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7/16/2014 01:00 AM EDT
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elctrnx_lyf
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Re: Too verbose, needs to be succinct
elctrnx_lyf   7/21/2014 5:11:08 AM
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Apple employees in genral shall be very confident and high technical excellence because Apple in directly gets the best out of the semiconductor companies or the high end manufacturing process.

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KatyJordan   7/19/2014 10:50:32 AM
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You can lose job even at the very very prestigious company, you know, unemployment is very serious question in different nations. People might become discouraged and even talanted and hard-working person can lose a job and become depressed because of unsuccessful searches. If you have lost job, don't become discouraged, just sit and think what can you do. Sometimes resume helps to get job interview and job, too. Try to resort to professional resume writing service (like this one, http://resumewritinglab.com/ ) that can help make your CV more effective and avoid mistakes.

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_hm   7/19/2014 9:01:31 AM
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Hey, this is too verbose! Next time can you take a time to make it more pithy and to the point.

Qualtiy of blog does not match well with quality of iApple.

 

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Re: Gender bias at Apple?
Sheepdoll   7/18/2014 11:45:35 PM
Jayna Sheats  -- Although Apple is known for very forward-looking non-discrimination attitudes, I could not help but notice the absence of a single female in this list.

While I have not had the time to read all 11 pages of the article.  I have been following the comments here.

When I was at apple between 1992 and 1998 there was absolutely no bias whatsoever.  Women in the imaging department were well represented. Even the postscript team which I was part of was at least 50 50 or so.  Back then it was not all that important.

Most of the people I worked with had PhDs or Masters. I with a lowly EET certificate had no problems working in this area.  Steve had to make the exception himself. So I guess I got my degree the same place he got his.

I got poached by a competitor.  Then I turned 40.  The main criticism if that is what it is, that I am too expensive, or that I would want to run the company or department.

On the other hand this industry has a really short (18 month) memory.  Anything older than that is obsolete.

Satya Nadella's comments on axing 18,000 at Microsoft is disturbing.

"The tech industry, Mr Nadella said in an email to employees last week, "does not respect tradition, it only respects innovation"

I wonder how many of those people were over 40?

 

 

 

 

 

Jayna Sheats
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Gender bias at Apple?
Jayna Sheats   7/18/2014 6:43:02 PM
Although Apple is known for very forward-looking non-discrimination attitudes, I could not help but notice the absence of a single female in this list.  We have a ways to go, I guess.

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docdivakar   7/18/2014 12:55:41 PM
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Ditto... great article and very motivating. I have worked with Apple engineers in the past as a software vendor and as a colleague in other companies during their post-Apple regime. The stories I heard from them are very similar to what I read above in the article.

MP Divakar

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docdivakar   7/18/2014 12:52:45 PM
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@Jessica Lipsky  What I would value as a user for any Apple / Apple-like products:

1. Simplicity and minimal design
2. Functionality 100% of the time as expected
3. Durability, reliability and security
4. Fully meeting the design intent and more!
5. Surpassing user expectations
6. Adding value in daily life

MP Divakar

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rick merritt   7/18/2014 12:39:07 PM
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Hi Alan. Thx for chiming in.

Junko Yoshida was the lead editor on this story and is out this week, so I'll give her first crack to respond next week. I'm sure any one of us would be happy to chat with you.

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AlanOpp   7/17/2014 3:45:44 PM
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Great article. I'd be happy to share my experiences as an engineer during the "first coming of Steve Jobs" and founder of "Apple satellite" Open Door Networks. Alan Oppenheimer

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Suggestions, experiences
rick merritt   7/17/2014 11:19:30 AM
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I'd love to hear expereinces from other ex-Apple engineers and/or suggestions of others we should profile.

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