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Helpful (1)

Great team - great system

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Most of my coworkers were great - Apple really brings in quality people
- Management led (as opposed to ruled) and were truly a part of the team
- Corporate did not simply forget about retail - any communications came to the ENTIRE company (getting an email from Steve Jobs and later from Tim Cook was pretty neat)
- Corporate actually listened to its employees and made several changes in retail based off of employee feedback in my year and a half there
- Positive attitude most of the time
- Encouraged a great team environment
- No commission for retail, so it is not cutthroat
- Extremely laid back overall

Cons

- Tons of interviews to get the position (I did six interviews for the retail specialist position - although this filters out most bad eggs)
- The store sometimes pushes getting a certain quota a bit much at times

Advice to Management

Great thing is, when I had advice for management, they actually listened while I was there. Top notch company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Generally positive especially if looking for new experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is doing well. With right attitude one can acquire new sets of skills that can be useful down the road.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Lots of red-tape. Managers do not seem to care about long term career of employees. Groups are compartmentalized and hence there is little cross-pollination. Very hard to know the big picture of how ones is work fits within overall company plan/products. Very hard to obtain internal transfers to work on other projects.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve on the cons listed above.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent coworkers, poor manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in Natick, MA

    I worked at Apple part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun environment. Good benefits too, including product discounts.

    Cons

    Store manager was awful, didn't understand the repair business at all, and tried to micromanage. New store manager since I left, and I've heard they are much better.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you just have to stay out of the way. Trust your employees to make responsible decisions based on company goals. Otherwise you take away their motivation and as a result, their productivity.

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