Is this common at Apple?

Amazon kup
Feb 3 22 Comments

Recently the CIO visited India office and people were scared as shit. Our India head called everyone into a meeting a day before and told:
- be in office before 8:30 am and leave only after 5 pm
- don't bring any non apple device or laptop bags with non apple branding (and apple does not give laptop bags to employees, should we carry our macs in our hands or buy an unbranded bag?)
- clean your desks and workspaces

Does this happen in all Apple offices or the management at India office are just too submissive? Never seen these things happen in tech companies, makes you feel like an Indian services company.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    Meh! Colonial hangover!
    Feb 3 4
    • Amazon kup
      OP
      Care to elaborate?
      Feb 3
    • Homeaway ppMg64
      The notion of ‘bade sahib’ coming from the US so everyone has to be at their best behavior and all. Come to office on time, no leaving early and all.

      I very much doubt the CIO of Apple have time to take stock of attendance in the office. It’s the Indian manager mentality of trying to please the “gora sahib” 🙄
      Feb 3
    • Amazon kup
      OP
      That's what I thought. Does any of this happens in other Apple offices?
      Feb 3
    • No. If the CIO came to my office. Nobody would know. And nobody would give a shit.

      Now if it was Tim, people would come out of their work areas to greet him wearing god knows whatever the hell we wear daily and people would still leave at 4pm to catch the shuttle and peace out.
      Feb 3
  • Yes.. India office is the worst though. Here in Sunnyvale, they won't give you even decent coffee for free..
    Feb 3 5
    • Homeaway ppMg64
      That sounds like Amazon. Cheap coffee is about the only thing you got there
      Feb 3
    • Amazon / Eng netscapeOG
      There’s a mailing list on Amazon to get free food from leftover catering events. You can get 3-4 comped meals a week if you scavenged hard enough.
      Feb 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      RonHubbard

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Slightly above average with 6 inches.
      RonHubbardmore
      Hey, its Starbucks coffee now. Slightly not cheap. 😁
      Feb 3
    • Amazon / Eng B8BBB8B8
      Scavengers email list is gold
      Feb 3
    • Apple WPUV58
      Where is this list?
      Feb 4
  • Verizon Media / Eng
    xpqlg

    Verizon Media Eng

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    xpqlgmore
    Indian managers are unsullied, no-balled, dumbfcuk, spineless, lying, beta machines and lack people skills, and leadership skills.
    Feb 3 2
    • Apple Hansel2
      I believe Satya and Sundar would beg to differ
      Feb 4
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng
      Nimda_toor

      Akamai Technologies Eng

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      Nimda_toormore
      You must have had a very shitty experience with your managers. Must be the place you work at :P
      Feb 4
  • Lol. WTF?! That’s some toady lick spittle management you have over there.
    Feb 3 1
    • Verizon Media / Eng
      xpqlg

      Verizon Media Eng

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      xpqlgmore
      ** INDIAN MANAGERS **
      Feb 3
  • Apple / Eng BangOver
    The best thing coming out from this post is discovering Amazon employees have a good scavenging mailing list. You could it better and for weeks, and optimiza your time!, just selling one share out of your vested RSUs
    Feb 3 0
  • PayPal / Eng = O(1)
    Tactical dot -> .
    Feb 3 0
  • Apple mylord
    LOL. It's typical Indian mindset I would say. CIO doesn't give a shit about all these. Forget about getting her impressed. In US, forget CEO/CIO, no one cares about such micromanagement
    Feb 9 0
  • Apple gdej45
    Gotta do the needful whether it’s Apple or not...
    Feb 4 0
  • Walmart.com
    iHtd07

    Walmart.com

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    iHtd07more
    Happened to me with a previous employer in the US.. Ceo was to make a visit to our location, was asked to come in early and be there at desks. However Ceo came to our wing when most were away at lunch and he found empty desks :)
    Feb 3 0
  • New LillySJ
    Honestly, we Indian have slavery mindsets.
    Feb 3 0