Apple Stores Removing Lead Creative Role After Introducing New 'Creative Pro' Position

customer-support-repsApple has informed retail employees it will be removing the Lead Creative role at its stores, according to multiple sources. The changes should take effect by mid November at all stores except select flagship locations.

Apple will be relegating current Lead Creatives to the role of Creative as part of the transition. A source said pay will remain the same for existing leads, but their current leadership responsibilities will be slowly removed.

The move comes less than three months after Apple introduced a new "Creative Pro" position above Creative. Retail employees holding this position are considered the most knowledgable about Apple products and services, providing customers with advice and expertise about products such as the iPhone. Creative Pros are situated on the sales floor, internally described as the Product Zone.

Top Rated Comments

Soccertess Avatar
69 months ago
They need a CEO pro :)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zhang96 Avatar
69 months ago
We need a "MacBook Pro"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
69 months ago
Same pay, less responsibilities. Sounds like a win-win to me.

My job seems to be going the other way as of late. :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
69 months ago
They need a CEO pro :)
They could try one of the snarky adolescent members of the MacRumors forums. I'm sure they'd fend off the FBI just as successfully.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
69 months ago
Too bad the real needed "Pro"s are still missing from Apple's stores.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
69 months ago
They could try one of the snarky adolescent members of the MacRumors forums. I'm sure they'd fend off the FBI just as successfully.
And given Apple's falling sales, they may very well do a better job ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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