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Want to be at the Bleeding edge of technology with some of the smartest humans ever? Come to Apple Core Engineering team

  • 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 (Less than a year)

Pros

- Great Engineering Challenges Atmosphere - Awesome perks, pay and bonuses (STOCKS :)) - Good growth perspectives for engineering and engineering management roles - Amazing Job security - Great work environment (top notch equipment, your surrounded by tones of cool gadgets and you can request for almost anything yo need at work)

Cons

- No free lunches (although dinner for the core teams is free) - Very few engineering offices ( 3 main locations ), No international offices (unlike competitors like Microsoft, Facebook and Google) - No Swimming Pool

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    Overpromise, Underdeliver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Specialist in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with the BEST products, and really see every scenario imaginable in the tech world through your experience with customers, it's amazing to see how innovative people as a whole are. Also get to work with cool personalities, who do cool things

    Cons

    HORRIBLE personal development...as in, it doesn't exist. Apple's super "secrecy" is used at Retail level to keep employees out of the loop of what management's plans are, and again to prevent you as a retail employee from achieving personal development and rising up to the ranks of management...you are like a wheel in the car...and if you choose to get personal development elsewhere on your own dime like i did, your managers will get PISSED., they really don't like wheels turning into drivers on their watch, you are not hired to be a driver at Apple, only "executives" can do that...and if you want to be an executive, you sure as hell better have the degrees and experience to back up your name. Although Tim Cook may claim "Politics Don't Exist At Apple." He is only referencing the camaraderie between the current team of 10 people who run the company, at the retail level to succeed..."you need to know how politics work, and you need to know more than 99% of others." Only then will you be able to "beat the games" that are played there, but when you figure it out, they don't want you there, because "YOU ARENT SUPPOSED TO KNOW."

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the stupid political games...seriously. YOU create them, you KNOW about them, and YOU don't care...it's honestly pathetic.


  2. Helpful (1)

    What can I say, at the end of the day it is retail

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best pay in retail Cool Co workers Cool benefits Interesting customers

    Cons

    Inflexible hours uneducated management team stupid/entitled/spoiled/idiotic customers Favoritism/Unclear requirements for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Look I get it. You don't have to know everything about a computer to work here. But jeez at least know some of the basics. At least know wtf intel is and what the hell an x86 architecture is. At least know that underneath the wonderful aqua gui that the os has a beautiful unix certified system in it. At least know that majority of the programs are written in objective c and that apple champions objective c. At least know what the hell a computer does. Management there is a reason why the people below you resent you. Your knowledge and skill level is sub par and quite honestly no better sometimes even worse than our worst customers and yet you dictate a lot of our lives and get paid way more than us. There is a big disconnect between skill level and pay level.


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