How many people here work for Apple? Moreover who WANTS to work for Apple?

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  1. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Well, title says it all!

    1) Do you work for Apple? What position? At a retail store? Do you like it? etc

    2) Would you like to work for Apple? Retail Store? At the company? etc


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    Myself, I don't work for Apple but I wouldn't mind at all to one day.
     
  2. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    You do realize that no one who actually does work for Apple is going to be allowed to post a response to your question, right?
     
  3. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They can, they just say anything about Apple's stategy and future plans.... then they'd be really bollocked.
     
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Even if they just work in a Apple Store?

    I'm thinking of working in a Apple Store as a first job, seems like a nice place (the one I go to most often does, anyway).

    Maybe I will work on OS X development later on...
     
  5. shecky Guest

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    apple employees, regardless of position, are not allowed to post anything on any mac forum as part of their NDA.

    if they actually do or not is another matter.
     
  6. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Actually, no. Many members who began employment at Apple posted "goodbye" threads because they were no longer allowed to post on rumor sites. They can read macrumors to their hearts content, but have indicated they will most likely be fired for posting.

    Especially Apple Stores. They apparently will fire you if they catch you posting on rumor sites. It makes sense for two reasons; one, you don't want employees shooting their mouths off about shipments and availability at the retail level, and two, many companies have policies regarding blogging/posting about your employer. Some places will have you sign a waiver in your employee handbook about it. There have been cases of employees being fired from various jobs for blogging about their employer, positive or negative.
     
  7. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmmmmmm ok, well here's me revising the question to "Who wants to work for Apple"
     
  8. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Me

    I think i'd like to work for them, maybe just in a retail store or something, don't really have the skills to do anything more interesting.

    Is the staff discount worth having?
     
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    :eek: Theres a staff discount!!!!

    Now im really interested!
     
  10. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to work for Apple, and would try to get a job there if there was more than one Apple store in my state. It is an hour away with good traffic, a little too much of a commute for a retail job. :)
     
  11. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be attracted to it if there's a staff discount!

    Just think, if you get to Steve Jobs' level, you could just ask for a Mac and they'd give you one! lol
     
  12. jSunbeam macrumors regular

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    Which Apple Store is that? My local (Regent Street store) is appalling. Possibly one of the last places on earth i'd want to work. Just because it's your beloved apple doesn't mean it won't still be retail hell! Rude staff, desperate staff (commission?), annoyingly smug staff (one actually said to me 'we like to keep you on your iToes!'. i nearly vomited), huge communication problems between various aspects of the store...I only go there when i have to.
     
  13. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Mine is the Bluewater one, theres someone there I know and have a good chat with every time I go, plus if I bring my iPod Touch with me and get it out, someone who works there will come and talk to me about if its good etc. and I show them its jailbroken, and one time the sales person gethered a few people around to see it, and asked how I done it! Theres loads of other stuff I could say, but it would take up the whole thread!

    EDIT: I have to add this, my iPod Shuffle broke and I took it to the Genius Bar, made a appointment and even got a earlier one by taking to someone who was doing nothing, then they told me the warrenty had expired, and I explained how i got it for my birthday and everything and they replaced it with a fully working refurb right there for free! I dont have Apple Care or anything BTW.
     
  14. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I tried getting a sales job in the Reston, VA office... but they're not hiring until October. Oh well...
     
  15. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I definitely want to get a job at mine.... but no more posting at MR?!?!?! :eek:
     
  16. faust macrumors regular

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    I applied for a job during a hiring event last October. Went to the Michigan Ave. store in Chicago and was interviewed with other prospective employees. Managers from all the Apple stores in the area were there and I had a fun time even though I didn't get the job.

    If you're going to apply for a job at Apple, be sure to remain calm. We were asked amusing questions such as what the most embarassing song on your iPod is, why you wanted to work here, and what brought you to the Apple community in the first place.

    Near the end of the group interview, we were asked to get in groups of 2-3 and present Leopard to the managers. I thought my group did a nice job, but I was probably put as the weakest link. My performance was great, I guess it was the fact that I wasn't wearing a three piece suit that was the death knell for me. I was so underdressed compared to others...
     
  17. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I actually wonder if even Steve Jobs can walk into an Apple store and take a free computer... because technically wouldn't that be stealing (even if they give it to him)? But behind the scenes, of course he gets what he wants.
     
  18. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    I want to work for Apple...I can't express how much I want to work for Apple.
    In a store,Marketer,AppleCare, anything. Thats the problem. I don't know what to study in colledge. But I will find out and work for Apple! I want to work in a store for sure as a Mac Specialist first. :)
     
  19. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I'd really like a Mac Specialist position at any one of the 3 Apple stores near me (the cube being the closest).
     
  20. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well he is did create the Macintosh. i often wonder what Mac Jobs uses. of course he uses all different prototypes and ones scattered around the campus but i wonder if he has a Mac that he uses most of the time (excluding an 8 core Mac Pro super computer with 32 GB of RAM).
     
  21. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I used to work for Apple, but not any more. Can I play? :)
     
  22. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    yes i work for an apple reseller

    im a service technican...(coop)

    and a sales person on thursday(after coop) and saturdays
     
  23. SharkySharky macrumors member

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    1- I do not work for Apple, but one of my closest friends works at the Apple Store here. He is getting high on the "food chain" and has offered me a job, but many aspects of the job don't really appeal to me. He does learn SOME information about upcoming products, but I usually find stuff out before him from my reading of macrumors multiple times daily. He also doesn't even tell me (one of his two closest friends) about new products. All he has ever said to me is "You will be excited for Tuesday. Trust me!" he then laughs cause he knows how much I love Apple and likes that it bothers me he can't and won't tell me the info. The one perk I get from him is he gives me his "retired" shirts that they wear once Apple let's them keep them. My favorite one he gave me is my "say hello to iPhone" shirt!

    2- I am currently in college working towards my Bachelors in Computer Science. My plan/goal is to apply for Apple's Paid Summer Internship for college students, and then work for Apple once I have graduated. The internship program is AMAZING! I suggest everyone go read about it even if you aren't eligable to apply foe the position. It's just really neat the way Apple has set up their hiring process for new employees fresh out of college. So until that day that I am programming the next version of Mac OS or iTunes, I will still be here posting. Then one day I will check macrumors and laugh to myself about how close or far away the rumors are to being truth! ;)

    :apple:
     
  24. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't work for Apple and I have no desire to. I don't particularly like the idea of working for a large corporation.
     
  25. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sure.... what position?
     

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