It's now quite common for Apple employees to refer to their workplace in Cork as Hollyhell. A former employee liked the situation to a digital chicken factory with long well designed bank of cages. That's since they have removed the cubicle floor design at the facility to introduce a more "transparent workplace". Employees were ordered to remove all personal items from their desk spaces during a visit by Tim Cook to the Apple European HQ in 2015.
Apparently local Apple managers control employees continuously and record minutes, and seconds spent on toilet visits. They have diligently created special codes to record these events in employee observation profiles to ridicule individual employees during all-hands meetings for overusing the "AUX-Code null".
Here is another one. If you arrive late for work, let's say 5 minutes, an automatic "incident" record will be created which over time can change your company health insurance coverage significantly.
Former Apple employee Daniela Kickl has summarized her experience at the Cork facility in "Something is rotten in the state of Apple" and it really reminds the reader to a Gulag like corrective labor camp with a communist overload "The Company" that uses "business needs" as the ultimate guide for employees to follow unquestioned. With managers as camp guards that ruthlessly enforce rules meticulously every step of the way. Guards with MacBook always ready in hand to find another reason to punish you for negligence.
Not a nice place to work for some tis?