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All employees are over-qualified and stuck working there, due to Apple's hiring process based on personality.

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Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Dallas, TX (US)
Current Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at Apple

Pros

It is a prestigious place to work because the best personalities are hired on.

Cons

Retail hierarchy, the corporation holding a carrot in front of your nose incessantly. Laughable wages, and even more bitingly hilarious system for raises.(not based on individual performance and is only once a year. Best wage increase being $.50-$.75 to hope for.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is actually impossible to be promoted to management as a Specialist because all the hiring is done based on personality. Managers have entirely different personalites as Specialists, so a Specialist could never aspire towards it; one cannot change their own personallity.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Coworkers, Good Pay/Benefits, Alright Management, Terrible Communication.

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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Apple

    Pros

    If you are an artist, at all creative or just like socializing, Apple is a great place to work. The coworkers there will definitely become some of your best friends, and most customers are pretty cool too. Considering it's a non-commission based sales position the pay is very good too.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a serious amount of brown nosing and hoop jumping to get any sort of vertical growth within the company. Management can be distant or downright lazy. Corporate dictates many stupid rules that don't always make sense for individual stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly the best advice to give to management is to actually get to know all of your employees, and poll opinions from everyone to get the best idea of who your people actually are, not just how they act when management is around.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great job with an incredible atmosphere but lousy pay for the work you have to do.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apple

    Pros

    The management team is by far the best I have ever worked with. Your coworkers are some incredibly interesting people, and you are constantly surrounded by the energy and excitement of both customers and employees.

    Cons

    Apple's rhetoric on the value of its employees falls short. Opportunities for development are highly competitive and there is a tendency for favoritism. Even full time employees find it very difficult to pay their bills on a very modest lifestyle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for the wellbeing of your employees. A full-time mobile technician should not have to rely on food stamps to feed his or her children. Hold your own supervisors to the first tenant of the company's credo.

    Approves of CEO
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