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Life Changing Experience

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Former Employee - Specialist in Boca Raton, FL
Former Employee - Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

I worked at Apple part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Culture, if you don't get it do not apply to this company.

Cons

What good are employees compensation programs if you can't afford to be a part of them?
The Following Sentence describes Apple Retail best for most people working there...
It's like being a waiter or maid at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Sad to say but true,you can get by but only if you can count on someone else's salary within your household or as most people there you have roommates, go to school or have another job that actually pays the bills.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be nice if after paying taxes,health ins. and 401k maybe we have an opportunity to be a part of the Stock Option pool OR even to have enough $$ to Pay our rent.

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    Signing your life away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Great people to work with
    -Ability to learn about the OS and its features
    -Discounts

    Cons

    -Poor management all around
    -Severe lack of communication
    -Many empty promises
    -Hard to advance, even in store
    -Little to no work-life balance
    -Raises not high enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First and foremost, stop making empty promises. No one should ever join Apple Retail with the dream of going to Corporate because it will almost never happen, or it will take a very, very long time. Management loves to talk about how easy it is to move up in Retail, just to express your interests and they will "show you how to get there" but that is totally the opposite. You have to go over their heads and then bother your manager repeatedly for an endorsement once the time comes.

    The lack of communication is a huge con. This goes back to empty promises, as well as communication in between managers. They have their own agendas, and when on the floor, they tend to push you in many directions, making it harder for your core employees to be satisfied with their jobs.

    Make better schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Corporate vs. Retail are day and night

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    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Creative, innovative, fast paced and exciting. The best products in the world. Only perfection is acceptable. Salary/benefits are competitive. RSUs.

    Cons

    Horrible management. There are probably more managers than there are ICs. The reason for this is Apple just promotes people based on years at Apple. First level managers have no mgmt or leadership skills. I've never seen so many managers have one direct report. Even then, they are not really managing. Awful culture. No training, no support. Everyone is ultra competitive. Zero work life balance. Expect to work 18 hour days, 6.5 days/week. Frequent travel, up to 50%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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