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"Opportunity to work with great people"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Specialist
Current Employee - Specialist
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Apple part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Apple hires only the best people, and it's very refreshing to work with smart and kind people regularly. Being that Apple Retail is the most financially successful retail establishment per square foot, you know they are doing something right. They are very customer focused and have many good practices in which employees are trained. They constantly point employees towards the customers needs, and bend over backwards for each and every customer.

Cons

Working at Apple Retail is a great part time job to have during college, or during another demanding life stage. However; it's a poor choice for someone interested in career advancement. Very rarely do employees get selected for any cooperate positions, and it doesn't take long for employees to realize they have reached a wall. The very nature of retail demands employees be always available to work, and the system rarely supports breaks from work longer than one day at any given time. Your schedule is always staggered, and you feel like you are always working. Apple Retail attempts to create an environment in which employees are able to innovate and grow, but that doesn't end up to be the reality. The truth is that at the end of the day it's much like any other retail establishment. Customers have needs, and Apple Retail cannot afford to have you doing anything else but helping customers each moment of the day. If you are interested in making a career move, Apple Retail might not be the best decision.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Really fun & exciting experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, lots to learn, tools to succeed

    Cons

    Still a retail environment, customers can be moody


  2. "Greatest retail experience I've ever had."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Creative (Apple Store) in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, fast environment, diverse staff, and management instills a lot of trust and freedom in it's employees. You can move up quickly if you put forth your determination and voice your intentions. It's a great part time job if you're going to school as they are the best with flexible schedules. You learn everything there so no tech knowledge is necessary beforehand.

    Cons

    May be too fast paced for some, great management is dependent on the store, sometimes an unclear path for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to relate to each employee and provide a path in which to move up within the company.

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