Apple Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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. Senior Manager

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

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting products, smart people and fantastic career opportunities. Best place at I ever worked.

    Cons

    Office politics were extreme at times. Other than that I have nothing negative to say about my experience at Apple.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people

  2. Best retail/work experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great product discounts.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vertical movement. Promotions are hard to come by. Since it is retail, you'll lose your weekends (especially during product launches).

    Advice to Management

    Don't have favorites. Be better mentors despite constant role shifting.

  3. Creative

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    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Apple (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company! Really got their stuff together

    Cons

    Micromanagement - they should really let us soar!

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage!

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  5. AppleCare College Program

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - IOS Advisor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - IOS Advisor in Gainesville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, flexible hours, educational assistance, fitness reimbursement, etc.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job!

  6. Helpful (1)

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great workspace to work in. very easy going work friendly environment. great company. easy to move up for better roles/titles.

    Cons

    attendance policy sucks. hard to days off in advance with the current system they use.

  7. Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories

    Cons

    Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better

  8. Family Room Specialist

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While at Apple, I had the privilege to work with the best co-workers on the planet. Though it could be challenging at times, each store that I worked at offered an exciting and encouraging work environment. Especially when I was working in the UK, I found that management was very encouraging and even coached me on how to better my self and further my career with Apple.

    Cons

    Hectic and stressful don't even come close to describing the work conditions at peak times. Things definitely started to change: initially it was all about 'repairing relationships' and that was very loosely defined, leaving more options open for us in serving customers; later, things became much more concrete, and, sadly, this felt like it was about the money sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your people, never take them for granted, and always treat them with respect. Remember: wether it's positive or negative, feedback is always more constructive when it's SPECIFIC (and 'fearless')!

  9. Helpful (3)

    The Best Company I've Ever Worked.

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    Current Employee - Lead Creative in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Creative in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very Good Training
    - Amazing Benefits, very good pay when compared to other retail jobs.
    - You work with unbelievably talented people.
    - They truly care about making the world a better place through technology. Corny, I know, but it's true.

    Cons

    - The Retail hours can wear down on you after a while.
    - They expect their leaders at all levels to be ready to make Apple their life's work, even people who are only the equivalent of team supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    The advice I would say is to give their people a better work-life balance. It's definitely there, but sometimes they expect you to make business commitments that knowingly interfere with personal ones.

  10. Expert

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    Current Employee - Apple Expert in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Apple Expert in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits!
    Always something new and exciting introduced.

    Cons

    No consistent schedule.
    Too much micromanaging.

  11. Best Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best shifts, pay, benefits, employees

    Cons

    there are no Cons to report

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