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What's it like working at Apple?


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anyone know? If you've worked for them, let me hear the pros, cons. what you liked and didn't like.

If you worked at a retail store, that is even better. I want to hear your story.
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I might be wrong, but I remember someone saying that if you work for Apple they don't let you talk about it. It could have just been someone exaggerating though. I'd love to hear about it also
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I've heard the same. In fact, I'm aware of a person that is no longer able to be an active participant in web forums like this one because of his position (and it's not as if the person works in Cupertino or anything).

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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I guess if you work there you cant talk, but if you leave, they can't stop you right?


our local store is hiring, I thought about trying for a job. they have many openings, My guess is that many people left to return to school? Or its a bad place to work?
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I think it'd be a great place to work! At the Apple stores I go to the employees all seem happy, enough. Plus, you get to work with the best computers, and learn about them. I think It'd be great.

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I've heard the same. In fact, I'm aware of a person that is no longer able to be an active participant in web forums like this one because of his position (and it's not as if the person works in Cupertino or anything).
That is true. One of my co-owners at IOM works for Apple and is not allowed to do our Podcasts anymore even.


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I think it'd be a great place to work! At the Apple stores I go to the employees all seem happy, enough. Plus, you get to work with the best computers, and learn about them. I think It'd be great.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to work for any company that restricts my freedom of speech in this manner. Obviously there is always a degree of proprietary information that you are not able to share working at any company - but to be restricted in this way simply working as an entry-level tech is just silly and Orwellian IMO.

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I worry since its retail, retail historically means low pay. meaning $8/hour to start... if you are lucky.

then you work nights, holidays, weekends. crappy hours. another downside to retail.
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I wondered about salary too. got my answer via google. average is $32k/year.

that is good money.
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I might be wrong, but I remember someone saying that if you work for Apple they don't let you talk about it. It could have just been someone exaggerating though. I'd love to hear about it also
Maybe Apple is secretly based in Area 51.
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They are right, Apple Employees are not allowed to share information. My best friend works at an Apple Retail store.
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I wondered about salary too. got my answer via google. average is $32k/year.

that is good money.
I wouldn't take that for gospel - as you can see below the quote, actual salary can vary greatly depending on experience, position and geography.

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I know my friend makes a pretty penny.
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found this article today from a guy who worked at apple for nearly 20 yrs.

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having read that I could simply :s/Apple/$MY_COMPANY/g and it would be just as relevant.

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