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"Great experience and preparation for upward movement in the technology field."

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Former Employee - Business Specialist in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Business Specialist in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is a great culture within the retail environment - awesome people with a common goal to impact customers' lives. I felt very supported by leadership, and that I was a valued member of the team. Having Apple on your résumé says a lot to potential employers as well!

Cons

The compensation versus the amount of work that is required does not encourage lasting employment. Once you've moved as high up as you can (short of a management position), there's not a lot of opportunities to develop yourself and do something new. Most Apple corporate jobs require a lot of prior experience that cannot be obtained in a retail store. The hours are also rough, but that's an unavoidable aspect of working in a mall.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work and encourage your employees to challenge themselves and try new things. Schedule someone to man the phones so your Business Specialists are spared the incessant ringing and covering of someone else's responsibilities.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. "Excellent company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Product Operations in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - New Product Operations in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crazy smart people making the best products in the world. I wish I had never left.

    Cons

    Work is the main focus of your life

    Advice to Management

    Dream an innovate. Forget what Steve said. Do what he would do.


  2. "Extremely demanding but rewarding"

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

    Pros

    Culture, top quality products and service, great employees, feedback driven

    Cons

    Lack of transparency due to secrecy, under built stores considering excessive traffic and revenue, less than sophisticated systems considering
    A technology company, can be too results focused

    Advice to Management

    Provide more transparency to leadership, build, expand and renovate all olde store to meet current demands, use industry analytics for metrics

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