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"best company to work for--ever"

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Current Employee - Customer Service in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Customer Service in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great environment full of smart, creative, dedicated people

Cons

sometimes long hours because of product launches, but thats the best part of apple!

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "It's a retail job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with. Love the product.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Our "market" needs attention and managers need to go. Hire "leaders" instead. The bad communication between staff ad current management makes a job that once seemed magical, monotonous and too much like Best Buy.

    Advice to Management

    Get new store management. Promote from within. Listen to staff. Get back to core values.


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    "If you want to do well, expect a sweatshop experience and sweatshop rewards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to work with bleeding tech
    - Week off thanksgiving/xmas
    - Youthful environment, with bright minds
    - Good RSU package

    Cons

    - Poor managers, they view subordinate personal career goals as their attempt to "climb the corporate ladder" and its heavily frowned upon at the group I've been in and neighboring groups I've interacted with.
    - Below average base salary for the bay area.
    - Poor teamwork, its all about competing against other engineers through a self manufactured obstacle called "confidentiality". You only get to see what you are meant to see. Sometimes you want to look at the big picture to help you do your work, too bad. Sometimes you want to interact with key developers to see their design process, too bad.
    - Projects cancelled left and right. I feel as some are fake projects used to weed out leakers.
    - Expect to work 50+ hours a week to get anywhere. Apple doesn't see that overworking produces less quality code. They say if you don't spend atleast 50 hours a week you're not being a team player.
    - Extremely low morale environment
    - 0 concept of what is good software, some of these people never had to be a software janitor; they fail to see the repercussions of their code and don't write quality code.
    - Get ready to face high ego developers who still think Apple is the best thing since sliced bread. Its their first job, expect them to not have a down to earth view.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating software as a second class citizen. Listen to your employees. Get real managers, rather than these individual contributors who lost their minds working to get where they were. Allow more flexible vacation time.

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