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Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Great benefits as soon as you start (in 935 reviews)

  • work from home - no commute - decent pay (in 226 reviews)

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  1. "Notary Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Notary in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Notary in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be self starting and drive oriented individual

    Cons

    None shared risk assessment

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Do it for the resume"

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

    I worked at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks amazing on your resume and you gain a great understanding of retail and technology. Good stories to write home about and for some reason people think you're superman

    Cons

    They can be so picky with onboarding because so many want to work there that the existing talent bottlenecks. Impossible to move forward unless you are white, herero, cis, male, and attractive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't kill off good people and customer-based processes for cost cutting.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Education Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Education Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing products, good benefits

    Cons

    Stressful, no work life balance, poor salary

    Advice to Management

    Invest heavily in your people, acknowledge hard work and efforts, better communication, really focus on career development


  4. "Genius Bar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Good benefits. Great co-workers. Great products.

    Cons

    Entitled customers. Managers like to micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-managing. More higher level support.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Backend dev"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Backend Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Backend Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice there and willing to help.

    Cons

    No one cares about how to make things better. They just want to maintain the current status.


  6. "Not too shabby"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for the ego in the short run

    Cons

    Awful for the ego in the long run

    Advice to Management

    Give the monkeys more bananas


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Changed a lot over the years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good discounts, pay is better than other "retail" jobs

    Cons

    The job can be grueling. Career opportunities are held as carrots in front of aspiring employees to try and keep them engaged with little to no actual advancement potential.

    No "upward movement" possibilities from retail to corporate regardless of experience, all movement is lateral.

    The quickest way to get an actual promotion is to leave, get the experience elsewhere and then come back.

    Promotions that do come are often based on personal relationships with leadership as opposed to quality of work.

    New employees can often make MUCH more than you regardless of your prior experience.

    Advice to Management

    Fix pay discrepancies in markets affected by new pay rates. It's causing severe amounts of unrest within your walls and causing tenured employees to take jobs elsewhere.

    Change upwards advancement policies.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hit or Miss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great for networking.

    Cons

    awful communication. Feels like you back in High School, at least on the retail level.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be trained on how to communicate with employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Had a good run."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is good. HW Technology is brilliant. Some super smart people still here. Moves fast. Super attentive to detail. Customer is treated as king.

    Cons

    Red tape , bureaucracy, blind management. Too focused on bottom line and wallstreet pandering. Super aggressive and nasty behavior rewarded if you're smart. Low focus on computer science.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be blind. Have a spine.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good People, Bad Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Century City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly good people.

    Cons

    "Company that cares" but they never let you forget it. Recently they have changed from wanted employees to have careers with Apple to saying "we are getting you ready for your career somewhere else." This takes the pressure off Apple when it comes to paying their employees enough to make it a full-time career. Not much room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    I worked for Apple Retail for eight years. The longer I was there, the worse it got. It is like working for a huge company. A huge company that tells you they care about you, but then give you a 4% raise. It is good for temporary employment, but don't get stuck.


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