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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    High expectations, low pay

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    This place is great if you want people to think you're cool, trendy and willing to work for nothing. A lot of the Mac Specialists seem brainwashed to think they're getting a good deal with their low hourly rate to sell, sell, sell.

    Cons

    If you want a relatively dead-end, low paying job to do while you're in school, work here. You're better off getting an internship in non-retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees higher pay, your Genii won't have anything to do without sales people. Offer some incentive, not just some old crap you have laying around at Christmas time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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