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Great work environment.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Apple

Pros

- get to work on fantastic products
- challenging problems
- meet the most talented people in the industry
- fast paced environment, startup like

Cons

- work load can be extremely
- compensation might be better in other, smaller companies
- no profit sharing
- very hard to get promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would really like to see profit sharing happen. Other than that management at apple is one of the best i have ever seen, very focused, driven.

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  1. 18 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for MBAs... I can only recommend Apple Ops to fanboys who would like a career in Supply Chain.

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    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    -ability to work on cool consumer electronics
    -international travel
    -stock / RSU package is a reasonable income supplement
    -pride associated with working for the most admired company in the world

    Cons

    -management by chaos - resulting in a lot of unnecessary churn and work
    -no respect for work life balance
    -management expects you to be on call all the time
    -everyone is so busy, training and development is an afterthought
    -very top down structure where individuals hold little authority and are often micromanaged
    -management considers "company pride" as a perk, and skimps on other benefits
    -financial compensation is not competitive
    -no clear career development opportunities
    -very few processes, so the culture is people-driven, and therefore, very political
    -management is maniacally focused on the bottom line, so certain detrimental behavior is not discouraged. This is often manifested in needless politicking, bad management styles, heavy-handed vendor relations, and turf wars. In short, jerks are tolerated.
    -the company is very siloed, limiting mobility (in my case, my VP would not allow me to consider jobs outside his umbrella)
    -different organizations have different incentives, often resulting in poor coordination at critical hand-off points

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow engineering / ops to push back more on late design changes. Align incentives so that engineering / ops are better coordinated between across development builds. Do not allow form to trump function (see antenna-gate). Provide more competitive compensation for your top performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer IV at Apple Inc

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    It gives you the chance work on products that impact users all over the world and millions of people use every day.

    Cons

    You have to be ready to work long hours and hard but the seeing the end result makes it all worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am quite happy with the high level management at Apple, they focus on what is important and it shows in the results of the company these past few years.

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