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Apple is a dream company! Amazing entry level tech job, but learning potential is limited at the retail level.

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Current Employee - Mac Genius
Current Employee - Mac Genius

I have been working at Apple full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Compensation, benefits, flexible schedules. The culture of the company is outstanding, you are inspired to be the best you can be, and there is growth opportunity. Management drives for high performance, but in a positive way that eliminates unnecessary pressure and encourages collaboration and helping peers. Your colleagues are smart and fun, there is great camaraderie and healthy competition between coworkers. You will master people skills in a short amount of time.

Cons

The technical skills you can acquire from Apple as a retail tech support consultant fell short of my expectations. Erratic, inconsistent retail schedules can be hard to deal with over time. Apple is so successful that the stores are often crowded beyond comfortable levels. The Genius Bar is very stressful due to the huge volumes of traffic you have to handle. Managing upset customers all day long can emotionally wear anyone down, so the job demands high mental fortitude.

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    Great Retail Environment

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    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist

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

    Pros

    Empowering environment, Cool Technology, Exciting Product Launches, Meaningful Customer Interactions.

    Cons

    Customers are often upset. Most of them are coming in because something isn't working properly. Dealing with unhappy customers can be unpleasant but the training more than compensates for this. You will absolutely know how to handle 90% of those situations.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Crazy Intense

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are in one of the better groups at Apple you will learn and do more than you dreamed of. New technologies, new skills, it's all part of the work day here.

    Cons

    They will eat you alive, especially as a contractor. Disposable anonymous warm bodies, especially in the groups with weaker management styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage best practices and technical skills from one group to the next.

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    Positive Outlook
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