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Apple Senior Project Manager Reviews

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  • Great benefits as soon as you start (in 955 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work from home (in 235 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging and fast paced. There is always something new to learn. Management is very supportive and highly process driven environment.

    Cons

    Gets over whelming a bit during main events.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It help to have Apple Sauce in your veins"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most Apple employees are highly talented, motivated and driven individuals

    Cons

    Work/life balance and concern for employee well-being is not a high priority

    Advice to Management

    Add some structure to how things get done. Managed chaos is OK when needed, but shouldn't be the norm

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting products
    Nice facilities
    Good technical training

    Cons

    Too many drama queens
    Managers ill equipped to manage
    Inadequate manager training
    Managers promoted on technical skills, not people skills

    Advice to Management

    Need increased people management skills


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Flexible Work Hours
    Apple on your resume

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bonuses hard to get

    Advice to Management

    Spread around big projects so everyone is eligilbe for a bonus.


  5. "Project Management"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, Technology, Innovation and work conditions

    Cons

    Planing and hours of work

    Advice to Management

    Interface, Interface,


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great products and excitement, growing pains."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative products, exciting roll-outs, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, politics in management, no career path.

    Advice to Management

    More careful review of new and existing managers is needed to validate their treatment of employees and promotion of their programs and subordinates.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Apple"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to creatively contribute to the Company's success.

    Cons

    Some choose to micromanage when it's not needed. Company political and social opinions are not appropriate in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage Senior resources. Stop with the social engineering at work.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "I am in good company..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, great products, friendly and decicated colleages

    Cons

    Long commute, long ladder to climb up, long wait for conversion for contractors.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unlike any place I've ever worked for in my life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - top 1/2 of 1% of employees work here
    - product comes before customer
    - no one ever says no

    Cons

    - crazy long hours
    - drink the cool aid
    - no one ever says no


  10. "Change the world .."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple brand name. Very exiting projects. Bright colleagues. Fun/relaxed work atmosphere. You can see direct result of your work enjoyed by millions across the world. That's really a shot of changing the world !

    Cons

    Work life balance. Very flat structure with few employee positions (atleast in my group). So less chance for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    High end products is not going to cut in this economy. Go mass market !