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"... but it's Apple."

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Former Employee - Consulting Services Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Consulting Services Engineer in Cupertino, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It's Apple, and you get to be a part of it! You get to make the coolest things around.

Cons

They know you're addicted, and they'll work you to the bone. You'll get paid less, and you'll be underappreciated. If you're in a role that's traditionally underappreciated (e.g., system administration,) this can really wear on you. Everyone in the management chain is afraid of bringing bad news to Steve, so the reality of what makes it upstream is questionable sometimes. But then... it's Apple. You know it, and they know you know it, so they don't care.

Advice to Management

Compartmentalization kills in Apple-sized doses. Secrecy is one thing; colleagues and departments who are afraid to communicate are quite another, and the atmosphere at Apple fosters the latter. It hurts the company.

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  1. Helpful (16)

    "Apple is not a magical place"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Apple is that you will get to see your products go to market almost every year. If you get a strong team that likes to follow process (and there aren't very many of these types of teams), then you will be happy. If you can still get stock options, you'll get a good return on your investment.

    Cons

    It is a completely dysfunctional organization with almost no memory of lessons learned. The products are very challenging to complete when given minimal time and subpar resources. If you're not in the iMac or iPhone groups, then count on being the last priority when it comes to resources.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a career path and allow them to expand the scope of their jobs.


  2. "Apple- cool place to work, but be prepared to WORK"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, exciting... dynamic. You get to work on the most cutting edge consumer products.

    Cons

    no life outside of work. Communication sometimes can be tough. too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Most senior management does a pretty good job.

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