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"Lots of smart interesting people focused on the user experience"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Really great products to work on, exciting opportunities and smart interesting people to work with. There is a strong culture of focusing on the end-user experience and not irrationally obsessing with features/technology.

Cons

It's a big company, so there are the general the rules and bureaucracy you don't have at, say, a start-up. There is a strong Apple-focused culture and loyalty which becomes both a strength and a weakness.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (4)

    "enlightening"

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    Former Employee - AppleCare Technical Support in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - AppleCare Technical Support in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure, quite a learning experience.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, constantly more demands on agents, with no money to justify, and rode on the "Apple" name.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your investment in your technical staff...9.00 for an in home job is just robbery


  2. "Good experience, but inconsistent culture from store to store."

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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