Very fun and exciting place to work that was fast paced.
Apple Specialist (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – March 20, 2014
Pros: the people and tech.
Cons: very hard customers and more work then you can handle.
I worked at apple for 7 years your average day at apple is very busy and has lots of work you always have something new to learn but also if you get the chance, a lot of different things to do from sales, to tech work to training. i learned so, much more then i thought i would. management was good in most aspects but in many cases they are doing what – more... they told from above so they can't to much for you which makes things bad. co-workers are great and amazing people some or the best friends and people to know. hardest part is the people (aka) the customers they are very demanding and the time, you are pull you so many different ways. the people is the best part and all the great stuff you get to work with. – less
Specialist (Former Employee), London – June 30, 2014
From day one of the induction process, you have the feeling that everyone in positions above you are genuinely interested in you, and they are always willing to offer any assistance that they can. Communication between colleagues and management is promoted and actively encouraged, and there is never any pressure to hit targets (serving a certain number – more... of customers, hitting a prescribed level of sales, etc.) – less
Genius Administrator (Current Employee), Willow Grove, PA – June 28, 2014
Possibly one of the best parts of working for a company like Apple is the environment you work in and the people you work along side with. My role with Apple was mainly off of the sales floor and managing the "behind the senses" functionality of the technical half of our stores. Every day at work was exciting solely due to the employees and leadership – more... teams you get to work along side with. I have never had a job where I got to work with so many unbelievably skilled people who simply love what they do. In addition to these employees was a leadership team who was always available and willing to help you succeed and grow both professionally and personally. – less
Mobile Technician (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN – June 28, 2014
The managers are understanding of a student's complex schedule. Perfect for college students that possess troubleshooting skills. Co-Workers are welcoming no matter the experience level. Resources are readily available and the job environment promotes learning.
European Mac Expert (Former Employee), Barcelona – June 25, 2014
Managing the business team Complaints (22FTE). Scheduling of project activities, so that the objectives in terms of quality, productivity and system availability will be achieved. Providing technical expertise and input for more complex issues. Classroom trainings of new and existing staff members and coaching the team on a weekly basis.
Creative/Trainer (Former Employee), Bonita Springs, FL – June 22, 2014
Working for Apple Inc. allowed me to develop new skills through a challenging and fast paced work environment. The ever-changing technology world and the international customer base they draw allowed me to learn about myself, and what I am capable of. Through both technical skills and working in adverse situations I found myself pushing for success – more... and finding it. It environmentally allowed me to recognize not just my talents, but others talents, develop leadership skills, and follow through of tasks to their completion at the highest level possible. – less
SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Oak Brook, IL – June 21, 2014
I absolutely loved working at Apple. One of the biggest perks is they give you the opportunity to try many different facets of the retail world very quickly. I was part of 5 different teams in the 3 and a half years I worked there, and it was simply because I asked.
Management can be hit or miss. I had some incredible managers, who were always out – more... to help their employees learn and improve, They also paired new employees with different more experienced associates to help see the different hats worn by different people.
Advancement is possible, however more often than not you would see people promoted because of favoritism, over more experience or longer tenure. That was also the down of some of the management staff. They picked their favorites and it was very hard to get in to their good graces otherwise. I have been told however that this is particular to the market I worked in, so it may be different outside of the chicagoland area.
Overall I would recommend working at apple if you are ever offered the chance. There is so much you can learn and so many different paths to take. – less
Test Technician (Former Employee), Elk Grove, CA – June 19, 2014
Pros: the only positive side was having weekends off and meeting new people.
Cons: can't talk much. no phones metal detectors. 30 min.lunch. hard to find parking. manditory ot
I had to commute to work, and carpool with a group of 5 other employees. All of us agreed that this job was just a stepping stone in order to find us a better opportunity. My shift was swing shift. I chose that shift because of the higher pay, but I would have preferred working mornings. Swing shift in any job I don't suggest doing unless you're single – more... with no kids and a girlfriend/wife. This was a contract job, where you were promised to have work for 1 year. Every 3 months if you were good with attendance and work, they would extend you. After 6 months passed from the time your contract ended for 1 year. You were allowed to come back, but I was extended twice, then while working my 2nd extension was laid off along with several other hundred employees. Was called back a few weeks later to come back, but they wanted me to work mornings and my 1 year wouldn't have started over. It would have carried on. I've learned a lot of things being there, only learning during our break times and lunch times because that's when we can talk, but a lot of employees talked to me about life in general and how they went from having a career to getting laid off and ending up in this job. The only enjoyable part was getting off work and meeting your co-workers. Management was not existent, they were more like security to you. – less