Discuss - Why Apple is or isn't a tier 1 company?

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  • Google chenku
    Apple is very close to being a tier 1 company. Last time the promo committee for corporations met we gave serious consideration to promoting Apple but eventually decided more data points were needed of Apple performing at the next level.
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    • Cadence / Product luna.
      This
      Mar 30
    • Google L7@AWS
      Google 😭😭😭
      Mar 30
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    • Anthem / IT cba@t$-6
      2 from IBM is a surprise 😱
      Mar 30
    • Cisco bitset
      True- huge inconsistency in hiring process. I have experienced that.
      Mar 30
    • Amazon / Eng Arknoid
      Lol non FAANG losers commenting on FAANG companies as if they had it all but chose to work at shitty companies like IBM coz they like low pay and mediocrity. Wonder why are you not at Apple or Amazon if it's so easy to get in? I bet if you had a chance to get into any of them, you would leave IBM in an instant. Really valuable insights lol.
      Mar 30
    • New / Product
      s108

      New Product

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      Mostly startups. Interested in exploring new opportunities in Los Angeles.
      s108more
      Forgetting about Microsoft here....¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      Mar 30
    • Morgan Stanley tfti
      @ibm don't get so defensive. You had some good points but being so defensive makes people dismiss you
      Mar 30
  • Apple RcvW67
    Poor management and incompetent employees also contribute a great deal.
    Mar 30 2
    • Apple TimCoookk
      OP
      Incompetent employees in IS&T or you're saying generally?
      Mar 30
    • Apple RcvW67
      In general the hiring bar is not as high and managers hire people they like not most knowledgeable ones. Also, because the culture is so toxic best talent and the ones that can leave the company, do so. I have seen a couple of very top engineers leave in the past couple of weeks due to favoritisms of managers and their questionable decisions. This is more common in ML and AI, since Apple has nothing to say compared to top tier companies.
      Mar 30
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
    Another “Prestige” post.

    Found the.....
    Mar 30 3
    • Apple TimCoookk
      OP
      Daddy?
      Mar 30
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
      If you don’t know......
      Mar 30
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      Isn't it true for everyone who buys a luxury car?
      Mar 30
  • Amazon aujpovt
    Tier-1 is a concept for fresh grads. They care mostly about free food, pay and most importantly interview difficulty.

    Completely useless criteria, but as per these, apple is not tier-1.

    Apple is tier-1 for a more mature audience though - great health options, great technology (possibly) in your area of interest, apparently an older demographic and smaller team sizes.
    Mar 31 1
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Actually the health insurance is p bad. Even more expensive than the amazon’s health insurance.
      Mar 31
  • Microsoft
    tech.ladki

    Microsoft

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    tech.ladkimore
    Obviously not the same level of reputation as Google or Facebook.
    What you call tier 1 is subjective, but not goog or FB level for sure.
    IMHO, LinkedIn is better than Apple.
    Mar 30 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Only for ML/AI, because only that org makes offers on par with F/G.

    The lack of free food doesn’t help either.
    Mar 30 0
  • Apple I’m a PC
    After being on Blind for a while, It seems like tier 1 is probably:
    - consumer facing (I.e the layperson knows what the company does without it having to be explained)
    - makes a product people are emotionally invested in
    - can attract and retain top talent

    So yeah, Apple probably fits that bill.
    Mar 31 1
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      tech.ladkimore
      Not as reputable as Google or Facebook though
      Mar 31
  • Google Mmkaay
    I am a huge fan of Apple products.
    I hate Apple for trying to squeeze every penny out of their customers.
    Mar 30 3
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
      That’s funny coming from Google
      Mar 30
    • Google Mmkaay
      Google has tons of free unprofitable products that will never be profitable.
      Mar 30
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
      The ones they shut down
      Mar 30
  • Apple appals
    Apple pays well and as a SWE at Apple you will get responses from most company recruiters if you are ever looking to move.
    Mar 30 0
  • Oath xxxcd
    How are we ranking them? By how much the opportunity leads to another opportunity?
    Mar 30 0
  • Amazon koku
    Amazon doesn't give free food or gym or any fancy benefits like Google or FB. But we are here.. 😁
    Mar 31 1
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      Because you didn't get to job at Google obviously
      Mar 31
  • Amazon aujpovt
    Ugh
    Mar 30 0