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You couldn't find another company better than this one!

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Former Employee - Specialist in Westlake, OH (US)
Former Employee - Specialist in Westlake, OH (US)

I worked at Apple full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Training is the best around. Advancement is determined by performance not by experience. Family atmosphere. Best technology in the world

Cons

You are rewarded for hard work by leadership positions and more responsibility, but it does not mean that you will earn more compensation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to list to the specialists that interact with the customers as you have done. Great job!

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    Good experience, but inconsistent culture from store to store.

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apple is a fantastic company, albeit going through some major transitions right now.
    - Great insurance benefits for full time and part time employees.
    - Good discounts and lifestyle benefits.
    - Positive atmosphere for the most part.
    - Apple only hires competent candidates, so you're on a team you feel good about.
    - There's lots of ongoing training.
    - New Career Experiences give Retail Employees the opportunity to explore new facets of the business.

    Cons

    - Very few promotions to management from within (retail).
    - Most managers were District Managers of other big retailers, and were recruited. That means they often have no experience whatsoever with Apple Products or Culture, which can be hard to take as a long time Apple enthusiast and employee.
    - Drastic differences between Retail and Corporate culture, with Retail often feeling like the ugly stepchild.
    - Retail doesn't receive all of the same perks as Corporate.
    - Retail hours are inflexible and don't allow for much of a work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study up. When you're new to Apple, immerse yourself in the culture and get to know your people before you try to make any changes. Apple has always been a company that values its people, and we can't afford to have managers that don't.

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    I worked in an Apple retail store

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good, covers domestic partnerships. Employee discounts on products and with partner companies like AT&T, Verizon, accessories companies.

    Cons

    Full-time staff are involved in too-frequent meetings, and they make the same hourly wage as part-time even though there are many additional responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that this is not a forever-job for most of the employees in a retail store. You MUST help employees develop their career experiences and job skills for the future - that's what I feel I gained from working at Apple.

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