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Apple Business Manager Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Business Managers are no more"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A place to belong for those that are focused on innovation, inclusion, and leaving the world better than they found it. The amount of social justice issues the company CEO Tim Cook takes head-on continue to inspire me today. My years at Apple will always contain some of my fondest memories and strongest relationships.

    Cons

    Retail leadership goes through many ebbs and flows and seems to stifle the career growth of these incredibly talented leaders. Focus is contained in maintaining ranks within retail and developing retail leaders, even if their individual skillsets would be more applicable in more elevated roles. Even as a Senior leader within the team, I still was challenged with the lack of focus and direction that is felt on a store, market, and overall retail organization. Impactful change occurs from within and this is very rarely a focus of market-level leaders.

    Advice to Management

    There were far too many situations of market/corporate leadership preventing retail leadership from growing and developing beyond their retail scope. This prevents innovation and stifles personal growth.


  2. "Deceptive with intention for profit sake"

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    Former Contractor - Business Manager in Avondale, CO
    Former Contractor - Business Manager in Avondale, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ok salary
    Ok rsu
    Ok hours
    Ok tools
    11 years ago they did try to care a little and the tools actually worked...

    Cons

    Constantly lied to by management so they profit from bonuses at your expense.sueveys never fixed anything.illusionary care from Hr with repeated evidence of rule breaking.lots of coke use.fakeness at all levels.emailed CEO multiple timesabout issues but ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't take advice

  3. "Operations Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with stellar values.

    Cons

    Secrecy creates conflicts and causes a bad work experience


  4. "Wonderful company"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture is beyond reproach. Unparalleled benefits and great bonus structure. Lot's of opportunities for moving in several different areas of the business. Great people who love what they do.

    Cons

    Must be able to live with A LOT of ambiguity. Recent changes in retail more focused on numbers rather than on people. Cookie-cutter approach to leadership limits diversity in approaches to getting results through people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on FYI as a development tool, less on an accountability tool. Development doesn't seem to happen unless a person is in trouble. Using a subjective rating to hold people accountable creates fear and confusion. Let the credo be your guide.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall. Take very good care of their employees. Always allowing their employees to work on development to better themselves. Great work/life balance, and really try to care about what is happening in your personal life.

    Cons

    Can get promoted quickly to a certain point. Beyond that it takes a very long time to move out of role.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work with some of the smartest and most talented employees who have a passion for their team and technology.

    Cons

    I was hired for role of business manager, the company decided to change this role to a retail manager and I was then threatened with termination if I did not comply with working outside my availability (that I was originally hired for).
    Upper management is unprofessional, disrespectful, and an HR issue waiting to happen.
    If you want any form of work life balance, stay far away from Apple.

    Advice to Management

    Take a course in ethics and professionalism, you are doing the brand a disservice. Value your employees, stop treating them like gum under your sneaker.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Manager in Cresskill, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Account Manager in Cresskill, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn to adapt to constant change.

    Cons

    There is no path for growth.

  8. "Business Expert"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, great technology and training program.

    Cons

    The retail stores are constantly busy and employees are overworked. Hours are not flexible and are too long.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Retail Business, still figuring it out."

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - shiny happy people all around
    - Apple tries to provide first-tier benefits
    - you have the chance to work with products you love

    Cons

    - the people running retail have narrow mindsets
    - the people running retail business hadn't a clue how to build the business
    - you must love Apple like a deity in order to advance there, or at least pretend

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all managers would pass the Steve Jobs elevator test.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Company, Wonderful HQ People , Very Bad Store People"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Company is Wonderful. I've been in Cupertino for two weeks for training and my takeaways were invaluable: Importance of People, Personal Growth, Slow Down to Speed Up, Always Be Yourself and so on.
    So, at the end of the training, I was really enthusiastic and positive and in the best mood to start my role as a Business Manager in a Store.

    Cons

    As soon as I landed in my Store, all I got was an extremely high pressure.
    No care for people. No care for my personal growth. No coaching.
    I've just received a lot of "feedbacks" from the Store "Leader" and the Business "Leader" with the only goal to stress me out. Subjects of the feedbacks weren't about how I was managing my specific role, but of my way of being a manager, of being myself. I was going to make violence on myself to uniform to my bosses will! Just loosing my mind.....
    A great disillusion.
    The Store was a store.... not an Apple Store, with a store boss and not an Apple Store Leader...
    Very sad....

    Advice to Management

    My advice goes to Cupertino's Managers and Leaders: please get involved on how Market "Leaders", Business "Leaders", Business Development Managers and Store Managers and "Leaders" take care of your people. People are the real Apple's Value.
    What happens in your retail stores is as important as what happens in HQ.