I wanted to work at Apple really bad, and now not so much. Walking out on my dream job.(medium.com)

almost 5 years ago from Jordan Price, UI/UX Mobile Designer - jordanprice.co

  • Jordan Price, almost 5 years ago

    The biggest difference is that contractors are reminded constantly that they may or may not have their contract renewed. Also contractors get no Apple discount, no use of company gym, lower pay (I think), and can only go into certain buildings on campus.

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    • Casey BrittCasey Britt, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      I don't know that this is fair. There's quite a bit of speculation on your part that seems to be based on your personal experience only. And specifically with one boss. Perhaps other bosses don't remind their contractors that they might not get renewed? I know of people that have done really well contracting for Apple (monetarily, can't speak to their bosses). Have you spoken to others that received pay cuts for transitioning to this sort of contract work at Apple? I'm also surprised as most of the people I know that have worked or interviewed at Apple were offered/hired full-time positions and had a very long interview process with a lot of people. The ones that were contract/freelance were not looking for a full-time position.

      From my own experience, freelance/contract will make way more money than a full time position. But of course you don't get the company benefits. So hearing of a pay cut to go freelance vs full-time seems strange.

      Sorry to hear about your terrible experience though. It sounds like one person ruined the whole company for you and that really is a bummer.

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