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Apple Paramus Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  • Would prefer a better work life balance (in 677 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was good"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, you won't find these types of benefits at any other job

    Cons

    It seems like management doesn't really care about you. They pretend but appear to be fake!

    Advice to Management

    Genuinely care about your people. Stop faking it because we can tell.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits and atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of Friends from work, benefits, discounts , always new technology and being cool, fast paced environment , tons of training

    Cons

    Salary low , high standards , tons of aggregated customers always , lay offs frequently , not that much vacation

    Advice to Management

    Average pay should be 60k for retail


  3. "Working for Apple"

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    Current Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment at retail store is incredible. Everyone is unique in their own way. You will gain better communication skills. The company really looks out for you.

    Cons

    Flexible hours so you'll see your weekly hours jump around

    Advice to Management

    Keep showing interest into your employees. It is what drives us and helps us improve. Providing feedback is the key to improving


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "All good but some bad"

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    Current Employee - Redzone Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Redzone Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Pros

    No place is perfect, but Apple does come close. Apple as a company cares about their employees, have awesome benefits, and make sure that their employees are happy. HR is very efficient.

    Cons

    Not every store has a great management team. Some management teams promote based off of favoritism, making employees feel like their hard work and efforts are pointless. Managers are hardly ever on the floor, so they do not know what goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Promote off of work ethic, make sure you are present and aware. When an employee tells you they want to work towards another position, truly help them. Do not set expectations and then let the employee down.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great for personal development"

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    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple fosters a creative, liberal environment where the employees can be and develop themselves. Apple's retail division, in regards to technical support, gives employees many great training and certification opportunities, as well as almost limitless access to resources external to the company. The sky's the limit to the employee that applies themselves.

    Cons

    Retail schedule is a bummer, no 9-5 scheduling truly available. Leadership shows difficulty following through with procedures and having developmental discussions. Significant divide between retail and corporate treatment of employees for work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to speak to someone if they need to develop and aren't following protocol.


  7. "Exhilarating and rewarding to work for an organization that focus's on the employees and the customers needs."

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    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment. Everyone, no matter what level helps out with customers. Management is very employee friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes, not often, short of staff. This puts pressure on the rest of the employees to multitask. Very difficult when the store is crowded with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep producing the best products in the world and keep focusing on developing the staff that you have.


  8. "Genius"

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    Former Employee - Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Genius in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet amazing people here and the benefits are phenomenal

    Cons

    Favorites play a big part here.


  9. "Lead Creative"

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    Current Employee - Lead Creative in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Creative in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with wonderful people

    Cons

    The customer base is becoming less and less accountable for their tech.

    Advice to Management

    Develop from within.


  10. "Accepting and open minded of numerous backgrounds."

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apple gave you the chance to have fun at work and work with truly wonderful people. You get a chance to meet a number of different people on a daily basis. If you are a people person then this is the place to work. The pay, the company makes so much money they have no choice to pay the employees well.

    Cons

    It's kind of like high school, there can be groups of people that are similar in taste, but that can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, there is a little bit of naivety and unrealistic looks in the real world. There is a phrase, "Drinking the Apple Juice." Where you get so imbedded that you believe the company can do no wrong and is the end all be all. It isn't, it's retail and definitely not real life.
    With this comes an attitude that the managers kind of look at the employees like they are children. They try and assign busy work instead of respecting people's individual talents, skills, and rolls. Many have developed a my way or the highway scenario, which doesn't get companies or employees on the right path. If you want to be respected as an individual and welcomed, you'll be ok. If you want to be seen as an individual with ideas being recognized on a daily basis, then you'll have to suck up and never speak your feelings if it's against the popular opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Remember, it is retail but your employees are not teenage kids. These are adults with long and full experience in the workplace.


  11. "Extremely rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with a diverse team that truly becomes family!!!

    Cons

    Next to impossible to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Create more oppertunities!



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