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A challenging but rewarding work environment.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

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

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.

Advice to Management

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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  1. Helpful (5)

    Decent salary and benefits but the work is non-stop with little or no down time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The salaries are competitive for the area and for the industry (software development). Benefits are pretty good and lunches and dinners and easily available and affordable.

    Cons

    The Mac has been around for decades. But Apple still has a bit of a startup mentality. Depending of what group or department one works in it may be difficult to get weekends off or real vacations of more than 1 week.

    Advice to Management

    How about a little down time between projects to give employees opportunity to avoid burnout.


  2. One of the best companies I have ever worked at!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great technology, great company!

    Cons

    There are no Cons! If you love the products, working for the company is just as good!


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