Apple - Not what I expected. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not what I expected."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Designer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are impressed when they hear you work at Apple. Apple encourages learning, classes are offered to learn new software. They have some really fun events and guest speakers. Cupertino is a pleasant town if you are tired of the crowds and cold weather of San Francisco.

    Cons

    Work space is very crowded. Everyone in my group works in one open room. Very political work environment. Some groups burn out employees quickly and have low job retention. There is often no notice if you have to stay late.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone in organization better, not just upper management, and you would have higher employee satisfaction and retention.

    Apple2013-04-07
  1. "company is fabuulous and great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    they spend too much money on employee compensation

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

    Apple2019-06-18
  2. Helpful (892)

    "Challenging, Rewarding, but ZERO work/life balance. Most satisfying , most difficult and most rewarding job ever."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    We work with geniuses - in every department, We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories - who else can say that?

    Cons

    ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance. Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better. But in actuality, it gets worse every year! It is obviously top management LIP SERVICE because if they meant it, they could fix it tomorrow. They have hundreds of BILLIONS in the bank. If they REALLY cared about employee work/life balance, they could bring aboard the right number of folks to...

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    Apple2014-08-29

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