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If your great at what you do, you can change the world, as long as you are quiet about it.

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Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's one of the few places where you have the chance to change the world of technology, and work with some of the smartest people in the world. Anyone's pet project can wind up shipping to millions of Macs and iPhones - but you have to be great at what you do, and really be passionate about it.

Cons

Secrecy is the cult tool of management. While secrecy is beneficial during development, and helps make a big splash on introduction of a product - the paranoia still runs deep after the product has shipped. The default answer to any question is "say nothing publicly", and this philosophy is driven out of fear, even for purely technical discussions.

Advice to Management

Focus secrecy where it matters, and let people who work on non-secret projects work in the open with developers. Your employees aren't stupid, and know how to not pre-announce products. Also, recent deals with phone and record companies are corrupting our soul, and are antithetical to serving our customer's needs first.

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  1. A great job for part-time and full-time employees alike, but especially good for college students.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding experiences, working with people who enjoy the products.
    Above average base salary, perfect for students.
    Very flexible weekly scheduling.
    Impressive employee discounts.
    By design, you aren't paid on commission, so both you and the customer won't have to go through the motions of selling/buying products you don't want to.

    Cons

    Customers, understandably very sensitive about their computer-related investments, get a bit testy sometimes and take their anger out on you, when they are often the cause of their own problem.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Long hours. Each department is seriously understaffed. Big name, but runs like a start up (by design).

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people and products to be proud of.

    Cons

    Long hours. Each department is seriously understaffed. Big name, but runs like a start up (by design).

    Advice to Management

    More resources!


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