Apple Reviews

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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.  

    9 years of running wind sprints

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Wonderful to be a part of growing the most fantastic retail company in the world. Good benefits, health, and discounts, and fun teamwork.

    Cons

    High stress, moved from store to store many many times. They would raise the bar of how much we were to do and then level off for a bit and then raise the bar again... this was repeated many times in a year. Continual change... daily change... constantly changing gears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were amazing managers there, but some were just not. The stress was overwhelming and some knew how to diffuse it and work WITH a team but others just let it fester within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Engineers at Apple get to make real contributions that will benefit tens or hundreds of millions of people everyday. That's awesome. Everyone makes substantial contributions to one or more products. I think incredibly highly of all of my co-workers. They do some of the best engineering work I've seen anywhere.

    Cons

    Products go out the door on a schedule. Those schedules can be aggressive. If you can't deliver, you are left behind.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    a good place to work hard

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    a company that everyone loves: the world will cheer you just because you wear that badge
    great products, with a focus on perfection - you are constantly pushed to do better
    a dynamic work environment: everyone's contributions are valued

    Cons

    long work hours, probably too long at times
    the focus on perfection can become stressful when deadlines approach
    secrecy all around the place: you can know a lot about what goes on in your group, but anything beyond that is a mystery

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Apple gave me quite an opportunity and experience overall.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Incentive Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Incentive Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Management accessibility. Opportunities exist. Dynamic environment. Never boring. Great cultural diversity. Pride in products and innovation. Prevalence of team effort. Generally great co-workers.

    Cons

    Substandard compensation. Poor work/personal life balance. Constant focus on whether your departments is considered one of the privileged, company-essential ones. Benefits have been considerably downsized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more of what you can invest in your employees and you'll reap the benefits. Loyalty, dedication and appreciation should go both ways.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a great ride.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Salary, cooperation among different groups, ethics, and bleeding edge work.

    Cons

    Lately, a lack of equipment to do the job and excess secrecy/security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up - we're not leaking secrets. Stop being cheap with the tools we need to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Flexible, Great Culture, Decent Retail Pay, Above Average Benefits, Exciting Job

    Cons

    Depends on management and location of experience. Promotions are mostly laterale without pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on how to promote growth within your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned much more than I expected to grow as a programmer.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Great recognition.
    Opportunity to work in a huge, impactiful company.
    Be surrounded by incredibly smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much secrecy.
    Company is not open to share information and knowledge between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little more feedback on the performance of the employee

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great place

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    great company, great people, vibrant env

    Cons

    you have to dedicate yourself, its a 24/7 thing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    All employees are over-qualified and stuck working there, due to Apple's hiring process based on personality.

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    It is a prestigious place to work because the best personalities are hired on.

    Cons

    Retail hierarchy, the corporation holding a carrot in front of your nose incessantly. Laughable wages, and even more bitingly hilarious system for raises.(not based on individual performance and is only once a year. Best wage increase being $.50-$.75 to hope for.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is actually impossible to be promoted to management as a Specialist because all the hiring is done based on personality. Managers have entirely different personalites as Specialists, so a Specialist could never aspire towards it; one cannot change their own personallity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    wonderful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    great 401 k benefits, flexible schedules, great people to support you, comfortable work environment, very understanding time and attendance policy

    Cons

    i have no complaints as of yet.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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