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IT is the basement of Apple, but other areas can be much nicer!

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

I worked at Apple

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's Apple! In terms of product, it's one of the most exciting places to work for! Watching Apple grow in the Steve 2.0 era has been nothing short of astonishing.

Cons

Working IT in Apple is much like working as a member of the janitorial staff in the basement of a really cool club. Very rarely do you ever get to surface and get a taste of the good life. It's lots of hard work, and they do definitely get away with paying less for employees than other B.A. companies... at least in IT. But ultimately I was proud to work for a place that creates such kewl products.

Advice to Management

Some parts of Apple are wonderful, some are less than stellar. IT is a fundamentally boring job sector, but senior management could make it a much more vibrant workplace if there were better opportunities and appreciation for IT employees, both in terms of compensation and job growth. A lot of IT employees I know feel trapped in their current positions. Pushing the blue button every day gets boring. Sometimes a green button, or even a fuchsia one (gasp! how daring!) might be, you know... different.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, but fast burnout

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability as the company continues to grow and is never without new products. No need to worry about running out of work or not enough new projects. Working at Apple provides an excellent experience in bringing new products to market and working for a company that others outside recognize. It's exciting to be working for one of the most successful companies in the world, although things are not quite what they appear to be from the outside.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure from management to work long hours and to sacrifice family life. There is a lack of understand for having a home life. Steve Jobs is one of the most controlling individuals and that attitude permeates the organization. He is hot tempered and you don't want to be in a room when he's looking for someone to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more balances environment and give the employees more credit. The environment is politically charged and some very good people get shuttled aside because of incompetent managers.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn if you are ready to compromise your personal life big time with no attractive benefits

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

    I have been working at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot to learn and place to put your knowledge to work

    Cons

    No personal Life. Very poor benefits. If you manage to compensate those poor benefits initially in your package. then its good. Other wise it sucks big time.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with in company.

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