Review Apple GBI team Hyderabad for software developer.

Amazon / Eng
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Amazon Eng

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Impetus Technologies
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Dec 26, 2018 11 Comments

I wanted to get an idea about GBI team in apple (framework engineering team specifically), what are the projects the team is working on and learning opportunities.
How flexible is apple in terms of team changes?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Wipro vCGX20
    Working for GBI is like running for Congress - highly politicized
    Dec 26, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      blankspace

      Amazon Eng

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      Impetus Technologies
      blankspacemore
      OP
      And what about projects? Politics is usually everywhere. Do they have good projects?
      Dec 26, 2018
  • Apple mylord
    GBI is way behind adopting new technologies and architectures. No one cares about the code quality and the design. Very few employees know programming, so forget about writing optimized code in any language other than SQL. Very less documentation is available. There's no coding guidelines, no mechanism of doing code reviews and no one is interested in doing so. 70-80% full time employees in GBI are former contractors converted to full time. So full of Indians. So expect typical Indian mentality and huge politics. Entire GBI is still heavily contractors dependent team. These contractors from TCS, Infosys, Wipro etc. are not high skilled people. Still teradata is almost everything for GBI in the era of big Data processing, distributed data storage, and cloud computing. In the age when everyone asks for real time data, GBI offers downtime during activities like software updates, failover activities, hardware expansion. Rather than fixing existing things, GBI wants to do things where it doesn't have any expertise (read machine learning). Framework team is little better compared to application teams in GBI. but still, overall, GBI is a total mess. And instead of recognizing such mess, they take it as a proud saying they've a start-up culture (It's been more than 10 years since the existence of GBI). I don't know about switching teams. But we've very few teams in India as far as I know. So would be difficult for sure. And mostly IS&T and Maps have their presence in India. GBI comes under IS&T. Every other team under IS&T is almost similar to GBI. Run away from IS&T unless you get 2-3 times hike than your current company and you don't care about new technologies and innovation and future career growth.
    Check out this post! "Tech bar at Apple GBI seems pretty low. (Tech Lounge)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/CLmwiSF8
    Feb 9 3
    • Microsoft / Eng caltrop
      Sounds scary
      Feb 9
    • Apple aleG37
      Scary and accurate
      Mar 11
    • PwC
      mMRG67

      PwC

      BIO
      Fan of product innovation
      mMRG67more
      This is very accurate. I had offer from GBI team and in hiring manager round, he specified that i need to learn teradata. Then i came and read reviews here and then i applied for Amazon and got selected. Now declined Apple. Thank god.
      Jul 5
  • Apple / IT
    techiejay

    Apple IT

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    Amazon
    BIO
    Feel free to message me
    techiejaymore
    Is gbi even accurate
    Dec 29, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      blankspace

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Impetus Technologies
      blankspacemore
      OP
      How do you mean?
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Microsoft solusan
    Does Apple have a software development office in India?
    Dec 26, 2018 1
    • Apple IXkw01
      Yes, in Hyderabad
      Dec 26, 2018
  • Intuit blacksea
    I also got offer from this GBI team
    Jan 11 0