I work for IS&T in Apple, AMA

Apple IS&Tguy
Jul 26, 2018 32 Comments

I work in IS&T org of Apple. Moved here couple years ago from FANG. I have heard lot of you are Interested in learning about this org. Ask away.

12YOE
150k
engineering and operations

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Apple Tim'sCock
    Why do you make our lives miserable?
    Jul 26, 20182
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      Understand your pain. And I am so sorry to be a part of it.
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      flounder.

      AppleEng

      PRE
      Google
      flounder.more
      i just jumped to google and getting a goddamn computer setup is a nightmare. security keys and tickets up the ass! fucking windows computers blow...i haven't used one in so long. the pain from IS&T was nothing.
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Intel / Other
    bamboozled

    IntelOther

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    Google
    bamboozledmore
    What is Apple?
    Jul 26, 20182
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      That fruity company which makes the best iPhone yet(the one you don’t have)
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Intel / Other
      bamboozled

      IntelOther

      PRE
      Google
      bamboozledmore
      What is iPhone?
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Asurion GRnV62
    Are you interviewing actively?
    Jul 26, 20181
  • Apple Tim'sCock
    How would you improve it starting from where it is?
    Jul 26, 20182
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      It has to be three pronged approach.
      1. Focus on better engineering practices: Classify applications in three buckets -legacy, current and emerging technologies. Measure these applications in terms of revenue,resilience, need-to-improve and scalability.
      2. Focus on your Employees: Target any manager or director who’re stuck in same role for more than 2-3years or has way too many people reporting to them. Such managers don’t know either how to enable their team to be successful or they’re taking it easy. Present them an option for down-leveling to a non-management role or offer severance.
      3. Hire and coach better talent:
      Target those individuals with technical knowledge and communication skills to be the evangelist for their team and be part of hiring task force. Train individuals in teams how to be an effective interviewer. Set a higher bar for hiring. Pair the interns and new college grads with those architects and Sr engineers as their mentors. They should focus on doing POC with relevant scalable resilient tools to replace legacy applications and much needed infrastructure. Foster the idea of “you kill what you eat” meaning team members would own the collective responsibility of design, architecture, operations as in the whole.
      And lastly get rid of that PMO org. It’s political, worthless and they don’t serve any purpose of what a typical PM does.
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Apple dudeabides
      Good ideas. But how can IS&T compete with other orgs to hire talented hires then?
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Apple YMxz02
    Why can’t I connect to WiFi?
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      Lol. That’s enterprise lan services not exactly IS&T
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple eighty
    Which building do you work at?
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      Irrelevant.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Groupon OivL44
    How did you get sucked into it? I have interviewed three candidate from IS&T, none of them could clear the tech bar
    Jul 28, 20180
  • Nutanix Windian
    What is the most fundamental problem in your opinion with this org?
    Jul 26, 20182
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      Culture, lack of responsibility, Incompetent middle management and mostly bad engineering.
      Jul 26, 2018
    • Apple YMxz02
      Those are a lot of things!
      Aug 5, 2018
  • New / EngHbase
    Are there any good teams in IS&T or all teams suck?
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      I am sure there are some.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Microsoft / EngSkunkyPot
    What is IS&T? I can see a lot of complains about this depatment but noone said what they doing.
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      It is the internal IT org for Apple.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Google vta
    Does the app that you guys make for your retail stores employees still suck?
    Jul 26, 20181
  • Broadcom Ltd. Ugfrrigrrt
    I am a bit green but what is IS&T?
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      IS&T means internal services & technology, an internal IT org.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • LinkedIn ZoyaGoya
    That department is fucked up, isn’t it?
    Jul 26, 20181
    • Apple IS&Tguy
      OP
      Fucked up is an understatement.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Amazon SlamDrunk
    How’s the global business intelligence team there ? This post makes me scared .
    Sep 11, 20180
  • Apple / Eng
    Rijdi837sj

    AppleEng

    PRE
    Google, Netflix
    Rijdi837sjmore
    What is your salary? 150k is so low
    Aug 3, 20180
  • Apple babyshark
    Did you happen to know any bad managers and bully stories on FTE? Please let me know
    Jul 28, 20180

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