Apple Washington DC Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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  1. "Excellent Employee Focused Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Employee health and safety is a top priority -Competitive benefits -Learn plenty of new skills that translate to other jobs -Great options for saving for the future/retirement -Employee discounts -Team oriented, family style environment

    Cons

    -Shifting retail hours sometimes makes it hard to have a proper work/life balance -Have to sometimes deal with frustrated/irate retail customers and accept really tough choices to preserve customer journey -Advancement can be quick or hard to get, it all depends on the market and store operations -Can sometimes be a high stress environment when it comes to holidays, product launches, certain events, etc

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  2. "Best Retail Job Possible"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, friendly management, & generally fun co workers

    Cons

    Working with rude customers, can become repetitive, hard to move to different or new positions


  3. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Washington, DC

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    good family environment in the store

    Cons

    hard to move up to new positions

  4. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - You can move up quickly if you're willing to put in the effort and serious about the job - Good company if this is your first "tech job" and good resume builder - Pay is fair - Coworkers are really good people

    Cons

    - Can get a bit overwhelming, especially during holidays - Weekends are rarely free

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    "Solid place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great health care. Transit subsidy provided. 401k at 100% match after a few years. RSU bonus of $2000 every year

    Cons

    Micromanagement. They tend to focus on the one negative customer who left a net promoter survey for unrealistic expectations while ignoring the dozens of other customers who scored you a top score. Conversations begin with "What could you have done better?" while ignoring the multitudes of customers who scored you high. Plus, apple doesn't promote managers from within. They prefer people who don't know the culture from Target, Starbucks, or Gap. They ignore people who know the culture, know the systems, and know the people. New managers often leave rather quickly

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  6. "Great company to work; especially at the retail level in terms of pay & benefits. Can't speak for corporate."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology & Merchandising Pro in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good base pay at retail level, excellent benefits (medical, fitness, transport), fairly straight forward to move up in retail

    Cons

    At retail level promotion involves navigating politics differing at every store. Retail schedules mean working fairly random shifts

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome team, great perks, management cares about you

    Cons

    Some customer interactions can be tough

  8. "I loved my time working at Apple"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Genius in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great benefits -Pay was fair for the work -Flexible hours

    Cons

    The downside to the type of work is also the benefit of flexible hours - with the lack of a stable schedule it's hard to have a stable family life.

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  9. "Amazing Part-Time Gig."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Sales and Marketing in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Part-timers have nearly all the benefits of full-time employees. -Easy to negotiate schedule with managers. -Workplace culture is super chill and friendly on most days. -Best pay I've ever had in a retail job.

    Cons

    -A very high-energy location. Constant customer flow and demanding clientele may be stressful if you haven't any experience in a similar environment.

  10. "Path in apple"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Genius in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very good pay for retail -Great people -great culture -can make very strong bonds with your team -benefits for retail are amazing

    Cons

    -its retail hours suck -you may not agree with certain procedures apple has set in place -management can play favorites -some co workers will not pull their weight -some times promotions are out of pitty not who is the best candidate

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