Does Apple pay well?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jackhdev, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. jackhdev, Feb 10, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012

    jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    I'm hoping to get into a good technology university soon and want to major in something for finance or technology. Does Apple tend to pay employees well in its finance section at HQ? Any past employees have anything to say? I'm just curious and have a few minutes on my hand. Thanks.
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    You seem to be getting rather ahead of yourself.
  3. vong macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
  4. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    You must remember money isn't everything. Working for a high profile company isn't necessarily good.. they often work you harder. Sure the money may be better than average ( but in many cases, not ) but you don't have a life. Having a life and a job becomes more important as you age.. unless your a workaholic.
  5. jackhdev thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Haha I know! I was fixing my friend's Mac and he said, "Dude, why don't you work for Apple?" That's how I got this thought in my head.

    Good point. Though if I have a job that I love to do, I think I will be a workaholic whether I notice it or not...
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I know a few people at Apple (corporate) and they get paid very well. None are in finance to my knowledge judging by the degrees they have (and whats crazy is only ONE has told me what he does!) Apparently Apple is more hush hush than I thought.
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You'll be able to decide for yourself if you get an offer.
  8. benzslrpee, Feb 11, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012

    benzslrpee macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2007
    if you're going in as an undergrad, you can expect mid 50s to 60 for a corp fin position depending on which position in which group. in terms of undergrad pay that's fairly standard across the corporate sector. the fun groups are usually in their FP&A (financial planning and analysis), treasury and operations/retail. think twice about doing compliance, audit, and revenue assurance related... those usually aren't too exciting.

    my personal recommendation is that unless you're really tied to Apple as your career future, shoot for some type of finance related leadership development program in other F100 companies such as GE, Microsoft, AT&T etc. these LDPs are usually around 2 years, competitive in nature, offer broad exposure to corp fin, and really delivers a lot of experience in a short amount of time.

    having a recognizable LDP program splashed on your resume will open a lot of doors later in your career... Apple's included.


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