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Hands down the best company to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

Pros

Have a direct impact on the products that people use everyday. Being able to work with some of the smartest engineers in the world.

Cons

Work/Life balance. But I knew that coming to Cupertino was not going to be a cake walk.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't change a thing. Right now its working.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Apple Retail Sets the bar at Apple

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work, the culture is entrepreneurial and everyone has a sense of mission. I definitely enjoyed working in retail versus the other division e.g. Apple Online and Apple Enterprise.

    Cons

    Politics at the center many times limits the speed of implementation and change. There's way to may "career employees" that coast and milk their tenure at Apple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try building more startups within Apple like what Cypress Semiconductor did. This will allow Apple to continue to innovate and still be a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    If you want to do well, expect a sweatshop experience and sweatshop rewards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    - Get to work with bleeding tech
    - Week off thanksgiving/xmas
    - Youthful environment, with bright minds
    - Good RSU package

    Cons

    - Poor managers, they view subordinate personal career goals as their attempt to "climb the corporate ladder" and its heavily frowned upon at the group I've been in and neighboring groups I've interacted with.
    - Below average base salary for the bay area.
    - Poor teamwork, its all about competing against other engineers through a self manufactured obstacle called "confidentiality". You only get to see what you are meant to see. Sometimes you want to look at the big picture to help you do your work, too bad. Sometimes you want to interact with key developers to see their design process, too bad.
    - Projects cancelled left and right. I feel as some are fake projects used to weed out leakers.
    - Expect to work 50+ hours a week to get anywhere. Apple doesn't see that overworking produces less quality code. They say if you don't spend atleast 50 hours a week you're not being a team player.
    - Extremely low morale environment
    - 0 concept of what is good software, some of these people never had to be a software janitor; they fail to see the repercussions of their code and don't write quality code.
    - Get ready to face high ego developers who still think Apple is the best thing since sliced bread. Its their first job, expect them to not have a down to earth view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating software as a second class citizen. Listen to your employees. Get real managers, rather than these individual contributors who lost their minds working to get where they were. Allow more flexible vacation time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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