Apple - Great place, but doesn't work for everyone | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great place, but doesn't work for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Top projects, you are on the cutting edge of technologies, excellent environment, very smart and brilliant colleagues. You have everything you need to become one of the world top specialists if you use the chance.

    Cons

    Alas, some of those smart colleagues are sometimes arrogant. With no formal hierarchy in many teams, everyone is formally equal, but as it always happens in situations like this, "some are more equal than others". If you are new to the team and don't silently listen to those who are longer in the company than you and start to dispute and ask "why", chances are you won't be well accepted and won't stay there for long.

    Apple2015-06-19
  1. "It's a great gig!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  2. Helpful (893)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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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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