Apple Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
3,915 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 241 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 205 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 245 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 149 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing company to work for!

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    Current Employee - ITunes Account and Billing in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - ITunes Account and Billing in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, employee discount, awards you receive, pay is great too. The work from home opportunity is great! They provided us with the Mac to use for work. I loved being able to work from home while doing a job I loved. I only left due to my husband's job relocating and the hours wouldn't work with our new schedule with the kids.

    Cons

    Rotation of hours based on stats. That is the only con I have for Apple. I loved working for them. I have many friends who still work there and were promoted within a year!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience but no upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Anchor Point, AK (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Anchor Point, AK (US)

    I have been working at Apple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture,values, benefits, focus on employees,

    Cons

    fight for hours, no uppward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun company to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers for the most part. Great company to have on your resumé. Great place to learn a lot as well

    Cons

    promotions are a high school popularity contest. Some Customers can be extremely unruly (threatening to throw various iDevices at your face for not replacing them). Stress will become your best friend and you have no say in the matter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    lots of work, but great compensation and experience. very intelligent people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Product Quality in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Quality in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great compensation, and travel benefits. lots of area to learn from highly intelligent people

    Cons

    work life balance is not existant. work work work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities abound. There is plenty of room to grow here.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Despite some public opinion, Apple is an extremely ethical company. Lots of smart peers to learn from. Opportunity for growth when you demonstrate potential.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but expected: compensation generally lags behind performance. Work can be very ambiguous at times. Many peers are spread very thin. Apple has a "show me" culture which generally requires you to work periods of double-time to prove your own ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome team, great experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I worked at Apple as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked at a machine learning team in the iTunes division. People are generally really nice and there's a ton of things to learn.

    Cons

    Some people care about pedigrees even after you get in. Some people believe that "machine learning" is only for PhDs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits but bad work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Chat Sales Agent in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Chat Sales Agent in Cork (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    International environment
    Amazing canteen!!
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to take holidays
    Not much possibilities for career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's just retail

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    Current Employee - BOH Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - BOH Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers are great

    Cons

    Management is awful. They micromanage without knowing what it is the different departments actually do.
    Time off is hard to get and the scheduling is a nightmare.
    External hires and transfers are brought in instead of promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people and products.

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    Current Employee - At-Home Advisor in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - At-Home Advisor in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They have amazing benefits and are very understanding if things come up. They hold their products high and expect the customers to get top quality help. There is a lot of metrics to adhere to, but the customer is always the top priority.

    Cons

    Promotions don't really make sense. They aren't necessarily looking for the best talent to promote first, but they do have opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at those with more experience and good metrics and help them to get promoted especially if their peers are getting moved up with less experience and metrics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, people-first culture, worked with some really creative coworkers, good opportunities for growth, can easily transfer to different stores around the country

    Cons

    Customers can be particularly draining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sensitive to the mental health needs of your employees, but keep fostering a creative atmosphere of smart, happy people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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