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Stressful at times, rewarding at times and surrounded by really smart people.

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Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Job satisfaction. It's wonderful to work with people who are really good at what they do. If you're not sure of something, there's always an expert to call on.

Cons

The stress is intense at times. A whole team of people can be working flat out (including going to China) on a prototype build of your design and you don't even know if it'll work.
There's not much work life balance.

Advice to Management

I commute 2 1/2 to 3 hours a day. I've proven I can do the job - it would be nice (and more productive) if management were more open to my working from home.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Internship is a memorable experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Hardware Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Current Intern - Hardware Intern in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, very efficient workplace, good food in cafe, and great knowing people take pride in their work. They have the resources to do what you need. They take good care of their interns with nice overtime pay. Their are lots of nice intern activities (giants game, great america), along with the executive seminar series. The gym is nice although it can get busy.

    Cons

    secrecy can get in the way of efficiently doing work, and you will work hard at times. wish food was free! the traffic can be a little hectic.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great products, damaging culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work on world-changing products that have great design and strong technology.
    - Very talented people that know their stuff.
    - Good benefits.

    Cons

    - Culture of secrecy for the sake of secrecy is extremely damaging.
    - Impossible or extremely difficult to build your career through public presentations / publications, open-source, etc.
    - Very ad-hoc and poor software engineering practices and support systems.


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