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Good for learning some new skills but poor career progression

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Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)

I worked at Apple full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great coworkers with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Possibility to gain insight into how a large and hugely successful retail organisation is built, specifically with the way in which Apple runs its business as it is considerably different in approach to many other high street retailers. Good advancement up to a point if you are willing to play the corporate game. Great up to a certain point but then if you really want to do anything beyond Retail you have to leave, which culminates in Apple losing their most promising staff.

Cons

Once you reach a certain level within the Retail side there is little further training or progression beyond possible management positions and even these are seldom promoted from within the staff with outside hires being the norm. Poor salary with little increases for long service meaning you are stuck in an underpaid job with no possibility for progression.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring outside managers from other retail stores. New management does not understand the attitude of general Apple staff which is to do a good job in their own way, not taking well to micromanagement. While this may have worked at other Retail stores this does not work at Apple and leads to confrontation between management and staff that could otherwise be avoided.

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    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, active and fun atmosphere, flexible, will help you to develop, training is the best in the business.

    Cons

    Some staff clueless, don't appreciate you if you contribute above and beyond, require devout relationship to products, alternatives as a suggestion frowned upon.

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  2. They get it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, positive work-life balance, the employees tend to be interesting people who are passionate about their jobs, a company that is never content and constantly seeking new ways to innovate and be leaders in the industry.

    Cons

    Cultish following, pay is average (but great benefits more than make up for that).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking for ways to shake things up, the horizontal structure is working very well, if you let some of your best minds go, let them know they're always welcome back!

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