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"Good for learning some new skills but poor career progression"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great coworkers with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Possibility to gain insight into how a large and hugely successful retail organisation is built, specifically with the way in which Apple runs its business as it is considerably different in approach to many other high street retailers. Good advancement up to a point if you are willing to play the corporate game. Great up to a certain point but then if you really want to do anything beyond Retail you have to leave, which culminates in Apple losing their most promising staff.

Cons

Once you reach a certain level within the Retail side there is little further training or progression beyond possible management positions and even these are seldom promoted from within the staff with outside hires being the norm. Poor salary with little increases for long service meaning you are stuck in an underpaid job with no possibility for progression.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring outside managers from other retail stores. New management does not understand the attitude of general Apple staff which is to do a good job in their own way, not taking well to micromanagement. While this may have worked at other Retail stores this does not work at Apple and leads to confrontation between management and staff that could otherwise be avoided.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Great staff but no respect for personal time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The team you work with are a great, talented bunch if people. There is always a buzz and you're never bored.

    Cons

    The needs of the business are always far more important than your needs as a human. There is no respect for your personal time and the scheduling is an over complicated mess. There is too much"micro-managing". There seems to be a lack of opportunity for career progression unless you're willing to live out of a managers pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise people for who they are and what they can do, and stop favouriting people because they're talking the right talk to you. Respect your staff as real people and be willing to make changes for them.


  2. "The retail experience"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, active and fun atmosphere, flexible, will help you to develop, training is the best in the business.

    Cons

    Some staff clueless, don't appreciate you if you contribute above and beyond, require devout relationship to products, alternatives as a suggestion frowned upon.

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