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Updated August 24, 2017
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  • Great benefits Fantastic team Flexible holiday (in 990 reviews)

  • work from home - no commute - decent pay (in 242 reviews)

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  1. "Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of valuable career experience, highly social work environment, great team members, competitive compensation for required experience, as well as comprehensive benefits and special perks like discounts on cell service and lots of popular electronics. There is also a wonderful college tuition reimbursement program making it a perfect college job. Many people find it easy to transfer to work at another Apple Store location when moving.

    Cons

    Long work hours, can be hectic and stressful around holidays, frequently unpredictable and inflexible scheduling. The company overall places a high value on secrecy, there is minimum transparency about business objectives and future plans.

    Advice to Management

    Management can at times be uninspiring and distant, try to spend more time leading and working with the team and less time in an office with a closed door watching TV. The team that works for you can go a lot farther, and give better experiences when they feel their leaders see them as peers.


  2. "Amazing for part time work, eh for full time after a few years."

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    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing team members. You meet amazing people, and can be challenged in fantastic ways. You can have access to great resources and really launch a career.

    Cons

    Retail hours. Retail mindset. Retail customers. Dealing with ambiguity is pushed beyond it's limits and meaning.

    Advice to Management

    Be involved. Slow down with your employees. Show them that you're invested in them, whether or not it's long term at your store, and they'll be invested in their work.

  3. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Expert in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Expert in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, great perks and great people.

    Cons

    Work weekends and retail hours. Deal with angry customers on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more growth within each store.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Best rates you will get in retail
    Work has a purpose - you can tell Apple is a company that really cares about its' people
    Great benefits
    Growth is self-driven - if you want a promotion you can definitely work towards the goal in a short time

    Cons

    Very fast paced - if you are shy or not a "people person" you will not enjoy this job.
    Can become very repetitive
    Slow during non-product launches

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are your greatest resource! (More than the product)


  5. "Overall Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, exciting work culture, good company culture

    Cons

    Depending on your position, advancement can be very limited. Retail positions are not designed for long term career fulfillment, so plan accordingly

    Advice to Management

    Consider providing long-term career opportunities for retail positions


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple (More than a year)

    Pros

    culture, pay, benefits, location, co workers, product

    Cons

    micromanaging , micromanaging, micromanaging, micromanaging, micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    maintain the level of competence that Steve would have envisioned


  7. "Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal team to work with. Was able to work with highly motivated individuals. Apple is a place where if you put in effort, you can advance to many different roles throughout the company. It is really up to you where you go.

    Cons

    To move anywhere you have to be a full-time employee, which is completely understandable. However, as a student that was working there it made it impossible for me to go anywhere.

  8. "Apple Solutions Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treated fairly, great benefits, happy culture

    Cons

    Difficult to impact sales; more based around product life cycles

    Advice to Management

    Help keep great talent by fostering promotions.


  9. "Specialist Apple"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Corte Madera, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the job, very kind staff

    Cons

    Driving through Marin on US 101 S is a nightmare


  10. "IT Consultant"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Good for abroad workers if your are selected

    Cons

    Limited Project assignments then you are gone!

    Advice to Management

    Get an UPGRADE!


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