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Apple Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The diversity is great. Fast pace industry and never a dull moment. You will learn a lot and gain lots of experience.

    Cons

    Stressful, due to the amount of work load for one person.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more resources to support a large corporation that continues to grow by the day. Help find a better balance of work/life for the employee.

    Apple2019-05-16
  2. "FrontEnd Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple for less than a year

    Pros

    good to work there, very good

    Cons

    Need more meeting to handle the target

    Apple2019-04-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Very hit or miss, often poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're fortunate enough to land on the right team, you'll get design / engineering / hardware resources and be able to do meaningful work. Benefits like health insurance, 401k matching, stock purchase plan are good.

    Cons

    Things are very decentralized and there's little visibility outside of your team. Some teams just struggle to get resources. The company is massive but only seems to really care about or prioritize certain projects that executives are interested in. Tons of bureaucracy. Does not feel like you can grow a career here past the lowest levels. Promotions are extremely difficult to get. Most people are focused on their own...

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    Advice to Management

    You need to care more about the product than delivering features on time, and reward engineers who care about the product, not rank them based on arbitrary measures of impact. Promotions shouldn't require an engineer to sell their soul, stop caring about customers, and do meaningless work just to impress executives.

    Apple2019-05-10
  4. "Awesome place to work"

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

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.

    Apple2019-04-26
  5. "Its good"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 

      I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Lots of exciting products

      Cons

      Big company and lots of overlap between teams

      Apple2019-04-25
    • "Great learning experience"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great working environment to refine skills

      Cons

      Management team is veery hard to access

      Advice to Management

      Should host employee events to allow employees to get to know each other

      Apple2019-05-08
    • "Work on cool stuffs"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      There are many interesting projects

      Cons

      Very diffcult to move around between groups

      Apple2019-05-03
    • "smartest engineers to work with"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Cupertino, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Apple for less than a year

      Pros

      I have two mentors for the internship who taught me a lot of important skills. Meet with manager and mentors once a week. Get a lot of attention and help.

      Cons

      Can't think of any. Great experience.

      Apple2019-04-17
    • "Great"

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      Current Employee - Principal Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great company and growth opportunities

      Cons

      No work life balance. Required to work long hours always

      Apple2019-05-01
    • "Good work-life balance, but old tech"

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      Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Cupertino, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, and work-life balance. Co-workers are smart and professional.

      Cons

      Some of the tech is incredibly old. Lot of pain points due to infrastructure.

      Apple2019-04-11
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