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Former Employee - Genius Administrative in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Genius Administrative in Madison, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Favorite job ever. Loved the atmosphere and you were set up for success. Learned so much about sales and the field.

Cons

Pay is not great. Work is satisfying and you really can set your own pace. Love the amount of opportunities.

Advice to Management

Pay is just not there. These are professionals that are working crazy hours. Compensation would make retention easier. Everyone gets recruited.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Apple Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have worked with. Talented, creative, and just a joy to be around (not including management). Had they not been there, I would not have stayed for as long as I did.

    Cons

    At first, management was welcoming, made everyone feel at home and would support your decision with a customer regardless of who they were. Then, a new shift in management came through and were micro-managing to a ridiculous degree. Also, they were unsupportive of the workers unless you were considered a "favorite" by which I mean, you had to think like them.

    Also, be prepared for some grueling conversations with customers, most likely getting sworn at, and learning to get a backbone if you don't already have one.

    Expect no vacation time, unless you ask for it in the summer. You run by their schedule and only their schedule. I was not able to visit family for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring Break.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people you work with. Respect them and they will respect you. Micromanaging is not the only way to get people to do what you want. There are many other ways to lead a group of people. Also, back up your team. If you don't, how can you be a leader?


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Apple helped me become a better engineer, and I helped Apple change he world"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on amazing new stuff that actually ships.
    Tens of millions of people run my code every day in their iPhone, iPad or Mac.
    Worked with and learned from the best people in the industry.
    Tons of mutual respect for all fellow employees.
    Confidence: you are at Apple.. If it can be done, then we can do it.

    Cons

    Some teams are better than others.
    Some managers would be better engineers.
    It's hard to live up to the reputation of Apple.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees love working for you, just please make sure you aggressively fight political situations and poor management and trust in your engineers to do what it takes to make awesome stuff. Also: a profound thank you for many awesome years. I never felt like I was wasting my time.

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