focused on delivering something great that the "process" isn't always reviewed, since there aren't many processes, the wheel gets reinvented.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it feels like employees are always there for Apple, but Apple isn't always there for the employees. That's really the case with any big company, but Apple is so successful and so lean, I don't think it'd take much to share a little more of the success.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Fun to be part of something great, but you won't get credit for much

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

    I worked at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very exciting products and a bright future.

    Cons

    Most employees are treated as replaceable parts.

    Advice to Management

    Employees want to have ownership but middle management is so busy managing up they don't allow workers the freedom to do their jobs proactively. Managers just don't trust their staff to make them look good to senior management... that's really your primary task.


  6. Firmware development for Apple products

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

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a chance to work with teams where management & engineers are very Intelligent and Hard working. Go Apple :)

    Cons

    Certain HR benefits are less compared to other companies but other than that I don't see any other downsides of working @ apple. This is a great place to work and grow in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Management makes all the right decisions on a timely manner and always produce products of high quality in the market. I think providing more benefits to company employees would be the advise from my side.


  7. Helpful (1)

    8 out of 10 on NPS

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Genius in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Genius in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Great benefits, great co-workers. Most of all especially since Apple products are such a hot commodity their retail and corporate sectors has weathered the economic woes over the last few years. So... I think that explains it!

    Cons

    Since I work in the retail sector it's very demanding and can be very redundant. The products and services pretty much sell themselves. There's no real challenge for me at this company in my position anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make something harder than it needs to be.


  8. Love Apple

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is the greatest ever.

    Cons

    I wish they gave more hours

    Advice to Management

    give more hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    Apple

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most interesting and challenging work of my career. Technology is ground breaking

    Cons

    Work load incredible Information sharing in company is not so good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (4)

    Kind of a Con

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Apple

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is amazing. Medical, Dental, Vision, an insane employee discount for you and your family, as well as a variety of discounts at other stores and venues. Being a specialist is super-easy.

    Cons

    The Family Room Specialist position is a total con. When it was offered to me, it was referred to as an entry-level position, yet it is a position that those who start as specialists are promoted to. The work is backbreaking, requiring a significant deal of knowledge and an ability to take abuse from customers. You don't get to just chat with customers about cool speaker systems. You have to deliver the bad news. You have to be able to deal with pissed of customers, work quickly, be creative and sharp. It's a huge step up from the specialist position, and although it requires only a tenth of the technical skill required to be Genius, it requires just as strong an ability to work with angry, upset and confused customers with broken tech. Yet you make less than half of what some of the geniuses make.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like counselors at summer camp. Yes, there are a lot of college-aged kids working at the store, but there are plenty of adults there who deserve to be treated as such. Also, try and hide the favoritism a little bit. Not because it makes employees who aren't favorites feel bad, but it makes you look like really weak leaders.


  11. One Hell of an Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Beer bashes! Free beer! * Intern Activities. They took us out to ballgames, a party boat in the bay, and other fun stuff. * Doing REAL work. I was given an actual project to complete and demo to our VP. Awesome!

    Cons

    Seriously, there is no downside to working here as an intern. You'd be very very very crazy not to accept!

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing I can think of that would help my leadership. The closest thing might be to make sure managers keep up on their intern's work.



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