Working at an Apple store

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by zirosky, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. zirosky macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I will have my 3rd interview for working as a specialist at the apple store in france. I wanted to know which are the benefits for a specialist. I guess you have no mac/iphone/ipad for free right (not even for my birthday :) ? )? But a discount (20%?) for a limited time only?

    And what they do with "old" devices no more sold: for example the iphone 5 when the 5S was out? They can be bought by employees with a discount or they are sent to apple?!

    thank you
     
  2. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    No free devices although depending on your position you will sometimes get free NFR (not for resale) software before a major release. For instance, I remember getting Snow Leopard two days before it's official release since I was in a position where I would both support it and train others on my team to support it.

    I forget the exact discounts but I do recall they are available on your first day. They changed the program a year or two ago so that it's now a flat $250 off of an iPad or $500 off of a Mac (I'm sure the mini is excluded). 25% off sounds about right for AppleCare and other Apple devices (not iPhone) and accessories.

    Old devices are sent back to Apple, either for refurbishment (unlikely) or to be destroyed & recycled (much more likely). Someone would be in deep trouble if they sold a previously Apple owned device. It seems like it would be a great idea and much better for the environment but Apple seems to be nutty about destroying anything that's no longer of use in it's retail stores.
     
  3. zirosky thread starter macrumors regular

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    And is there any gift for employees for birthday and/or Christmas?
     
  4. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Birthdays no though that may be on a store to store basis.

    Christmas, sometimes. Usually something small like a water bottle or blanket.
     
  5. zirosky thread starter macrumors regular

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    water bottle for christmas? shah are you kidding? :eek::confused:
     
  6. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Or nothing ;)
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    What were you expecting?
     
  8. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    The company I work for has given me a birthday card for my last two birthdays, and last xmas they gave me a little tin of cookies, and the year before a tiny box of chocolates.

    That's the most I have ever gotten (and more than I ever expected) from the companies I worked for in my 20 years in the work force.
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That's more than I have gotten :)
     

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