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Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Would prefer a better work life balance (in 680 reviews)

  • lots of hours, no work life balance (in 117 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work-at-home job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac+ Advisor in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Mac+ Advisor in Wheeling, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at home is great! Pay is okay, advancement is okay, management tends to be good. Schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Work-life balance should be better for a company that brags about employee happiness. Advancement/career path is terribly planned out for you. Internal interviews are awful.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to do something better about internal interviews and advancement! Need better work-life balance, it's okay but could be better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good ole apple"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Front End Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Front End Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing food , some great people good hours, decent pay, good healthcare

    Cons

    It is very hard for people of color to move up in this cafeteria. Let alone to even get hired on fulltime. They dont appreciate you speaking out on any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes a little. Out of 150 employees there are 4 black people. Some who cant even get a leg up because they arent even considered.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Smart kid graveyard."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, stock options, and discounts. The talent that apple attracts is diverse. You are surrounded by some interesting people.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Upward mobility is political. It doesn't matter how hard you work, the only thing that gets you ahead is how much you help management hit their sales goals so they can receive bonuses.

    Perfect example of economic slavery.

    Becoming just another retailer.

    Advice to Management

    If you want better results, you have to inspire. You have to lead, not manage.

    Be transparent and be real with people. They are not just numbers on a spreadsheet.

    We live in an age where people can find answers. If you are not honest or if you give them the runaround with Apple jargon, they will know and they will find out and then they do they will let everyone else know how you handled it.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "I don't feel like I belong here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, you meet a lot of great people because of the location. You get to learn a lot about the company

    Cons

    I always feel that I am being micromanaged, no true growth/development because managers only care that you're here and doing your job.

    Advice to Management

    They aren't enthusiastic about getting to know their employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are the best part.

    Cons

    There are areas of the business where the culture is completely different; in store versus working for the Online team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and mission. Loved every challenge and project I had a chance to work on. I'll cherish my time there

    Cons

    What's a social life anyways? Who cares since you're launching soon enough and it won't matter if it fails. Hard to balance quality of life


  8. "Product Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people; lots of resources

    Cons

    Long hours; lots of travel to China; hectic deadlines; ID controls design vision

    Advice to Management

    Establish a mentorship program to help retain young (not only in age) talent and help them navigate groups/options; stop promoting high achieving ICs to management but discern if its really a good fit.


  9. "Audit Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relationships with people and commitment to excellence.

    Cons

    Not everyone committed and aligned with same thing.


  10. "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very fast paced environment with a ton of responsibilities. A fantastic learning experience as you will never encounter an environment like this anywhere else. Travel and free gadgets what is not to like.

    Cons

    Functional organization, organizationally believes in silo operational style, friction when working across with other teams, top down management style. Each Director believes they run a small kingdom. Reinvent the wheel, waste and inefficiency.


  11. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great culture.
    2. Good benefits for a retail position.

    Cons

    1. Does not really do you any good in terms of experience outside of Apple unless you're one of the leaders doing management type of duties.
    2. Underpaid for the work you do and the amount of stress.
    3. Easy to get stuck where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. It's more about the structure of Apple than it is the managers themselves. The managers I've dealt with were mostly if not all decent people.



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