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Helpful (2)

... 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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic short-term job

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) & Concierge in Aventura, FL
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) & Concierge in Aventura, FL

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you meet, the products you sell, great environment. the people you work with tend to be very interesting and very diverse. The stores tend to be very high-energy environments and you should really be prepared for chaotic saturdays and sundays

    Cons

    can be very corporate, but depends on the store. Lots of pressure to sell certain goods/services, no comission

    Advice to Management

    -

  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

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