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  1. Helpful (16)

    "Principal Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Their pay is better than most company, but you have to work extremely long hours and weekend.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance Unethical management. The manager in my department (Silicon Engineering Group) only cares what his/her boss thinks and try whatever possible to please his/her boss. They consistently made up stories/lies to make them good in front of others. If things go bad, they try their best to blame others and cover their fault. Nonfunctional HR. HR plays very weak role. Reporting management issues...

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    Apple2015-04-11
  1. "Get In Early and Stay The Course"

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    Former Employee - Expert in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most stores have leaders who really want you to succeed. Fun to work for and you can build strong friendships. Stay and do well, you can end up in Austin or Cupertino.

    Cons

    Not a perfect company. But then again, what company is?

    Apple2019-04-14
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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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