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Helpful (8)

Very smart people, everything turned up to 11, including politics

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Apple full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Most of the smartest co-workers I've ever worked with I met at Apple. Everybody is extremely driven and has ambitious goals, and the environment will increase most people's drive and make them more ambitious. Compensation is good. Opportunities to get promoted to leadership positions abound. In my experience, there was very little useless process, though product groups are rumored to be very rigid.

Cons

If you are not a manager, or working on iOS, you will almost certainly work in a cubicle in boring office space. Everybody is perpetually on-call. Your boss will call you at 8-9PM on a Friday night to ask you a question. You will be expected to work some Saturdays/Sundays even if there's no production reason. The pain of this is slightly mitigated by the fact that you know that your boss's boss is doing the same to your boss. Sometimes it feels like you're being tested. Bonuses are a big part of compensation, and it is easy for a manager to hide subjectivity in your performance review which potentially means getting paid a lot less for being liked less. Perks are minimal for the tech industry these days but fit with the "no-nonsense" budget attitude, and I didn't have such a problem with that.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    Proud to work for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed yet hardworking culture, health services on site, gym on site, amazing cafeteria, events to show appreciation to employees, amazing new office being built.

    Cons

    May have to work holidays and late on some evenings. But, you just have to do what it takes to get your work done.


  2. Very good and rewarding experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, training, teamwork, knowledge base, work/life balance, benefits, pay level

    Cons

    customer entitlement, very competitive landscape


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