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Mac Product Design Intern

May - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I loved the kind of work I was doing and my team. They were very helpful in getting me up to speed in my work and answering questions I had. I also loved working with my manager to address various challenges that came up in my line of work. I loved the culture at Apple; it was a culture of respect, collaboration, friendliness, excellence. Also, I loved working in an environment full of smart people and being constantly challenged to become better. I loved meeting new people, full times and interns alike at Apple and having lunch with them. I loved the excellent pay and all the benefits that come with being an Apple employee.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more efficient in my work and I had not spent so much time at the office (I did a lot of overtime) I wish I had set goals for what I wanted to achieve during my internship and upheld those goals. I wish I had finished the projects given to me. I wish I had invested time in exploring the city and making meaningful friendships. I wish I had been better in my communication with my manager about different tasks.

Advice

- ensure you invest time in getting to know your manager, your team, making meaningful friendships and enjoying your summer doing what you love not just working all the time.
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QA (Internet and Software)

September 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Professional, growth tracks, opportunity’s for lateral movement through company

What I wish was different

Location, ability to work with other deptartments

Advice

Start searching for companies early, and specific to what you want to pursue
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Company culture, coworkers, team , organization, company structure

What I wish was different

Seating arrangements~ there was no space for me next to the other engineers on my team so I had to sit far away

Advice

Enjoy your internships and learn what you like and don’t like and try to do the most in the time offered
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Video Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Great work place with a great culture!

What I wish was different

Wish I had more time there during the summer.

Advice

Apple is definitely a place where you need to be independent and a self-starter.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Got to work on real projects and have exposure to executives.

What I wish was different

Not very structured intern program. It varies a lot based on your team and manager.

Advice

Go to all the intern events and meet as many people as possible
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Sales Agent (Financial Services)

October 2018 • Franklin, TN

What I liked

Fast work environment around technology

What I wish was different

Working harder on quotas

Advice

Stay focused
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AppleCare Advisor

March 2019 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

The environment and the ability to help others daily is extremely fulfilling and having customers tell you that you've helped them with something they didn't think would be fixed is a great feeling.

What I wish was different

Advice

It gets tough and it's a long road to gain experience and learn, but it's worth it if you're passionate and driven!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

My team gave me flexibility in choosing my project, and was extremely helpful in supporting my progress throughout!

What I wish was different

Nothing at Apple itself, but the location of headquarters isn't ideal for me.

Advice

Don't be intimidated by not having experience with certain technologies, teams hire based on how much they think you're a good fit for the team, not whether you're skilled in certain programming languages.
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specialist

August 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The ability to be flexible and the benefits provided

What I wish was different

Advice

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Platform Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Great team, great manager.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Work hard and play hard.
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At-Home-Advisor

March - August 2019 • Clarkston, MI

What I liked

It was a good experience for what I am looking to do in my career. I liked how it was remote and I was able to choose what time I could work.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gotten more time off because it was almost impossible to get a day off in a part time job

Advice

Customer Service is very important
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Technical Advisor

March 2018 • Fayetteville, NC

What I liked

Company culture is great, employee perks are solid, scheduling is pretty flexible.

What I wish was different

Schedules include mandatory weekend shifts which make it hard to schedule time away or focus on schoolwork when needed.

Advice

This job gives you invaluable experience working for a global company where you are valued as an employee. Though it is a lot to learn and the hours can be demanding, it is worth the effort.
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Product Design Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Great learning opportunity, invaluable hands on experience

What I wish was different

Work life balance

Advice

Be prepared to work hard
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Technical Advisor

April 2019 • Pearland, TX

What I liked

Flexible schedule, benefits, at home

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

Make sure to plan ahead when making your work schedule
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AppleCare Advisor

June 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Good benefits.

What I wish was different

Training was a little tedious.

Advice

Pay attention during the training you are given. It will be beneficial in the long run.
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Software engineering intern

June 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

The location, the people, the culture and the food!

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of getting to know all the different teams!
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Specialist

October 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The people I work with are super positive and its contagious, very rarely in the year I have been there have I left in a bad mood.

What I wish was different

some of the managers can feel almost cult like and do not push the real Apple values.

Advice

Learn to deal with ambiguity and be ready to be few to many in regards to helping customers of all needs, skill levels, and ages.
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Product Zone Specialist

August 2018 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I love my job because it is my dream company and I am getting to experience it from the ground up. I also love the culture, we all care about one another and try to ensure good work/life balance.

What I wish was different

I wish Auburn and the Apple store were closer so I didn’t have the 2 hour drive.

Advice

I would say to not underestimate the work. Just because “it’s retail” does NOT mean it’s easy or simple. It is extremely challenging and requires you to be an expert on an incredibly large range of subjects that are constantly changing and evolving. It is more of a consulting job when you get down to it.
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Back-End Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the network I made and the assignment I was given. It was a very well-rounded experience and I was able to experience things I would never have done in class.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to pick my team before starting my internship but I still had a great experience.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can. Building a network is really important.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Everyone at Apple was so smart! I had a wonderful experience on my team, and I happily enjoyed the food and the weather of Cupertino!

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure to take the time to do some great outdoors activities! Apple has a great deal with Hertz; at least take a trip over to San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Yosemite!
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