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  1.  

    Bittersweet, hard to maintain work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Product discounts. Candidates hired tend to be very Smart

    Cons

    Lack of employer empathy towards subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employes need more reasons to stay with be company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good pay when you reach top

    Cons

    Glass ceilings the limit. Once you get there... thats it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mix of positive and negative - position is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible(ish) hours; decent salary + commission structure; pride in getting to say you work for Apple; decent employee discount for personal and friends/family; relative freedom in this position as you work largely on your own.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends all the time; management doesn't truly listen to concerns about traffic and general business, they just want more sales and don't care how you get them; if store traffic is down so is your commission (generally);

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing ASCs to treat their role as if it's their own business - they have no control over most of what happens in the retail store they are placed in (Best Buy or Future Shop) and are little more than glorified trainers/sub-managers. Listen to your employees when they talk about traffic, demographics and other concerns - don't just brush it off saying it's the same everywhere. Guess what? It's not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not even an iPod shuffle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Genius Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Genius Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing People
    -Great for resume
    -Keeps you on your toes
    -Always in the know of new technology

    Cons

    -Company and Management do not care about you
    -Small space, alot of people
    -No incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn about the technology...don't be afraid of the floor..come out if the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Apple is like joining a cult

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    For a retail job it pays slightly higher then a clothing store

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations with no incentive to succeed other then to not be fired. Do not expect any commission, do not expect to work with attractive people, do not expect positive reinforcement or effective coaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are desperate nobody's who have aligned your personal self worth into a giant corporation's success with nothing else in your lives to make you worth knowing or speaking to. Absolutely pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent pay, but you earn it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Expert (Apple Store) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Expert (Apple Store) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Competitive financial compensation, but you'll never be busier in your life. You will learn more about customer service and managing relationships than you ever have before.

    Cons

    It's still retail at the end of the day. There is a glass ceiling. It's very difficult to get into leadership roles, and even harder, near impossible to go corporate. Only 2% make it to Corporate. So many talented people had to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop brining in outside management. Promote your own people. Too many talented people have already left because they had to put up with political bs from ex-Gap, Pottery Barn, Old Navy managers who don't "get apple".

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FT Sales Specialist, IPhone Expert, Bus Ambassador (Bus Sales) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - FT Sales Specialist, IPhone Expert, Bus Ambassador (Bus Sales) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Working at Apple truly does not feel like working at all. You are with people that truly love to be there and do not drag their feet in to work everyday. That feeling you get when spending time with family during a fun occasion or with friends at a party...this is what it feels like to work for and at Apple.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about working for this fantastic company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's always good to speak to your team if they are in a rutt. Don't direct them on what to do...ask them how you can help them through it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    rewarding from a customer service perspective

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pays pretty well for retail. Training (when you can get it) and opportunities (if you have a supporter) can be good. Products and services are outstanding.

    Cons

    Political. Back stabbing. Cliques. Stores are crowded and noisy. Perks removed, apparently because of Steve Jobs. You definitely need to have an ally in management. Employees "spy" on each other in the name of "feedback." It's easy to get painted with the wrong brush. Rewards aren't as good as they should be for so many contributions to the bottom line. Like being in high school again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try so hard to find fault. Some feedback was completely bogus. You seem keen to jump on the slightest "mistake," often before getting all the facts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Underwhelming - working for Apple in Canada is not satisfying

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Apple full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Products are amazing and they are some great people who work there

    Cons

    Company is cheap and they don't value work family life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the charade about driving for best products, when you are driven by Sales, $$'s and share price

  11.  

    A world-class organization providing a world-class work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Challenging, dynamic, ever-changing, diverse work environment. Everyday you go to work, you go in thinking you're ready. The moment you hit the floor, you realize time and time again, there's no way you can truly prepare for what comes at you. You just gotta work hard

    Cons

    When you come back home, you feel pretty drained, That being said, it can also be a good thing since you'll get a good night's sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing ... providing us such an amazing and accepting work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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