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very cool company.

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Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

fun place to work if you want to be involved in cutting edge technology.

Cons

long work hours and high stress

Advice to Management

balance out the workload among resources.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (4)

    This was a summer internship with the iPod New Tech group at Apple that evaluates vendor technologies for iPods

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst - IPod New Tech in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Analyst - IPod New Tech in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with ridiculously intelligent people who are also very creative. Keep in mind that the engineers who make Apple products are also the users and they control their entire hardware/software stack, which is very enabling on a company level. Apple is also a great place to learn about designing products for user benefit, which is not always apparent in other organizations - designing an experience is of the utmost importance and part of the culture of the company.

    Cons

    One of the hardest parts of working at Apple is how busy everyone is and how hard it can be to get time and resources from people. A lot of times you have to be very inventive and maybe take a less efficient route if it means not involving other teams that don't have the time to spend on your project. I imagine this gets easier as you advance in rank, but as an intern it can be hard. You could also look at that as an opportunity for growth. The other hard part of working there is not having a lot of freedom to actually take your products to market and test them out - there is a lot of filtration of ideas that occurs, even before Steve Jobs can slam an idea.

    Advice to Management

    I cannot speak much about the full time job opportunities at Apple, but you have one of the best internship programs I have ever seen. I was pushed, I met some great people, and I grew a lot. There is not much more that a student can ask for in an internship, and I will always be grateful for that experience. I think one of the difficulties at Apple is not being able to explore and learn about other groups, but I know that is part of the culture of secrecy there and I understand your reasons for preventing such talk between groups. If that culture were to be lifted and interns could talk to each other more about their work, perhaps it would make for an improved experience. Overall, I had a great time at Apple.


  2. Great place to work if you do not have a family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, exciting, empowering, not rigid.

    Cons

    Too Dynamic sometimes. You never know when or how long you may have to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember that people have personal lives that need their attention if they are going to be happy long term.


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