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

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Former Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Apple full-time for more than 10 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Don't "Think Different". Don't think at all.

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    Former Employee - Specialist and Back of House Specialist  in  Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist and Back of House Specialist in Huntington, NY

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts. Health benefits for retail after 6 months.

    Cons

    Management is an absolute atrocity - Conniving, heartless, and without morals. Forced to work long hours without legal breaks, quick turn-arounds "clopening", complete disregard for state/federal workplace health and safety. Disrespect, no appreciation, completely unvalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees respect, and appreciation - mine never did. Jump in and be a part of it, don't just stand idle laughing as they drown in consumer purgatory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Each day a little piece of your soul is taken

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sweet discounts, excellent healthcare. Cool work environment. The pay is decent.

    Cons

    In the retail side of things you are a punching bag for a lot of upset customers at the Genius bar. For instance, if a customer spills wine on their 2000 dollar computer you are the one that gets to break the news that the warranty does not cover liquid damage. And the kicker is that that person then can go home and Give you a poor review that affects your yearly raise and eligibility for promotion. Most stores are obsessed with metrics and NPS scores. It makes for an extremely volatile and stressful work. Management is disconnected with what is actually on the workers mind. Apple Retail claims to act on feedback, but after 2 years with them what I learned is that they are only prepared to listen to certain feedback. If you critique the way things are being done at a large level you get a pre prepared response and no changes are made. Once you get to be a genius there is no room for advancement whatsoever unless you are the perfect apple poster child with near perfect NPS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider dissolving the NPS measurement system. It's unfair, inaccurate and frankly the sole reason I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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