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Updated December 3, 2017
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  1. "Apple Developer Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ios Developer Support in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Ios Developer Support in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apple do like to spend money on their employees to make them feel appreciated. We had once a month beer bashes, they leave care packages on our desks (that has snacks and drinks inside). Their employee enrichment program really does make work fun at times. They allow us to play music and use Facebook during break. Money was good for that level of work. And plus it is Apple.

    Cons

    I did feel like i was constantly watched. I got questioned for going to the bathroom for longer than 5 minutes. Their rule really make it hard to get time off. There is a system that punishes people for taking too much time off. I can see how that is good for an organization but it is a little excessive. I feel like I had a job opportunity that was killed by office politics.

    Advice to Management

    If you promise your subordinates the room to grow then you should really let them. Or you will just end up loosing great employees. Because when you kill people’s transfer they will find other ways to leave.


  2. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities and awsome learning experiences

    Cons

    Intense work environment. Very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Laid back job"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler II in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Material Handler II in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of independent responsibility you were able to to socialize as long as you worked.

    Cons

    No room at all for advancement


  4. "iApps Tiers Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - IApps Technical Support in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - IApps Technical Support in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company and environment that allows individuals become more technically savvy in a fast-paced technical day in age.

    Cons

    Limited movement can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company overall, difficult if you have a family or a personal life"

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    Current Employee - Tier II Technical Advisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Tier II Technical Advisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pays well
    -Several opportunities to promote or move around
    -Great benefits
    -Great people
    -Option to work 4 ten-hour work days
    -Good training
    -Cool parties
    -Employee discounts
    -Adjustable desk that moves up and down for standing
    -On-Campus Café
    -Campus shuttle
    -Security

    Cons

    -Frequently changing schedule- every 3 months, making it very difficult to plan ahead
    -Required to work weekends, or at least one weekend day
    -Required to work holidays
    -Required to meet metrics, causing many catch 22 situations
    -Schedule selection is random and based on metrics
    -They do not accommodate for having/wanting to attend school
    -Raises and promotions are based on metrics
    -In most cases, you are required to work through a temp agency for about a year before getting Apple salary or benefits, and it's no guarantee (sometimes they decide to randomly hire outsiders although a lot of people have already been working there for almost a year and still aren't officially hired. It's a bit of a slap in the face)
    -Technical advisor positions are very taxing, lots of angry customers and can take a toll on your mental health.
    -Constant call evaluations, someone is always listening in on your phone calls

    Advice to Management

    It would be best to determine raises and promotions based off of general customer service and work ethic, aside from metrics and superficial qualities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Intern - Network Engineer in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Intern - Network Engineer in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work at. Excellent work-life balance as long as work

    Cons

    Senior management changes very frequently


  7. "Great place to start"

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    Former Contractor - Technician in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Contractor - Technician in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work experience, well organized place

    Cons

    No flexibility on schedule, low salary

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT's always fun to know that you're helping push the human race forward. Fun to be a part of history in the making, every day.

    Cons

    Hmmm...hard to think of any major cons. Could they pay more? Probably. Hammocks in the break rooms? Sure!


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally good vibes around the company

    Cons

    In many instances, the managers are not in line with each other and is difficult to coordinate with.

    Advice to Management

    More supervision are needed for the lower management level.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Training less than stellar."

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    Former Contractor - Receiving in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Contractor - Receiving in Elk Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It could have been a decent temp job.

    Cons

    Trainer was bias and didn't give me a fair chance and was very unprofessional. You should not compare a new employee to those who have been there longer. Don't say your going to be fired if you don't learn fast to the person who has only been there 2 days and make them feel inadequate and uncomfortable. Grabbing product out of your hands and doing instead of letting the person learn it. Trainer needs training on how to deal with people.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better training method. Not all people can learn at the same rate.


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