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Apple Systems Design Engineer Reviews

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Pros
  • "Offer great benefits even to part time employees" (in 1239 reviews)

  • "Work from home opportunity with a lot of internal growth potential" (in 292 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is hard to seek when working in retail" (in 953 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, no growth opportunities" (in 174 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Found myself putting my best foot forward when surrounded by the smartest and brightest."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on products that impact the real world , a chance to make a difference. Everyone from an intern to manager does meaningful work. The hours are hectic but the work is interesting and demands long hours.
    Free food after 5 for engineers is always a great benefit!
    The compensation is better than average (especially since it's an RF position). With overtime pay, you can make well above the base.

    Cons

    Work life balance takes a toll on you. So much so that when it's perfectly normal to leave by 5 in other companies , here you get the stares!
    Due to the flat management structure , I see a lot of managers burdened And in turn this leads to a block in communication between teams/managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more and spread out responsibilities instead of piling on and functioning in small groups like start ups.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Stay away from HWTE at all costs."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not much honestly other than brand name.
    Horrible experience overall.

    Cons

    - Overworked - 60 hours work weeks are normal. Weekends and vacation are basically work days.
    - People are not qualified, since they have severe brain drain to other better paying companies.
    - Management just lies to you repeatedly. Don't trust a word HR tells you from the day you sign the offer to the day you leave.
    - Toxic environment
    - No diversity in HWTE, as in English is not the preferred language of communication. The group is all foreign from a specific Asian country.
    - Pay is not competitive
    - Too much politics
    - Cheap company
    - Benefits are average -- definitely not competitive for Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    - Remember what is like to be engineers.
    - You can be cheap, but at least be honest.
    - Also, compensation for C-suite is ridiculous.