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Onsite Vendor at Apple through Red Oak Technologies

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Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in Cupertino, CA
Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Reputation of company helps future prospects. The development environment on the front-end is fairly modern, and getting more so as time goes on... though I found the online store to be less cutting-edge than I had hoped.

Cons

Low hourly rate (1$ per minute). Manager openly stated that they do not want to hire "rockstars" full time at the Apple Online Store! There is a fairly anti-competitive atmosphere, especially from some of the senior people trying to hold on to their jobs. It's better to either get on board early after college, or later after establishing yourself at a higher level.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to hire rockstars! Resist the urge to hire too many people under you then leave for a Director-level title (only happened once while I was there). Send your workers to conferences more often, sheesh.

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  1. Good for People, not so much Growth

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LOVED the dynamic group of people I had the pleasure to work with! Everyone is so smart and talented in their own way, which makes for awesome people in your network and even better friends, if you should be so lucky to vibe so well.

    Cons

    It can become very routine and complacent unless you have the desire to become a Genius and ultimately break apart and fix Macs and iPhones; upward mobility isn't really offered in any other way

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging! and please stop hiring management externally! It's really embarrassing when a manager doesn't know how to turn on location services in front of a customer and has refer to a resource.


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    Not what it's cracked up to be...

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple - specifically Apple retail is a great place to work if you're young, unattached, have a flexible schedule and want to work with one of the best brands around.

    Cons

    Promotions are dangled in front of employees, but are rarely more than moving from one department to another and getting minima pay increases (at least from my experience.) Apple has attempted to hire people from the B2B world for Business Manager positions with the promise that even though you're in a retail environment, it's not really a retail job and that working hours are 9-5. That's a complete lie.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest upfront about what the job entails. Stop selling the glory of working for Apple and tell the truth that it's nearly impossible to promote people.


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