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Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Many Perks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Very satisfactory company to work for, treats employees well.

    Cons

    None they are doing a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Used to be a great place to work, but became more and more political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great products, tech, cutting edge

    Cons

    Politics, growth, career development, raises minimal even after glowing reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need inspiring leaders rather than lots of middle management. Area I worked in was very boys club, didn't really advance or value the different approach of women

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Faceless Banking Corporation

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    Current Employee - Demand Forecasting in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Demand Forecasting in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Experience in your CV
    Colleagues and managers in London Hannover Street are great
    27 days holiday
    Management motivates people to apply to new internal jobs

    Cons

    "Its Apple policy"
    You will hear the above frequently and you will face:
    - Corporate attitude with a banking culture installed (you dont feel like you work for the creative and fun Apple that the brand is known)
    - No canteen or vending machines (there's a fruit bowl from time to time that magically disappears at 8.30am) so dont expect water or soft drinks like other top companies do (coffee and tea is all you will ever get)
    - HR is a 0800 number... they dont want you to contact or see them
    - Severely understaffed with people from DF&A and PF&A finding it hard to stay longer than one year
    - No budget for social activities so dont expect to have a pint on the house (ever!!!) or have a team lunch
    - Xmas party is in January (since Apple does not have enough budget for xmas...)
    - No team building or social trips
    - No tickets of any kind like music events/festivals or sports events
    - Dont even dream in getting an iphone, applewatch or even an itunes voucher (shocking to say the least). You get a working old iphone
    - Apple share's structure gives you a 15% discount. They can be stingy on almost everything but in this case they should reward their long serving employees with greater discounts or simply giving them away
    - Bonuses are the same as other companies
    - Unlike other companies when new products are released or when there's a Quarterly business update you wont be involved in anything so there's not a special event
    - Don't be woo'd by the brand - too many smart people are woo'd by working for Apple the brand and discover when they join that their job is incredibly limited in scope and that their previous skills and experiences are ignored as 'Its Apple policy'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apple policy seems to have come out of a Luxembourg bank with no little sign of creativity or fun at work.
    Company's budgets (staff, social and business costs) are ridiculously low. Encouraging people to fly Ryanair gives a good idea of your current "investment in people" approach.
    Share scheme has to rewards its employees. We are the reason why you hit your gigantic bonuses so why dont you allow for us to own bigger pieces of the company? Just 15% discount? You have to reward your long serving employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Was great, but is a different company now

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    Former Employee - Mac Genius in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    amazing environment, rapid pace and was fulfilling at the start, before it became a revenue driven goliath.

    Cons

    that environment has changed, the genius role has become virtually 100% retail facing so no time for learning, salaries are below average. Meaning for many, its better to work for any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engage the staff, invest a few pounds from the billions earnt to ensure staff are happy and enthusiastic, but most importantly trained properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Very positive experiance working for Apple. Team was well organized which made everything clear and transparent. The brand is so loved that the customer enthusiasm adds to the excitement of the job.

    Cons

    Although its a good company retail tends to make more of it than it is. Its not the greatest thing in the world, its just a store. A good one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. If you get the chance to work here once in your lifetime you're very lucky!

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    -Amazing people: you will meet some friends that you will definitely stay in contact with after you leave
    -Good perks and incentives
    -Health care and other benefits that other employers do not offer
    -Unlike any other retail job
    -Provides you with a different outlook on such aspects of life and you gain skills that can be put to use in life and your future career

    Cons

    -Lack of communication between managers which often cause confusion
    -Later hours depending on where you work
    -Some managers were really not right for the brand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -More communication
    -Make sure that the manager hiring process is more thorough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The team was amazing

    Cons

    The management team needs improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great Training
    Great Work Life Balance
    Brilliant People

    Cons

    Little room for progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Good wage however favourtism is blatant and good achievements often not rewarded

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Good wages, benefits, well looked after during christmas period especially

    Cons

    Favoritism, lack of promotion, some employees are very fake and not genuine, quite two faced (to maintain the 'apple way'), good achievements often unnoticed, 'you're not doing well enough you can do better' attitude, small mistakes during training not well received, perfect robotic expectation - at least for the newer employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise colleagues more, offer promotion to those who deserve it as opposed to hiring externally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Underpaid and Overworked the definition

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    Current Employee - Genius Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Genius Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Pension, healthcare, ease of transferring from store to store as long as you don't upset a manager by telling the truth or opting out of working Sunday's (uk law entitlement).

    Cons

    Managers, Pay, Workload, Politics, Customers, Holiday blackout which is not a company decision but a store decision depending on the mood and if you're liked or not or if you have opted out of Sunday's you get treated like crap overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people want to just come in and do their job description and just go home. Everything is made more difficult with your politics and micromanagement it's simply unbearable. You pay people the same as those who work at Starbucks and we are expected to serve and smile at thousands more people a day... Theirs no career in retail and the sooner you realise that, maybe we can just be left to do our jobs and stop trying to make people to want to be or do more than what they already do, we have enough to do, let us be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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