Alcatraz Cruises is a great option for anyone interested in starting work in the maritime industry, it provides a way to get sea time and union membership is not required yet pay is competitive.
Downsides might include hiring too many employees to make sure they always have shifts covered, but this negatively affects those employees as their hours may be lessened.
1. Competitive benefits: benefits package, which includes health insurance, retirement benefits, and generous stock options. Other benefits through third-party promotions, discounts, and incentives... vary depending on the season. 2. Innovative and inspiring work culture: There is high praise for Apple's culture of innovation and creativity which does not stop in the credo but continues in their work environment. Since Apple is selective about who they hire you to tend to really enjoy working with similar but diverse groups of people who are passionate about what they do. 3. Opportunities for career growth: This can be looking at a lateral move to another team, a higher role, or working outside your role with a career opportunity for a time period to gain experience in that area. All great things whether you are working in retail or corporate. 4. Engaging in new technology: This is a given working at Apple that you are surrounded by new technology and that is encouraged to foster that sense of continuity of learning.
1. High-pressure work environment: This does not apply to all roles and areas but in some more than others the demand is very high and sometimes that pressure is not sustainable. 2. Lack of work-life... balance: Apple is good about encouraging this but again this only applies to specific teams where there is less of that and others have more of this dependent by role. When I worked here I had this a good amount but just pointing this out. 3. Highly competitive culture: This could be a Pro for some and others a Con. Many times people want to grow and stay with Apple which is great but the competition for advancement can be extremely daunting at times. 4. Limited opportunities for creativity: Again, dependent on role. There can be a stagnation in the exploration of creativity when there are specific metrics that are driving specific outcomes.