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Apple can be a great place to work but this really depends on your Manager and how well you play politics.

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company Culture
Company Products
Challenging Projects
Great benefits
Fast Pace lets make a difference style
Think Different place to be
And lets not forget SJ
Great Beer bashes and food

Cons

Really depends on how good your Manager is ( Walker or Talker) and takes care of the whole team
Politics is the name of the game
Depending on group / team expect to work very long hours and weekends for long periods of time
Work / Home life balance is really tough depending on which team your on
Lots of teachers pets drama going on through the groups with management
Often stressful

Advice to Management

Remember your History and remember it's the " Think Different " idea which rebuilt a great company from the ashes.
Customers are number one
Old and new products need to be treated with respect, don't let the newer groups step on the old groups.
Crack down on the in house Drama / Politics games
Keep it in house, out sourcing Dev, QA over seas is just being lazy and cheap and takes away from the people that help built this company to the star it has become. People buy the products because Apple employee's take pride in the products they make and produce, otherwise they would be buying another company products.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A great job for young workers

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

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, cool products, smart co-workers. It's a fun company to be associated with. Your friends will be jealous (and also ask you to buy products using your employee discount).

    Cons

    As Apple continues to do better as a company, they also cut back on employee benefits. The employees with lots of stock keep getting richer, while the rest work too much overtime for average compensation compared to other companies. Healthcare costs are passed on to the employees, so benefits that were once the best in the valley pay for much less now.

    Apple quietly gets rid of older, more expensive workers, and replaces them with the recent college grads who are willing to work more hours for lower pay. If you are young, it's a fun place to work a lot of hours and it looks great on your resume. But don't plan to stay there too long, unless you get lots of stock.

    Advice to Management

    How about a pension program? Many workers have $millions in stock. Many don't.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company experience from the consumer perspective, needs more refinement from the employee perspective.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture surrounding the brand. A place where honesty is encouraged, and not trying to just sell something to someone for the hell of it. Lots of benefits, and perks for full time, and part time alike to take advantage of.

    Cons

    Didn't like the fact that employees were almost made to feel expendable, regardless of the level of service they brought to the company, and their positive contribution to heighten the experience for the consumer. I watched a lot of good employees get drop for being late a few times in a heavy traffic, constantly congested location.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to don't treat employees like children behind closed doors, and not give them respect in that regard, but then turn around and expect them to be adults when dealing with customers.


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