Apple retail job question, any current/former employees out there?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by NYSF37, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. NYSF37 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    So I was offered a position as a specialist at my local Apple Store yesterday. I was offered the job over the phone and given the amount of my hourly wage, and accepted on the spot.

    Now that I look back on it, I'm wondering if I shouldn't have accepted right away. I was happy and relieved, and just said "yes". Benefits and other compensation were not discussed, and I didn't negotiate my salary/wage. Are there any current/former Apple Retail employees out there? Do I still have a chance to negotiate my compensation? Would there even have been a chance to negotiate my salary during the phone call, or is it a firm amount set, basically "take it or leave it"? Also, as a part time employee, would I be entitled to benefits?

    If anyone can lend me their two cents, I'd really appreciate it. Especially from current/former Apple Retail employees. Thanks so much.
  2. VinoGrande macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Former Apple employee here. No, you don't get much of a say in salary when there are literally 500 people behind you willing to take your job. I was there in the early days, second round of store openings, and it was one of the best jobs I've had, even for retail. But things have changed. It's more like Best Buy now than Apple. Depends on the store and the management, but really, take what you are given if you really need the job and enjoy that 25% discount.
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    I agree with this, also former apple retail (left in July). Compared to other retail that I've done it was great, but I ended up feeling like a cog, and never really had the opportunity to change to full time (don't go in expecting this ever, sorry). Salary negotiation probably wasn't on the line from the get go, so don't worry about that. I only stayed for one round of raises, which were good (up $3). Also, you should be able to get benefits within a few months, if not right away, though that may be different in the States.

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