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Best learning experience...

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

I worked at Apple full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Best learning experience in the Valley.

Cons

Worst work/life balance in the first world...

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    Best company to work for

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    Current Employee - Lead Genius
    Current Employee - Lead Genius

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

    Pros

    Apple is challenging, exciting, fun, and prepares you for any career whether with Apple or not. You will learn life skills not just tech or customer service skills. Great benefits from healthcare to transit subsidy, gym reimbursement, 401k and stock plan.

    Cons

    It's getting really big. It can be hard to be recognized unless you are the absolute cream of the crop. Very hard to get promoted from within. It's also stressful. The demands are high and pay is not equal to the work most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to offer career level positions from within. Most managers come from the outside these days. Recognize the hard work with rewards - not just monetary or promotion, but recognition. Some form of incentive plan would make sense also.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for learning some new skills but poor career progression

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    Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Genius in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Possibility to gain insight into how a large and hugely successful retail organisation is built, specifically with the way in which Apple runs its business as it is considerably different in approach to many other high street retailers. Good advancement up to a point if you are willing to play the corporate game. Great up to a certain point but then if you really want to do anything beyond Retail you have to leave, which culminates in Apple losing their most promising staff.

    Cons

    Once you reach a certain level within the Retail side there is little further training or progression beyond possible management positions and even these are seldom promoted from within the staff with outside hires being the norm. Poor salary with little increases for long service meaning you are stuck in an underpaid job with no possibility for progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring outside managers from other retail stores. New management does not understand the attitude of general Apple staff which is to do a good job in their own way, not taking well to micromanagement. While this may have worked at other Retail stores this does not work at Apple and leads to confrontation between management and staff that could otherwise be avoided.

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    Approves of CEO
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