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Apple is awesome for hard workers.

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Free product depending on your group. If you're truly driven by your work, then this is the place. It truly is a products, customers, and the numbers will follow sort of place. Good health benefits, good on site benefits, subsidized good food. No matter how much vacation time you have saved up, the company still shuts down from Christmas to the day after New Years (but you might have to still work).

Cons

If you're not the type to take pride in saying, "I work for Apple" to people then this isn't the place for you. If you can't handle ambiguity, this isn't the place for you. If you want 9-6 with an hour lunch, 5 days a week, this isn't the place for you. Everyone is so focused on delivering something great that the "process" isn't always reviewed, since there aren't many processes, the wheel gets reinvented.

Advice to Management

Sometimes it feels like employees are always there for Apple, but Apple isn't always there for the employees. That's really the case with any big company, but Apple is so successful and so lean, I don't think it'd take much to share a little more of the success.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    If you love Apple products, it's an amazing place to work. The compensation and growth potential is lacking.

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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

    Work with some of the brightest and most passionate people in today's workforce. Great culture of hard work, passion, and innovation with less bureaucracy than other large sized companies.

    Cons

    Certain departments are lax on reviews and feedback on areas of improvement needed. Everyone is so busy there are often times that room for professional development is put on the back burner. Apple often hires senior positions from outside the company so room for growth is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on professional growth for employees to enable them to move up within the company. Deal with the fact that many employees know other high-tech companies provide larger comp packages (focus on the non-monetary benefits of working for Apple).


  2. Helpful (2)

    Retail Management Ruins the Apple Experience for Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Specialist in Westlake, OH

    I worked at Apple

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with customers and helping them take home Apple products is truly a rewarding experience. The majority of customers are friendly and excited about being in the store and learning about the products, which makes the job a lot of fun. Coworkers are also a major pro, as they are diverse, supportive, friendly, helpful and fun.

    Cons

    Management is obsessed with service attachment rates. Despite Apple Corporate's belief in providing exceptional service, store managers are willing to sacrifice the customers by promoting aggressive selling techniques and will even punish compassionate specialists. If you want to work in an Apple retail store, be prepared for an intense sales environment where your are constantly pushed and bullied into achieving better sales numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the customers and employees before your numbers, because people are the heart of Apple, not service attachment rates.


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