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Current Employee - Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Best retail job you can ask for. Great benefits, good pay, better culture than most. Paid vacation for full-time.

Cons

Lots of politics in the workplace, and can be a little cultish at times. Have to be willing to drink the koolaid.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lot of favoritism is present in most stores.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't Be Blinded By Cheery Recruiters, Money + Company Name

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    – Great salary
    – Good name for the resume
    – Semi-decent discounts on Apple products
    – Special concerts by great artists during summer Beer Bash

    Cons

    – Very poor leadership
    – Work w/ a wide range of people: from ex-agency folks who are sharp to 50 year old parents who want the salary and stock but not the hours
    – Work within creative and strategic constraints (thinking outside the box is discouraged)
    – No accountability from leadership down
    – Flat organization which prevents a lot of growth
    – Recruiting is sharp and well-trained in pitching the job, etc.
    – Easier to get into Apple then to leave (no exit interview, no benefit reviews, shuts off cell service, etc.)
    – Too much gray.
    – Operations (process and response time) is hit and miss from IS&T to HR
    – Very impersonal because it is so large. Each department has their own internal intranet site and emails and hotlines. The in-person HR lead knowledge is inconsistent to the hotline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the talented and passionate ones go because you're threatened by their out of the box thinking.

    Hold those in each function accountable for team goals and responsibilities.

    Stop reacting to competitors efforts. Start to be proactive in design and marketing so stock stops dwindling. Be the company you were 10 years ago that innovates and is passionate to outdo themselves...not sit pretty and react to up and coming category players and continue to be arrogant that you'll remain on the top being complacent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Business Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Company to work for innovative, leading edge in consumer electronics, has methodologies to follow.

    Cons

    depending on the current administration at your job locations, you are either in and good up the ladder or put aside because your management is not favoring you at the moment. Everything is done by consensus. If one person out of 19 does not feel you are qualified for the job or promotion, you will get black balled. I've seen it too many times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a third party opinion ,outside of the small mgmt click that ends up making all the decisions, not necessarily for the right reasons. Sometimes doing the right thing is not as important as following the flock.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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