Love my experience with this amazing company but at the end of the day it's sad to say, just like any other well known company out there it's really all about knowing the right people to move up. On the other hand if you're a student like I was or have something else going on in life and is just doing this as part time, you will love it because they will work with pretty much any schedule.
Stay open minded and don't forget it's a call center.
There is great support for women here. This excellent environment is built around mutual respect and what I'd call "gender-agnosticism": people deal with each other simply as people, for the most part, not "men" or "women." As long as you're doing your job, it doesn't matter who or what you are. Don't be timid or scared. Speak your mind (politely and respectfully). Ask questions; don't be afraid of looking stupid. If you're hired, that means they think you've got the stuff; they won't hold a "stupid" question against you. Go ahead and blaze trails; come up with your own ideas and get them in front of your managers. However, don't expect all your ideas to win. Sometimes you have to turn around, drop your great idea, and come up with a new one. My department is very supportive of maternity leave. They've been known to allow moms to extend their leave beyond 16 weeks (although you only get paid for the 16, so extra time is on your dime).
Don't be shy and get to know people!
At Apple, you need to network. The projects and initiatives are typically cross functional so you need to know who to talk to and how to make things happen. Important projects are accomplished by a team so it's truly important to figure out who you need to work with to move the next mountain. I have worked with some of the smartest people during my time at Apple. We have been able to accomplish so much together and have a blast at the same time.
It's going to be a long, tough journey - as you know, it's a lot easier to fall than it is to get back up. That being said, getting back up and continuing on is, without a doubt, the best thing you can ever do in any situation. It is easy to get lost in the sea of people at such a large company, but surround yourself with a strong and hard-working team, and you will see the impact you make. And the impact this job will have on you.
When management changes, pay close attention to how they operate. If the new management shows signs of being bad, get out fast!
I have always been treated well by my teams. I would encourage other women to concentrate on developing cross functional relationships
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