Apple Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2014
Updated 20 September, 2014
3,759 Reviews
3.9
3,759 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Incredible & energetic culture with passionate and extremely competent managers. Starting wage is very decent and benefit package is fantastic. Management is transparent and internal growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. If you're not an 'Apple' person, then you will might have a difficult time. Some employees may feel burnt out over time, especially those working full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spent more 1:1 time with your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    products discounts and atmosphere among agents

    Cons

    low pay, rolling temporary contracts

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    good company to work in

    Cons

    sometimes bad to working in busy

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to get your start

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Specialist in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, not a bad environment for retail. They try to dress it up as a career, and while it's not bad pay, it is a demanding environment.

    Cons

    Demanding pace, long hours, shift work, no weekends off. Little room for growth depending on where you are in the store.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A 50/50 experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    It pays very well... it starts with the salary of $17.50 an hour for the least position offered there which is a specialist, great work environment and comes with a lot of prestige. & there are multiple leaders who are always available for you to approach and discuss anything you want with them

    Cons

    Infront of customers, you work as one supportive team, but at the back of the house; it's a pain in the butt. You have to be very careful what you say, because a word as simple as dumb or stupid can get you called up to the managers office, and every little single thing you do there is put as a note to file, whether it's positive or negative, more negatives though. & there's really very little room for development in Apple, once you're in a position, you're pretty much stuck to it unless you're the manager's b*tch who snitches about other employees and much more, because managers love knowing everything that's going on since there's always a barrier between the normal workers and the managers. All in all I'd rate the company 4/10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to managers would be pay more attention and don't believe everything what is told to you.
    Advice to PEOPLE WHO WANT TO APPLY/WORK there: Just know that it's gonna be hard, it's a path full of sharp edges, one day you're the best guy ever and the next day you're a signature away from firing, and you can get fired for the silliest things ever, for example, saying the number of people that work here in total or how many stocks of a product are there. I work there now but if any other opportunity opens up for me, i'd definitely run away and my chances of returning to Apple would be very slim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Place To Be In Retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Specialist  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Business Specialist in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    If your a retail worker, there's no place like Apple in terms of pay and benefits. The company culture really resonates through its stores and provides an excellent working environment.

    Cons

    Moving up the chain of command, at least to management, is extremely difficult to do. Apple has extremely high requirements for higher level positions, usually requiring you to get experience elsewhere before they will even consider you. The salary is generous and is almost like a trap and that keeps you from moving on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring internally before looking externally. Your best person for the job is probably right in front of your eyes and you don't even see it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best retail company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Genius
    Current Employee - Genius

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    great customer service taught
    career advancement possible
    great environment, specially family room
    best pay available in retail
    great benefits even for part time

    Cons

    can be very political
    to advance as career you have to play politics and make management believe in you
    cant think out of the box. you have to believe in core ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant  in  Charlottetown, PE
    Current Employee - Apple Solutions Consultant in Charlottetown, PE

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

    Pros

    Very organized,
    fantastic support system and tons of resources for employees no matter what is needed

    Cons

    Lengthly interview process, very selective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bittersweet

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    Current Employee - Apple Expert  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Apple Expert in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    The company hires amazing people, they really do and they are great to work with. Good benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    A work life balance is very hard to do. The great people make it easy to allow the company to absorb all of your free time.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    May vary from store to store

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Specialist in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    opportunity to work with amazing, talented people. great opportunities on discounts applicable to third party accessories. access to stock options, software, discounts on apple products, health benefits and more. lots of focus on training and time to meet with managers to discuss your goals.

    Cons

    poor work-life balance. retail hours are all over the map. our store focused primarily on attachments- one to one memberships and applecare. it created an incredibly negative environment for anyone working in sales and took competition out of the friendly zone. it was pretty much impossible to move up without sipping the kool-aid and racking up a good attachment rate. I don't know how it is at other stores, but it has been communicated to me that some stores may be more relaxed than others, depending on traffic. The customers can get really aggressive, to the point where they're yelling or grabbing at you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of focusing on attachments, focus on what your employee excels at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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