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KenFedor

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I attended a Apple hiring event 3 days on Wednesday. I heard online that it would take anywhere from 24-72 for them to respond. I haven't gotten anything back on whether or not I advanced to the next stage of the interview process. Would I here back even if I wasn't invited? Or do they just not reply to those who don't interest them? I was wondering if I can get a little more info on how I should approach the matter. Thanks.
 

Menel

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I attended a Apple hiring event 3 days on Wednesday. I heard online that it would take anywhere from 24-72 for them to respond. I haven't gotten anything back on whether or not I advanced to the next stage of the interview process. Would I here back even if I wasn't invited? Or do they just not reply to those who don't interest them? I was wondering if I can get a little more info on how I should approach the matter. Thanks.

What kind of hiring event? At your Univeristy? Engineering? Software dev? Marketing? Legal?
 

jeremysteele

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Oh... Retail. Dont lose any sleep over it.
Go put in mass apps at BestBuy, SuperFresh, McD, etc.

Agreed. People give Apple retail too much credit. Sure, it pays slightly above average for most of their workers, but it's the same ol' tech retail environment (get sales or else, get warranties or else, get attachments or else, etc)

And no, I'm not bashing retail -I worked in that sector for nearly 2 years - just saying: it's all the same. No reason to focus only on Apple - any job would look better on your resume than giant blanks.
 

Mr_Brightside_@

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Agreed. People give Apple retail too much credit. Sure, it pays slightly above average for most of their workers, but it's the same ol' tech retail environment (get sales or else, get warranties or else, get attachments or else, etc)

And no, I'm not bashing retail -I worked in that sector for nearly 2 years - just saying: it's all the same. No reason to focus only on Apple - any job would look better on your resume than giant blanks.
Did you work Apple retail? Because it's far superior to any other I've worked at.

OP: if you have any contact info for Apple folks at the event, try a follow up email saying you enjoyed the event and are looking forward to hearing from them soon.
 

Imaginator

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Did you work Apple retail? Because it's far superior to any other I've worked at.

OP: if you have any contact info for Apple folks at the event, try a follow up email saying you enjoyed the event and are looking forward to hearing from them soon.

It's not what it used to be when it started. It used to be fun, unique and free of the upsell bullcrap. Now it's really just turned into a more systematic Best Buy. Sell AppleCare, sell One to One, etc. I worked there at launch and it was great. A bunch of creative types, programmers, nerds, people who really knew their stuff.

I'd never work there now.
 

aristobrat

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Sure, it pays slightly above average for most of their workers
That must be location dependent. When I started part-time (15 hours/week or less) back in 2008, it was for $11.25/hour, which was more than some managers in other retail shops in the same mall made.

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I'd never work there now.
I'd absolutely go back to the store I worked at. It was the most fun "work" that I've ever done, with a ton of creative and smart people.

The store I worked at was consistently in the top 5 of the market Net Promoter scores, so the focus at that store was most definitely not "upsell bullcrap".
 

jeremysteele

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Did you work Apple retail? Because it's far superior to any other I've worked at.

OP: if you have any contact info for Apple folks at the event, try a follow up email saying you enjoyed the event and are looking forward to hearing from them soon.

Nope, but I know 4 people who have, all of whom have worked in other retail outlets as well. 2 Worked in the Syracuse store, 1 worked in NYC, and 1 worked in Atlanta. All of them have since gone onto different jobs, but they have all said Apple stores are the same as most tech retail (demand warranties, upsells, etc). They said one big difference is you're dealing with far more difficult customers, so the managers can be a bit more lenient at times (if you need a break, you can get a break, etc).

And yeah - I agree about your comment for the OP - if they have any contact info from the event follow up ASAP! Not sure about retail in particular - but I know office jobs will commonly put you at the top of the list just by following up.
 

thedeejay

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I worked Apple Retail a few years ago and let me tell you, I'm going to agree with what someone said. Experience is far superior than any retail. Pay is a better. Great growth, managers are great and good opportunities. Other retail like McD and Best Buy don't even come close.

The way it worked for us was after the hiring event they called you: either to tell you that you got it or you didn't. So if you hold out for a bit more you may get an acceptance or a rejection. Good luck OP. BTW which role did you apply for? I was a Genius for 1.5 years.

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That must be location dependent. When I started part-time (15 hours/week or less) back in 2008, it was for $11.25/hour, which was more than some managers in other retail shops in the same mall made.

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I'd absolutely go back to the store I worked at. It was the most fun "work" that I've ever done, with a ton of creative and smart people.

The store I worked at was consistently in the top 5 of the market Net Promoter scores, so the focus at that store was most definitely not "upsell bullcrap".

The funny thing is that even though we weren't the best at our Net Promoter when we used our NPP they took our consideration seriously. We would ask for training for One to One or AppleCare positioning and it would get done. They would never put us down for not achieving targets and such. Which is impressive because usually stores don't care about employees really. I'm talking Retail anyways.
 

anon440

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I worked Apple Retail a few years ago and let me tell you, I'm going to agree with what someone said. Experience is far superior than any retail. Pay is a better. Great growth, managers are great and good opportunities. Other retail like McD and Best Buy don't even come close.

The way it worked for us was after the hiring event they called you: either to tell you that you got it or you didn't. So if you hold out for a bit more you may get an acceptance or a rejection. Good luck OP. BTW which role did you apply for? I was a Genius for 1.5 years.

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The funny thing is that even though we weren't the best at our Net Promoter when we used our NPP they took our consideration seriously. We would ask for training for One to One or AppleCare positioning and it would get done. They would never put us down for not achieving targets and such. Which is impressive because usually stores don't care about employees really. I'm talking Retail anyways.

Do you remember what the hiring event was like? I'm going to one in about 2 weeks and wanted to know what your process was like.
 

iLog.Genius

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Do you remember what the hiring event was like? I'm going to one in about 2 weeks and wanted to know what your process was like.

It's very laid back, hardly any one on one interactions in fact it's almost fun if you like to socialize with people/groups because that's what Apple hiring seminars are. The biggest advice I can give someone attending these events is the events are there to see how you interact with people rather than how qualified you really are for the job. You could know jack about Mac's and still be able to land a Genius position just because you have good people skills.
 
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