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Apple Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
3,641 Reviews

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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 208 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 194 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 194 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 133 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Apple Was My Job, Not My Life.

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    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist

    Pros

    For a retail position, compensation and benefits were solid. Lots of good training and many opportunities for temporary assignments around the company. Apple goes out of their way to seek out talented individuals who are interesting, engaging and usually fun to work with. Products speak for themselves.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be terrible. Even for a retail specialist, leadership constantly asked people to come in early/stay late, work days off, etc, especially around product launches. Our leadership team was increasingly difficult to satisfy - their drive for results was bordering on maniacal, which took a lot of the Apple magic away from our store and ultimately burned out a lot of their top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Advisor at Apple

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Elk Grove, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Elk Grove, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great pay discounts and benefits, great culture, great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    The main con is the work-life balance and the schedules everyone gets. Apple is heading in a direction I don't like when it comes to employee work-life balance. Also, your success at Apple depends heavily on if you have a good or bad manager in your corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your people are just that, people, who have lives and limitations, and not machines who crunch numbers. Put the focus on them first, then the customer, and you will see great results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Apple = People First.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    People focused, innovative, exciting and cutting edge. Company values and culture are exactly what you would expect from Apple Computer. Great pay and wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced, and still retail at the end of the day. You will have goals to meet, most of your day will be spent on your feet, hours can be long and tiring. Shake ups in leadership, more recently, have resulted in a dip in company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clearer direction and a more focused outline for employee career pathing and personal growth. Communicate openly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lifetime Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Apple Family Room Specialist in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Working for a company like Apple will put you in an experience like no other. Leading technology, coworkers with amazing backgrounds, and knowledge that will stay will you forever, not to mention benefits galore.

    Cons

    Achieving full-time has been the biggest challenge. I've now been working for Apple for almost 2 years and although there are openings, most of them are given to those with seniority. Work/Life balance can also be a little challenging when you spend most of your time commuting to and from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions come and go and people who work behind the scenes often get overlooked. Part-time employees should be given the career experiences that full-time employees get.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for single people

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    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor
    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor

    Pros

    --Very detailed training; gives an opportunity to learn a lot of tips and tricks for personal use as well
    --Part time, working from home--10 step walk from desk to kitchen for lunch
    --Excellent benefits

    Cons

    --All about the metrics; they say that the numbers aren't important while you're in training, but once you go live all the focus is on the numbers, surveys, etc.
    --Required to work at least one weekend day for AHA part time position, which is hard with kids in the house

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - At-Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Pros:
    Work from home.
    Great training and benefits (401k, health & life insurance, & cool discounts with other companies).
    Worked around your school schedule.
    Laid back during slow hours.

    Cons

    Cons: You really don't get to see any of the other coworker, so you don't get any bonding time.
    Super busy during the holiday seasons, but that's with almost all jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work.
    Fun
    Friendly Community

    Cons

    Large Campus
    Hard to find your way around
    Can be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people get around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor  in  Temple, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Apple At Home Advisor in Temple, TX (US)

    Pros

    The company speaks for itself. A true leader in products, customer service and support. I haven't worked for a better company in that respect.

    Cons

    The shift bidding can be a bit "unfair" and has disadvantages. Some things are just not taken into consideration. I think the company (leadership) could do a better job at that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more concerned with employee concerns. Sometimes it feels like there just isn't a true "concern". Advancements seem to be plentiful, but then again, seem to be so hard to achieve. Hard to describe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best work environment ever...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Great friends and family built with co-workers and management.

    Cons

    Still retail hours, but you love each moment...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing benefits, daily challenges and unbelievable growth potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AppleCare Senior Advisor  in  Grandview, MO (US)
    Current Employee - AppleCare Senior Advisor in Grandview, MO (US)

    Pros

    I have been promoted six times in two years and gotten a performance raise, also, so advancement here is amazing. The benefits are incredible and affordable, and there is a ton of vacation for the job type. They expect a lot but the give a ton in return.

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart - if you are not dedicated, this job will eat you alive. The standards are high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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