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Apple Business Manager Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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    "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.


  3. "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.


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    "Retail Business, still figuring it out."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business Account Manager (Business Specialist)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Good Discounts, Overall Easy job

    Cons

    Worst Management Team Ive ever had

    Advice to Management

    Be Fair not Political


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Best company!"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many companies out there claim to be all about their employees, Apple time and time again actually put their money where their mouth is - and prove that we are their greatest asset.

    Cons

    In comparison to many other tech companies in the valley, Apple is actually a little lower on the pay scale. They make up for it though with many other perks, work life balance and most importantly - you're working for Apple.

    Advice to Management

    In the time I've been here there have been many re-orgs that have hurt teams and confused people on our priorities. We need to understand the fundamentals of who we are - and stick to that.


  9. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    the products, career development, seat at the table, positive environment

    Cons

    retail, retail hours, lots of initiatives all the time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Experience of a lifetime. Great job to learn about tech.

    Cons

    Ethnic diversity within management needs to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Business Sales needs to be a focus through all channels.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Great Benefits, Not So Good Separation"

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    Former Employee - Partner Business Development Manager, Education in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Partner Business Development Manager, Education in South Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Apple (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the world's most recognizable brands, and an excellent company for many to work for. Overall, I think the company is on-mission, and will over a few years become a solely consumer electronics and entertainment company, abandoning computers altogether.

    Cons

    Insensitive HR practices surrounding a "forced" relocation from home-office based to Austin-based position. There is no reason my job function could not continue to be home office based - I did that for five years. But when my boss transferred from his home office in Delaware to Austin, he insisted I go with him. Very poor explanation of why, what the business driver was for the huge change, what the benefit would be to me and my career, and most of all, a totally crappy, inadequate relocation offer.

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive to seeing managers working good people out of the company by forcing them to relocate for no apparent reason. When forcing a relocation, offer a reasonable, competitive relocation package. Listen better to employees who are being pressured to move to keep their jobs. I lost mine because my family would be disrupted, and the economics of a move were not taken care of by Apple.