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"Onsite Vendor at Apple through Red Oak Technologies"

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Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in Cupertino, CA
Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in Cupertino, CA
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Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Reputation of company helps future prospects. The development environment on the front-end is fairly modern, and getting more so as time goes on... though I found the online store to be less cutting-edge than I had hoped.

Cons

Low hourly rate (1$ per minute). Manager openly stated that they do not want to hire "rockstars" full time at the Apple Online Store! There is a fairly anti-competitive atmosphere, especially from some of the senior people trying to hold on to their jobs. It's better to either get on board early after college, or later after establishing yourself at a higher level.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to hire rockstars! Resist the urge to hire too many people under you then leave for a Director-level title (only happened once while I was there). Send your workers to conferences more often, sheesh.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Good for People, not so much Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LOVED the dynamic group of people I had the pleasure to work with! Everyone is so smart and talented in their own way, which makes for awesome people in your network and even better friends, if you should be so lucky to vibe so well.

    Cons

    It can become very routine and complacent unless you have the desire to become a Genius and ultimately break apart and fix Macs and iPhones; upward mobility isn't really offered in any other way

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging! and please stop hiring management externally! It's really embarrassing when a manager doesn't know how to turn on location services in front of a customer and has refer to a resource.


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    "The Internship experience was great, fun and interesting"

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    Former Intern - Accessories Hardware Engineer Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Former Intern - Accessories Hardware Engineer Intern in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Even Interns are treated like full time employees
    Can never find yourself sitting idle, always some work or the other to do
    Great compensation and benefits
    Get to work with cool technology and come in touch with experienced first class professionals

    Cons

    Lot of work can become difficult for one to balance life
    Too much work can lead upto a lot of stress

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