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Analysis of Apple

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I enjoyed working at Apple since there was purpose (a Unix-driven OS with a great front-end GUI, consolidated Sony-like "family" of product-line, a strong leader (Steve Jobs), and of course great success in the retail market, a good framework for designing software.)

Cons

The negatives for Cupertino are many. It is part of a largish valley that has bad air, immense traffic, horrid housing and rental costs, and a cultural milieu which has aggressive immigrants raising housing and rental prices, on-purpose. The area is essentially unaffordable!!! The "boutique towns" along the peninsula do not impress. The East Bay is dangerous. It is hard to find a place to relax in the "Bay Area".

Advice to Management

Divest yourself of your large bonuses and options/restricted stock units and GIFT them to your employees for you are NOTHING without them!!!! Renounce your too-high salaries and take $1 per year!!!! Be like Jobs and stop following his advice to not be like him. That's fatal for the firm!

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    Hard work but can be rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -The stock purchase plan has been rewarding. -My co-workers tend to be very high quality. The average tenure is much longer here than at other companies so I tend to think most of the employees are satisfied. -The onsite caffe is great and serves healthy fare. -Employee perks are numerous and generous. (beer bashes, BBQ cookoffs, etc.)

    Cons

    -Managers tend to "manage up". -Lots of trendy business lingo without a lot of substance in some of them. -The company can be greedy. Compensation plans change to drastically reduce employee income when it suits them. -Culture is changing since Steve Jobs is gone

    Advice to Management

    Manage your employees instead of managing your spreadsheet. Build tools that help not only you but your employees do their jobs more effectively. Remember that other companies envy your talent pool.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to get started

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Specialist in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Business Specialist in Clinton Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing and the culture is great.

    Cons

    You won't be moving up anytime soon.


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