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Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 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.  

    Fast paced environment with some of the best people in the industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The thing that I like best is the people I work with and the fact that my opinion counts. It's faced paced and no day is ever the same. The benefits are some of the best I have ever received from a company.

    Cons

    I have worked a lot of retail and I can't say I have any complaints. It can be a little stressful at times but hey, it's retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the opportunities coming for personal development and advancement from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Found myself putting my best foot forward when surrounded by the smartest and brightest.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work on products that impact the real world , a chance to make a difference. Everyone from an intern to manager does meaningful work. The hours are hectic but the work is interesting and demands long hours.
    Free food after 5 for engineers is always a great benefit!
    The compensation is better than average (especially since it's an RF position). With overtime pay, you can make well above the base.

    Cons

    Work life balance takes a toll on you. So much so that when it's perfectly normal to leave by 5 in other companies , here you get the stares!
    Due to the flat management structure , I see a lot of managers burdened And in turn this leads to a block in communication between teams/managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more and spread out responsibilities instead of piling on and functioning in small groups like start ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fastpaced and lively work place for what is suppose to be a retail atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Every day throws something new at you and there are countless experience you would never expect from other Sales positions

    Cons

    Customer Service or trick predicaments when technology does not work as it is intended to. Providing options to clients who may not enjoy the options that are given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great People taken from other various companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, very smart people, solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Apple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid people and great training

    Cons

    Low pay. Especially in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your good people.
    Show a career path to your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intelligent, hardworking people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    intelligent/motivated people, innovative products, large company allows ability to move

    Cons

    Work/life balance given that people are dedicated to their jobs, location far away from SF

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, very innovative.

    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work for everyone.

    Cons

    Very long hours and not a lot of time off.

  8.  

    Best company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Creative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    So much training, great company values, good benefits, very flexible when you need time off

    Cons

    It's difficult to grow within the retail side of things. Once you reach a point, its very hard to get past it if you've grown as much as you can in a retail environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Liked the work culture and can improve leadership qualities

    Cons

    Need better work place for contractors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Incredibly friendly and passionate about the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Frisco, TX

    I have been working at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    •Up-beat environment.
    •Friendly/knowledgeable management.
    •Employee discounts.
    •Compassionate co-workers.
    •Random small perks, like free apps and such.
    •Working for the leader in smartphone and tablet notoriety.

    Cons

    •Always busy (especially weeks leading up to holidays).
    •Angry, misunderstood customers.
    •All eyes/ears on you...do not feed any information to a customer without checking and double-checking that information first!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, but please try to be more understanding about requesting time off. Should not have to send a request 3 weeks before the fact. :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Apple is not what is seems.

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The prestige of the job attracts attention to you, making others and yourself feel good. There are also stock benefits.

    Cons

    There will be hard work everyday ahead of you. There is no room for slacking or even adequate sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must be a bit less strict, or else creativity cannot flow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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