Apple Reviews

Updated June 24, 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. Good career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back of House Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Back of House Specialist in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    People that wanna see you move up and grow. Awesome benefits and ambience

    Cons

    Very competitive to get in and a lot of responsibilities. That's about it really. Everyone is friendly and not much to complain about


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall Good, Management Variable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Fairfax, VA

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

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

    Pros

    They are a "cool" company and people are excited to come in. There is flexibility on how to treat customers and managers try to be helpful and open to allowing us to make decisions. There are many opportunities to get involved. Full benefits are great, 401k, vacation, medical, dental.

    Cons

    Management is spotty, some are great, others aren't. Advancement requires hitting the sales targets, so while it is commission free, you still need to hit certain numbers in order to move. Managment also made a promise to me but rescinded it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lead employees on, especially about promotion. Be honest with them.


  3. Apple Mac Genius

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, great products. Better coworkers

    Cons

    10 years ago Apple was all about making customer's happy. Now it's about fattening the bottom line which no one the front line sees. I am the face of Apple yet I am at the bottom of a the food chain. Company only hires managers from Gap, Starbucks, and Target. These people do not know the unique culture Apple once had and are contributing to the demise of our culture. My boss doesn't need to know my job in and out but they do should know how to motivate, inspire, challenge, and lead me.

    Advice to Management

    PROMOTE FROM WITHIN


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home. This means, no commute, not dealing with quirky co-workers on a daily basis, and staying in your pajamas all day if you want.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that phone metrics determine your work schedule every 3 months. That might not be a con to some, but if you have other scheduling factors in your life, such as a college class or your child's school schedule, this could be a huge challenge when working as an Apple At Home Advisor.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is undecided at this time. They work hard to keep productivity and morale up in a remote work environment. That is not an easy task, but it appears that they are doing well overcoming this challenge.


  6. FRS

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

    I have been working at Apple (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Distance, Friends, Stimulating, Movement

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Pay, Hours, Lack of path to management


  7. Excellent Company, Excellent Store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company challenges you to be your best. Lift you up to help both the customers and your fellow employees. Help you to develop your skills in the workplace. Get to work with great people, great technology, and meet interesting new folks.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion. There is much internal drama directed at certain people. Typically a lack of weekends (due to it being a retail job).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and keep making sure the employees stay happy.


  8. Front of house Concierge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Concierge in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Work to develop from within


  9. Working at Apple is what you make it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits even for part time

    Cons

    Starting pay they offer you even with a stacked resume kind of sucks

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on individual personal development within the company and connecting more with employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Apple Inc is your typical corporate company. They leave you very little work-life balance, and everyone is uptight.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Meeting People, Benefits, Making lots of connections through customers and or co-workers, Great products, Great Customer Base.

    Cons

    Hours, Management, Career Development Opportunities,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and help them balance their work-life schedules. Be little more involved and more knowledge of the products that your employees are servicing.


  11. Challenging yet life-changing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Bethesda, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Push yourself, learning more about what makes you unique

    Cons

    Getting lost in the shuffle, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Making sure everyone gets noticed for their unique qualities



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