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Apple Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
4,085 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 246 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 215 reviews)


Cons
  • Time off needs to be requested well in advance making work/life balance a challenge (in 252 reviews)

  • Work can be very demanding with long hours depending on the group you are in (in 151 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best retail job on the market hands down. Only retail job you could have a career at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great pay for retail (no one complains about pay). Extremely supportive management and colleagues.

    Cons

    Hard for upward mobility. Might have to take lateral move first before being considered for a better job which means if you want to me a manager it could take 4 years (which is a long time in retail).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experiences

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    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Midtown Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Leaders are very approachable and constantly challenging employees to know every single aspect of the business. They invest in their people, their development and career paths which is a great opportunity for internals.

    Cons

    In a retail environment the hours are not very predictable and challenging to be constantly on your feet. It is difficult to request time off and there is a high turn around in employee's leaving the business due to lack of career development or slow progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would loved if apple simplified the process of accepting/considering internal "retail employees" for corporate positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Never two days the same!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training if you are motivated,

    Cons

    Minimal career-pathing to move to corporate roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Company ever.

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working for apple, Every day I get to learn something new about the company and my coworkers.
    Its a very encouraging and happy place to work!

    Cons

    The only con i can think of is that people have a stigma against people at apple, We want to be able to help you; but sometimes we can't, all we ask is for your patience!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Great culture. The ability to be who you are while learning and developing from peers and leaders alike. The ability to provide fearless feedback with the utmost positive intent, giving each other an equal opportunity to grow not only in our careers but in life.

    Cons

    Typical retail issues including hours, work/life balance and the lack of career opportunities and growth.

  7.  

    A life Changing inspiring work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Salary, personal health insurance, Product discounts.
    Personal and professional development
    Chance of working with so many highly talented people.

    Cons

    The disconnect between corporate and retail. The same vision however not implemented the same way. The lack of time for team building and effective communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    summary

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    Former Employee - Associaste in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associaste in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Apple as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    free computers and other stuff

    Cons

    tshirts are way too tight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I loved a lot of things about Apple, but at the end of the day it was just another retail job.

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    Former Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Apple part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are fun, kooky, and the real beauty behind the work. You learn a lot and are exposed to what retail can be in a luxury style environment. There's no commission for this job and lots of encouragement and resources to expand your customer service skills.

    Cons

    There is a LOT of favoritism among managers, and from what I saw it wasn't performance based, but rather how well you could kiss butt. This was just at a store level but I know there was lots of frustrations in management at my store, because of a lack of support for them, so it was a very rocky road for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper retail management: support the managers. To store management: those that ask for responsibility and are not trying to kiss your butt still deserve consideration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company knows exactly what their doing

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    Current Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Red Zone Specialist in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Apple part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, lots of opportunity for personal growth here especially if you're a part-time student, good pay for part time, excellent training

    Cons

    Your experience can be at the whim of your management. Stores have many managers with varying management styles. It can get inconsistent and your achievement reviews may be mixed. Too many males being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who work well as a team and can create a cohesive culture. In my experience the managers had unique personalities, strengths and weaknesses but it didn't work in a "diversity is better" kind of way; it created disconnect among the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    No stress or commissions
    Healthy company
    Stability

    Cons

    No opportunity to climb the ladder any further.
    Not enough recognition
    Management doesn't recognize or motivate employees who perform.
    Retail schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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