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"I interned at Apple this summer (2013). I was surprised at lack of diversity."

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Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Cupertino, CA
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I worked at Apple full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The internship was a great experience. We were introduced to the Apple culture, plus had executive speakers, and other fun activities. The company also provided housing.

Cons

The only problem I noticed at Apple was the diversity. I am a non-person of color but realized that there weren't many people of color in our intern class. It was quite noticeable especially during our intern events. There were like 5 interns of color out of hundreds of interns. During lunch at main campus, I never did see hardly any people of color sitting at a table. It was kind of odd to say the least. I thought Apple corporate diversity would resemble the retail store diversity. I could tell the interns of color noticed it too. I was talking to one of them and the intern mentioned visiting Google campus and that it was way more diverse. I recently visited Google at lunch for an interview and my friend was right, it’s a totally different feeling. Google’s executive leadership on the website even shows a person of color and a woman. I love Apple but sometimes wondered if it was by design (like their products). As a non-person of color, I felt Apple corporate Intern program could improve on this front. It was obvious that there isn't a voice pushing this in upper management. My 2 cents...

Advice to Management

Great intern program, bravo, but increase diversity of people of color...it just looks off.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is definitely a great company to work for. Learned a lot and worked with some of the most intelligent people on the planet.

    Cons

    It is very hard to move up. Once there are a lot of employees all going for the same positions and it is not always based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more


  2. "Apple Experience"

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    Current Employee - AHA Pro in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - AHA Pro in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, Great training, Great management support, Fast advancement opportunities. I have found great support since day one and it never stops coming.

    Cons

    In my time with the company I have not found any disappointments. Everything I was told upfront before hiring was true.

    Advice to Management

    None

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