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We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And the same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it.

Everyone here is an innovator, or an innovator-to-be, no matter what your team or your role. So bring your passion, courage, and original thinking and get ready to share it, because every new product, service, or feature we invent is the result of people working together to make each others’ ideas stronger. Innovation at this level depends on people who represent the variety of the human experience and inspire us with their own fresh perspectives. Together, we’ll do amazing work that can make a difference in people’s lives. Including your own.

Learn more about working at Apple.
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  • Apple Deirdre O’Brien

    Meet an Executive at Apple

    • Name

      Deirdre O’Brien

    • Position

      Vice President, People

      Cupertino, CA

    Deirdre O’Brien is Apple’s vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

    Deirdre and her team are responsible for creating and maintaining Apple’s unique culture, which enables employees to do the best work of their lives. In addition to leading all HR functions, including talent development and analytics, recruiting, benefits, compensation, and business support, Deirdre also oversees Apple University.

    Since joining Apple in 1988, Deirdre has played a key role in many of Apple’s product introductions. Most recently, she led Worldwide Sales and Operations Support, the team responsible for demand forecasting, supply planning, and delivery of Apple products to customers. Her team also supported many key sales initiatives, working closely with all of Apple’s sales channels, stores, and resellers.

    Deirdre holds a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Michigan State University and an MBA from San Jose State University.

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What Women Should Know about Working At Apple
What Women Should Know About Working at Apple

Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Our community is made up of every kind of individual: artists and designers, engineers and scientists, thinkers and doers. Together, we create things and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without.

We rely on our employees’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation. That’s why we hire inclusively, and why we do more than simply believe in pay equity — we’ve actually achieved 100 percent pay equity for women and underrepresented minorities. We also choose partners who make diversity a priority, creating opportunities for the next generation. Some of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) partners include Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, Girl Develop It, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Code2040, and TECHNOLOchicas, just to name a few.

We also want to encourage employees to share their insights, knowledge, and cultures with each other. Diversity Network Associations (DNAs) do just that. These Apple employee groups represent different ethnicities, religions, orientations, and genders, as well as Veterans. For instance, the Women@Apple DNA is committed to fostering a community that attracts, empowers, and develops women at Apple. By engaging with others and learning from one another, we’re better positioned to do our life’s best work.

Learn more about inclusion and diversity at Apple.

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for performance evaluation
    • Yes
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Remote working
    • Yes
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • Expectant mothers can take up to four weeks before giving birth and 14 weeks after. Father and other non-birth parents can take six-week paid leaves.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes
    • Additional short-term disability info
    • Yes

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Other benefits information
    • Apple offers a number of additional benefits for employees, such as education assistance, student loan refinancing, flexible spending accounts, adoption assistance, an employee assistance program, and wellness and financial programs.
    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Maternity leave coaching
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes
    • PTO that explicitly covers care-taking
    • Yes
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes

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