Apple Business Specialist

Apple 4,673 Reviews – Germantown, TN
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Job Description

As a Business Specialist, you introduce Apple solutions, technology, and services to business customers. You spend time on the sales floor, meeting first-time and current business customers and learning their needs. You generate new leads and build relationships, connecting over the phone or through in-store workshops and events. You discover customer needs through briefings and work with the Business Team to prepare and present proposals. For customers with more complex needs, you work with the entire Business Team to craft the ideal solutions. Finally, you inform and offer customers the complete suite of sales support options. By engaging customers to think about the possibilities of Apple technology in their businesses, you help build success - not only for your team, but for our customers as well.
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    1. Helpful (1)

      Only high-flyers need apply

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

      I have been working at Apple

      Approves of CEO
      Approves of CEO

      Pros

      You work with some of the most talented and intelligent people in the world who also have "good taste" and an appreciation for beauty and elegance from the design of the box to software architecture. Also, it's Apple....seriously. The fact that it is such a premium brand which is associated with innovation makes it a point of pride to go to work. These reasons make it worth working their despite the negatives. They give you lots of room to own your work and decisions seem to come up through grass roots rather than top-down.

      Cons

      While having a large amount of autonomy to direct what you are working on, sometimes it would be nice to have someone make those decisions for you. It's a company for high-flyers who like to swim in the deep-end...and while that's invigorating sometimes...it sometimes makes you feel exhausted.

      There are no traditional corporate concepts like years-served-seniority etc. which means equal & small severance regardless of your years at the company. This is a bit stressful because in the event of being laid off, you won't be able to find something that matches the culture and enjoyment.

      There's virtually no way to get to the upper management jobs without being a rockstar in some capacity and usually, once you are in the corporation, you aren't as desirable as outsiders. But at the same time, the people they bring in are actually damn talented and the day Apple starts hiring within to be "nice" to their old employees is the day we should worry. It would be nice if there better programs for "grooming" people who want to be rockstars because I feel that with a little bit of guidance, some would be stellar. In reality though, every is too busy to mentor/groom others...it's a fast moving belt that you have to jump on at full-speed. I can see both sides.

      The bar is high and some of us weren't born with the talent to be above where we are. We could be rockstars at smaller companies (which might be the proper career path) but the prospect of working with morons (or on a PC) isn't desirable. It's sometimes like being married to a rich and attractive, yet abusive husband.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to always be "principled"...not in terms of good-vs-evil, but rather in terms of always making decisions based upon fundamental tenets set forth by the culture and goals of the company. In other words, don't compromise the vision to pump the stock one quarter. Don't ever just follow the money.

    2. Helpful (262)

      Challenging, Rewarding, but ZERO work/life balance. Most satisfying , most difficult and most rewarding job ever.

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

      I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

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      Pros

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      Advice to Management

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    3. Helpful (88)

      Company genuinely cares about you!

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      Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Stamford, CT
      Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Stamford, CT

      I worked at Apple full-time (More than a year)

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      Pros

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      Advice to Management

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