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Apple Santa Clara Reviews

Updated September 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Low man on the totem pole with exceptional levels of responsibility."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership (mostly) is appreciative of the work we do
    Flexibility to take vacation time, though the workload doesn't allow for it most of the time
    Challenging work that's always evolving
    Teams are happy to teach if you're eager to learn

    Cons

    Forty hour work weeks are few and far between
    Systems and tools are proprietary which makes it difficult to work cross functionally
    Some managers are not well versed on assigned roles and responsibilities, so expect to be given work that's time consuming and out of scope

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for celebrating our successes and making us feel at home when we are in the office. It would be great to see more internal promotion to preserve our corporate culture. This is what makes our company special and it takes time to each external hires how we work before hiring more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Had a good run."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "Fantastic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture. People are all in their work and the goals in mind.

    Cons

    Management ONLY look at long term goals rather than looking into very small details. Small details can be fixed helping to massively increase productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all levels of a team when brainstorming. Project delays can be down to very small issues rather than needing to reinvent the wheel.


  4. "Cult like"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    People
    Really strong culture when it comes to giving it your best
    People really like being there because they treat their employees really well.

    Cons

    They really exaggerate what you are doing there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they are doing, it is not my thing but it is definitely working.


  5. "contractor's perspectives"

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    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a great experience working there in terms of fast pace environment, international collaboration. Also, it was thrilling to work for upcoming product development. Proud to be involved with one of tech companies. Recommend to people who want to get into tech industry.

    Cons

    I think it will be depending on teams but where I worked was that building was kind of dark not enough lighting and there were cubicle so it didn't really look "tech companies" like most of tech companies in SF.

    Advice to Management

    i don't have much to say. thanks.


  6. "Apple Store Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and great management. All employees understand the needs and expectations of the work place.

    Cons

    Hours are tough and rising up can be difficult once you are pegged as not one of the special employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give us a second chance to prove ourself.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    $, $, $, $, $

    Cons

    health, family, time, friends, life

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Global Supply Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Apple (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technology and skill sets.

    Cons

    Pressure to delivery can be stressful at times.


  9. "not so good for contractors"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    balanced work and business visibility

    Cons

    not good environment for contractors


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resource rich in funds and talent, lots of hours to interact and leverage synergies, work on all aspect of project and interact with the leadership and contributors

    Cons

    Encourage spontaneous hallway discussions like the ACM study shows is critical to success (1), as well as access to a Guru (2)

    Advice to Management

    Foster 20% time for engineers like 20% Google time


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