UK: Opinions of working at Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by timato, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. timato macrumors newbie

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    I know I know, this isn't the first thread about working at Apple, but I'd like some opinions.

    I had a second interview at Apple Birmingham yesterday and I'm pretty happy with how it went.

    I'm just curious as to whether there are any English Apple workers here and what they can tell me about their experiences.

    I've heard a lot from American workers that they loved the title but hated the stupid clients, is this how it is in the UK?

    *sorry for scatty post, I've been awake since yesterday morning O.O*
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This happens with many positions in a customer service-oriented profession...
     
  3. timato thread starter macrumors newbie

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    true, it does, but i meant that many people have been saying the job is only worth it for the discount, the rest of it was rubbish...
     
  4. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Well what do you expect? It's no different from working in Currys, except the name/logo is different.

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  5. iGary Guest

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    I'm not from the UK, but the people I worked with were one of the best parts of the job. Had a blast working there.
     
  6. timato thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it's a mixed bag I guess...?

    And it is different to working in Currys etc because it's a different environment, plus you're selling the stuff you're passionate about.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    It's retail. If you are passionate about the brand and want to promote it to people, you'll likely love it and make great friends working there.
     
  8. timato thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great :)

    Thanks for the info
     
  9. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    I guess there is a danger of being too passionate about your product.

    Obviously you want to sell an iPod, an iPhone or an iMac but you can't be all 'fan-boy' with it. I had one of those in Regent Street just after if opened and I was really put off. He was only doing his job but it was a bit OTT.
     
  10. timato thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah Apple Brum said they don't really like to employ fanboys or know-it-alls.

    I love Apple products but I wouldn't go as far to say I'm a fanboy.
     

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