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"Steve Jobs Dictatorial Style Trickles Down"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

It's great for the resume. Better still, it's a great way to meet lots of people who will ultimately move around within the industry -- an excellent way to build a professional network. In addition, you will have lots of opportunity to practice working in a somewhat chaotic, but often creative workplace, and to benefit from the genius of Steve Jobs.

Cons

It is essentially a dictatorship, and not a benevolent one. At the exec level, the leadership style is unequivocally domineering and unforgiving -- driven by fear of Steve. And many of them are just plain mean. Lower-level managers have very little control; they may be nice, but they're often irrelevant.

Advice to Management

Learn to be leaders. Set people up to succeed. Give them the direction and the parameters for success (not micro-management or correction). Develop plans and stick to them, and help your teams work to the plan. Develop confidence in your own leadership capabilities and your own intelligence, so you don't have to operate in fear of Steve.

Other Employee Reviews for Apple

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gave me lots of time to think of reasons not to by an Apple product.

    Cons

    Brow beat to do the job one way in the exhausting training and expected to the opposite on the job. Complete lack of respect for anyone who doesn't use or own an Apple computer. Expected to worship the ground Steve Jobs walks on.

    Advice to Management

    I will never purchase an Apple product.


  2. "Apple is the best thing that has happened to me career wise."

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    Current Employee - Genius Support Staff in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Genius Support Staff in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Apple is a large company with large stores, but the feeling of working in the store is not like a business, it is like working with family. The co-workers are friendly and it is always sad when one leaves, like loosing a brother.

    Cons

    The only downside is the occasional customer who makes life difficult by making a scene, but the management quickly and calmly helps the customer cool down, and helps everytime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the feeling of family, it is a great feeling.

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