Why Salesforce gives employees old model year Macbook Pros?

Salesforce Hhyvc
Oct 8, 2018 17 Comments

I have the option of refreshing my laptop, and the options are a 2017-era touchbar 13” mbp and a 2015/2016-era Retina (no touchbar) 15” mbp. This is the same for new hires as well.

The worst part is that I can’t purchase my own laptop and install VPN and connect to the network. It is blocked by IT.

Wth? Are other companies like this?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Aurora bystander!
    Feel your pain, brother.

    It is so embarrassing to hit the local coffee joint with an old laptop. Ladies don’t dig that one iota.
    Oct 8, 2018 2
    • Microsoft SuperSac💩
      Pretty sure your lack of action is not because of your old laptop.
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Aurora bystander!
      Pretty sure humor/sarcasm is lost on you.
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng TravelOne
    Msft didn't even give me a laptop T_T
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng BiggusD
    Probably because they have them in stock or have some supplying agreement with a specific distributor.
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • IBM / Other nurx45
    Touchbar is useless anyways
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • GoodRx BobAxelrod
    Not being able to connect to the VPN on personal equipment is pretty typical at most companies who have heavy compliance requirements.
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Grabbb
    Lol first world problems
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Apple Okidoki
    We get refurbished lol
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Blahlah12
    Check the manufacture date. They are brand new. Updated specs. They don’t like the touchbar so don’t give out touchbar macs: if you ask for a 13” you’ll get a touchbar.
    Oct 8, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Zwvsf
      Wait. So Apple keeps manufacturing older models? I get it for the 15” touch mbp which people hate. But why for the 13” one which already has a touchbar? Why not provide the latest model of it?
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Salesforce Blahlah12
      That’s what I’m saying: if an employee orders a 15”, they get a manufactured in 2018 but 2015-style chassis. If the employee orders a 13”, they get a regular touchbar mbp.
      Oct 9, 2018
  • My personal machine is 2012 mac air and i still pull chicks at coffee shops (and also close).
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • New jiIM04
    Dude we some of us still use 2013 mac book air
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • OpenTable / Eng YDHd54
    Some people hate the touchbar and ask for the older one.
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn b83J2u
    2017-era MBP with touchbar 🙄
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
    You didn’t get the laptop specified in your contract?!
    Oct 8, 2018 0

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