Apple Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
3,790 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 238 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 233 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 143 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genius

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    Current Employee - Mac Genius  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You do what you love.

    Cons

    You have to know tons of information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent experience. Thorough training and decent pay for a Call center work

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    Former Employee - Mac Expert (Phone Sales)  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Expert (Phone Sales) in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Training, Organized, Good Culture (fun environment)

    Cons

    They tend to rule with an Iron Fist, There is this annoying fear that makes people unwilling to express anything that may be perceived as criticizing. Everyone seems to be looking over their shoulder for reason other than bad production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though the environment is good try not to always be on the look out to bust or fire your team. Even though I did well there, I witnessed too many people getting fired for what seemed like trivial things. I know you are in fear for your jobs as well but try to filter that fear if you can. You will gain a lot of respect from your team as a result and they will go to war with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love working at apple!!

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    Current Employee - Mac Genius  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Reston, VA (US)

    I have been working at Apple part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great hours, atmosphere! i just love waking up in the morning and going to this great job, you'll love it here undoubtedly one of the best jobs out there.

    Cons

    Lots of competition can lead to jealousy, you have to really work hard in order to make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give better vacation time, don't get employees too worked up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Just working for Apple is a pro, can't get any better

    Cons

    how can there be. I love Apple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Apple Life

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    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Meeting great people.
    Time goes by fast.
    Benefits.

    Cons

    Meeting horrible, self-entitled, tech-illiterate-yet-condenceding, rude people.
    Impossible to get time off.
    Not flexible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Genius

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    Current Employee - Genius  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Genius in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good. You get trained and certified. And benefits also goes to part timers, except for sick and vacation pay.

    Cons

    Retail hours and working on holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Apple is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Apple has the best brand recognition in the world, and they have the top talent to create great products like Macs and iPhones.

    Cons

    Engineers are sent to China way too often. The life in China for several weeks leading to new product launches is not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apple has the tendency of being too secretive about the new products. Sometimes the "need to know basis" hurts communication among different product groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic Company

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    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Apple Retail Specialist in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You never stop learning! Mostly everyone is friendly and worthy of looking up to, kind and extend that same learning experience offered to customers. They are encouraging and good teachers!

    Cons

    Getting to know some co-workers is a bit challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Retail Work Experience Ever - You'll love it.

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    Former Employee - Expert  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Expert in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Great Training
    Work-life balance is good for non-management positions
    Insurance
    Stock options
    Great system with great workflow
    Great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Fast pace can be challenging sometimes
    Not a lot of room to move up but there are opportunities occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very product focussed company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As an engineer, it feels great to make contributions that have a visible impact on Apple products. People love it or hate it but they never ignore it. Even the negative user comments just show how much they expect from Apple. Engineering is well respected and the thing I like most is that the rest of the engineers are very grounded and like to make impact on a product level. In some other big tech focussed companies, often times, engineers end up building an entire new compiler in order to get done with their project. This seldom happens at Apple and it is a good thing.

    Cons

    There is a lot of secrecy and silos in order to keep company information on a need to know basis and extremely confidential. This is a good thing from the perspective of PR and marketing but sometimes it hinders learning, sharing and effectively working on new things. It also has a tendency to foster a culture where more senior employees can effectively shut off newer employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let the genie out of the bottle! Even though Steve is no longer with the company, there is no other company that can create such damn good products with a fantastic management team. There still a LOT to be done though. Trust your engineering employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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