Apple may be presented like the icon of success, wealth, quality products and the best in tech but like all companies, it must have its faults. A mobile designer who recently quit his job at Apple has now slammed the company in a blog.
Jordan Price says that when he joined Apple, it was a dream come true. According to him, he called his parents who were beyond rejoiced and everyone on his social media accounts fervently congratulated him on landing such an excellent job. However, the joys of a job at one of the best tech companies soon wore off.
Price has a daughter who lives in San Francisco. Since he had to commute to Cupertino for his job which had long hours, he couldn’t find time to meet the daughter. Not only that, his start at the company wasn’t all rosy.
He writes in his post, “On boarding was super bumpy, and they had so many passwords, accounts, and logins that it took nearly a month just for me to get on the server. There were meetings all the time which were disruptive to everyone’s productivity, but they seemed to be a necessary evil in a company that’s so large with such high-quality products.”
Then he goes on to blast his boss, citing him as a very insulting, insensitive individual. It seems hard to believe that Apple would have hired such a person but then, this is coming from an Apple employee who has only recently quit.
In Price’s own words, “Then my immediate boss, who had a habit of making personal insults shrouded as jokes to anyone below him, started making direct and indirect insults to me. He started reminding me that my contract wouldn’t be renewed if I did or didn’t do certain things. He would hover over my back (literally) like a boss out of Dilbert and press me to finish some mundane design task that he felt urgently needed to be examined. He was democratic about his patronizing and rude comments, but it didn’t make me feel any better when he directed them towards my team members. I felt more like I was a teenager working at a crappy retail job than a professional working at one of the greatest tech companies in the world.”
His blog has stirred quite a controversy in the social media and many major online publications have cited his story. Apple is yet to comment on the story.
Source: Jordan Price