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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "A good place to work with talented individuals...need better managers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, products, working with good people. Love the product, co-workers love being around the product. The opportunity to get people to switch from PC to Mac.

    Cons

    Management has a tendency to use "cookie-cutter" catch phrases when attempting to motivate employees. Has a tendency to hire managers that have mostly retail experience. These managers take the best practices from other companies and attempt to implement these practices in a great organization.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and develop based on strengths, not textbook, cookie-cutter phrases


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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