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Love being a customer, didn't love being an employee.

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Former Employee - At Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - At Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA

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

Pros

Apple delivers amazing products to its customers (I was an Apple fangirl long before I started working for them). That is the biggest pro. Job wise, benefits were good, as was the 25% off employee discount (and the $500 off computer or iPad every three years). Flexible schedules for students.

Cons

As an At Home Advisor the work day got pretty boring as your whole day was spent answering phone calls for the same product. Difficult to take time off (at least my manager wouldn't allow us to take time off, even unpaid, if we didn't have the vacation time), which seemed ridiculous considering it was an hourly part-time position. This particular position caused lots of stress to myself as well as others on my team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My particular At Home Advisor Manager was very inexperienced (it was her first time as a team manager). I would recommend that a first time manager has a "coach" that is involved just as much during their first year so that things run smoother. Or increase team sizes and give each team multiple managers of varied experience.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

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    Process heavy and lots of managements levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Ability to work on problems related to high traffic websites

    Cons

    Too many levels of management and it takes a long time to come to decisions due to lack of understanding of the systems in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open about future plans and provide solid direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing products, and amazing job depending on who your boss is

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits for FT and PT employees, good training and onboarding

    Cons

    As the company has gotten bigger, they still talk up the importance of culture and that people are their greatest asset, but decisions from the top make it clear that profits and spreadsheets are more important than their loyal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live your own credo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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