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"Overall great, a lot of work, pay not equal...can't even afford a computer on that salary!"

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Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Job. A lot of fun and I learn something new every day. I also perform small miracles every 5 minutes. There is never a dull moment, the people are great, highly intelligent, a mix of many backgrounds, and easy to get along with. Management in my store is top notch. I am think I am lucky to have this type of leadership.

Cons

Pay is not very good for the amount of work you do and the expectations they set for you. They come in really low from the get go and while some have to "earn" full time status, others just get it right off the street. be prepared to kick ass if you are one of those. Career path options are vague and never what they seem. Things change daily and just never know what to really expect. One minute you think you have a promotion coming up, and then you find out last minute you actually have to compete for it with fellow co-workers you already love as well as outside registrants. They say they prefer to hire from within first, but I don't always see that. Management many times is completely computer illiterate which is sad. You can manage right if you don't' know the product yourself. Kudos that learn fast, but don't knock the talented just because you don't know yourself.

Advice to Management

When you see potential, don't beat around the bush or pump up egos only to later let down. Stick to your word. Don't play games. You are dealing with people's LIVES. Sure, it's a big company. Everyone wants to work there, but when you got the right person, you simply have the right person. that is how people become jaded.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing company to work for!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits, paid time off, stock purchase plan, flexible schedule

    Cons

    You work in retail which can be very stressful at times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work on a temporary basis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store)
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits, discounts on products, health, and stock purchase plans. Management want to help you exceed in the company, but only so far.

    Cons

    After you reach a certain level within a store it is hard to move past that. Pay does not seem fair based on performance, and education. They base pay on current store performance and it is impossible to adjust pay after you are hired on. If you get hired you must negotiate pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to discuss pay and help employees move within the company even if that mean moving to another store or corporate.


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