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Updated June 12, 2015
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Pros
  • great benefits for part time employees (in 246 reviews)

  • Competitive atmosphere; great peer work environment (in 215 reviews)

Cons
  • ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance (in 252 reviews)

  • Something great requires long hours (in 151 reviews)

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  1. Best Place to work and improve

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and definitely best place to grow in the industry, Managers are always there to support you and provide you with anything you need. Benefits are great and cannot be compared by other companies.

    Cons

    Getting holidays sometimes might be a problem, for instance if you book early June for end of July you might not be able to get your holiday because everyone booked in advance(Mainly Weekends).


  2. Specialist

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and real values. It allows you to see what a great customer centric company looks like.

    Cons

    Being such a large and controlled company, can sometimes be very difficult to progress and have creative freedom.


  3. Fast paced with lots of opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Preservation and Operations Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Preservation and Operations Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great development if you drive it yourself.
    Can be just a job or can be a career.
    The best job I've had, including the bad times (I have well over a decade in retail)

    Cons

    Same as most businesses, let down by the small few that can have a big impact.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the frontline.


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  5. Apple Retail

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Apple Expert in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Apple Expert in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great technology. The company attracts amazing talent, and you can do a decent amount of networking in store.

    Cons

    Those amazing people you work with are sacrificing so much creative potential to a company that really only cares about it's numbers. The induction is in essence an initial brainwashing. It didn't use to be this way but it changed a lot in my four years there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on your "internal customer" and their needs - if they're happy your customers will be too.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun for a while but becomes a grind

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people around you are amazing and hardworking. Everyone gets on like a family and you can have some really fun days at work

    Cons

    Negativity from senior members or staff who don't want to be there ruin the experience. The customer base are also the rudest you'll ever meet. It's like they forget all manners and expect you to replace/fix everything for them for free.

    Advice to Management

    Support your team! Don't treat them like fools and actually be a leader on the floor rather than spend 90% of the time the office.


  7. It's ok for a student job. Not a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great team - depending on the store
    2. Great benefits - discounts & Employee Share Scheme
    3. Flexible hours based upon your availability.

    Cons

    1. Very difficult to be recognised.
    2. Career advancement opportunities are not based upon merit only on management preference.
    3. No Commission.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, but expect too much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the most amazing inspirational people.
    Holiday booking easy
    Managers great - especially People leader

    Cons

    They only con was the customers expectations of Apple employees.
    No career progression possible/difficult to move up

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your staff, make them feel good and make them feel valued. Also it would be great if senior leadership could be around


  9. genius

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

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    comunication skils, team work and

    Cons

    very busy, sore feet, but


  10. Mac genius

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

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workin for the best company

    Cons

    There are none I love it

    Advice to Management

    Carry on the good job


  11. Helpful (1)

    Family Room Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While at Apple, I had the privilege to work with the best co-workers on the planet. Though it could be challenging at times, each store that I worked at offered an exciting and encouraging work environment. Especially when I was working in the UK, I found that management was very encouraging and even coached me on how to better my self and further my career with Apple.

    Cons

    Hectic and stressful don't even come close to describing the work conditions at peak times. Things definitely started to change: initially it was all about 'repairing relationships' and that was very loosely defined, leaving more options open for us in serving customers; later, things became much more concrete, and, sadly, this felt like it was about the money sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your people, never take them for granted, and always treat them with respect. Remember: wether it's positive or negative, feedback is always more constructive when it's SPECIFIC (and 'fearless')!



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