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Specialist

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, great work environment, lots of training opportunities. Great place to train sales technique. Very well prepare training program. Strongly recommended for students and part time work.

Cons

Very small chance to move from store front to corporate. Promotion opportunities are limited within the store. Unless one wants to become a store manager, chance are rare to be part of the corporate branch

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Being a manager can be like working in a mad house

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, 95% of them super dedicated to the company. Amazing products that the world loves. Feels great to work someplace where you can be so proud of what you are creating and under such a recognizable brand. People are pushing technologies not for the latest fad but for rational reasons. I loved, loved, loved working with so many smart engineers who knew their stuff, and who demanded the best from others. Campus has a great energy, food and other benefits are great.

    Cons

    There are some sociopathic managers at this company who I observed trying to manipulate others just for the pleasure of cruelty. There are some deeply insecure managers holding grudges and trying to get revenge for perceived slights. Honestly, the politics of this place were overwhelming to me. Maybe only 20% of the managers were what I would call "sick minds", the rest were honest and sincere, but it was too much for me. I can't play those sorts of games and I had to get out. Sometimes you don't even know that you are playing a game until afterwards. This is an old company and has a lot of legacy code around. Being innovative often means ignoring glaring problems that have been around for 5 - 10 years. That is kind of painful if you care about quality. I saw some happy managers and I concluded in the end that it was luck of the draw. If you got thrown into the lion pit you might escape or might get torn to shreds. Some managers never got thrown into the lion pit and were able to do well, so if you are considering working there you may get lucky. No one is going to help you out, though. Definitely better to be an engineer than a manager at Apple, IMO.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cleaning house. Tim Cook recently fired one famous sociopath, who was taking credit for others' achievements and attacking others for perceived slights. I never had to work with him directly, but he is a good proxy for others I'd prefer to not name. But it made me very happy to see that Tim Cook is cleaning house a bit. I think Apple will improve by getting rid of the insecure and machiavellian ladder climbers. Apple is awesome because it is one company. Don't tolerate the silo makers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, very big bureaucratically, amazing team

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

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

    Pros

    Teams work together Fantastic benefits Great commute options Fun environment Young culture Opportunities to move up Very positive about positive work environment Great food

    Cons

    Food is not free it is a very large company and sometimes it feels like it takes a million sign offs to get anything done sometimes will have to present to senior management many times before anything gets traction sometimes expected to work longer hours but can also be flexible if needed

    Advice to Management

    Make quicker decisions or delegate more


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