Since the last two years, we made a lot of friends working at Apple Infinite Loop or at the new Apple Park campus. At MacProfile, we care about the truth and about good working conditions so we investigated about the life at Apple.
Most Apple employees cannot talk about their projects if it’s not public yet but they can talk about their working conditions. One thing surprised us a lot. In a huge majority, they do not like the working environnement. More than 95% of our friends are sad about it.
They think that since Tim Cook got the leadership, things got more worst every year. It’s a very interesting statement so we asked more about what is wrong on their opinion.
The number one complain is about the pressure. Managers love to give more projects that you can usually handle and have a weird pleasure to add as much pressure as possible. It’s very rare in the Silicon Valley as the quality of life and work is usually pretty good. At least for modern companies. But for Apple it’s pressure and pressure and pressure. Not all divisions are experiencing it but it’s the case for most engineers. They work an average 12 hours per day and often have to stay at work on the week-end. An engineer complained that she had no vacations at all for more than 44 weeks. The salary is good but this way to handle employees seems wrong to us, connected to the past and a little bit shocking when you know about the profits or financial capabilities of the company.
Most employees told us that hate their jobs or managers. They return home very tired and have little time to enjoy the life in the Silicon Valley.
Is Tim Cook under pressure from investors or it’s a personal policy? He do not have a family life so may be he do not understand how important is it to be at home for dinner with the kids. He usually go at work at 5AM but do you think that everybody can do it? We will be very interested to know if it’s Tim Cook policy or if it’s something he cannot control. What do you think?
NOTE: this report is about the Corporate division, not the retail division where Angela seems to provide a good environnement.