Apple
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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook

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Pros:
  • "Great benefits package if you're lucky enough to get full-time"
    in 182 reviews
  • "Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers"
    in 177 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours"
    in 157 reviews
  • "could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors"
    in 127 reviews
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absolutely amazing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Apple

Prosno micro managing, great offices, amazing food court

Consnothing its a great place to work

Advice to Senior Managementnone, the management is amazing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work experience where you can gain lots of experience and develop yourself in many ways.

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

ProsGreat benefits, learning and development opportunities. Flexible scheduling for the most part.

ConsFast paced and requires lots of patience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced and really fun!

Apple Retail Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Apple part-time for less than a year

ProsThere is always something to do, so time flies.

ConsThere can be challenging customers to work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more up-front about when time off will be possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You have a chance to work with exceptional people. You can also gain a significant amount of skills.

Inventory Control Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExceptional people, flexible schedules, competitive compensation

Consgrowth is limited, penalties for workers not performing up to standards are non-existent,

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the workers who genuinely care about the company. Those with a passing interest will not help sustain a healthy working environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good experience, limited mobility inside

Apple Family Room Specialist (Former Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI (US)

I worked at Apple full-time for more than a year

Pros-Excellent Benefits
-Huge team to work alongside with
-Excellent Employee Discounts/Perks
-Great Resume Boost

Cons-Very difficult to receive promotions
-Too many managers for concise communication
-Over promise, under deliver on many conversations (Personal experience not necessarily status quo)
-Sit and spin progress

Advice to Senior Management-Concise communication, smaller management teams
-More opportunities offered for corporate experiences, certifications, and cross team learning (local stores and even international)
-Easier transparency/HR resources for retail staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An awesome Work at Home opportunity

Tier I Technical Support Advisor (Former Employee)
Columbia City, IN (US)

I worked at Apple part-time for less than a year

ProsLoved the discounts and the people that i worked with there, i would love to work with and hang out with any one of them again.

ConsNot able to get full time hours all the time, (hired in as part time not full time off the jump), and the lack of desire to allow you to help across multiple platforms if you had the knowledge like i did, (laptop and cell/tablet)

Advice to Senior ManagementMy Manager Geoff George was awesome. Nothing to add there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic company from the top down

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Apple full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat pay, lots of enthusiasm, great coworker support, employee-centric culture--all very different from the corporate culture that I had come from. All good!

ConsEvery department is different so Apple is a but like many companies in one. It can be difficult to move to another department once you have been hired into a certain department.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease share your knowledge with your direct reports.

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Great spot to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Apple

ProsManager are nice and generous of their time. The salary is good compare to other jobs in the industry, Not alot of room for growth because so many applicants and lack of possibility

ConsValue are a little childish with the teenage attitude of the maangers. Employee are not taken seriously. Job is not for everyone because you need to fit in the "model"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great first job

Mac Specialist (Apple Store) (Former Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I worked at Apple part-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery busy environment, where you get to engage with a diverse group of customers. Benefits are definitely nice for retail. Overall, there is a great internal community and potential for growth.

ConsManagement can be hit or miss, but that is expected in retail.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward and retain those who go above and beyond, and have a deep passion for the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Specialist (Former Employee)
Corte Madera, CA (US)

I worked at Apple part-time for less than a year

ProsThey are positive people and believe in treating everyone with respect including their customers. their approach to customer service is great and you rarely be in a position were you are the bad guy. The knowledge and benefits for just part-time employees are great and is the ultimate job to have during college. very easy to change hours and swap shifts.

ConsTraining for new software and devices are always on the go and really never get an understanding of the updates and software changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementDuring busy times management seem to go crazy and lose the positive up beat vibe. I think during these times specialist's and others need them to stay calm. I think sometime there in such a rush to serve the customer they forget about the people that actually deals with them and provides them with the service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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