Apple Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
3,876 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 240 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 204 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 241 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 147 reviews)

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great People, unforgiving Polices

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    Former Employee - Expert in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Expert in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The support of the Management and trainers is out standing, the people you work with are top notch.

    Cons

    Their attendance policy is very unforgiving, if you are more than a minute or two late to clock in you get a point that stays on your record for a year. Get 3 of those in a year and you can no longer transfer to opening at other stores (which I was planning on to solve some traffic issues that was making it hard to be to work on time). Get another point beyond that 3rd and you are fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some flexibility to the employees on attendance, being late 4 times in a year isn't worth firing someone over, especially if they are someone that top sales, customer service, and mentor in the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hardware engineering is truely hard here.

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    Current Employee - Acoustic Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Acoustic Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with a lot of experienced and excellent engineers. Feeling proud and competent. A lot of equipments and state of art labs to use.

    Cons

    Limited team work. Everyone works on his own...mainly because of secerecy policy. No internal documents, so have to ask a lot, and have to know who to ask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well...management crisis maybe? just like any other big company. Nobody can make dicision like Steve Jobs anymore, so you know how that is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy hours, great opportunity, a real learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Back of House Specialist in Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Back of House Specialist in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    The environment that Apple had/has makes dealing with retail customers possible.
    The benefits in my opinion are some of the greatest for a retail job.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can overwork you.
    Management won't always be on your side, even if you are following policy.
    Management can seem to care more about the onetime buyer, then the everyday employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers used to be there to help the employees do their jobs. Unfortunately, now they seem to be their to micromanager employees and tell them when they

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company, tough job.

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    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Apple is a great company, and it was awesome to see how much they care about the customer.
    Relatively flexible hours.
    Employees were treated with respect.
    Company perks.
    Team oriented - even working from home I didn't feel alone.
    The training was great, but a little shorter than I would have liked.

    Cons

    Any customer service job is hard. Some of the people you help will be very rude, which makes the job less desirable at times. Be prepared to be yelled at sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The start of lifetime development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People focused, great benefits, very diverse set of people employed

    Cons

    Upward movement is very competitive. Culture can mask the business side but doesn't negate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A revisit to the core values of the company quarterly rather than yearly can be extremely beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tough but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High compensation for a star player
    Coolest products
    Strong job security for a high caliber engineer

    Cons

    Extremely long hour
    Slave driving culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    You are working on things that you see everyone using everyday

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience.
    Making a difference.
    Making Apple products better.
    Lots of smart and like minded people working here

    Cons

    No structured advancement system.
    No free food other perks
    Long work hours
    work-life balance not all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgement of when you are doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Genius administrator at apple

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The benefits outweigh the cons

    Cons

    The benefits make you not want to leave

  11.  

    Technical Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity. Access to managers you support. Personal growth and great pay.

    Cons

    Applicant tracking system isn't amazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impove ATS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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