Apple Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
3,912 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Apple at Home

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Work from home, decent pay.

    Cons

    Shift variations, I didn't like having different shifts month to month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ability to switch shifts or pick shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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
  3.  

    Great Company, Retail Hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Genius Administrator
    Current Employee - Genius Administrator

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

    Pros

    Limitless potential, Training, Work-Life Balance, Benefits

    Cons

    The Hours can be long and are not 9-5

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Better than most, but still needs improvement.

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    Current Employee - Genius in Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Genius in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what is essentially entry-level IT. They will pay for your training as you progress. Tuition reimbursement and health care is awesome. Lots of vacation time, too.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible hours. If you want any hours at all, you have to be available 100%, no exceptions. Schedules change from week to week, making having any kind of event planning near impossible. That is, unless you request off at least a month in advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting politics get in the way of decision making. Many of your good--actually, great-- employees are burned out by watching management not consult with the people below them. Stupid, inefficient brown nosers advance faster than skilled leaders and knowledgeable techs. You burn out the best and brightest due to wanting to get your own egos stroked. Stop it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CPU team

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    Former Employee - RTL Design in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - RTL Design in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Got to learn alot. Very friendly work environment. Company Values are great, high focus on quality of work.

    Cons

    Very high expectations, almost no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Apple has been nothing short of phenomenal; you're surrounded by a brilliant group of individuals.

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, travel opportunities, beer bashes, ideal weather, wide array of food options, casual wear, company prestige, company pride, generous time-off benefits, great healthcare benefits, loose management structure, free snacks on the job

    Cons

    Long hours, work never ends, not enough free food, poor internship program structure, sink or swim environment, pay can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clearer list of expectations early in the project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good

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    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Annapolis, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic job, good training, good people, always enjoyed it very much.

    Cons

    no specific cons other than occasional late hours and weekends which is hard if your social life requires hanging out with friends and family on the weekend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is challenging to take calls one after another, but Apple will take care of you, and they provide training.

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    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    -competitive compensation and benefits
    -great experience for customer service and interpersonal skills
    -opportunity to continue working with the company if you consistently meet performance standards
    -performance reviews and guidance
    -good management and organizational structure

    Cons

    -very taxing when you are dealing with people who are calling because they are frustrated, unsure how to use the product, or are unappreciative of your effort
    -additional hours can occur for busy periods, even if you are taking classes at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage advisors to do side projects like tracking performance and trying to figure out how to be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast Changing Environment in high-tech

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Difficult to take vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    people focused, innovative, exciting and cutting edge. Company values and culture are exactly what you would expect

    Cons

    none that i can think of

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