Re-applying for Apple retail job!

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  1. tlane4513 macrumors newbie

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    I recently attended an apple hiring event and really put my all into it but unfortunately wasn't successful.

    They say that you can re-apply yin six months but that's going to be torture as I already want to re-apply.

    Do you think they keep a track on when people attend hiring events and don't accept applications less than six months?
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    Not sure if they keep track but why take the chance and maybe have Apple say you tried to early. Would you not think it better to be patient and wait the six months? Sorry if I sound like a spoiler, but Apple seems like it can be pretty strict about some of its policies.

    I would sit back and take the time to think about what I could possibly do even better the next time, so when I applied again I would be successful.
     
  3. CaptainCurd macrumors newbie

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    I really don't get this unusual obsession with getting a job in Apple retail. It's not that much better than any retail job.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    THIS! It's just another minimum wage, crappy retail job. You can still love Apple and everything Apple on your off time. Actually, I don't even think Apple retail employees get any type of incentives or bonuses. Plus, every Apple store is generally crazy busy and slammed with crappy customers (Mac forum users are a whole lot different than your average joe customer).

    Anyways, goodluck OP I hope you get it but don't get down on yourself if you don't. Plenty of other good opportunities elsewhere.
     
  5. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    They do get a pretty awesome employee discount though.
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Le wild Squilly appears!

    I heard it's 10%. Getting a job solely on the premise of a 10% discount on luxury electronics is not a good decision.
     
  7. CaptainCurd macrumors newbie

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    10% on in-store purchase, it used to be 25% off once a year hardware purchases, but it's kind of all over the map now. When I worked there we used to get first-dibs on returned and firesale products. I resold SO much stuff on eBay for a 60% profit.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't Apple have a policy against that. I know my friend who works at Louis Vuitton isn't allowed to do that.
     
  9. CaptainCurd macrumors newbie

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    Not in 2007
     
  10. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    Haven't posted in a while I know. Thought they got $300 iPads and nearly half off a Mac every three years, no?
     
  11. Tsuchiya, Aug 20, 2014
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    Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    The in store discount you get isn't anything major, but the purchase schemes are much more generous. You get additional money off every few years so it's pretty close to half off that Mac or iOS device.

    ... Or so I've heard ;)

    But yeah OP I don't think you'll be called for interview in that 6 month period even if you reapply. Also if you just need a part time job then go for it, but apart from being able to write Apple on your resumé, it's pretty standard retail stuff.
     
  12. cnev3 macrumors 6502

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    Retail sucks, even at an Apple store. Seek out other career paths. You can make more money and deal with less BS at many other entry level non retail jobs.
     
  13. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Are the Apple genius jobs any better than the general Apple retail ones? Are they hard to get?
     
  14. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know about the former, but the job requirements are much higher on the latter.
     
  15. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Genius is kind of a step up from a regular "Specialist". There is extra training involved and most recruitment is done internally. It's a higher pay grade.
     
  16. thedeejay, Aug 23, 2014
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    thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I can give some insight into the most recent Apple Retail experience unless, one of you are still working there ofcourse. Keep in mind that this is Canadian experience. So 1.5 years ago, I quit Apple and got into a job in my field (Medical) as I had graduated from University and Apple was just a job for 'side' income to pay off bills and such.

    Pay wise: At the time the minimum wage was $10.25 and I was getting $17.30 as a specialist.

    Experience was great, managers were understanding and promotion worked on your efforts at the job (duh). AppleCare and One-to-One sales plus your other efforts at the Store contributed to promotion. Most of the time other positions such as Genius, Creative or Expert were internal promotions; unless no one was fit to do so. BUT, in most cases it was internal (in the 3 years I worked there was only 1 external Genius hiring).

    Perks

    Software:
    We had privilege to many free Apps. I got iWork for free when it was paid. 1Password and many other apps. Kinda like "App of the Week" but most were really great apps that costed tons of money. Also, all paid Apple apps were free. iCloud Storage was automatically upgraded to 50GB/$100 for free. We had access to other sources that costed money such as lynda.com and such - which helped us understand Apple software plus other interests (for those who know what lynda is, you can explain better).

    Hardware:
    EPP - 25% off (once per year in each product category): Can use 25% off for iPad, iPod, iPhone and Mac
    EPP Plus - 25% off + an additional $250 for iPad or $500 for Mac (1x every 3 years): Basically I got a 2012 Maxed out MBA 13" for $850. It's either or so if you use $250 on the iPad then you can't use $500 on the Mac.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Of course they do, your name and profile are in the system. Usually when a company says you can re-apply again in 6 months, that's just code to say don't bug us anymore we didn't choose you for a reason.
     

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