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Apple Was My Job, Not My Life.

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Former Employee - Specialist
Former Employee - Specialist

I worked at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

For a retail position, compensation and benefits were solid. Lots of good training and many opportunities for temporary assignments around the company. Apple goes out of their way to seek out talented individuals who are interesting, engaging and usually fun to work with. Products speak for themselves.

Cons

Work/Life balance can be terrible. Even for a retail specialist, leadership constantly asked people to come in early/stay late, work days off, etc, especially around product launches. Our leadership team was increasingly difficult to satisfy - their drive for results was bordering on maniacal, which took a lot of the Apple magic away from our store and ultimately burned out a lot of their top talent.

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    Great for single people

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    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor
    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor

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

    Pros

    --Very detailed training; gives an opportunity to learn a lot of tips and tricks for personal use as well
    --Part time, working from home--10 step walk from desk to kitchen for lunch
    --Excellent benefits

    Cons

    --All about the metrics; they say that the numbers aren't important while you're in training, but once you go live all the focus is on the numbers, surveys, etc.
    --Required to work at least one weekend day for AHA part time position, which is hard with kids in the house

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience.

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

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros:
    Work from home.
    Great training and benefits (401k, health & life insurance, & cool discounts with other companies).
    Worked around your school schedule.
    Laid back during slow hours.

    Cons

    Cons: You really don't get to see any of the other coworker, so you don't get any bonding time.
    Super busy during the holiday seasons, but that's with almost all jobs.

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