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A challenging but rewarding work environment.

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Working for one of the most desired companies in the world.

Cons

Image is everything, you must be perfect. Financially, Apple is an extremely conservative company.

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At times you wonder where management's heads at. At the end of the day, when you begin to see the full picture, you realize that everything Apple does is a for reason. Detail oriented is an understatement for the work culture. Some management requests seem daunting and there is little advice given from management on how to achieve their requests, this forces you to be creative.

Apple has strict guidelines and rules for success. "Entitlement rots the soul". This could never be more true however much the upper management has forgotten this rule for success and they require an entitled attitude and level of respect from all underlings.

Apple is a massive business that runs like a small business with Tim Cook requiring approval for much what would be considered a small request.

Only the most creative people in the world should consider any job with Apple, their is no clear line or direction from management out side the inner circle of leaders (Time Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller ext.). You cannot look for success at Apple, you must create success at Apple. If you Apply for any position that you think you would feel comfortable in, know that it will push you though many obstacles that are out of your comfort zone.

You must LOVE Apple to work there. I've spent many countless hours working off the clock for mundane small details that make a report or project look perfect. You must be willing to give up free time for unpaid off-the-clock work. You must love the company in order to work for it. You must love Apple in order to work for it. Love Apple in order to work for Apple. Love Apple you must in order to work for Apple. (there is a theme here, do you get it?)

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    As good as retail gets. But it's still retail.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent staff, strong company mission and vision, multiple training opportunities, excellent focus on development. It's great getting to be a boss with employees so much smarter than you. Training is in depth and development of team through touch bases and quarterly meetings is wonderful in the world of retail.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, numbers over value focus, overly customer focused - sacrificing integrity to please customers. It's retail, so the hours are hard, the expectations of the employers are harder, and the customers expectations are the hardest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and keep your word.

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    A fun, upbeat place to get some solid work experience with a world renowned company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun, positive environment, pay in comparison to other retail stores, wicked awesome store discount and partner discounts. Really fun co-workers.

    Cons

    retail hours, crazy work schedules,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time on the floor so that you are available to the employees and customers. Also, family room specialists should really get paid more than specialists. They basically do the same job as a Genius without additional compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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