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"Best place to work in bay area"

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Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

fast pace, very innovative work environment

Cons

nothing that I can think of

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "A great company to work for with a few glaring flaws."

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, challenging environment that will build personal & job skills like at no other company. The wealth of personal and job growth someone can have working at Apple is unrivaled at any other company. Apple employees, due to excellent training and a stringent selection process are highly skilled and personally well rounded, if not from the moment of hire, they will become that way within the first year of working in the Apple environment. Apple provides a sort of education that can't be learned anywhere else.

    Employees are paid well for retail. There are frequent opportunities for lateral movement in the store, and opportunities to "intern" or work temporarily at corporate.

    Cons

    In a crowded retail environment where employees often get sick from their customers / the public, Apple has an attendance policy that severely punishes employees for taking sick days. Because of this, most employees come to work sick [and sometimes injured], especially during flu season and the holidays, to avoid being penalized. This, in turn, gets more people sick. During the holidays, 30-50% of the employees in the store will be at some degree of ill, many repeatedly re-catching illness from other co-workers.

    Upwards mobility is limited. Apple often hires outside manager candidates with little or no experience working in the store and places them in a position to manage people far more experience than them. Apple also has policies in place to prevent managers from building a human connection with the people they manage, such as preventing the few internally hired managers from working with previous co-workers, and preventing managers from having any social interaction with non-management employees outside the store. As a result, managers form their own "social click" like the the "cool kids in high school" that is entirely detached from the rest of the store.

    Advice to Management

    The attendance policy is abusive and bordering on inhumane. This is one glaring flaw in a company that in every other way seems concerned with the well-being and development of employees.


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    "Starting Point"

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented coworkers, excellent training. Apple looks great on a resume and is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Stale atmosphere. No room for advancement. Inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Perhaps pay them more!

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