ATTN: Apple Store employees

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  1. John Galt

    John Galt New Member

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    I was thinking about applying to the store...what would be helpful as far as qualifications?

    Would A+ certification be shoo-in for the Genius Bar, or do they not care what you have because they have their own program?
    What are the best jobs to work? What could I expect as far as wage?
     
  2. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    ~$11.75 / hr in Denver..... This much I know.

    If you want a job at an Apple store, it's cause you're an Apple nut... Apple loves hiring fan boys, so make sure they know that you've been using Apple's to cure cancer since you were in-utero...

    Full disclosure: I'm an Apple fanboy... and have recently dealt with the application/interview process
     
  3. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    Former employee... was over it so i bounced. I don't they'll care much about your qualifications for the genius bar. you'll go through 3 weeks of training no matter what. It may help put you closer then those with just a technical mind.

    Min. wage is 11/hour (for me as a specialist). It all depends where the store is. For the amount of work you actually do you are well paid, well specialists.

    It's fun... i could imagine myself having stayed with the company had they given me time off for christmas, family lives 3000 miles away from where i go to school, and if i wasn't sure what i wanted to do in life wasn't computer related.
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'd love to be one, but the closest apple store is 40 mins away and i make $12 an hour at my crappy job that is 2 mins away

    i applied last year, heard nothing from it. i have 2 associate degrees in networking and i'm about 1 semester away from my bachelors in cis with cisco networking.

    i thought you had to be gay to work there...j/k :rofl:
     
  5. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    I was hired as a Genius by the Apple stores in the Minnesota area (all 4 stores are managed by the same manager, Duke). I turned the job down after hearing the setup (this was just over a bit over a year ago). Apple stores want most of the employees to be part time because it offers them flexibility in scheduling and means that they don't have to pay benefits to them. When they offered me the job they wanted to pay me the same as I was making at the time (around $16/hr, nowhere close to what I make now) but the scheduling was the real deal-breaker. I would have done stuff like, 6 days on, 4 off, 3 on, 2 off, 1 on, 2 off, etc. Non-stop changing schedule. On top of that it would have been switching between morning, mid, and night shifts (at the time I was working Mon, Wed, Fri at my job back then). Apple stores are really a separate company from Apple Inc (thats what Apply corp employees and Apple store employees were saying in the last couple days at the bar, I didn't realize it until then). Apple store employees are treated in a much different way then the "real" Apple employees are.
     
  6. LifeBurnsFaster

    LifeBurnsFaster New Member

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    lame
     
  7. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    I wouldn't agree. Even at part time we get some pretty sweet deals like we were legit Apple employee's. If you browse the HR web there is alot that all employee's get.
     
  8. Matt550

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    What Apple store you work at?
     
  9. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    I don't.
     
  10. scotty

    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    What type of perks did you get? $5 off any purchase? :mamoru:
     

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