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great company, but long hours

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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

Pros

great company, great product, job security (at least for now in 2009), challenging and interesting work

Cons

extremely long hours for people around me. I've heard some other groups are less stressful and work regular hours, but overall people work very hard and long hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

staff the overworked groups properly

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, rewarding job, but hard to fit into long term career.

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Good place to work, great team, casual working environment, commitment to diversity. Interacting with the customer base can be rewarding. Good benefits of both traditional benefits and product discounts. Favorable brand recognition --everyone is excited to be involved with Apple. The job gives your exposure to a variety of both different coworkers and customers --all unique. It is a growing experience. Great working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation is not directly related to quality of work. Company politics and favoritism seems to be a problem --management's favorable circle is promoted to the exclusion of other employees. The usual retail drag --weekends, difficult to obtain full time or ideal part time situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on allowing employees to move laterally within the company.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Steve Jobs gets the job done.

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    The pay is very above average and if you love Apple you'll love this job. The other employees all seem to be great people who share your same values. The management is capable and above average for retail.

    Cons

    You have the deal with tons of people and some of them are nuts. Most people don't know how to really use a computer and assume it has to be the fault of the computer itself. Retail is its own downside - you deal with consumers who want everything now, with expectations that exceed reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What was great about working for Apple retail was that Apple corporate did actually communicate with us. They want you to share the goals and values they do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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