Work for Apple?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by menoinjun, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. menoinjun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    I was just wondering if anyone here worked for Apple at all? I am applying to become an Apple Solutions Consultant. I know that it's not a job in Cupertino or anything, but I still would get Apple business cards.

    So anyone work for Apple? Know someone who does?

  2. Nipsy macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2002
    I worked there a long time ago, and always know a few people who still do.

    Not too familiar with the outside of Cupertino operations, but I can tell you one thing, read and obey your NDA, and have a lawyer look it over. The one I signed had provisions far beyond anything I've seen before or since.

    Also, hanging out here with a personally identifiable handle might not be a great idea if indeed the Apple Legal lurkers exist!
  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    This subject has intrigued me. I've just started up my own Macintosh troubleshooting/consulting freelance business and this sounds like something I'll definitely want to consider.

    How exactly do you apply to become an Apple Solutions Expert, ptrauber? And do you know for a fact that you'll get Apple business cards? That's something I could really use. :)
  4. flanders macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Well, unless it's gotten MUCH better, the ACN (Apple Consultant Network) formally the ASE program (Apple Solution Experts) really doesn't buy you much. You don't get the business cards; however you do get the ability to use the Apple logo on your cards if you are a premier member (the big $$).

    The promise quite a bit, but the program's management isn't really able to deliver much IMHO mainly because the program is a second thought inside apple and never really allowed "inside" information or special pricing, etc. Even getting copies of released software is thought of as a huge favor to the membership.

    If the program were done right, there would surely be some value in it (like customer lead generation and partnership opportunities) but as of now it's really just a big email discussion group (I still get the digests daily). It is useful for the technical talk but I'll warn anyone new to it now that while the folks on the list are technical they are also _extremely_ catty (they fight continuously and generate HUGE amounts of email traffic over nothing).

    As you can tell I didn't renew my membership...and for my money the premier developer membership is a much better deal.
  5. menoinjun thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    Acutally...for those who are 100% wrong here...

    An ASC is an Apple employee in CompUSA that would be responsible for selling only Apple products. You do get Apple business cards, and Apple benefits, great Apple discounts, and get to train in cupertino for a week.

    Doesnt get any better than that.

    As for the lawyer lurkers, I'm not worried. I would NEVER violate an NDA, and they don't tell ASC's anything anyhow. I have a friend who is one.

  6. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    yeah, our ASC doesn't have any inside info I can get at, and hes a good guy, answers all of my wuestion, I believe him when he says he doesn't know.:)

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