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"Working at Apple was great -- and it still is, for the right people"

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Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

exciting products (it's never dull)
highly regarded (your friends will be envious)
good salary and benefits and perks

Cons

work/life balance is nonexistent -- plan not to take your vacation days as anything but a cash payout
never admit to a conflict or concern about work/life balance -- just work it out the best you can and hang on, or leave, whichever makes the best sense to your situation

Advice to Management

Please stop talking about the "post-PC world" and remember how Steve Jobs envisioned the Mac at the center of our "digital world". Your recent pronouncements about the "post-PC world" leave nothing in the center except the so-called "cloud". The "cloud" does not belong to Apple.

Without the Mac at the center, Apple is a very good manufacturer of very high quality commodity products (hardware and software), a very good distributor of other people's content (music and video), and a decent conduit to the WWW. A lot of competitors can do those things at a lower price point than Apple -- and they will.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Far from think different!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great produrcts that truely work

    Cons

    corp greed at it's very worst


  2. "Wonderful co-workers, tiring work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work with very interesting people who are totally committed to the company.

    Cons

    It's retail– long hours at relatively low pay for the amount of sales you generate. The workplace is noisy and often crazy busy, with the store a chaotic crowd of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people in retail better. I think you fixed this, to some degree. Give retail employees a job ladder to advance out of retail into corporate.

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