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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.  

    Great Company...Great Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Thourough training. Company's comittment to its products, services and employees is as revolutionary as its computer technology.

    Cons

    None, really. Downside of working retail is dealing with unreasonable customers. Fortunately, the numbers are small with Apple. Apple stands behind its products and services and bends over backwards to make all customers happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have some kind of incentive plan for specialist or see a higher hourly rate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work, network and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Peabody, MA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Meet lots of people, learn a great deal, one of the most admired companies in the world, amazing products and technology, good benefits, a fun place to work!

    Cons

    Pay is average, customers are very demanding, hard to take your break on busy days, sometimes understaffed, standing on your feet all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees, provide more team-building

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    straightforward interview

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    they are the best in the business

    Cons

    long hours during crunch time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is an air of arrogance, though well deserved, needs to be humbled a bit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineering Project Manager Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced, great coworkers, excellent engineering teams.

    Cons

    Work tons of hours at Apple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Iphone T1 Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    -work from home
    -flexible hours
    -discounts on products

    Cons

    -often stressful dealing with unhappy customers
    -pressure to make applecare sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Grinding it out

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great products, warm fuzzy feelings everytime you see white headphones. Everyone in the world knows and loves your products. Lots of the people are great (and smart!).

    Cons

    Zero information or support for career or professional development. Turning the crank is the name of the game. Look elsewhere if you want career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least let people know how they can get promoted. The bad project management and opaque scheduling isn't making anything very easy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Genius in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Genius in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Absolutely loved working for Uncle Steve. The corporation, even as a corporation, was a great thing to be a part of. Loved the services I provided to the public, even when they were challenging and unappreciative.

    Cons

    I had things thrown at me by customers who were less than satisfied by the company line. But that kind of goes with the territory of working technical service in any industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the store weird. Keep retail small. Always be accessible. Teach them well and always have faith that your employees are looking out for the company's best interests.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun and engaging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Specialist in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Apple Specialist in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great management
    Fun and interesting customers

    Cons

    Intense sales environment
    Sometimes have to pretend that products are perfect when they have flaws

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Cerritos, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Apple is obviously leading the way in the latest technology. Don't you want to be part of that? You get the latest dibs on new stuff, great discounts, you meet new people everyday, and have the best co-workers on the planet!

    Cons

    If you plan to work this position, then expect to work long hours and encounter some customers who are just plain going to piss you off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to more of the workers that have been there a long time and give them a chance for better opportunities in the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    the company is doing great and it doesn't look like it's gonna be otherwise anytime soon. if you're in the correct postion, you'll get a free iphone with all bills paid. (and they'll usually pay your internet bills if you need to WFH)

    Cons

    with the high growth these years, the company's "productivity" is much much higher than other top high-tech companies. (i.e. every employee has to work much harder.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the leadership mostly are good, knowledgable and experienced; the boss-employee relationship is pretty relax and open. the annual review thing is a pain, like writing a book.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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