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Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Apple

Pros

I'm proud to work for a company that believes in making 'meaning', not just making money

Cons

Pricey to live at corp. HQ in cupertino

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Expand the operations at the Elk Grove facility

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    Truly innovative company where individual contributions count

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    One of the most interesting companies to work at in the Valley. Individual contributions count. Cool hardware products, great software products, smart people, fantastic stock price ;-). Innovation is something that we actually do, rather than just talk about. Plenty of opportunity to work on different products and get some job variation.

    Cons

    Benefits good, but not as good as they could be. The product secrecy gets to some people. Insufficient stock compensation for lower-grade employees.

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    Be less paranoid about secrecy i.e. trust your employees with more information rather than less. Give more stock to lower-grade employees and engineers in general.

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    Apple is a great place to work, but it's much better when you make friends who can effect your career.

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    Current Employee - Concierge  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Concierge in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Apple is a very family-like environment. We're all very supportive of each other and very willing to help where it's needed. Everyone is encouraged to give feedback, where needed, and to accept feedback that they receive to make it a learning tool. Apple is also very education oriented, wanting to provide the most opportunity to learn about their products and services as possible to their employees.

    The pay is excellent for being a retail store, and the discount is outstanding. In most cases, you're given the opportunity to really shine, where with other companies you're discouraged from making decisions for yourself.

    Cons

    While they're not necessarily stingy with hours, they could certainly to with opening up more full time positions. It's very difficult to concentrate on doing your job when you don't feel valued enough to be given a full time slot. The promotion system is a little convoluted, as well. The interview is informal, especially when they've already decided on who they'll be promoting. It almost seems as though they interview the other so-called candidates just for show. The people who truly do deserve the full time positions aren't the ones who receive them - it seems that the ones who get them are the ones who made "friends" so that they'd get it, with or without an interview.

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    Reevaluate the way you promote your employees. Promoting from the inside is great, but don't lead people to believe they're in the running for a position that's already been decided. There is no shame in promoting based on merit, or percived merit, but don't put up some facade and make people think they're going to get something that they have no chance for. It's not right and it's not fair.

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