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You won't be the smartest kid in class

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

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Apple hires very well; your coworkers will be extremely talented and smart. You can learn a lot, fast, and you have the satisfaction of working for one of the best loved brands in the world. Too, the employee perks are good and getting better, albeit under pressure from GOOG.

Cons

It is a personality driven organization, and only those personalities that match the screaming tantrum thrower at the top seem to get ahead. The secrecy is beyond fastidious and is in fact insultingly petty and political, and often is an impediment to actually getting one's work done. Communication is not a skill that is prized or rewarded and thus is naturally underdeveloped to the point of atrophy. We're remunerated well, but not as well as perhaps we might be.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing, but pay more attention to company-wide communication over direction, succession, &c.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good for some, not others

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The brand and reasonable discounts. People tend to be excited to hear you work there. Usually is fun to come to work and be able to interact with a wide range of people.

    Cons

    Overly secretive. Little to no room for advancement. The retail roles are extremely repetitive and at times nauseating. Great if you're a college student or something, but everyone else should steer clear (though to be fair, that's true of retail in general). I don't feel like I'm recognized for my hard work and am highly limited in the ways I can advance within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with the products, not so good at managing people.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Look before you leap

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Mid Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Mid Florida, FL

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great place to work if your an Apple "fan Boy" and think the company can do no wrong. The benefits are good and you can purchase Apple stock at a discount. This may be the best reason to work for Apple. Discounts on hardware is OK, but products must ship from CA, can't be purchased from retail stock. Retail stock discount is only 10% and excludes some products such as Bose.

    Cons

    Most store managers or general managers are incompetent. They lack respect for the employees and treat the majority of the customers with little or no respect.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better store managers that understand HR better.

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