Apple is where you’ll work with others who share your passion. Where business serves expertise. Where a healthy respect for courage and original thinking inspires you to bring your best to what we do together.

How We Work

Apple’s most enduring design may be Apple itself.

Apple is organised by functional specialities 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.

Learn more about how Apple is organized for innovation.

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If you want to really understand how something is made, get into the details and be super-creative, then Apple is the place.
Shravan, Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager Learn about working in Operations and Supply Chain


Great ideas rise to the challenge.

Group of employees gathered together in discussion about AirPods

To see all the cross-functional work and the relationships we’ve forged come together in one product makes me incredibly proud.

Jason, Wireless Software Engineering Manager
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At Apple, collaboration is more than simply working together — it means passionate, collaborative debate. People on retail, hardware or marketing teams may focus on different issues, but the principles of respectful, honest discussion remain the same: we advocate ideas, contest points of view and ultimately build on each other’s thinking to come up with the best solution.

Cross-functional collaboration is crucial, because no one team is responsible for a product or a service on its own. Dozens of specialist teams may be needed for even a single key component of a new product. Yet each team works with a shared purpose — create an extraordinary user experience.


When experts make the decisions, they decide to innovate.

Innovation is led by those who know their stuff, whether it’s the first job of their life or the latest project in a career decades in the making. At Apple, innovation depends not only on brilliant individuals, but also on a community of specialists, each focused on what we can do instead of what’s been done. We foster this culture by giving experts the room to take bold yet informed risks that lead to breakthroughs.

Everyone here is an innovator, or an innovator-to-be — even in areas customers don’t typically notice: consider the Siri curators and engineers who help reduce bias with continual updates and respectful neutrality in search responses. Or the teams who designed, produced and shipped millions of COVID-19 face shields for front-line medical workers. Or the chef in one of our cafés who patented our environmentally friendly pizza box.

We have the resources to go as far as we want with ideas. And no idea is too crazy.
Jen, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Learn about working in Operations and Supply Chain

Areas of Work

There’s a place here for every kind of brilliant.

Your speciality or ideal role may exist across many areas at Apple. Explore a few to see which match your interests.

Apple Retail

Learn about the different roles, benefits and career growth opportunities you’ll find in the Apple Retail community.

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A local presence.
A world of possibilities.

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The Apple Store

Be part of the continuous reimagining of the Apple Store experience, in over 500 locations around the world.

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Our values are part of everything built here — including careers.