Apple Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  • great benefits for part time employees (in 246 reviews)

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

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

  • Something great requires long hours (in 151 reviews)

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  1. Best workplace ever!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, fun, great training, good work-life balance, great benefits. Managers are helpful and don't just lord it over people. Always has a good atmosphere. No pressure to sell. Great progression routes.

    Cons

    Can get very rude customers because it is a very busy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  2. Great job but not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with amazing people Really fun place to work Socialise with other young people your age. Job is simple and not demanding at all. Get to work with amazing technology every day! See celebrities very frequently Good benefits

    Cons

    Too many politics, managers don't really know how to manage people. People who get promoted usually do so if they're close to the managers not based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    The company sells itself - there's no need to micro manage every thing an employee does People work there because they want to be part of the culture and enjoy working with each other. Don't lose out on great employees by over managing and losing that fun atmosphere.


  3. Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working hours are really flexible and your job revolves around your hobby aswell. Also the salary is not so bad but its the bonuses that add to the job.

    Cons

    Sometimes when working you can come across rude customers but thats just part of the job really. Also senior management has a poor structure and it tends to be difficult to get a message across.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for workers to relay messages to senior management and possibly change holidays as they fluctuate quite a lot.


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  5. Retail is Retail, but Apple is nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant perks - I used my discount to purchase a Macbook, and got it loaded up with so many free programs. Also, was a very positive environment in that I was permitted to spend a long time helping consumers, even if they weren't spending much/anything at all.

    Cons

    Company culture can sometimes result in illogical decisions, and can be hard to swallow at a retail level. Sometimes you need to say no! Limited progression if you enter via retail.

    Advice to Management

    I think sometimes management and corporate can forget that the retail employees are people too, they're human, with their own faults and personalities. You can't program people.


  6. Ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative company to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours, but in the it's OK.


  7. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of benefits Great environment Good life balance Free breakfast

    Cons

    Low salary Fast pace You feel like you're treated like a child

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your team


  8. Flexible part-time work whilst studying

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts and benefits can be very useful. The management are flexible with regards to activities out side of the business.

    Cons

    Every day feels very similar. A lot of the customers faced in this role in particular are often difficult and understandably upset that a product they have spent a lot of money on is no longer working.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    A Great Company To Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - London in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - London in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, open communication, friendly working environments, make you feel comfortable and give you what you need to get the job done, the company culture is all about people and a hard work ethic (minimum of 2:1 that most companies demand doesn't really exist as some colleagues didn't have a degree).

    Cons

    If you hire someone through a temporary recruitment agency, take into account that employee will be paid far less than f/t employees as the agency will take a massive cut. I found out I was paid £8-10k less than permanent colleagues on the same level before leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Best Retail store

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good perks, great people to work with, great atmosphere in store.

    Cons

    Little progression prospects when store is full of so many people. Managers often not very knowledgable about Apple products themselves. We performed better without managers there

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about products and don't just delegate or loom over staff, actually listen to them and try to get a better understandign of them


  11. Helpful (2)

    Monotonous, dull, easy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, don't need to think too much. Most colleagues are fun to work with

    Cons

    Management don't care about staff. Career progression doesn't exist unless you are very tenured (at least 3.5/4 years experience needed in my store to progress). Customers are the neediest, whiniest, self obsessed people on the planet. Job is so boring.

    Advice to Management

    Care less about your own bonuses and more about the people on the shop floor



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