Apple Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
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Pros
  • 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)


Cons
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the Best jobs I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to help those who do not know anything about computers. it is a very enthrilling job and I loved every minute of it. I would have loved to keep the job, but I couldn't with all my personal events.

    Cons

    Some people are idiots and it can be hard to work through their problems with them. If they do something that causes them to lose all of their data then they blame you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great mission, but career development is difficult

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

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Believe in the mission. Everyone is focused on delivering the best product to Apple's users.
    * Very collaborative
    * Great perks
    * Cafe Macs has amazing food
    * Every well financially compensated
    * Social responsible company

    Cons

    * Politics can get in the way of work progress
    * They haven't figured out how to do continuous integration at their scale. Lots of wasted time on non engineering configuration.
    * Living-on program is basically having everything you use: your phone, computer, apple TV, Xcode, etc. broken 70% of the time.
    * Engineering management is reactive. They under invest in testing, automation and continuous integration. As a result loads of productivity is wasted at the company and the organization constantly misses QA sign off on features.
    * Employee growth is not valued, only current contribution. Very difficult to change roles, work on something as a side project or have impact outside your immediate team. No ability to work on actual projects/apps outside of work due to contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest proactively in your software development process to increase productivity.
    Encourage employee growth, thats where innovation comes from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great team, learn as you go

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    The managers are positive and always watching you to help if need be. The team I worked with were the hardest working group of people I have ever come across. Pretty much every one covers your back for help with something you don't know or if you get into a difficult situation with an irrate customer....and there are plenty of those.

    Cons

    The manangement is always watching you. You have 10 seconds to greet someone at the entry and if you aren't on it, they are on you. Everyone is being watched at all times and listens on to what you are saying. Learning on the floor is painful as you aren't given the time to learn and if it is slow and you work on any of the devices to pick up a tip, you are spoken to about it. The company says they use what's called 'fearless feedback' which is supposed to mean that you can talk to them about what's not working or whatever is on your mind (if you can get time with them), but what it really means is basically everyone spying on one another...not a supportive environment given how hard everyone works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's retail and everyone needs a minute to breathe, including the customers! Some of them are terrifeied to come into the store coz they know they will be bombarded immediately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Free to Dream..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Apple provides you with the opportunity to not only grow as a professional, but also as an individual. I didn't have the opportunity like others did coming up, but Apple has given me multiple opportunities to develop into who I'm becoming.

    Cons

    Apple expects the best out of you everyday, and consistently performing at a high level can be stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within. Don't be afraid of taking a risk on your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced, challenging but growth and benefits amazing

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    Current Employee - Lead Genius  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Genius in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and discounts as well as the company culture.

    Cons

    Work life balance is good, but the typical retail schedule sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Great work ethic and culture

    Cons

    Tough to get into the Supply chain sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in hiring entry level grads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A must at some point in your life

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    Current Employee - Apple Expert  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Apple Expert in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    This is the type of place that after you leave even though i was able to substantially change my way of living I will always regard the times I worked at apple to be some of my favorites. The pay was great for retail and the environment was amazing. Great people to work with. Great benefits. Getting an interview after leaving is extremely easy just doing well and working hard at apple as an expert opened up huge doors.

    Cons

    you reach a ceiling where you can't grow anymore and can't make anymore money. There is no commission so selling millions is great but didn't get me much more than those selling thousands. Management is becoming more and more rigid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your original morals. Remember that a happy employee is a happy customer. let loose. have fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Magical retail job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Loved my team, managers and overall job exp. Great company to work for when the rest of the tech industry is flat.

    Cons

    It is still retail. And you have the schedule and crabby people that go along with that.

  10.  

    Not your average retail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Low key environment compared to other electronic retail companies

    Cons

    High traffic in the store can sometimes be a bit overwhelming but the management does a good job at making sure everyone is ok and staffing well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working but not really

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Apple part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, easy going environment
    The job is super easy if you're passionate about good computers

    Cons

    The hours are long, you don't get weekends off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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