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Helpful (3)

Best job I've had in my 36 year career of 2D/3D imaging.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Computer Vision Specialist in Cupertino, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Computer Vision Specialist in Cupertino, CA (US)

I have been working at Apple

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The facilities and work environment are very conducive to thought, problem-solving, collaboration and productivity. Everyone I interact with is genuinely happy to be here, bright, and they bring something of value to the table in every conversation. We work on technologies/products/services that positively impact people's lives.

Apple has been moving in the right direction ever since Mac OS X: Mach-O, Xcode, iTunes, iPod/iPhone - the list keeps growing...

Cons

Haven't found one, so far.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The Best Retail Position

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Mac Specialist (Apple Store) in Boulder, CO (US)

    I worked at Apple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had never worked in retail before starting with the Apple Store, but from my point of view, it seems that Apple is one of the best retail sales positions in the country. The management was competent, the customers were generally well-educated and easy to talk to, and communication among coworkers, management, and customers was above average. I loved working with the Apple staff, they were all generally very easygoing and friendly. Not to mention that the pay was good for an entry level retail position. I would work for Apple again in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    Training was a bit rushed due to it being the holiday season and them needing to get me out on the sales floor ASAP. Other than that, I was assigned back of house inventory duty for a good portion of the time I was there, even though my sales numbers were good. That was a bit frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and keep hiring people that are not only good at their job, but also fun to be around and motivating to their employees.

  2. Helpful (4)

    lack of policy is a double-edged sword

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Apple

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no solid rules about what your job is, so as long as you get your work done right you can kind of make it up as you go along. This gives a lot of flexibility to peruse the aspects of the job that interest you. People at Apple are smart and dedicated; they're there because they enjoy the work. The work is action, not talk, because there's no time to waste.

    Cons

    The converse of everything I said above is that there's an extreme lack of planning (positive spin: "Our company can turn on a dime!") or policy (positive spin: "Work how you want, when you want."). As great as flexibility can be, sometimes set policies are good so people actually know what to do. It sure doesn't hurt to make solid plans more than a few days in advance when a project has a 6-12 month schedule. Last-minute changes are the norm, and many a hair-pulling night has been spent cleaning up messes created by others' lack of planning.

    Advice to Management

    An environment where workers are literally afraid to send bad news up the management chain leads to huge problems down the road. Management says they're open to comments and criticism, but when things go wrong, all they want to know is why it wasn't fixed yesterday. This isn't magic, people!

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