Pros: benefits for part-timers, great and interesting coworkers, great products, generous breaks
Cons: high school politics, unsympathetic sick/attendance policy, little to no vacation time
Apple Retail has a credo the whole company is supposed to go by, which can basically be summed to "our people are our first priority." For HR and management (at my specific location), however, policy is their first priority. The tension this creates causes perpetual anxiety to myself and coworkers who do value Apple's ideal culture of personal growth – more... and development. The hardest part of the job is dealing with an unsympathetic leadership who will appeal to "the needs of the business" whenever an employee has a conflict.
On the bright side, Apple makes great products and sharing the experience of delight when a customer makes their first purchase is the most enjoyable part of the job. Even part-time employees great health benefits, among other things such as transportation and discounts.
If you're going to work in retail Apple is the best you can do. Just be wary of the kind of people who are attracted to management positions in such outlets. – less