Apple - Avoid IS&T like plague | Glassdoor
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    "Avoid IS&T like plague"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you get a chance, work in the core groups that deal with iOS,OSX, iTunes, AppStore, etc. Avoid IS& T. IS&T = Information services and technology

    Cons

    1. I worked in IS&T group at apple. This IS&T is totally different from the main Apple. I have often heard this: "Those who don't make it into the infinite loop, end up at IS&T". In other words, IS&T is a second rate citizen at apple. Of course, IS&T supports many IT services (jobs, recruiting, payrolll, mail, directory, sales, GBI). For instance, online and retail stores are supported by IS&T. 2. You see 3 contractors...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean that place called IS&T

    Apple2014-10-11
  1. "It's a great gig!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Expert 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Apple part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After 3 (going on 4) years, the pros far outweigh the cons. Leadership takes time to listen to the team. You develop as quickly or slowly as you'd like. There are plenty of benefits and the pay is also very competitive.

    Cons

    Weekend availability needs. Upper level full time positions require wide open weekends. This clashes with other commitments I have. This restriction may not apply to everyone.

    Apple2019-04-18
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    "Challenging, Rewarding, but ZERO work/life balance. Most satisfying , most difficult and most rewarding job ever."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    We work with geniuses - in every department, We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories - who else can say that?

    Cons

    ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance. Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better. But in actuality, it gets worse every year! It is obviously top management LIP SERVICE because if they meant it, they could fix it tomorrow. They have hundreds of BILLIONS in the bank. If they REALLY cared about employee work/life balance, they could bring aboard the right number of folks to...

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    Apple2014-08-29

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