Apple - Not a great place for MBAs... I can only recommend Apple Ops to fanboys who would like a career in Supply Chain. | Glassdoor
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"Not a great place for MBAs... I can only recommend Apple Ops to fanboys who would like a career in Supply Chain."

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Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Global Supply Manager in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-ability to work on cool consumer electronics
-international travel
-stock / RSU package is a reasonable income supplement
-pride associated with working for the most admired company in the world

Cons

-management by chaos - resulting in a lot of unnecessary churn and work
-no respect for work life balance
-management expects you to be on call all the time
-everyone is so busy, training and development is an afterthought
-very top down structure where individuals hold little authority and are often micromanaged
-management considers "company pride" as a perk, and skimps on other benefits
-financial compensation is not competitive
-no clear career development opportunities
-very few processes, so the culture is people-driven, and therefore, very political
-management is maniacally focused on the bottom line, so certain detrimental behavior is not discouraged. This is often manifested in needless politicking, bad management styles, heavy-handed vendor relations, and turf wars. In short, jerks are tolerated.
-the company is very siloed, limiting mobility (in my case, my VP would not allow me to consider jobs outside his umbrella)
-different organizations have different incentives, often resulting in poor coordination at critical hand-off points

Advice to Management

Allow engineering / ops to push back more on late design changes. Align incentives so that engineering / ops are better coordinated between across development builds. Do not allow form to trump function (see antenna-gate). Provide more competitive compensation for your top performers.

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  1. "High expectations, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This place is great if you want people to think you're cool, trendy and willing to work for nothing. A lot of the Mac Specialists seem brainwashed to think they're getting a good deal with their low hourly rate to sell, sell, sell.

    Cons

    If you want a relatively dead-end, low paying job to do while you're in school, work here. You're better off getting an internship in non-retail.

    Advice to Management

    Offer your employees higher pay, your Genii won't have anything to do without sales people. Offer some incentive, not just some old crap you have laying around at Christmas time.


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    "Software Engineer IV at Apple Inc"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It gives you the chance work on products that impact users all over the world and millions of people use every day.

    Cons

    You have to be ready to work long hours and hard but the seeing the end result makes it all worth it.

    Advice to Management

    I am quite happy with the high level management at Apple, they focus on what is important and it shows in the results of the company these past few years.

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