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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 240 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 204 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 243 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 148 reviews)

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  1.  

    best experience ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Apple is THE greatest company, great benefits and awesome pay, very good way to treat their employee, always try to get the best of you while working with them

    Cons

    i really cannot think of any disadvantage of working for apple, they simply appreciate good work and good employees. AWESOME.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing... because its AWESOME.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have had a lot of fun, have learned a lot and working at Apple has definitely been a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Salem, NH

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Apple provides their employees with great growth opportunities. The management lets you achieve and develop on your own, without pushing or prodding you into roles you don't necessarily want. They expect you to own your own development and to push yourself to be better.

    Cons

    While Apple pays better relative to other retail environments, considering Apple's massive cash assets and the knowledge their employees are expected to display, I would expect them to compensate their employees somewhat better. Apple's attitude on the matter is that their work environment is an "experience" which is as rewarding as cash compensation. While I understand and appreciate the value of this work environment, you can't pay the bills with "experience."

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    I would consider compensating employees better. I have seen far too many extremely talented and dedicated people leave Apple simply because another position pays much better.

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  3.  

    Love Apple to death, but promotions are unfairly dealt with.

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Apple is Apple. Working there and garnering your blue tee shirt is enough to make anyone jealous. It is extremely hard to get a job here, but once you're in, it's the best.

    Cons

    Apple is Apple, but retail is not exactly what you'd think. You're either literally offered promotions, or you're not. You can work as hard as you can, and magically, people with lesser experience will be promoted before you. If you can be among the magically promoted few, all the more power to you. If you're not, you will definitely know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to take experience and overall knowledge into account when deciding promotions and hires. There is not a process for promoting from within. I have been at Apple for two years, and I have not seen a clear way to be seen by management as someone worth promoting.

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  5.  

    It's a great place to work, but hard to advance to career positions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, OH

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    I know I'm lucky to say I truly enjoy my job. The work is fun. It's great, because we're always busy, which means there no boring lulls. Customers can sometimes be "needy", but the majority are great. Management keeps things fun.

    Cons

    It's hard to advance in the store, but thats a compliment (in a way) to Apple (for choosing good employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It really brings down employee morale when external candidates are chosen for promotions, over employees who have put in a decent amount of time and deserve a promotion.

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  6.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    It is the greatest place to work in the world

    Cons

    The number of people who come to the Apple Store is sometimes overwhelming.

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    None

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  7.  

    Amazing so far

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The experience has been amazing and to sum it up in one word, it's been because of the people.

    Cons

    Nothing so far! It's been a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the vision of Steve Jobs and make our company continue to be amazing and innovate.

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  8.  

    Fun environment to work

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Ridgeland, MS
    Current Employee - Specialist in Ridgeland, MS

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Opportunities to grow within the company are limitless

    Cons

    I haven no experienced any downsides to working at Apple yet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing because it works well!

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, Developing and Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    It is a great place full of innovation and smart people. A great place to learn and grow as an engineer.

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as I believe it should be. The work can be a bit stressful.

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  10.  

    It is the single best job place i have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts and life experiences are that are unparalleled.

    Cons

    I can't think of any...

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  11.  

    Uhmazing...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The overall experience is unbelievable.

    Cons

    retail hours and working holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

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