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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment.

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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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  2. 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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