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Apple Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Genius in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Genius in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great opportunities

    Cons

    Highly political for upward movement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company culture with good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone gets along. It's a perk of being a social retail gig plus you're always up to date with the newest technology. Benefits are amazing - affordable health insurance, transportation coverage, fun workplace.

    Cons

    With working for a prestigious company comes customers who expect top notch attention and service. Luckily my position didn't require a lot of customer interaction. I will say you meet all sorts of personalities at the Apple store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More monetary compensation is always welcome. But to really move up at Apple, you need to be a top notch worker or have good relationships with your managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fabulous!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits and growth opportunity are superb!

    Cons

    retail hours, although the company is very fair about what is offered to corporate and retail alike

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor in Eugene, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor in Eugene, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with scheduling and offer great party!

    Cons

    It can be hard to move up with so many employees competing for the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work. In the end it is still a retail job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Positions are not performance based
    - Relatively easy job if you can handle a high-stress environment

    Cons

    - Scheduling can be tough
    - Managers can be very strict

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent education and experience from working there, but company policy can still end up screwing employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Genius in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Genius in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Tremendous room for growth and satisfaction with the profession. They really do notice if you're doing an excellent job, and want to give you room to improve your expertise as long as you want to. They hire excellent people, and I've made some of the best friends of my life by working there. They educate their employees, and the training is a positive experience both for improving one's personal skills and demonstrates that Apple is not in the business of screwing its customers at all.

    Cons

    Monetary compensation could be much better. They are willing to sacrifice the comfort and peace of mind of employees, and forego obvious logic, in order to comply with company-wide policies that can sometimes seem arbitrary. Like any large company, it is difficult for them to fire incompetent people, and so a poor hire can drag down a good team for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to sidestep company policy in minor ways when the benefits of doing so would very obviously outweigh the cons, and the logic of the policy might not apply rationally in particular contexts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    workmates, time off, development, culture, perks

    Cons

    compensation, benefits, management, location, hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Apple undoubtedly the best employer I have worked for so far!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Localization Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Localization Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Great work environment. Excellent place for innovation and creativity. Good salary and free Apples :)

    Cons

    Nothing really to add as negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It is a great job for college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor
    Current Employee - Applecare At Home Advisor

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great pay and presents for employees.

    Cons

    Not always part-time during launch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation can be ehh.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, Busy, Upbeat

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

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, great benefits (even part-time), good pay, AWESOME DISCOUNTS.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have the employees back. Customer is always right, even when wrong. Can't take off during certain events. Point system for tardiness and sickness is not flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always have your employees back when the customer is wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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