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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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. "Great place to work with great people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - great people
    -customer focus

    Cons

    - sometimes long hours
    - sales pressure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's still retail."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Genius in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Genius in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Better pay than many retail jobs.
    -Lots of cool coworkers with a diverse range of talents (professional photographers, artists, designers, musicians, teachers, etc.)
    -Get to be part of the Apple craze, if that's your sort of thing.
    -Fairly flexible hours.
    -Good benefits, even for part-timers.

    Cons

    -It's still retail.
    -No commission or bonuses for sales people, even if sales exceed $1million in a year.
    -VERY busy almost all the time. Becomes stressful.
    -Limited pay jumps with role changes (from sales to iPhone tech support, there is no raise at my store. From iPhone tech support to "Genius," it's about $3/hr)
    -Management doesn't manage well. Lots of micro-management. Difficult to get help from management when needed. They all know they have to suck up to the Store Lead, which affects their ability to work FOR the other employees.
    -Working on weekends and holidays (there's a blackout around winter holidays, so traveling over Christmas is not likely, for example)
    -Some stores are 24 hours, which means you might have to work some very strange hours.
    -Not a lot of chances for advancement.
    -No tangible rewards for good work, generally.
    -Small annual raises of about 3-5% of your wage.

    Advice to Management

    If you're an Apple manager and you're reading this, take note. In many of your stores, your employees are stressed out and unhappy with your management styles. When going over the anonymous reviews given every quarter, don't pay attention to your final NPS score (shows overall approval of working at Apple). Ignore the positive reviews, as you should be getting them in the first place. Work on the negatives. In my experience, the least happy people also have been at the store for the longest time, and have the best ideas for fixing the problems. Apple retail is declining as a good place to work because the people with experience are being pushed out by poor management and bad leadership attitudes. Stand up to your store leader and support the other employees. If your store lead is around as little as mine, you know he/she has no idea what the store needs to keep the workers happy. Really cherish these workers; they're the only reason you have a job.


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