Mobile Technician (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN – June 28, 2014
The managers are understanding of a student's complex schedule. Perfect for college students that possess troubleshooting skills. Co-Workers are welcoming no matter the experience level. Resources are readily available and the job environment promotes learning.
Creative/Trainer (Former Employee), Bonita Springs, FL – June 22, 2014
Working for Apple Inc. allowed me to develop new skills through a challenging and fast paced work environment. The ever-changing technology world and the international customer base they draw allowed me to learn about myself, and what I am capable of. Through both technical skills and working in adverse situations I found myself pushing for success – more... and finding it. It environmentally allowed me to recognize not just my talents, but others talents, develop leadership skills, and follow through of tasks to their completion at the highest level possible. – less
SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Oak Brook, IL – June 21, 2014
I absolutely loved working at Apple. One of the biggest perks is they give you the opportunity to try many different facets of the retail world very quickly. I was part of 5 different teams in the 3 and a half years I worked there, and it was simply because I asked.
Management can be hit or miss. I had some incredible managers, who were always out – more... to help their employees learn and improve, They also paired new employees with different more experienced associates to help see the different hats worn by different people.
Advancement is possible, however more often than not you would see people promoted because of favoritism, over more experience or longer tenure. That was also the down of some of the management staff. They picked their favorites and it was very hard to get in to their good graces otherwise. I have been told however that this is particular to the market I worked in, so it may be different outside of the chicagoland area.
Overall I would recommend working at apple if you are ever offered the chance. There is so much you can learn and so many different paths to take. – less
Test Technician (Former Employee), Elk Grove, CA – June 19, 2014
Pros: the only positive side was having weekends off and meeting new people.
Cons: can't talk much. no phones metal detectors. 30 min.lunch. hard to find parking. manditory ot
I had to commute to work, and carpool with a group of 5 other employees. All of us agreed that this job was just a stepping stone in order to find us a better opportunity. My shift was swing shift. I chose that shift because of the higher pay, but I would have preferred working mornings. Swing shift in any job I don't suggest doing unless you're single – more... with no kids and a girlfriend/wife. This was a contract job, where you were promised to have work for 1 year. Every 3 months if you were good with attendance and work, they would extend you. After 6 months passed from the time your contract ended for 1 year. You were allowed to come back, but I was extended twice, then while working my 2nd extension was laid off along with several other hundred employees. Was called back a few weeks later to come back, but they wanted me to work mornings and my 1 year wouldn't have started over. It would have carried on. I've learned a lot of things being there, only learning during our break times and lunch times because that's when we can talk, but a lot of employees talked to me about life in general and how they went from having a career to getting laid off and ending up in this job. The only enjoyable part was getting off work and meeting your co-workers. Management was not existent, they were more like security to you. – less
Business Acquisitions / Relationship Specialist (Current Employee), San Mateo, CA – June 18, 2014
Pros: working at the most admired brand.
Cons: opportunity to grow is a little slow but can happen if you work very hard at your development.
You will come to work everyday and meet some of the smartest people in the tech industry. They are not only helpful but are passionate about the products we make. Leadership is very solid and have great interest in the development of their people.
Fun place to work, meeting a variety of different people
Certified Apple Teacher/Trainer (Current Employee), New York, NY – June 16, 2014
As a Creative a typical day of work is one where we teach customers as part of the One to One network how to use their compeers or software. In my case, I deal with not only basic Mac teaching and training but in Pro Software such as Final Cut Pro (v7 and X) and Aperture. We are taught to be patient and nurturing with the clients, since many are learning – more... the software or hardware for the very first time.
Coworkers are very supportive of one another in the One to One section and will seek out answers to questions for each other and give support as a team.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing clients that you work with on an ongoing basis have that 'a-ha' moment, when all they have been trough comes together.
The hardest part, really, is when we cannot answer a question, or there is a technical glitch with a computer and we need to get them a genius appointment. We truly want them to have a great customer experience. – less