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"Great job during college. Zero opportunity for a career."

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Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in San Antonio, TX
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people to work with. Generally great customers. Great to put on your resume.

Cons

hours can be long especially during launches. Pay is terrible considering the amount of product you are moving out the doors. Zero opportunity if you are looking for a career.

Advice to Management

pay your people better. Share some of the massive profits with your retail people.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Apple Retail: Good company if you can deal with Retail."

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customer service experience since you're dealing with a HUGE flow of many, many different customers. Good formal product/customer service training for someone with little previous retail experience. The chance to play around and talk all day about cool gadgets. A company culture that manages to motivate it's employees nicely. Pretty good pay for a mall retail outlet.

    Cons

    Typical retail issues: managers unwilling to be flexible with scheduling, a little too much "kool-aid" to drink at times, esp. when managers are discussing metrics (the need to hit AppleCare and MobileMe sales goals at the time, althought MobileMe has been phased out.) VERY little career mobility; even shifting into a Genius role is nearly impossible as a part-time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Fair enough if you don't want to internally promote much, but it's not fair to your workforce to use career progress as a carrot to continue hitting sales goals when you rarely fufill it. The rest of the retail environment I can take as coming with the territory, but I thought it was particularly unfair to give the impression that people are getting new jobs within the company all the time.


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    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, focused and driven coworkers.
    Fun products and exciting technology.
    Learned a ton even at the very beginning of my career.

    Cons

    "Big Brother" product secrecy.
    Upward movement difficult.

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