Apple Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 240 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 204 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 243 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 148 reviews)

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  1.  

    Honest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Friendships, culture and discounted products.

    Cons

    Ambiguity amongst management and employees. Career opertunities can often be falsehood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    cool but a bit of a cult.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    passionate and interesting colleagues.
    great work environment.
    generous perks.

    Cons

    takes over your life - they demanded a lot for a casual retail job. it's good if you love the brand and want to become a genius for the rest of your life but not suitable if you just want some spare cash to get through uni!

    too many hierarchical buzz words- which provided a bit of a cultural clash between the american structure and the australian egalitarianism.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great and Fun Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier I Support in Sydney
    Former Employee - Tier I Support in Sydney

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Casual Dress everyday. Fun and creative workplace. Excellent training schemes and in house incentives such as discounts on their products. Excellent opportunities to climb up in management and the pay is quite good. Strong focus on customer experience.

    Cons

    They mostly employ contractors and have a strict policy in not giving to charities or sponsoring events. Because it is like a cult-like work place where everyone is almost the point of obsessed with Apple products, there is also that feeling of weirdness and over "loving" the products. Focused on gaining numbers rather than giving back to the community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give back to the community rather than focus on taking from consumers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    totally dissatisfied there's no career

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Roma
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Roma

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

    Pros

    they pay on time and the contract is regular

    Cons

    once they put you the blue t-shirt they forget your previous experience and skills and you can forget any career in this place. You will probably remain there without opportunities. Managers are taken from other companies like jeans or shoes companies instead of letting you grow with time.
    (and you could be even and electronic engineer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    coming from other companies like shoes or fastfood or jeans, judge by yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An enriching experience working with an amazing group of individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Enriching journey
    - Amazing insight into the works of one of the best companies

    Cons

    1. Hard to transition towards corporate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Informative, a place to grow, retail like no other

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Sydney
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Sydney

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, great products and happy atmosphere
    Train staff and let you grow on the job, also give decent staff discounts

    Cons

    limited if any career progression and staffing goes through fazes of high quality to high quantity but never finds the right balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build your staff, they are a resource and many do not want to leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work so far...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Specialist in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in, fantastic people and culture, no pressure to make a sale

    Cons

    Could go horribly wrong if management becomes bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being good :D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    amazing people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    fantastic team, really energetic and passionate, managers who really look out for you
    there are some amazing opportunities if you want to make retail your career and even if you don't

    Cons

    you often get some pretty terrible customers or get frustrated by the processes you have to work within, probably inherent in working for such a large company. They pay doesn't seem high enough for what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Apple Retail - Not bad, compared to others.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    • Product discounts.
    • Working with selected - brilliant people.
    • Good retail environment compared other companies.

    Cons

    • Retail.
    • Company culture is not working very well at retail.
    • Retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are hand-selected brilliant people that are devoted to Apple and Apple products. You need to take feedbacks seriously to keep everyone happy in the store - to be the best store in the world.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 64 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, Rewarding, but ZERO work/life balance. Most satisfying , most difficult and most rewarding job ever.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We work with geniuses - in every department, We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories - who else can say that?

    Cons

    ZERO ZERO ZERO work/life balance. Execs have been saying for YEARS that they understand and will make it better. But in actuality, it gets worse every year! It is obviously top management LIP SERVICE because if they meant it, they could fix it tomorrow. They have hundreds of BILLIONS in the bank. If they REALLY cared about employee work/life balance, they could bring aboard the right number of folks to make that issue dissolve. Sick of hearing the lies. Just don't lie about wanting to fix it, when they clearly DON'T care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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