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Helpful (6)

Empowering, fast paced, great place to grow career - but No personal life = unsustainable

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

Pros

Empowered to make big business decisions even at the lowest level within the company. Every company has red tape, but Apple seems to have a lot less of it. GREAT management (how often do you hear that).You get to work on the most interesting and state of the art consumer products, and once you're here it really drives you... Since you see the direct result of your hard work. Despite the secrecy legend, I think Apple does a good job at letting employees see the big picture because it enables folks to be more effective. They really make you feel special with excellent compensation, shuttles that navigate thru brutal silicon valley traffic, etc. that being said this is an extremely expensive area to live, so it's not going to be easy to find an affordable place to purchase .... But renting is no issue.

Cons

I think because of the strict work schedules (ie, working from home is frowned upon) combined with the brutal amount of work and hours you need to put in here this is a really burnout job where your health and personal life will be severely challenged. Most of the people in Ops are new for a reason. Management knows it is an issue but "can't seem to figure out how to solve it" which in a nutshell means they are sympathetic but unwilling to do anything real about it. Your work and personal life will know no boundaries... Except calls daily during dinner with the family, don't try and go see a movie after work, calls at night with Asia teams, and never feel like you can "unplug" . High Stress.

Advice to Management

If you want to keep people around start thinking more progressive about work life balance. Working from home a couple times a month would go a long way. Comp days when weekend work occurs, an extra week of vacation time, or even an unpaid sabbatical program to let employees recharge would be just putting yourself on an even playing field with other companies in the area. Stop all of extreme amounts of executive status meetings and put your managers on the hook for reporting up the chain to stop driving so much work.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (4)

    Amazing experience, great products, fast faced, high pressure but very rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Getting to work on the latest and greatest wireless gadgets - iPhone/iPads - Getting the opportunity to work on latest wireless technologies such as LTE, IMS, SIP - Opportunity to work with multiple groups of people - QA, dev, product/project management, external vendors, hardware, network operators - Being able to build products that people LOVE to use

    Cons

    - Work/life balance is not there - Apple doesn't necessarily groom their employees to learn a specific skillset, they will simply hire someone who already has the skillset - There is no one to help you out initially and it is extremely easy to get lost in all the confusion


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great Place, Great Benefits, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are truly amazing... They cover so much... They give you $100 for commuting every month, pay 150 of your gym membership, health is awesome... The people are great, both customers and co-workers. You're given different things on different days to do (Phone room, Greeter, Personal Set Up, etc) Pay is excellent as well!

    Cons

    Lots of managers.. so it can get confusing when you're told to do one thing, and then corrected... then corrected again... A lot of competition for any position in the Family room (Family Room Specialist, Creative, Genius.)

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive.. give fair chances!


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