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"Not treated with dignity, humanity, or respect"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - SDM Manager in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - SDM Manager in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great cafe, high compensation, nice equity price

Cons

- Managers suffering from mental instability or possibly on drugs
- Brown nosing definitely superior to intelligent work
- Very long hours and weekends, most job roles outside of engineering mind numbingly dull, a CEO who demands work before 6am everyday, & "accountability without control" (that's one of the core values they teach in Apple University management classes btw -- it's Apple culture to get screamed at for things that are beyond your control).
- Verbal abuse and intimidating workplace the norm -- everybody craps on somebody while getting crapped on by somebody else
- Internal infrastructure (basically everything IS&T builds) constantly breaking, management solution to scream at underlings without fixing root causes or problems
- Avoid at all costs unless you really need to money, like getting abused, or God forbid want to work someplace where you're expected to abuse your reports into mindless submission

Advice to Management

Get some sleep, fire and replace all IS&T top management, apply roughly the same standards to internal applications and processes that you apply to finished products, stop hiring psychotic leftovers from The Gap

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Horrible, cult-like place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I made the best friends of my entire life working here. Apple knows how to hire amazing people. This is the only pro.

    Cons

    I dealt with actual verbal abuse from both management and customers on a weekly if not daily basis. I was treated like a peon and a disposable member of an army rather than an actual human being who mattered. There were numerous HR issues with coworkers and managers that almost always got swept under the rug. Disgusting. I would never recommend working here to anyone. Every quarter, employees anonymously review management and ours consistently received a score UNDER 0%. I don't even know how you get a negative percent, but this job sucks so badly that it defies math.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing your employees and learn how to run a business.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Apple is definitely the best retail experience of my life."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Rockaway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have amazing benefits and "learn at your own pace" training that really lets you dig deeper if you want to. I feel like I could read all day about my job and never learn enough!

    Cons

    Sometimes the exact path to help someone else or yourself isn't very clear. (They're definitely working on this.) Also, it can be a very high stress job if you let it. Sometimes people aren't happy with what their device is doing, even if it's their fault, and can blame you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Have more positive feedback to Specialists in general, it makes us feel better!

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