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Fun at first, politics at the end

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Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Apple

Pros

You get paid high in the beginning. Coworkers are fun to work with. Get to meet a lot of interesting people in the silicon valley stores.

Cons

People hired after you get paid more and you can't discuss pay with management because you sign an agreement not to reveal your pay to other specialists. Fearless feedback is a joke. I've gone through giving fearless feedback only for no change to happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees when they give you fearless feedback. We know how much our coworkers make so don't belittle us with less pay. Experienced specialists should get paid more than inexperienced, not the other way around.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    This is a job that does not annoy me. I am proud to go to work

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Salary and benefits package are the best in retail

    Hours are very flexible

    Environment is very clean and enjoyable

    No "dress code" or uniform

    Cons

    Very high paced environment. Sometimes stressful

    Since Apple is such a high volume business there is a lot to keep track of

    Some information has a hard time being dispersed among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do a better job at communicating to us in a timely manor! You guys do a great job of actually providing the information but getting it faster would be great.

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    A menial job that is perfect for those who are quick to drink the "Kool Aid". Looks good on one resume though.

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    -Apple (corporate) is "hands down" the most innovative and intelligent IT company in the world.
    -Looks great on the resume (have to not include the retail part.)
    -Decent product discount on computers and ipods (no iphone)
    -health care after 1 year of part time service.
    -cool to talk about technology all day and get paid.
    -great college job

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -low respect
    -Depressingly dead end
    -There is a perpetuated story that retail employees will have chances to move to corporate, this is pure fiction.

    -Full of "failed to launch" art school alumni
    -It is easier for unexperienced outsiders to be put into management positions than current employees.

    -the GAP-ple retail joke is true

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the ground troops to move within the company. There is a lot of genuine talent in retail, but it all leaves when better jobs come around. Low pay really exacerbates this.

    -To Stop the leaks at the bottom, allow upward expansion.

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