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Updated 5 Dec 2019

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  1. "Apple for part time work"

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    Former Employee - Genius 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The culture is very supportive -Benefits for part time employees -

    Cons

    -work life balance -retail experience

    Apple2019-05-18
  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - In-store Technician in Main Square, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance Great co-workers Managers friendly and want to see you do well

    Cons

    long hours standing 9 hour days

    Apple2019-11-05
  3. "Rewarding life journey"

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    Former Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Learning people skills and life skills that is transferable. - You will be pushed to do things you feel uncomfortable with. - It's never easy, but you will always have support from managers.

    Cons

    - work-life balance is somethings really hard to get.

    Apple2019-10-30
  4. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Apple full-time

    Pros

    total comp not too bad

    Cons

    work life balance very poor

    Apple2019-09-13
  5. "Good stepping stone for young people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworks, nice work life balance

    Cons

    no room to grow, retails environment high pressure

    Apple2019-08-22
  6. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher than average hourly rate, health benefits, 50% off an Apple product every 3 years, stock options, in-depth training

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment (you better be selling AppleCare and recommending all their services), coworkers there are pretty toxic/stuckup (from my personal experience at least), lack of work life balance (even at the part time level), unnecessary meeting at any given moment

    Advice to Management

    Consider getting rid of the Feedback system, you're only promoting passive-aggressive behavior

    Apple2019-08-09
  7. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Genius Administrator 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apple part-time

    Pros

    Employees are just amazing !

    Cons

    Very demanding and bad work/life balance

    Apple2019-06-21
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    "ZERO work life balance. Avoid at all costs."

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays better than other retail Jobs.

    Cons

    You will never get a weekend free. Management is petty and vengeful. The work is non-stop. You start your day with a “download”. This is a thinly veiled attempt to reinforce corporate groupthink so you can hit the floor and be a company shill. You start taking Genius Bar appointments immediately and the work is relentless. One angry customer after another, every ten minutes. And if you manage to find a small... moment of peace with a funny or reasonable customer the lead genius will come over and force you to “multi-task”. That is, since you’re smiling, that means you have the capacity to attend two customers at once. And god forbid you have a five minute chat with a coworker to vent and clear your thoughts. That will get you reprimanded. Make no mistake, this job WILL burn you out. Having two days off in a row is a fleeting luxury, coming usually once a month or two. and Apple does this on purpose. Unless you have won a genetic lottery and are attractive. Then you can sleep with a manager and “earn” a merit increase or have some weekends approved. This happens CONSTANTLY. Employees will often sleep with each other, as well. Mainly because your erratic schedule will alienate you from everyone you care about, and prevent you from meeting new people. Once you are hired, your life becomes about one single purpose: get people to give their money to Apple and if they’re unhappy with their product, you have to fawn over them until they’re willing to spend more. Also, if you stand up for yourself and set boundaries of what kinds of unreasonable and abusive customers you are and aren’t willing to interact with? Or what kind of work / life balance is acceptable? Boom. That’s it. You’re never getting a raise again and everything but the legal minimum for time off is what you can expect to see. Then you will clock out for lunch. And if you are literally one minute late, and I do mean literally, you will be taken into the office and reprimanded. Clock in early all you want, but if you’re one minute late, you’re in trouble. But the creepy middle aged dork in sales that is a sexual predator and corners young women and tries to convince them to sleep with him? That guy will work there for YEARS because he can generate revenue. And at the end of your day, you will be forced to sit through an “upload”. This yet another thinly veiled attempt to reinforce corporate groupthink and try to make you forget the gruelling, depressing 9 hours you just spent in a silver, windowless, featureless rectangle of a room getting belittled and accused by selfish, whiny children hiding in adult bodies because they can’t bear to be without their overpriced, luxury cell phones for eight seconds. Its like if a liquor store opens and you’re forced to apologize and placate all the jonesing alcoholics whom spent an hour waiting to yell at you because they had to spend a whole night without any vodka. But you’ll clock out ten minutes late at ten at night because of that stupid upload and you make your way home in a rush since you have to be up at 7AM to do it all again. Because it’s a Saturday and there will already be a line of people outside the store, clutching to their liquid damaged iPhones, shaking with withdrawal and eager to tell you it’s your fault that they broke it because you should’ve made the phone everything-proof.

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    Apple2019-06-03
  9. "Okay place to work."

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    Former Employee - Pro in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits You meet some good people You learn alot No work life balance, a slave to the retail schedule

    Cons

    Leadership is not always the most reliable Your hard work is not rewarded, it is very political.

    Advice to Management

    Give the real people that deserve promotions their roles.

    Apple2019-04-04
  10. "The negatives eventually outweighed the positives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apple full-time

    Pros

    salary, benefits, stocks, peer relationships

    Cons

    work/life balance, leadership was very stuck in their ways, not a positive environment behind the scenes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees; they are very intelligent and have so much to contribute. Don't judge peoples future by a growth opportunity they faced in the past. Set clear and equal expectations for growth between roles rather than leaning towards people that manage up

    Apple2019-02-23
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