General Business Activities
Apple is a international technology company selling electronics, software, hardware, and online services. Known for innovations such as the iPod, iPhone, and the Mac computer, Apple has a reputation for being one of the best US technology companies to work for.
Apple was founded in 1976 as a small company selling personal computers and has since become the world’s second largest IT company. Apple currently employs around 115,000 people worldwide.
Apple offers a wide range of jobs, both in their retail stores and corporate sector. They also offer a variety of programs to students, including internships and scholarships.
Awards and Recognition
Apple has won a wide variety of awards. These include:
- ‘Brand of the Year’ for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook 2013
- The Business Journals' Top 2012 American Brand Excellence Award 2011 and 2012
- The Apple Watch was named Gadget of the Year and Wearable Technology of the Year at the 2015 T3 Tech Awards
- The American Federation for the Blind’s 2015 Helen Keller Achievement Award for VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader
Vision and Values
Apple’s mission statement as of 2013 is:
“Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.”
Apple believes in fostering diversity and encouraging innovation in all the areas they do business in and have made a commitment to increasing diversity in their workforce. They are also committed to accessibility across their product line.
Many people start their Apple jobs as students on one of the company’s many internships. Apple offers a variety of training opportunities, both within their stores and in the corporate sector.
Apple offers a variety of employee benefits, including an employee purchase program, medical and dental benefits, free access to therapy and other beneficial programs, a stock buying program, priority purchases on launch days, and more.
Geniuses help Apple customers with technical problems. They are experts in Apple products and stay up to date on the latest technology news.
Average salary: $20 per hour
Creatives train customers on how to use their new devices and applications and add to the store’s welcoming atmosphere. They are there to help customers get the best out of their Apple products.
Average salary: $19.31 per hour
Service Specialists provide customer service and help people get the most out of their products. They forge strong customer relationships, getting people started with new devices, and helping them when they have questions or technical problems.
Average salary: $15.48 per hour
iOS Software Engineers produce software for iOS devices such as the iPhone and ipad. They design, produce, and manage software applications.
Average salary: $118,000
Buyers manage the purchasing, receiving and taking inventory of lab and facilities equipment. They are experts in supply chain management, analytics and planning, and maintaining supply lines so that Apple operations can function smoothly.
Average salary: $90,000
3D Animators create highly refined CG animations of Apple products to feature on websites and in applications. They design animations from start to finish to produce a polished final product.
Average salary: $58,000*
Administrative Assistants provide administrative support to senior members of staff, organizing diaries and meetings, booking travel and completing other administrative tasks.
Average salary: $40,000
Cartographic Designers work on Apple Maps. They work with world class developers, designers and engineers to make maps as accurate and useful as possible.
Average salary: $51,000*
*Based on average estimates according to the industry. The actual salary numbers for these positions at Apple have not been released.
By Staff Writer, SimplyJobs