Apple Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    The start of lifetime development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People focused, great benefits, very diverse set of people employed

    Cons

    Upward movement is very competitive. Culture can mask the business side but doesn't negate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A revisit to the core values of the company quarterly rather than yearly can be extremely beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Apple has been nothing short of phenomenal; you're surrounded by a brilliant group of individuals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, travel opportunities, beer bashes, ideal weather, wide array of food options, casual wear, company prestige, company pride, generous time-off benefits, great healthcare benefits, loose management structure, free snacks on the job

    Cons

    Long hours, work never ends, not enough free food, poor internship program structure, sink or swim environment, pay can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clearer list of expectations early in the project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Annapolis, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic job, good training, good people, always enjoyed it very much.

    Cons

    no specific cons other than occasional late hours and weekends which is hard if your social life requires hanging out with friends and family on the weekend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High Stress. Great Co-Workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Genius in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Benefits. The best part of the job was my co-workers. It allowed us to have a sense of community, like we were going to war together to conquer a common enemy.

    Cons

    This retail location had a very high volume of customers. The environment seamed very hectic and not controlled. Management seamed to be overwhelmed by customers and employees, thus deeming them unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to employee fatigue since the environment drains us of all we have for in life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Some of the best people you'll ever work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist
    Former Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fantastic support from coworkers, extremely passionate people, felt I mattered to both my coworkers and my managers.

    Cons

    lots of customer interaction, which can be a pro or a con. You just have to have the right mindset and find your stride. Overall, though, a GREAT place to work, and I made many friends whom I still keep in touch with, even after 2+ years out of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Apple Retail: Great management and work-life balance

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

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Transparent and communicative management that put employees first.
    Flexible schedule for students and part timers.
    Supportive training program that ensured quality customer service experience

    Cons

    More hours for part timers

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    You are working on things that you see everyone using everyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience.
    Making a difference.
    Making Apple products better.
    Lots of smart and like minded people working here

    Cons

    No structured advancement system.
    No free food other perks
    Long work hours
    work-life balance not all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgement of when you are doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's still retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on apple products, higher pay than most other retail jobs

    Cons

    The pay still isn't enough to live in New York City; any job where you wear a branded shirt makes you feel like you're working for 'the man', regardless of the fact that it's Apple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Apple Genius in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Exciting constantly evolving, changing to make a better customer experience

    Cons

    Lateral movement is easy, vertical movement nearly impossible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Living the dream

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The store I have the pleasure of working in is beyond incredible. Staffed to perfection. Everyone is so kind and we all support each other in our growth opportunities as well as praising each other in our strengths. There is no situation that could rise where you face it alone. The benefits are astonishing, which just shows how great this company truly is.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult customers. Sometimes short handed on genius's. Schedules being done in a way where you're set to work 7-10 days in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I couldn't be blessed with a better management team. Each and every one of them are so kind and know our names. We all matter and play a vital piece to the store, which management always reminds us of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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