Apple treats its IT contractors so badly ?

Nvidia ::::-)
Mar 3 17 Comments

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-apple-contract-workers-20190212-story.html

Apple does provide thousands of jobs around the world, but working conditions for contract employees right in Silicon Valley are borderline abusive. There may be a duty to deliver profits to share holders, but Apple has forgone some common sense forms of decency when it comes to treating all employees with respect.

Inside, working conditions have been exposed as equally undesirable. Need to use the men's restroom? You had better get in line. Hungry and need a snack during the day? There are definitely no free platters laying around and good luck finding a vending machine with any stock left. Most contract employees are assigned to work between 12 and 15 months, but many do not make it their full term.

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  • Nvidia ::::-)
    OP
    I worked in both Apple and google as a contractor . Don’t even compare with google . Apple is so stingy . First there is no cafeteria in the contractors buildings . Forget about the free food. A ghetto in Sunnyvale . No restrooms . No parking space . Horrible
    Mar 3 7
    • Apple Hansel2
      Which building in Sunnyvale OP? I have eaten with contractors in Sunnyvale cafeteria, so it’s not true in my org at least.
      Mar 3
    • Apple Hansel2
      Also, I REALLY call BS on no restrooms - there are laws on that AFAIK
      Mar 3
    • Nvidia ::::-)
      OP
      Goto AQ05
      Mar 3
    • Apple Hansel2
      Oh shit, is that IST org OP?
      Mar 3
    • New
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      What work do they do exactly? Or what work have you done at both of these places?
      Mar 3
  • Nvidia ::::-)
    OP
    Worst work place in Bay Area
    Mar 3 1
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  • Amazon TapD85
    I have also heard horror stories of how apple treats its contractors.
    Mar 3 0
  • Apple Hansel2
    AQ05 has restrooms (I just checked internally) - are you saying contractors have no access to it?
    Even the AP buildings don’t have restricted access restrooms

    Also, AQ05 doesn’t seem to have its own cafeteria (if not, can u tell me the name?) as is the case with many other buildings. You can’t access what isn’t there 😀
    Mar 3 0
  • Apple Hansel2
    You should read articles about how google treats its contractors - they make us look like angels (I’ve worked with contractors myself, and it’s not as bad as it’s painted out)
    Mar 3 0
  • Apple DD899C
    Marcom also treats their vendors really bad. Overworked, no overtime pay, no one really appreciates your work, you can hardly take time off, you need to request 3-4 months in advance, you’re told to not join any of the events organized by Marcom.
    Mar 3 0
  • Nvidia ::::-)
    OP
    I have not seen anything like this in Bay Area . I have been contracting last 15 years . Just go and visit the buildings in Arques avenue and you will see yourself .
    Mar 3 0
  • Oracle now@google
    Are there special buildings for contractors that have no restrooms?
    No free food? This now counts as abusive?
    Parking space? Is it any worse than say Facebook?
    Mar 3 0
  • Nvidia ::::-)
    OP
    Go and check the AQ buildings in Sunnyvale . You will see the difference .
    Mar 3 0

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