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Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Great benefits as soon as you start (in 1066 reviews)

  • work from home - no commute - decent pay (in 236 reviews)

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  1. "Apple retail is not Apple corporate."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    benefits, resources, transportation and friendly co-workers...most the time.

    Cons

    No weekends, No holidays, underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Do not yell at your employees and


  2. "good"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor

    Pros

    Getting to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Too much of internal politics

  3. "Great Minds, Sucky Food"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Salary and health/retirement benefits.
    Professionalism.
    Innovation. Ability to work with great minds within and outside the company.
    Social responsibility and community outreach.
    Company's vision and goals.

    Cons

    Secrecy policies make collaboration across teams VERY difficult.
    Employee Burn-out.
    End-product only benefits the wealthy few.
    For-profit cafeterias.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage -and enable- team cross-pollination


  4. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits even for part time employees.

    Cons

    Retail. Unreliable schedule. No room for advancement.


  5. "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. For retail, it's decent pay.

    Cons

    Schedule is erratic and unpredictable. Very difficult to have a personal life when you're expected to have open availability.

    Advice to Management

    The job is challeging. Be empathetic, supportive, fair, competent and compassionate. Stop micro-managing talented, motivated, intelligent, people.


  6. "Apple overview"

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    Former Employee - B2B Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - B2B Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, benefits and teamwork

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for women and disabled


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, salary, free dinners.

    Cons

    Arrogance, politics, long work hours, people feel threatened by your smartness so easily that they try to throw you under the bus on every chance they get. People steal your credit all the time

    Advice to Management

    Try to pressurize your employees less if you want them to come up with great, bright ideas. Learn from other great companies in valley to create an environment which is not hostile

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The store leaders care...the higher ups do not"

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    Current Employee - Redzone Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Redzone Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - open, honest environment
    -warm, approachable managers
    - discounts on cell plans
    - free iCloud backup space
    - they pay for your public transportation
    - lots of big company perks

    Cons

    - terrible hours, no work/life balance
    - if you want to move up and are qualified, they will have you do higher level work without a pay raise
    - compensation does not match difficulty of work, no holiday bonuses
    - no proper training on the products
    - very cult- like atmosphere
    - nobody actually knows what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking employees be extra alert when you have Black customers


  9. "Contracting"

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    Current Contractor - GIS Technician
    Current Contractor - GIS Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You still get access to some amenities like the commuter bus and Apple events.

    Cons

    Very corporate feel despite it's reputation as a tech company.


  10. "Bittersweet Experience"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Creative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Values and Moral Fiber spoken through their Credo.

    Descent starting wage especially considering the resources given to create more opportunities for yourself to earn a higher wage like, Career Experiences.

    Offers amazing benefits package even for part-timers including RSUs.

    An amazing emphasis on feedback between peers and management.

    You meet and come across some really amazing people.

    Cons

    Even though sales are not commission based, it is heavily driven and forces through every area of the business and it is often clear that numbers are the managements main priority.

    Micromanaging with no cohesive knowledge to back up micromanaging.

    Retail is retail at the end of the day. There's a High School feel to the energy that is required to work for this company that reflect in both a positive and negative way. The positive ways brings a sense of energy and pride to the stores but the negative brings about gossip and childish messy situation that you think that adults or management can overcome, but often management is the source of the childishness. The management also express copious amounts of favoritism.

    Management is poorly selected based off only attributes of a snobby dictator that attempts to oversee and motivate underlings with a false sense of positivity and purpose. This often comes off as a special language that they use to try to overcome any obstacle or rebuttal that a person can come up with often making them look real dense and one track minded; they then use this to push out all purpose and reason away from goals and initiatives Apple has set for them to accomplish by whatever set deadline they've been given. (i.e. Robots)

    Although they look for diversity in their workers as far as race, sexuality, etc. there isn't much diversity in what they want your personality and knowledge level to be. They have a very cookie cutter theme that they look for in employees and excitement seems to be the theme, but if you are introverted this isn't the best place for you.

    As far as the diversity in knowledge the level that is requirement has been severly stunted since I started 7 and a half years ago. Now if you can read a guide and execute you can do any job in the store.

    Even though there's an amazing emphasis on feedback the management have a feedback shield when the feedback is for them. It is often never taken seriously.

    There is no work/life balance. If you want to be successful at Apple and really move up, all your time has to be devoted to them, just so we're clear.

    Advice to Management

    I advice you all as a company in retail push towards the day of old Apple retail as far as the Customer Service. It is clear that the customer is no longer as much as the bottom line with this company as it used to be and neither are your people that you claim to value so much. Get more Managers that actually know more than what they learned in manager training. A real leader is one that works beside his people not one that oversees them.


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