updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri September 26, 2008
Apple Genius hiring docs
Details of Apple's hiring process and documents for Genius positions show tight control over employees, according to a leak on MacBlogz. Aviv Hadar applied for a Genius job online and was subsequently invited to the local store for an interview. After a half hour past the scheduled time, Hadar said the two managers "waltz in like they were Apple execs or something."
After talking down the possible conflict of interest because of his affiliation with MacBlogz, the managers explained that they were "very strict" with what employees do in their free time.
Although the managers initially boasted about the greatness of the job and how the employees loved the team environment, they allegedly paused when asked "how do you like your jobs, how do you like working for Apple?" One manager replied "..some days I want to pull my hair out and other days I am so happy I helped a customer. It's a huge commitment and you can't call your own hours."
After the interview, a formal offer for $17 per hour was sent. The terms required the applicant to read and agree to comply with Apple's Business Conduct policy. Signing an Intellectual Property Agreement was also part of the deal.
Hadar did not take the job.
[Image courtesy of Aviv Hadar at MacBlogz]