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Laid back and relaxed company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Apple

Pros

people are friendly, products are awesome, pay is really good for a retail job

Cons

a lot of piloting new management ideas that never work out...i guess becuase they are still growing and trying to figure how to make experiences better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reach out to employees more often

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Proud to work here

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You may get to work on the number one feature, on the number one product, from the number one company in the world. Processes in place for risk management are excellent. Everyone shares a common goal to make the best products for the consumer, and it shows in most every conversation you have. Plenty of smart people to learn from. All your friends and family know about your company and the products you helped create.

    Cons

    - Some of the higher-ups are just Apple dinosaurs who have been promoted over time for what appears to be loyalty and relationships alone. Quite a few don't have the capability to understand what they are managing and regularly make poor decisions. Engineering is the only profession I know of where this disconnect can be so vast... ever heard of a chief of staff at a hospital who wasn't a physician?
    - Managers can manage with an iron fist due to the legacy of Steve Jobs and for some, he the only management role model they have. Works if you are him and CEO, not so much if you're director level. Lately this is being improved upon with frequent re-orgs.
    - People keep saying how everyone is an "A" player, but this isn't really true. Have worked with smarter people elsewhere.
    - No opportunity to publicly discuss your work, or get involved with academic research
    - Secrecy can get in the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the information flow a bit (or a lot) more internally. Seems like the press generally knows what's coming anyway. Allow for richer external working relationships. Focus on finding better middle-to-upper level management talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Apple is a great Co. overall

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus by company

    Cons

    Long hours at work . no work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow for easy transportation to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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