Apple employees super-happy, love Tim Cook

Apple employees super-happy, love Tim CookI’ve often said that morale is a massively underestimated factor in a lot of workplaces. After all, a happy workforce is a productive workforce, and they're far less likely to steal things from the stationery cupboard.

There are no such concerns aboard the SS Cook, however, as a UBS Evidence Lab poll indicates that Apple employees are happy as Larry. Or, to be more precise: happy as Tim.

UBS polled employees across a number of tech firms, including Apple, EMC, NetApp, Cognizant, Accenture, HP and IBM, with the latter two falling below the industry average. Eek.

Employees were asked to rate business outlook, culture, values, management, and their particular company’s CEO, and Apple came top of Every Single Category.

Some have criticised Tim Cook for failing to move out of Steve Jobs’ shadow and truly create his own legacy, but clearly Apple employees aren’t concerned.

The mood at Apple will inevitably have been bolstered by incredibly strong iPhone 6 sales throughout 2014, and perhaps the imminent launch of the Apple Watch, the first proper new Apple product for a good long while.

Impressively (ahem), IBM managed to come last in each category, and while Meg Whitman’s arrival at HP saw a bump in confidence, employees aren’t hugely optimistic about the future.

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nublets2k  Jan. 17, 2015 at 19:44

They should ask the guys putting Apple tech together in China.

Dilaurie  Jan. 17, 2015 at 20:46

How can you sell all your products at such inflated prices when the employees putting them together are working more than 70 hours in a week/ eighteen days in a row without a day off...what is wrong with you people! ! ! ! Shame on you!

JoolsG4  Jan. 18, 2015 at 14:13

You mean the guys who work for the Chinese companies also producing tech for Acer, Amazon, Blackberry, Cisco, Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony, Toshiba and many others?

Or are you just one of the many blinkered people who think only Apple products are made in such factories and no other company has any obligations to the workers there?

TJ Skywasher  Jan. 18, 2015 at 17:31

They should ask the guys putting Apple tech together in China.

Apple does more for those workers than any other company. I'm sure things go on that Apple doesn't know about and the situation is far from perfect but they do what they can and things are improving. You have to remember that these factories are owned by Foxconn, Pegatron and others and are not solely owned and used by Apple. What have all the other electronics manufacturers done for the workers there assembling their products? I only ever hear Apple shouting about it, you never hear anything from the other companies in the tech industry.


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