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- "Great benefits and a nice feeling to be apart of a the worlds most valuable brand." (in 4843 reviews)
- "Working from home is great and the people you work with and meet are the best." (in 2473 reviews)
- "the pay is good and it can be a fun job where you can make friends in a non" (in 2175 reviews)
- "Great culture and ability to work your way up if you are motivated or interested in a career at Apple." (in 1021 reviews)
- "The team is great and you bound with peers that make your days easier and manage the overall stress" (in 696 reviews)
- "No work life balance (made you feel bad about taking time off for mental health reasons)" (in 1382 reviews)
- "Poor management and tolls" (in 1217 reviews)
- "But know that there is 0 accountability for bad managers and so there are toxic teams that go undetected." (in 815 reviews)
- "Long hours and have to take calls back to back Didn't enjoy the job at all." (in 812 reviews)
- "They are very hard on you about taking time off and want you to always be at everything." (in 230 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWSep 20, 2023Financial AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
Friendly, smart, hardworking people and opportunities to move teams to explore a different type of finance (Retail, Corporate, Sales, etc)
Work life balance can be improved, but it could also simply be working within Finance
- 4.0Aug 28, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
We work with geniuses - in every department, We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories - who else can say that?
ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance. Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better. But in actuality, it gets worse every year! It is obviously top management LIP SERVICE because if they meant it, they could fix it tomorrow. They have hundreds of BILLIONS in the bank. If they REALLY cared about employee work/life balance, they could bring aboard the right number of folks to make that issue dissolve. Sick of hearing the lies. Just don't lie about wanting to fix it, when they clearly DON'T care1443
- 5.0May 13, 2015Home AdvisorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLakewood, CO
The position is at home. The company is AMAZING. There are limitless advancement opportunities. You work with some very cool people and the leadership cares about your development. You may get coaching but you never get battered or belittled. The pay is decent and the benefits include, 401(k) match, stock purchase options, product discounts and discounts on services across many different areas, education assistance, child care assistance, paid vacation, sick time and other time off options, health club Reimbursment or bike cost set off. You get 1.5 time for OT and it's pretty much unlimited as long as you don't exceed 12 hours in a day or 59 total in a week.
The schedule changes every 90 days and you have to bid for your shifts so you never know what you are going to get. This makes it extremely hard to plan your life to far in advance. You are also pretty much assured to work a Saturday or Sunday.499
- 5.0Jan 22, 2016Software Engineer IVCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCupertino, CA
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.
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.327
- 5.0Mar 10, 2017SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTempe, AZ
Competitive Pay, Great Benefits, Amazing People, Great Work, Awesome Opportunities, Excellent Experiences, Great atmospheres in a beautiful store, no matter where you're working!
None! I had one of the best times ever at this company. Hopefully I stay to go on to corporate!260
- 4.0Nov 24, 2023SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Diego, CA
It’s a fun, fast-paced environment. Specialists don’t work on commissions so we really get to enjoy talking about the products and services - because we believe in them! Wages increase each year. Benefits are generous with many choices and programs.
Scheduling is consistently a problem. It’s truly the only reason I have this job 4 stars. We are regularly given big promises to work with our life requirements, but policies favor young unmarried people with no kids. If you have any personal obligations other than being in college, prepare to fight for any real control over the schedule you are given. FORGET having set hours… I really do love working at Apple! However, I struggle to give my best work when I have to drastically rearrange my family life and spiritual life (which COULD be on a regular schedule) every two weeks. Apple says it has a diverse work force and all of their marketing promotes that, but their retail stores do not have that at all.
- 5.0Oct 26, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAtlanta, GA
Working at Apple as a creative offers a unique blend of opportunities and advantages. With its longstanding legacy of innovation and design, Apple provides a platform where creativity merges seamlessly with functionality. This collaborative environment ensures that designers, engineers, and other professionals work in tandem, benefiting from cutting-edge tools and resources to bring their visions to life. Moreover, as a creative at Apple, your work has the potential to make a global impact, touching millions of lives and setting industry standards. Beyond the tangible products, Apple’s commitment to professional development ensures continual learning, allowing you to evolve and grow in your role. Furthermore, the prestige of being associated with one of the world’s most esteemed brands adds significant value to a creative’s professional journey.
While Apple stands as an iconic beacon of innovation, working as a creative within its confines can present challenges. The company’s relentless pursuit of perfection often translates to high expectations and pressures, potentially leading to long hours and demanding work schedules. The collaborative environment, though fostering innovation, can sometimes mean limited individual creative autonomy due to Apple’s stringent design philosophies and brand guidelines. Being part of such a massive organization can sometimes make individual contributions feel like a drop in the ocean, potentially leading to feelings of being overshadowed. Additionally, the high visibility of Apple’s products means any design flaw or oversight is magnified in the public eye, bringing its own set of pressures. Lastly, while Apple’s reputation is a boon, it also sets a high bar, making the competition fierce among peers, which can be both motivating and daunting.1
- 4.0Oct 7, 2023Sales SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Full-time and part-time retail employees earn among the highest per-hour rates in retail. Both also have medical, dental, and vision benefits options, a matching 401(k), and stock options. Vacation days accrued based on the years served, no matter the role. Paid holidays and sick time. Short-term and long-term disability. A company that takes action on its values, including DEI, environment, and social responsibility. Multiple opportunities to continue education, including free degrees, certifications, and courses. There is also a tuition reimbursement program. The tenured team members have a strong work ethic and commitment to each other and their shared goals. A culture committed to learning, growth, and development.
Retail managers earn bonuses on goals achieved, while other team leaders and members do not have financial incentives in commission or bonuses to motivate or reward them. The constant rotation of young employees, many of whom have a poor work ethic, brings down the overall team performance and morale. Opportunities for promotion and growth are limited by fluctuating headcount. When those opportunities open up, managers often hire outside the company to get "fresh talent" and then ask those they turned down to train the new hire for the job. Multiple reports on the unprofessional behavior of managers or team members may lead to documented coaching but rarely lead to accountability that requires a change of behavior. The lack of actual or perceived consequences allows complacency and apathy. Favoritism towards the young professional for career advancement.3
- 5.0Nov 11, 2023Customer Service SMECurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsAustin, TX
Meaningful Impact: Helping customers from basic troubleshooting to fraud issues provided a sense of purpose. Career Growth: Swiftly rising to SME status in just over a year showcased ample opportunities for advancement. Flexibility: Enjoyed the freedom to choose between day and night shifts, promoting work-life balance. Holidays Off: Appreciated the rare perk of having holidays off, contributing to a better work-life harmony. Inclusive Environment: Apple's commitment to diversity and inclusion made the workplace welcoming and respectful.
High Call Volume, but Not a Deal-Breaker: The constant influx of calls, while a testament to Apple's popularity, wasn't even a significant drawback. It's the only con I could think of, and overall, the job was fantastic.
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Apple has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 40,812 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Apple to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
81% of Apple employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Apple 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.