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Apple Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
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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.  

    Great Culture and People

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

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

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, a lot of highly intelligent people who are motivated and passionate

    Cons

    Glass Ceiling, not much prospect of moving to roles past a certain point

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Taught me a lot and I enjoyed most days

    Cons

    Didn't like change and had a hard time listening to the issues they had

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    FRS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great working in the store

    Cons

    Work life balance is limited as hours can be scheduled at any time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, excellent training along with alot of skills learned on the job.

    Cons

    Always under huge amounts of pressure and expectations, though great support throughout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longer times for appointments for customers to get a great experience from there visit's. Can sometimes be cut a bit short if they have question's about products and services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place! Smart People!

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

    I worked at Apple full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Met a lot of very dedicated, passion and smart people who make Apple, Apple. Regardless of your position, feel that your work contributed toward the success of the company. Do not mind the hand work and long hours as there are wonderful staff benefits.

    Cons

    As the company has grown at such a rapid place, unfortunately there is a lot of dilution of the Apple culture. To progress in the company, need to be aligned with people who are also going places in order to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at staff turnover of teams and you will see the underlying issue is probably with the manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company, hard to progress due to limited leader roles and limited stores

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Expert in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Apple Expert in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Amazing couture
    Best co-workers on earth
    A brand and products you can believe in

    Cons

    Professionally unstructured
    Hard to progress to leadership internally
    Average pay for retail because everyone wants to work for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must must must work harder to keep top preforming employees because it's only way to unsure culture is kept along with store growth.
    I'm short, internal progression must improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    good company and culture
    shared values and intelligent people

    Cons

    needs better working conditions
    management is quite variable and at times unorganised
    lots of pressure on management which filters down through other positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Jobs that provide you with a sense of purpose.

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

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to create your own success and will get support if you do it the right way.

    Cons

    Some managers have been in the business too long and have lost touch with the competitive environment. However, there are managers who are inspiring leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your team stays current, look at ways to encourage a different perspective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, but not a career for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back of House Specialist in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Back of House Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    The leadership team is always willing to offer support in developing your skills. Development is self driven, so you get out what you put in. It's not a career for everyone, as opportunities to advance are limited.

    The culture and team are amazing.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. I could get paid more for my skill set elsewhere. You will often deal with bad customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really in the manager's control, but better pay would be a start. The amount to crap staff have to deal with is often ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    AHA - do not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor
    Former Employee - Apple At Home Advisor

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay
    You get to work from home

    Cons

    Everything
    If you need help you do not get it
    If you transfer a call to a higher department your screamed at for high escalation
    If you aren't one of the managers favourites you can be certain you will have a bad time
    No matter how hard you try it's not good enough
    If you have time off medical certificates don't count towards anything and you will be terminated
    No sense of how mental health effects different people if you suffer from it and take time off you'll most likely be terminated

    Words twisted to the point your not even sure what you said to start with anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your managers - mainly the one who has lost half his team since he was given one! Most due to mental health issues and lack of support.

    Take the time to learn what your employees are suffering from just because you may not have been born in Australia doesn't mean you should run a business the same as you would in Singapore etc learn what effects your employees in every country you operate in otherwise you won't have many left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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