Pros: developmental, decent wages, great health plans, vacation time, sick time, employee discounts, the people you work with & meet
Cons: extremely busy place, irritable customers, work a lot of weekends, inconsistent schedules
At Apple, they want you to be smart, nice, and patient. At first you work in sales part-time. From there you have a couple of lateral options to become more acquainted with the different aspects of how the store works. I chose the path of Family Room Specialist full time. Then, if there is an opening or you're willing to relocate, you are able to interview – more... for a promotion with better pay for one of the more concentrated roles. The choices are basically a higher tier sales position, training position, technician, business liaison, and inventory management. I, personally, am a software nerd and love to train others on how to use it all more effectively. Yet my personal, unique experience at Apple Retail is that the position isn't available often. Afterwards, if you want to move up further, you might move on to corporate if you work near their corporate facilities or feel like moving near one.
You could very well land the career of a lifetime with Apple.
All in all, it is a pleasant experience. I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone who is already tech savvy or would like to be more proficient with technology. Ideally, you just graduated high school, you're interested in anything and/or going to college for something, and you immerse yourself in Apple for a couple or more years to achieve a very well-rounded work history. Being the world's most admired company, if you're going to join them even at the retail level, you've got to be in it and far beyond driven to go to the top.
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