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Apple Engineer Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (272)

    "Changing the world (in a small way)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary because I'm working at there

    Cons

    Good company because I'm working at apple

    Advice to Management

    Do it


  3. "IT's alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emc Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Emc Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good vibe, talented people, good pay

    Cons

    to many policy, people hunt for credit but not responsibility


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  5. "Security"

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

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Good Range of Salary, Helpful Coworkers

    Cons

    Limited time of Day off,


  6. "An outstanding company built on outstanding people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the smartest and most devoted people in the world in a great environment with good salary, perks and high morale.

    Cons

    People have to work hard; there is not much latitude for error and senior management can sometimes be very tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great things, but don't forget to think about the store professionals who get paid a lot less than Cupertino staff!


  7. "Software engineering manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology & working on cool new unreleased products.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential due to remote location office

    Advice to Management

    Grow seattle office else great talent will leave


  8. "Great place to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    exposure to new cocoa and iOS technologies on a daily basis

    Cons

    long hours, advancement is difficult, pay is lower than average, lower managers are unskilled

    Advice to Management

    when you have good people make an attempt to keep them


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Everything runs efficiently and with purpose.

    Cons

    It's extraordinarily expensive to live in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to work from home


  10. "Product Design Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Intern - Product Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Apple as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment
    Great people
    Small teams

    Cons

    Tends to be long hours
    Prone to stress


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Relentless Challenge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Panel Process Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Panel Process Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you need challenge and reward for it, this is right company that you can try.

    Cons

    Sometimes work and life balance is lost