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"Great Learning Experience."

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Former Contractor - At-Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA
Former Contractor - At-Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Apple as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Pros:
Work from home.
Great training and benefits (401k, health & life insurance, & cool discounts with other companies).
Worked around your school schedule.
Laid back during slow hours.

Cons

Cons: You really don't get to see any of the other coworker, so you don't get any bonding time.
Super busy during the holiday seasons, but that's with almost all jobs.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing co-workers, horrible managment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers you work with are the most talented and amazing people you will ever meet in your life. There are good benefit but they do depend on whether you work full time or part-time since you get better benefits when your full time. The pay is better than your average retail job.

    Cons

    The hours are terrible and all over the place. The full time opportunities are rare and when they come, the only go to the favorites of the managers. There is avid favouritism there, I was told that it didn't matter how hard you worked that you needed to suck up to the managers to get ahead. If your trying to make living, look elsewhere especially if your trying to built a career since they work you to the bone and they want to work you harder when your part time since they try to call you in for any hours that their favorites call out. If your new, be prepared to be stepped on, your basically the person that everyone will throw horrible customers and give you the grunt work until you pass your probationary period and not comsideree new anymore so your expected to throw someone else under the bus. They lie to you and tell you that you can built a career and they will help you to achieve your goals in the store, but whatever job you start with, you tend to be struck with since new job openings tend to go externally and internal promotions are hard to come by especially when your hardworking since it seems they rather have those people on a lease and call by basis. Be prepared to watch your punch in and punch out hours since you'll find people abusing the system a snack they get away with it, if they are friend with the manager. I think the experience at Apple differs with the manager that your struck with, while some managers will have your back and guide you to where you want to go in store, while others will treat you like garbage and give you excuses when you want to apply for other positions I store and if you need to transfer to be closer to home. Remember the customer is always right since they are the ones, that are put ahead of you, if you ever treated like crap by a customer, be prepared to get some lecture by manager regardless of the fact that the customer treated you like crap.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be changes to the management to treat employees respect and stop playing favoritism.


  2. "At the end of the day, it is still retail"

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    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Great experience, and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Management was sometimes so focused on the "numbers" and making various sales, because it benefited them.
    Also, there was no sympathy for natural causes of life. They were very strict with timing because it is retail, but sometimes because it was the "apple" name, rules would alter. Sometimes employee needs were overlooked
    Non flexible hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication open between all levels of operation. Care more for your employees than customers

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