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Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Great benefits as soon as you start (in 1066 reviews)

  • work from home - no commute - decent pay (in 236 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (287)

    "Changing the world (in a small way)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Apple means that the things you work on get into the hands of hundreds of millions of people, literally. It's a lot of pressure to get things right and drives one to do the best work of their lives. 2+ years later I'm still blown away by the talent and creativity of people I work with.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work, teams are usually strapped for resources and under pressure to deliver on strict timelines leading to high stress and long hours at certain times during the year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting for "what's right". Renewable energy, civil liberties, working condition, everything. I couldn't be prouder of that aspect of the company, in the end it's about a lot more than profits and earnings.


  2. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Product Zone Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Zone Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and help they provide. Benefits for part-time workers. Discounts.

    Cons

    Dealing with angry and annoying people.

  3. "Great experience at Apple"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many perks related to using and testing products. Apple values high quality and empowers you to live up to excellent standards they have for their products.

    Cons

    Groups can get silo'd while development takes place. Would love to be able to test features from other groups.


  4. "Mostly good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn here. For the most part, a smart bunch of people. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't always there. Middle managers aren't well equipped to help employees with career growth so you have to fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more in employee engagement


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best company to work for if you are “Apple-Material”"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Very smart co-workers
    Work of cool stuff
    Have the latest greatest devices at your disposal
    You get to say “I work at Apple”

    Cons

    Food is expensive ($8 for salad, $10 for main dishes)
    Very smart Co-workers makes you feel average
    Hard to make a big impact
    Changing teams is risky and awkward (you go through full interview, your manager will find out and if the new team doesn’t want you, well, it will be pretty awkward)

    Advice to Management

    Makes changing teams less awkward and risky


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Management, Benefits, and Training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Management was very kind and helpful
    I had a great benefit package
    Trained well on all tech needed to know

    Cons

    Did not provide us with all tools needed for the job

    Advice to Management

    Pay for or rent out your devices to the workers who give technical advice


  7. "Great Company, great values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people. Very people focused company. Incredible values that are truly believed in. Strong job security.

    Cons

    Pay a bit lower (though still quite good) than normal tech. Can be slow moving. Very long commute (from SF).

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of check-ins and approvals.

  8. "Great Retail Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to move to other roles. Collaborative.

    Cons

    It was retail so there's that. Otherwise, Apple's core values were seen company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees help you


  9. "Been at Apple a long time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
     - Great people to work with
     - Highly believe in company's values
     - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Hard to move up within the company
     - Must be able to deal with ambiguity
     - Pay not as competitive


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of potential to grow

    Cons

    Limited benefits and non competitive salary

    Advice to Management

    none


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