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Helpful (3)

Inept senior management ruins a fantastic job experience.

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Current Employee - Concierge in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Concierge in Houston, TX

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

As a company, Apple is probably one of the greatest places you will ever find to work. The environment is extremely casual and as a whole, morale is consistently high. There are very few jobs where you can literally wear whatever you want every day, and you will be hard pressed to find a more exciting place. The pay is great compared to similar jobs at other companies, and they are supposed to hire within the company first for promotions rather than hiring in outside work, so job security is relatively stable. The customers are enthusiastic and excited about the products, so if you share the passion, work is always very fun. Most days, your shift is over before you know it.

Cons

Lately, Apple has had a bad habit of hiring management from other retail ventures and these managers do not understand how to function properly within the Apple environment. Numbers are a big part of the game and some managers judge you based on your numbers, regardless of how good or bad your customer service skills and knowledge of the product is. Like any other retail job, some stores have better management teams than others. Generally, the stores run by internal Apple management, that is, ones who started out at a lower level and worked their way up, tend to have a more satisfying work environment.

Advice to Management

Less micromanaging, learn about the products and customers and pay attention to the feedback your team is giving you. Stop playing favorites and give promotions to people who deserve them.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to learn about making great consumer products but not about personal and professional development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple employes some fantastic people who are smart and hard working. The company is growing and continues to do well. From a brand standpoint, there are few better companies to work if you are in the tech/consumer products industry. Getting to work on exciting and successful products is a privilege. The culture is innovative and entrepreneurial. No bureaucracy or red tape in the way of getting things done.

    Cons

    Little empowerment from senior management. Little investment into personal and professional development. Meritocratic only to the extent that someone above you leaves (which happens infrequently). Politics can be nightmarish. Internal secrecy often conflicts with knowledge sharing and collaboration. Lack of process and structure. Need to aggressively manage your own career or you can end up staying in the same place forever.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees. Take risks with them. Invest in them. Push them to become better people and employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company but same routine boring work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) This is one of the brand companies to work for.
    2) You get chance to work internals of some of the best product .
    3) team members are quite responsible. They will carry out their responsibility very well.
    4) But some team members were really dumb. So sometimes I was surprised how can they be in Apple.

    Cons

    1) You are exposed to limited set of the product. you can not talk to some other team about the product.
    2) It is same maintainance/feature enhancement kind of work on different products
    3) As a summer intern you will not paid that much as compare to other companies
    4) You will be limited to your sub modules.
    5) Work environment is really boring. It feel really dull to work in such environment.

    Advice to Management

    Good Work


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