Apple Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
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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.  

    Internship Experience at Apple

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Very strong organizational culture: passion is rooted in everyone. People were very nice and supporting. Really good working atmosphere. Freedom and space for personal growth.

    Cons

    Not much training for the job. Most of the times, need to explore and learn by oneself. Long working hours. Usually worked overtime. Not much opportunity for promotion.

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    Apple Rocks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Pros

    It's Apple. It's awesome! They appreciate creativity and innovation. Apple pays well.

    Cons

    It's the corporate world as you would expect. Systematic, structured, organized, and a narrow ladder up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A terrific company with change happening daily. Leaders constantly challenged to know their business in detail.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing people all working to achieve extraordinarily high standards of work. Personalities are often larger than life with razor sharp business acumen and commitment to doing great things.

    Cons

    Organization often allows senior leaders with personality challenges to run their organizations with little regard for junior managers. Accountability at senior levels is paramount, but less senior managers should not be victimized by character deficiencies at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company with passion and innovation

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    Current Employee - Operation Specialist  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Operation Specialist in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    The company has compassion on staffs, and everything is moving fast. It is a fun and interesting company to work with. The company has resource to help you to learn.

    Cons

    Too many employees, and if you don't really stand out or make yourself visible among others. Then development could be difficult for your career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Apple iTunes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Apple for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well managed, clear goals, good people

    Cons

    Somewhat banal, not much room for creativity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Job Review

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist  in  Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Diverse Company Culture. Great management. Teamwork.

    Cons

    No cons for this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Apple is the greatest

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    Current Employee - AppleCare At-Home Advisor  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - AppleCare At-Home Advisor in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Apple doesn't care if you are two feet tall, green and 300 years old. If you have the right qualifications, experience and attitude, you will likely get the job.

    Cons

    Since I have to enter at least twenty words, I will simply say that there are none. Really.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    Very good place to learn about customer service and how to work as a team. Future employers appreciate how well Apple has trained employees in working with customers in difficult situations. Opportunity to grow. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    It's retail and the hours are unpredictable because the schedule rotates. The store can get very busy. Everyone you know will ask you to fix their device.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Smart, self-directed employees; great culture; occasionally disruptive reorgs

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Getting to work with smart people is great.

    Most people are self-starters who are driven to accomplishment and Apple culture reinforces that drive.

    In some teams resources are easy to get as long as you provide the product or customer focused justification.

    Cons

    Deep reorganization within a group did not consider the skills of the smaller teams or individuals well.

    If you are used to being a big fish in a smaller pond, you'll need to become skilled at suppressing your ego.

    Annual review process having only 3 levels and then adjusting those from upper management to 'balance' is insulting to the excellent people on my team; however, compensation is a much better received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add clear goals and tracking toward those goals within all teams and related to processes as well. Hyper focus on 'features' when defined too narrowly because they are the easiest to understand leaves other aspects of the business to be managed at varying levels of quality depending on the management chain.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent team, hit or miss leadership.

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, employee discounts and partner programs, quality of home/work balance, competitive benefits packages.

    Cons

    Hit or miss quality of leadership, scheduling (retail...), upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management tends to lose sight of the value that Apple places on putting the customer first. For a company so concerned about personalizing their sales approach, it's exhausting to have half of the management team completely disregard what's right for the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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