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Apple Reviews

Updated 22 May 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The people you work with are without a doubt the most incredible, passionate, interesting, talented, intelligent people you will work with in your life.
    - The company has an amazing philosophy in regards to its effect on the environment, it's passionate towards individuality, and has a desire to make the work a better place.
    - Working here will open doors throughout your career, both within and outside of Apple. People are always interested when they hear you work for Apple.
    - Busy environment - there was never a day spent waiting for things to happen. This made the days go quickly and I went home knowing that I had achieved something that day.
    - Employees are looked after well, with fitness and health reimbursements, good discount, and personal support for any issues faces within life.
    - During busy periods i.e. launches and holiday seasons, you are kept motivated and looked after by the leadership team.
    - The opportunity to try out new roles both within retail and corporate.
    - Excellent environment for open communication and feedback.
    - The ability to develop yourself is phenomenal here, particularly for students and graduates.

    Cons

    - Although when compared to other retail jobs the pay is higher than average, when you assess the work and effort you put into each role, the general consensus is that staff are underpaid. However, roles within management have an excellent pay.
    - Busy - not a great environment to work in whilst ill, or going through personal issues. On days like these work can be relentless.
    - Customers spend a lot of money on Apple products, and quite rightly when things go wrong they aren't too happy with this. Dealing with people in this situation is not easy and can be extremely tiring.
    - Job has become quite measures bases. Apple has lost it's original core value of creating great experiences. It is now heavily focussed on revenue and iPhone upgrade.
    - As with any retail role the hours are very unsociable. It is difficult to plan any personal social activity in advance due to a lack of knowledge of which day you will have off.


  2. "Producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creatively driven and friendly people, plenty of time to do your best work. Good budgets available to carry out best work.

    Cons

    Feels over staffed at times, which means that often there is not enough work to go around. Transcreation office means that most original creative work is carried out in the US. You work on a need to know basis, so very exclusive.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your contract staff more. They are there to do the same jobs and should be made to feel like part of the wider operation.


  3. "Incredible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great ethos, fantastic co-workers. Love the environment and challenges the job brings. The job is focussed around you and your customers, exactly how retail should be. Done _right_! Can't wait to get to work...seems strange to say...!!!

    Cons

    Very few cons that I can see. Minimum contract is sixteen hours which may inhibit some casual workers, although it is clear that this is for a reason - keeping staff integrated with the team by being in regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everything going as it is! Thank you for listening to employees with some upcoming changes - the fact that we are able to get involved at a deeper level with our suggestions is immensely great.


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  5. "Great company to work for, strong vision and drive, smart people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Products, people, attention to details, always striving for excellence.
    Diverse culture, opportunity to work with top management, even if you are an analyst.

    Cons

    Pressure can be very high too often. Flexible working and other perks seem to be less common than what you would expect to see in a tech company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing experiences but it is not built for properly rewarding staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in London, England
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues
    Great Benefits
    Good pay for what you are doing
    Most diverse and accepting environment to be who you want to be
    Very strong company ethics

    Cons

    Poor management structure
    Poor middle management
    Lack of reward, recognition and progression for staff of long tenure after a certain point
    Poor HR
    Poor scheduling
    Zero transparency - gets very frustrating

    Advice to Management

    some incredible managers but 70% are less switched on and intelligent that bulk of staff unfortunately . High turn over of floor staff has now meant a more driven and educated staff whereas the management team has barely changed since opening and therefore these managers often lack the aptitude to deal with running the business and the higher calibre staff.


  7. "Apple UK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Apple is a business full of top talented individuals, hired for their experience and knowledge of their specific field of expertise.

    Cons

    Apple is a business that is void of any kind of traditional progression path. Often talent needs to leave the organisation to progress and grow.

    Advice to Management

    The company really needs to focus on how to retain talent and make mobility within the organisation part of it's culture. At present it's incredibly rare to see an individual move to functions in other parts of the business. This has not always been the case, but you need to look at people with 10+ years tenor to see the last examples of individuals who have achieved this.


  8. "Amazing, simply the best place you could work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment, managers are more like mentors to guide you not their to instruct you

    Cons

    i honestly cant think of any, family and friends don't stop asking for discounts??


  9. "APPL"

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    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Apple Genius in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    team members, medical, pay, work life balance

    Cons

    cult like, little negotions, money orientated, little progression

    Advice to Management

    focus on the employees and not the metrics


  10. "Technical Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits for employees; full health and dental plans, great stock options, discounts on hundreds of products and services.
    Apple encourages you to pursue hobbies and interests and will even contribute towards any classes or memberships (including gym memberships).
    Discounts on their products too is also a great benefit.

    Cons

    Days are often very long and draining and sometimes that can mean a lack of variety. Particularly with the technical roles, days can be quite long and monotonous, particularly during high velocity days.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid changing the 'focus' of the day/week/month. Each week the focus changes and new plans are put in place, but these are often very short lived.


  11. "Constant change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fast moving environment
    - Opportunity to specialise and gain in-depth knowledge
    - Flat structure gives opportunity for decent exposure

    Cons

    - Slow career progress
    - 90% of vacancies filled before their even advertised
    - Lack of opportunities means people constantly looking for limelight opportunity and moments

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage more collaboration
    - Move to Battersea earlier..


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