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Apple Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.9 3,485 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook

(1,835 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits with above average pay scales for most departments(in 207 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers(in 195 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours(in 190 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors(in 133 reviews)

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    Decent company to work for, though there is sales pressure without compensation.

    Specialist (Former Employee) Glasgow, Scotland

    ProsGreat colleagues, okay development, good training in competencies and personal development. Best possible discount on Apple products (still not that much). Best part is colleagues.

    ConsWorst part is the pressure to add attachments to sales, though there is no compensation for this and it sometimes feels like they want you to push attachments on customers even if it isn't the right fit for the customer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard to get the job..

    Business Specialist (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsVery high skilled inter personal people. The stores and offices are one of the best. Always keeping up people, who are well talented in their field.

    ConsUpdate notifications would be great in order to make future plans as being a prospected candidate. Sometimes, work/life balance was getting over and over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe hiring progress takes such an huge time without giving any notification for candidates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You know where you work with it's ups and downs

    Business Sales (Current Employee) London, England

    Pros- Leading "New Technology" company; just a great place to be at that time
    - Company philosophy and commitment
    - Flat organisation
    - Work place

    Cons- Siloed organisation
    - Low personal development support
    - Lack of commitment outside of the consumer area
    - Budget constraints

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the politic, support staff initiatives and improve personal development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly and modern environment

    Demand Forecasting (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsApple is filled with people who strive to succeed and people that are always there to help. The office is extremely modern with an iPad controlled coffee machine. The discounts on the Apple products and benefits are extremely good.

    ConsProgression within Apple is almost impossible. No matter how much time and effort you put into your work and how talented you are its almost impossible to climb up the ladder in Apple. Numerous people have left for this reason. You have to sign a 3 month termination contract so if you are looking for a job whilst at Apple you will most probably have to give in your resignation before you can start looking for a job unless the company hiring you is willing to wait 3 months!

    Advice to Senior ManagementApple in London have almost no options for personal development. I was given numerous projects to manage but was unable to find a project management course available to me. With project management a leadership program would have been great as I would be in charge of leading teams however only managers and senior managers were invited to attend this program that runs once in a couple of years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    All in all a draining, demoralizing and frustrating job.

    Mac Genius (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with great educated people.

    ConsThe management are a complete contradiction to what apple retail is all about. There is no real progression.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management need to learn to be honest and cut the corporate chat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, then bad, getting good again

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRewarding, good pay considering the sector, great discount, meet some absolutely amazing people.

    ConsInternal hierarchic nature or long serving staff, new management sometimes don't 'get it'.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I left as it was so terrible

    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) (Current Employee)

    Prosnone what so ever your a cog in a money making scheme with no chance of promotion, benefits, or anything i can think off

    ConsI worked for apple for some time, i could not recommend it to anyone, everyone works on a 16 hour contract so they can stop you from getting a pay rise or holidays or health cover, would end up going in for 2 hour shifts loosing money due to travel costs, and its like a brain washing machine, how can someone advise you on tech products when all the other staff use is an iphones, i use mac windows android you name it, i think it makes no sense to say you can only use one or the other ? Also the managers are not tech trained and could not organize a shift pattern if they tried, apple is like a religion for some, they do try and brain wash you its sad because some people just cant see it happening to them its like hitler youth? plus the wage is terrible imagine working all hours screaming customers, massive ques of people all for minimum wage ? if i had to choose between mcdonalds and apple id pick mcdonalds.

    Advice to Senior Managementleave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Glad to have been a part of it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReal sense of achievement. Having been there a long time, seeing it grow from niche to global player was truly special

    ConsSalary and benefits outside of the US not that competitive, especially for long serving non-sales staff.

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    Good for learning some new skills but poor career progression

    Genius (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat coworkers with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Possibility to gain insight into how a large and hugely successful retail organisation is built, specifically with the way in which Apple runs its business as it is considerably different in approach to many other high street retailers. Good advancement up to a point if you are willing to play the corporate game. Great up to a certain point but then if you really want to do anything beyond Retail you have to leave, which culminates in Apple losing their most promising staff.

    ConsOnce you reach a certain level within the Retail side there is little further training or progression beyond possible management positions and even these are seldom promoted from within the staff with outside hires being the norm. Poor salary with little increases for long service meaning you are stuck in an underpaid job with no possibility for progression.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring outside managers from other retail stores. New management does not understand the attitude of general Apple staff which is to do a good job in their own way, not taking well to micromanagement. While this may have worked at other Retail stores this does not work at Apple and leads to confrontation between management and staff that could otherwise be avoided.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great staff but no respect for personal time

    Specialist (Former Employee) Southampton, England

    ProsThe team you work with are a great, talented bunch if people. There is always a buzz and you're never bored.

    ConsThe needs of the business are always far more important than your needs as a human. There is no respect for your personal time and the scheduling is an over complicated mess. There is too much"micro-managing". There seems to be a lack of opportunity for career progression unless you're willing to live out of a managers pocket.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognise people for who they are and what they can do, and stop favouriting people because they're talking the right talk to you. Respect your staff as real people and be willing to make changes for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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