Apple Reviews in Toronto, ON

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  • 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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  1.  

    Apple retail is a nice job to have if you have your own side business. Don't even think about move up to corporate

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    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Meeting a lot of cool people.

    Cons

    Too many talented employers but too many less intelligent managers. I mean it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to who? to Tim Cook? I like him but I want Steve back. Please bring him back to us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of possibilities

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    Current Employee - Genius  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Genius in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The best part about working for apple is its People and culture

    Cons

    The worst part is working Retail hours and weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Inventory Specialist

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    There is always something new happening at Apple, whether it is a new product launch or some other new process/initiatives, so the work is always interesting. Since they hiring process is very thorough most of the employees that do get hired are great people to work with. And while some would disagree I would consider the compensation an benefits to be very competitive.

    Cons

    There are very limited avenues for career progression, especially for those not interested in becoming a store manager. Managers have the ability to make exceptions for customers that you rarely get the same answer from different managers as they all are just making decisions on the fly as there is very little structure to their decision making. Sometimes there is too much focus of having the "Apple" attitude that those who do get the majority of the work done are seen as under performing as they aren't being "Apple" enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities for people to build careers where they aren't stuck in the same position for 5+ years or else they will just keep leaving once they finally realize there is nowhere for them to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place - Great people

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Awesome group of people. lots of talent. family oriented.

    Cons

    Gets too busy. can get stressful and overwhelming during busy seasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bittersweet, hard to maintain work life balance

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    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Product discounts. Candidates hired tend to be very Smart

    Cons

    Lack of employer empathy towards subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employes need more reasons to stay with be company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Mac Genius  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mac Genius in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good pay when you reach top

    Cons

    Glass ceilings the limit. Once you get there... thats it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mix of positive and negative - position is

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    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible(ish) hours; decent salary + commission structure; pride in getting to say you work for Apple; decent employee discount for personal and friends/family; relative freedom in this position as you work largely on your own.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends all the time; management doesn't truly listen to concerns about traffic and general business, they just want more sales and don't care how you get them; if store traffic is down so is your commission (generally);

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing ASCs to treat their role as if it's their own business - they have no control over most of what happens in the retail store they are placed in (Best Buy or Future Shop) and are little more than glorified trainers/sub-managers. Listen to your employees when they talk about traffic, demographics and other concerns - don't just brush it off saying it's the same everywhere. Guess what? It's not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not even an iPod shuffle

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    Former Employee - Genius Administrative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Genius Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Amazing People
    -Great for resume
    -Keeps you on your toes
    -Always in the know of new technology

    Cons

    -Company and Management do not care about you
    -Small space, alot of people
    -No incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn about the technology...don't be afraid of the floor..come out if the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Apple is like joining a cult

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    Former Employee - Retail Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    For a retail job it pays slightly higher then a clothing store

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations with no incentive to succeed other then to not be fired. Do not expect any commission, do not expect to work with attractive people, do not expect positive reinforcement or effective coaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are desperate nobody's who have aligned your personal self worth into a giant corporation's success with nothing else in your lives to make you worth knowing or speaking to. Absolutely pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent pay, but you earn it.

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    Former Employee - Expert (Apple Store)  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Expert (Apple Store) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive financial compensation, but you'll never be busier in your life. You will learn more about customer service and managing relationships than you ever have before.

    Cons

    It's still retail at the end of the day. There is a glass ceiling. It's very difficult to get into leadership roles, and even harder, near impossible to go corporate. Only 2% make it to Corporate. So many talented people had to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop brining in outside management. Promote your own people. Too many talented people have already left because they had to put up with political bs from ex-Gap, Pottery Barn, Old Navy managers who don't "get apple".

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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