What it does: Apple hardware, software, and services work together to give your employees the power and flexibility to do whatever need doing — whether you’re running a startup, scale-up, or global enterprise.
Mission: Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity.
Size and presence: Apple is a large multinational company and is the second-largest information technology company. Apple has a revenue of $199.9 billion and a profit of $44.46 billion. Apple’s market capitalization, meaning the aggregate value of the company based on its current share price and the number of outstanding stocks is $741.8 billion. Apple is a public company meaning you can buy shares into the company, which are traded freely on a stock exchange, and is now the largest publically listed company. It was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976. Apple employs 92,600 people and has 437 stores located in fifteen different countries.
Best known for: We’re continuing to build a culture where everybody belongs. That’s what sparks our innovation. And our progress toward a more inclusive workforce and a better world.
The good bits: Awesome environment full of great people.
The not so good bits: Retail hours are never consistent
In the early 1970s, while Steve Jobs was still in high school and Steve Wozniak was attending UCLA Berkley, a mutual friend, Bill Fernandez, introduced the pair. Fernandez thought they would become fast friends as they both had an interest in electronics and practical jokes.
While Jobs was working at Atari, he enlisted the help of his friend Wozniak to work on the circuit board for a project called Game Breakout. They met up again in 1975, as members of the Homebrew Computer Club.
Soon after that meeting, Wozniak began work on creating the common home PC. When he presented his work to his employer, Hewlett Packard, his ideas were quickly rejected, but Jobs saw value in the product. Wozniak, Jobs, and a colleague of Jobs’ from Atari, Ronald Wayne, together formed Apple Computers.
Some might speculate the name Apple was chosen about an apple seed. When adequately watered, cared for, and fertilized, an apple seed will grow into something big and strong. Steve Jobs had a much more straightforward reason. When posed with the question, his reply was he liked apples, and it comes before Atari - his former employer - the phone book.
The trio began working on production for the Apple I. The concept of computers was starting to take off, and soon the Apple II was in the works. In 1979, Apple came out with the first spreadsheet and calculator app, VisiCalc. VisiCalc quickly became an essential component of the business.
Apple had its share of disappointment as well. In 1980, Jobs insisted on the removal of fans and vents on the Apple III design to reduce noise. The design flaw created the units to overheat, causing problems with the motherboard. Unfortunately, the incident coincided with the launch of IBM's first personal computer. With Apple forced to recall the Apple III models, IBM was able to overtake the company in sales.
In the early 1980s, Apple began work on two types of personal computers, the Lisa and the Macintosh. While the Lisa was more technologically advanced, consumers were discouraged by the price, and sales were in decline. Its counterpart, the Macintosh, found greater success in its offices and schools with its sleeker design and faster speed.
We’re committed to increasing the number of managers from underrepresented communities because differences in our backgrounds, our identities, and the way we think ultimately make our teams stronger and more innovative.
Our new mentorship program creates opportunities for Apple employees of all backgrounds to learn from one another and grow their careers at Apple. After successful pilot programs in the U.S. and the U.K., we are continuing to expand the program globally, pairing a greater number of experienced Apple mentors with future leaders from across the company.
More than half of our board of directors identify as women and/or members of Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, and Veterans communities. And women hold half of our board and committee leadership positions.
Opportunity starts with equitable access to career development programs and support. From new‑hire orientation to talent planning, we’re embedding programs, processes, and resources that support employees and help current leaders identify and develop future leaders equitably.
This is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Here, you’ll do more than joining something — you’ll add something. Apple is where you’ll work with others who share your passion. Where business serves expertise. Where healthy respect for courage and original thinking inspires you to bring your best to what we do together.
Apple is organized by functional specialties rather than business units — rare for a company our size. We’re experts leading experts: hardware experts lead hardware, software experts lead software, and design experts lead design. This differs from most other large companies, where general managers oversee managers. Apple is Apple because those with the most expertise in an area of work have decision rights for that area.
Leaders at Apple combine their expertise with two other important characteristics: immersion in the details and a willingness to collaboratively debate during collective decision-making. For people at every level here, it can be liberating — even exhilarating — to work with experts who offer relevant guidance and mentoring. This approach to leadership is a commitment to collaboration that leads to innovation.
⛔ Bonus annual leave
✅ Bonus parental leave
✅ Unpaid extended leave
✅ Permanent employee
✅ Signing bonus
✅ Annual bonus
⛔ Stock options
⛔ Full remote work
✅ Partial remote work
✅ Flexible working hours
⛔ Child care
✅ Free gym
⛔ Pet-friendly office
✅ Mental health days
⛔ Free breakfast
⛔ Free lunch
✅ Free tea & coffee
✅ Free snacks