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"Decent salary and benefits but the work is non-stop with little or no down time."

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Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Apple full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The salaries are competitive for the area and for the industry (software development). Benefits are pretty good and lunches and dinners and easily available and affordable.

Cons

The Mac has been around for decades. But Apple still has a bit of a startup mentality. Depending of what group or department one works in it may be difficult to get weekends off or real vacations of more than 1 week.

Advice to Management

How about a little down time between projects to give employees opportunity to avoid burnout.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative, exciting and energetic company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Top-tier tech company, very influential work even in retail stores. Store management allows for employee input every quarter and genuinely tries to act on it. Amazing benefits and day-to-day work. I like coming to work every day even if it means a challenge. Its so much more than just selling electronics. Despite being retail, you have the capability of controlling interactions that get out of hand. "The customer is always right" doesn't fly here, so you get to feel confident about your job. Management will back you up if you have a legitimate good idea or concern, and do a fair job of connecting with everyone even with a team of 200 people. An apple store is not just a store - its a hub of great thinkers, problem solvers, and engaged workers.

    Cons

    Management can be disorganized from store to store depending on leaders.

    Difficult work/life balance - Hard to take time off (especially during holidays) due to high demand, availability requirements for part-timers are still restrictive.

    Clientele knowledge and attitudes vary by location and you are expected to act your best no matter the circumstances. Do not consider working here if you're not a self-starter or enthusiastic hard worker. Still, It is the most difficult, yet rewarding, job I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate retail management - Take input from lower employees from multiple stores when coming up with new ideas.

    General management - Promote from within when filling leadership positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't "Think Different". Don't think at all."

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    Former Employee - Specialist and Back of House Specialist in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist and Back of House Specialist in Huntington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts. Health benefits for retail after 6 months.

    Cons

    Management is an absolute atrocity - Conniving, heartless, and without morals. Forced to work long hours without legal breaks, quick turn-arounds "clopening", complete disregard for state/federal workplace health and safety. Disrespect, no appreciation, completely unvalued.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees respect, and appreciation - mine never did. Jump in and be a part of it, don't just stand idle laughing as they drown in consumer purgatory.

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