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Backend Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Great city to work in, Greta work opportunities

What I wish was different

The people

Advice

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Siri DevOps

January - August 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

The environment, the work I was doing, the challenges, everything.

What I wish was different

I didn't have to leave

Advice

don't say you know something if you don't.
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Tier 1 Advisor

May 2019 • Stone Mountain, GA

What I liked

Being able to dictate my own schedule

What I wish was different

Not having to always work evenings

Advice

Definitely give it a try! Even if you don’t plan on working with Apple for long!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Amazing culture that allows interns to actually make an impact on products.

What I wish was different

Incredibly secretive, makes innovation a bit harder. But it's only for interns.

Advice

Don't do bugfixing - ask for feature work. It's much more fun and you'll definitely learn more.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Super supportive team, always willing to help me out with my projects/features. Active manager who always helped me whenever I was blocked or had questions. Got projects that aligned with my skills and career interests. Young, fun team (easy to relate to) -- ate lunch with my team everyday!

What I wish was different

More intern events to meet other interns.

Advice

Work fast and don't be afraid of breaking things! Be thorough with your unit testing, stress testing -- you don't want the software you wrote to break when you leave the company after your internship.
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Software Engineer

April - September 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Engagement from manager and teammates, working environment, projects.

What I wish was different

More intern events and socials throughout the year.

Advice

Make sure you attend all the Speaker Series and explore all the different teams that Apple has to offer.
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Software Engineering Intern

September - December 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Great company, dynamic team, high impact project.

What I wish was different

-

Advice

Don't worry if you think you don't have enough experience, internships are to learn, apply!
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Campus Rep

March 2017 • Santa Barbara, CA

What I liked

Flexible hours, great company.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be outgoing! When tabling and doing student/faculty outreach you can't be discouraged if somebody ignores you or does not want to schedule a meeting.
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Brittle Materials Team Intern

June - September 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I loved my internship because I learned a lot and gained so much experience in such a short period of time. At Apple you are surrounded by some of the smartest people that challenge you to work hard, collaborate, communicate clearly and effectively, and think critically for problem solving. The internship was very hands on and project based. Each intern takes on a primary project that they work on throughout the summer along with several side tasks that come and go. The other interns and your manager are extremely helpful when it comes to brainstorming. I liked the emphasis on communication because it helps everyone plan and get things done.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to work there.

Advice

Work hard, but make sure you hang out with your intern friends.
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Specialist

November 2017 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Good benefits

What I wish was different

Work culture

Advice

Burn out
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AppleCare At-Home Advisor (College Program)

June 2015 - July 2016 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

- flexibility to work around being a student; manager will always work with your class schedule - amazing benefits, unheard of for a part-time job (tuition reimbursement, product discounts, 401K match, employee stock purchase plan, fitness reimbursement, PTO, etc.)

What I wish was different

- the role in and of itself was very rigid and the standards are high - never being able to meet in person with your manager is difficult to build rapport

Advice

- really leverage the 3-months of full-time training - think about if your personality and work style fit the role
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Growth Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

My team, the work I was doing, company culture, benefits, pay, intern events, the entire intern program, free housing.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Speak up. Closed mouths get fed, be direct if you want to receive a return offer.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Amazing environment, challenging work

What I wish was different

Advice

Work hard, your success is directly correlated by your effort.
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Engineering intern

May - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

The relaxed nature of my work environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to pick my project.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to tell your manager what you do and don’t like about your job.
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Product Specialist

June 2017 - July 2018 • Newton, MA

What I liked

Getting to learn about how people use technology & the company's products to connect with their hobbies and their loved ones. Those I worked with were incredibly talented and open-minded individuals.

What I wish was different

The culture of retail in the U.S. is dominated by a mentality of entitlement and it made for really uncomfortable and antagonistic situations at times from customers.

Advice

Try not to take work home with you in these cases: focus on how you bring your authentic self to the table and what you can showcase about products.
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Radio Frequency Design Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

The amazing culture, new campus, and ability to influence products millions of people buy and use every day.

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Working at Apple requires motivation and ability to work overtime when necessary.
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Software Engineering Intern

January - August 2018 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Great company, great perks, very engaging work.

What I wish was different

More intern events.

Advice

Take advantage of living in a new area and explore.
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Technical advisor

March - August 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

It was nice working from home and they make sure to work around your school schedule.

What I wish was different

You took calls all day so it got tiring having people in your ear talking about their issues all day, maybe more time in between calls. And a lot of times issues required transferring or consulting another group but they often didn’t want to help you so it felt as if you were on your own.

Advice

It takes a lot of commitment, each semester you get your schedule and you follow the exact schedule until the next semester so make sure you’re okay with that and do the free training whenever available to build upon your knowledge.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed working on a new feature in software I use every day (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

What I wish was different

Advice

You must learn to ask others when you don't understand something. There are many brilliant people around you just waiting to give advice.
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Applecare Advisor

March - September 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Nice mentors Great Training Great Benefits

What I wish was different

More collaboration Bonding with team members

Advice

It's a great job but at a point the lack of a real work environment with team mates to talk to go to me. Hard to work from home
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