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... but it's Apple.

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Former Employee - Consulting Services Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Consulting Services Engineer in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Apple

Pros

It's Apple, and you get to be a part of it! You get to make the coolest things around.

Cons

They know you're addicted, and they'll work you to the bone. You'll get paid less, and you'll be underappreciated. If you're in a role that's traditionally underappreciated (e.g., system administration,) this can really wear on you. Everyone in the management chain is afraid of bringing bad news to Steve, so the reality of what makes it upstream is questionable sometimes. But then... it's Apple. You know it, and they know you know it, so they don't care.

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Compartmentalization kills in Apple-sized doses. Secrecy is one thing; colleagues and departments who are afraid to communicate are quite another, and the atmosphere at Apple fosters the latter. It hurts the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy (and rewarding) ride

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The mission, the passion, the chance to work with the most remarkable people in the world. The people factor is the single biggest reason to work at Apple, they are without peer and some of the most intelligent and creative folks on the planet. Aside from the culture and history, it's the biggest reason why I still love going to work every day.

    Cons

    Lack of process in certain areas, high pressure environment, long hours. All offset by the best reasons to work for Apple. Some areas of the business don't feel world class in terms of operations, feel sometimes like we are still operating as we did when we were a MUCH smaller company in the late 80's or early 90's.

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    Circulate a little more with the rank and file. Keep your fingers on the pulse.

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    A great place to start a retail career, if that's what you're looking for.

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The pinnacle of technology, working in the Apple Store gives you the opportunity to be the face of one of the most talked about companies. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement within Apple Retail should you decide to go down that path. Show them your strengths and they'll move you to where you need to be within the store. Apple Retail corporate's senior management is supurb.

    Cons

    Not the best at motivating those with goals outside of working in retail, however that is to be expected. While it is a "retail revolution" it cannot escape the fact that it is, indeed, retail. The downsides are thus everything typical of any other retail job.

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    Work on finding a way to motivate those without retail goals in mind.

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