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Apple Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 246 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 215 reviews)


Cons
  • Time off needs to be requested well in advance making work/life balance a challenge (in 252 reviews)

  • Work can be very demanding with long hours depending on the group you are in (in 151 reviews)

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    Apple Inc

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No flexibility and less salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As far as an entry-level retail job goes, Apple was an excellent, supportive, educational company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Christiana, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Christiana, DE (US)

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    -educational opportunities
    -non-commission based
    -technology
    -positive, encouraging work environment

    Cons

    -strict scheduling with irregular hours
    -uniform

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Would return

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, fantastic discounts, non-stop support from most of management if needed.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Technician in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Mobile Technician in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Company values, Teamwork, and a great working enviroment

    Cons

    I have not encountered anything yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Opportunity and Experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist

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

    Pros

    The training received at Apple is one of the most unique I have had the pleasure of attending. What is taught is not about how to about product or technical aspects or anything like that. They teach that Apple is a culture not a product and it shows in the stores, product, and most importantly, the people.

    Cons

    There is no lee way with policy regarding personal tech. If you are found to have done something or have something on your personal iPhone or MacBook, you will be terminated. This is what happened to me. A policy was changed about pre-release software and I was let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Awesome Values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Famiky Room Specialist
    Current Employee - Famiky Room Specialist

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great, Secure Job And Company.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance Is Not The Best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate Yourself On All Mobile Operating Systems...Not Just Apple. All Apple Customers Usually Having Some Other OS At Home...They Need To Know How Apple Product Work Coheasively With Other Product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ahhhmazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Charleston, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Charleston, SC (US)

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great culture, and that's the most important. Management always has your side, and will work with you concerning any issues you have whether business or personal.

    Cons

    Apple is working on some enhanced compensation for its employees, something much needed as a prominent con is the extent of employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits, higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work environment, decent pay for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in The Woodlands, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat working environment
    Good opportunity for advancement
    Resources for self-learning and personal growth
    Good company culture
    25% discount on most Apple brand items

    Cons

    Promotions can be based on favoritism
    Managers and employees continue to work there after their passion is gone
    Strict attendance policy with no exceptions allowed (seen lots of good employees fired)
    Steve Jobs no longer CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If one of your top salespeople has poor attendance due to circumstances outside their control, see if any exceptions or changes can be made to keep good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An intense experience working on great products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on highly-visible and well-loved products. You get to learn from some very talented colleagues. They have great benefits and executive leadership. The company's organization is highly cross-functional. Great work culture.

    Cons

    An increasing number of under-performing first-level and middle managers. Some areas of the company can be highly political. HR department does not do a good job of helping teams to hire new talent. Sometimes requires short-term periods of intense work to meet deadlines, especially for product releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely reorganize the hiring division of HR. Hire better managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Apple was the best company I have ever worked for in my entire life.

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    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Towson, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Towson, MD (US)

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    The freedom to be your genuine self, the comfortable atmosphere, great benefits/discounts, and the people you work with are so amazing.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find a way to promote people who really want it, not somebody who is just your favorite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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