Apple
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Apple Reviews in Santa Monica, CA

Updated Dec 28, 2013
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3.9 7 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Busy, well-maintained customer service experience.

Specialist (Current Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsBuild of character and all transferable skills.

ConsCompany cares about customer more than the employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more support to not stress out your employees,or pay them more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A stepping stone

Family Room Specialist (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

Pros•Diverse community of talented people
•Scheduling flexibility
•Endless amount of educational and training resources.
•Great networking potential
•Great employee incentives and health benefits.

Cons•Overwhelmingly stressful workflow, with an insufficient amount of staff to complete given task.
•Little to no advancement from a retail to corporate level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Greatest retail experience I've ever had.

Creative (Apple Store) (Current Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsGreat pay, fast environment, diverse staff, and management instills a lot of trust and freedom in it's employees. You can move up quickly if you put forth your determination and voice your intentions. It's a great part time job if you're going to school as they are the best with flexible schedules. You learn everything there so no tech knowledge is necessary beforehand.

ConsMay be too fast paced for some, great management is dependent on the store, sometimes an unclear path for promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry your best to relate to each employee and provide a path in which to move up within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great culture - same retail experience

Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsYou learn a lot and get to network with a bunch of great people. You learn the best sales skills and how to interact well with the public.

ConsIt winds up being another corporation and working for another job. You get lost in the slew of other employees and they tend to be much too focused on sales and numbers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Specialist (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsInnovative culture and impossible to get fired

ConsWeirdly positive people, too artsy

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Apple is a horrible place to work if you love the product.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Apple

ProsGreat access to new and cool technology. Great to work with young people my age and share knowledge. Fantastic if you like helping people through problems or teaching them how to use their devices.

ConsHorrible management structure. Some "Specialists" are not keen on the techno lingo...which creates problems for the "smart" ones in the store that end up fixing mistakes for everyone. No flexibility in management rules.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and honest. No caddy bs. And please be on the same page. It is very annoying to play the "mom vs dad" game when trying to help out a customer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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fun, great people, but not something for the long term unless retail store manager is a goal

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at Apple

Proscool coworkers, great environment, interesting days

Conslarge retail environment, quickly growing but the systems a slow to accommodate, sometimes unwelcoming or unsupportive management staff - sometimes it seems like they will bend the rules when they want but perhaps without consideration for customers or employees

Advice to Senior Managementbe clear about rules and procedures and stick to them but know that compassion and understanding is an important part of being a leader as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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