“Apple has been accused by a former employee of going against Steve Jobs’ core values through a ‘soul-limiting entrenched dogma’ that operates on a “toxic culture of manipulation, intimidation, threats and politics,” Anthony Cuthbertson reports for International Business Times.
“The criticism of the Cupertino company comes from ex-employee Ben Farrell in a blogpost detailing his experiences working as a customer service manager for the past two years,” Cuthbertson reports. “‘I am no longer part of the collective iCult machine whose dirty, worn-out, greasy and naive internal mechanisms of bullying, harassment and mind-games push out shiny and polished iPhones every year. It is ironic that one of the world’s largest companies and one that prides itself on innovation, creativity and ‘breaking the mould,’ operates on such soul-limiting entrenched dogma,’ Farrell wrote.”
“Farrell accused the company of manipulating and intimidating employees through a culture of passive aggression and sarcasm, lamenting that: ‘Sickness, family emergencies, and even weddings are given no respect at Apple,'” Cuthbertson reports. “Team spirit is described as non existent, while meetings at Apple are described as filled with ‘toxic agendas designed to deliberately trip people up, make fools of the less respected and call people out.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Now there’s a balanced report. Sheesh. How about hearing from some (or at least one) other Apple employees beyond one obviously disgruntled former worker?