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Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
3,986 Reviews
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Pros
  • Apple retail had great benefits for their employees from perks to policy (in 241 reviews)

  • Great staff, excellent work environment nothing beats apple when it comes to computers (in 205 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance and handling any customer issues as well as the long hours (in 245 reviews)

  • could be physically tiring due to the long hours of walking and standing on concrete floors (in 149 reviews)

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  1.  

    Apple retail is a nice job to have if you have your own side business. Don't even think about move up to corporate

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    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Apple full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting a lot of cool people.

    Cons

    Too many talented employers but too many less intelligent managers. I mean it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to who? to Tim Cook? I like him but I want Steve back. Please bring him back to us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of possibilities

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    Current Employee - Genius in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Genius in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    The best part about working for apple is its People and culture

    Cons

    The worst part is working Retail hours and weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Inventory Specialist

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    There is always something new happening at Apple, whether it is a new product launch or some other new process/initiatives, so the work is always interesting. Since they hiring process is very thorough most of the employees that do get hired are great people to work with. And while some would disagree I would consider the compensation an benefits to be very competitive.

    Cons

    There are very limited avenues for career progression, especially for those not interested in becoming a store manager. Managers have the ability to make exceptions for customers that you rarely get the same answer from different managers as they all are just making decisions on the fly as there is very little structure to their decision making. Sometimes there is too much focus of having the "Apple" attitude that those who do get the majority of the work done are seen as under performing as they aren't being "Apple" enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities for people to build careers where they aren't stuck in the same position for 5+ years or else they will just keep leaving once they finally realize there is nowhere for them to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place - Great people

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome group of people. lots of talent. family oriented.

    Cons

    Gets too busy. can get stressful and overwhelming during busy seasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Place to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Burlington, ON

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

    Pros

    People are great, company want to support you in any career experience you want to have, and the products sell themselves

    Cons

    Haven't come across any downsides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supportive leadership team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Specialist in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Family oriented company, and managers really look after you.

    Cons

    You've been given all the support, so the burden to improve is much greater.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Exactly as reviews predicted

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    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Apple Retail - Expert in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, idolized product. The stores are iconic in both appearance and atmosphere. Uncapped learning potential. Tons of room to switch positions. The pay is fantastic.

    Cons

    Management in stores is a little faulty, favourites are picked and flourish. Part-time staff comes and goes quickly. Unfortunately, the job was exactly as reviews have mentioned it would be - it is quite disappointing to work for such a hugely respected company and have the managers be so petty.

  9.  

    Bittersweet, hard to maintain work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Family Room Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Product discounts. Candidates hired tend to be very Smart

    Cons

    Lack of employer empathy towards subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employes need more reasons to stay with be company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The most enjoyable and demanding retail job there is

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    Decent pay, full benefits, even for part-timers

    Cons

    It is demanding work, and you lose your weekends to the job

  11.  

    Like no other retail

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

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

    Pros

    Apple retail is very people centred. Employee development is important and feedback from customers and employees is the driving force of change. Apple is revolutionizing retail.

    Cons

    If you don't enjoy an environment with a very strong culture and values this is not for you then. Expectations are high in terms of performance. Mediocrity is not acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like the path to management from "entry" positions is inconsistent throughout stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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