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gr8 place to work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very fast paced, challenging environment.

Cons

long working hours, including weekend sometimes..

Advice to Management

Mgmt is gr8

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Great if you're young, single and a Type A personality

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great products, fun co-workers, usually okay customers, decent pay for retail. Customers can really get to know you, which is good for some people, bad for others. I made lifelong friends while working there. Slight employee discount, which isn't better than the Student Discount they do once a year. It's easy to get caught up in living in the ever present hype of the Apple machine, which can be really fun and exciting. It's also nice to always meet new people every day. It's nice selling products that really live up to their promise.

    Cons

    Not a family friendly place to work. You're required to work one weekend day, meaning you never get a full weekend with your family, if you have one. The shifts range in start times. Great pay for retail, but in the grand scheme of things, and considering what Apple brings in, it's pretty low for what they expect from you. You're supposed to always be 'on' and be an encyclopedia of Apple knowledge, which is fine. Just know that going in. You're on stage before you even enter the store, in the break rooms, at lunch, and even when you're walking to your car. One big deal is that it's a very uncomfortable place to work, physically. It looks like a spaceship, and is about as ergonomic. The chairs for the tables are horrible, and the slate floors are murder for full time shifts. Even the break rooms are cramped, noisy, highly trafficked, and uncomfortable. They're also Draconian in their confusing point system for tardiness and absences. It's done in so many great employees. It seems to be MUCH more important than the quality of their staff. They'd rather have mediocre staff with perfect attendance than amazing people who are a little late now and then. Example: you get a point if you're more than three minutes late. You can be let go very easily. So if you live on flex-time, Apple isn't going to work out for you. You're only allowed to Think Different when you're not on the clock. There's also very few places to go in the company once you're in, which isn't bad for most people, but it's definitely not a way to go further with Apple beyond their retail structure.

    Advice to Management

    Well, most of the complaints are coming from corporate, and not from individual managers. It's more about Apple's blanket policy for their retail stores.


  2. Was fun at the beginning, but then they "changed everything."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Mentor/Family Room Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mentor/Family Room Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest, most creative individuals I've ever worked with. Being at the forefront of new technology. Popularity nearly border lined to stardom.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, no pay raises, never was able to move up - even after promises of such. Was given 3 promotions in less than 6 months, but never received any monetary rewards for it. The discount wasn't enough for us to actually OWN the products we had to showcase and teach to users on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    You guys don't need my advice. It'd just be yet another on and ever-growing pile of disgruntled ex-employees


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