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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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Thourough training. Company's comittment to its products, services and employees is as revolutionary as its computer technology.

    Cons

    None, really. Downside of working retail is dealing with unreasonable customers. Fortunately, the numbers are small with Apple. Apple stands behind its products and services and bends over backwards to make all customers happy.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have some kind of incentive plan for specialist or see a higher hourly rate.


  2. "Iphone T1 Advisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -work from home
    -flexible hours
    -discounts on products

    Cons

    -often stressful dealing with unhappy customers
    -pressure to make applecare sales

    Advice to Management

    great management.

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