What do you think Apple Execs do all day at work?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by prizm, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. prizm, Apr 14, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017

    prizm macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I'm curious what the consensus is. Do they look at spreadsheets projected on a conference room wall that chart how much money they made that day? Are they picking out furniture for the new campus? Discuss where to open the next store in China? Do they leave the office about 2 each day for a massage?

    I ask because Apple hardly releases new products. Years and years pass between some product line updates. Are they just rich guys with little ambition left? Compared to the projects that companies like Google work on, it would appear Apple is fairly complacent with income from a couple of products. What do you think?
  2. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
  3. Bubble99 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2015
    It is easier for google when they are software and not into hardware like Apple. Apple does both software, OS and hardware.

    Google is more service where Apple is more product. It lot harder and take more time when your company does product.

    It is easier for companies to be more into service than a product.
  4. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    I'd guess that they spend their mornings sipping lattes in the lobby starbucks, and afternoons in their corner offices eating bon-bons with Peg Bundy - while looking at all of the Apple employees stuck in the horrific traffic jams that Apple has created on I-280.

    You can't dispute that by saying "look at all of the innovation"....

    Peg Bundy eating bon-bons - NSFW
  5. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    Sure probably an accurate description of what they do.:rolleyes:
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    lol.... they can't be that board...
  7. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Ah well, gives new meaning to Board of Directors…
  8. weup togo macrumors regular

    May 6, 2016
    Meetings. Nothing but meetings, all day, every day.
  9. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    --- Post Merged, Apr 19, 2017 ---
    "Look busy"...said one employee to another..."maybe we can fix an application that is not broken"
  10. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    Let's see now...

    Round of golf in the morning, lunch at the private country club. Maybe swing by the office to pick up packages from Amazon, surf the 'net to research their next vacation, meet with their financial advisors to strategize on how to diversify their portfolios when their RSUs vest, get the Mercedes-Benz detailed or work out at the gym, go home and change so they can get to the Sharks/Warriors/Giants game (club level, of course).

    Stuff like that.

    Oh, and the massage thing is probably thrown in there somewhere too. Good call on that one.

  11. Cineplex macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2016
    They attend several meetings a day hosted by Tim on diversity, acceptance and bathrooms.
  12. Zirel Suspended


    Jul 24, 2015
    Discussing between them what other people do all day.
  13. TechnProg macrumors newbie


    Apr 26, 2017
    CA, USA
    Meetings about fixing their PR problems to which their answer is of course, more meetings!
  14. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    This thread should be a poll.

    Hence I answered B) They eat tacos (all day long).
  15. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    I think they work and from what i've heard, they are alway present at Apple HQ.
  16. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Tim gets there pretty early. Got to spend some time at HQ a few years back for training, and he walks in the front door just like everyone else. Can't speak for the execs, but lots of the mid level people work insane hours (70+).
  17. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    The Apple execs are signing "I'm like a bird - I wanna fly away ..." as song Nelly Furtado and then realise they can't get anywhere because of .... Windows!!!! Their new headquarters isn't helping them get anything done. After it's been grown in you'll spot Tim and crew stare out into the great wide open.

    Some might argue that this isn't true at all and that each employee of Apple is working hard on bringing us - we the people - a brighter future. With new Mac products and also iOS products that will someday make Tim skrub toilets on Apple Circular Motion Campus. Beep beep ..
  18. 1252 macrumors member


    May 14, 2018
    This is kinda japanese mentality, If I stay 12+ hours in office my boss is convinced that I'm a hard working guy. Seriously.
  19. bluecoast macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2017
    I suspect that Apple is very much run as a top down company so I’d expect that they’re in a million strategy meetings, product status meetings and managing everything that their direct reports are doing to the nth degree.

    I would expect them all to be micromanaging (in the complimentary sense) to a very surprising degree.

    Oh and getting in early and staying late to work on their emails.

    And firefighting when something goes awry.

    Yep that sounds boring but it’s probably not too far from the truth.
  20. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    Based on the results of the High Sierra OS...their efforts are poor at best.
  21. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Most high level executives are work driven. They are always working. Modern technology makes it worse. Since they can take calls, text and e-mail while at the airport, home, in the car, on a plane, on vacation, &c.

    I'd expect their day is filled with phone calls, e-mails, meetings and walking around to check in on projects.
  22. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    No exec. every said on his death bed: "if I had it to do over...I would have worked harder and longer hours" Reagan took naps in the afternoon.
  23. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Tim Cook’s day at work:
    4:00 AM - Repling to thousands of E-Mails (Confirmed)
    5:00 - Coffee break
    6:00 - Sign Papers / Check Overall Company Status / CEO stuff
    8:00 - Breakfast / Lure Jony to out of his White Room
    9:30 - Meetings
    11:00 - Check Company Status / Look at future products and services
    12:30 PM - Lunch / Drag Craig away from his Diamond-encrusted Mirror and Hair Gel
    2:00 - Check E-Mails again
    3:00 - Meetings
    6:00 - Check overall Company Status / Leave Work / Drag Eddy away from the Karoke Machine / Take a Joyride in the Apple Car
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Depending on the person (and the nap to a degree), something like that can actually improve one's productivity.
  25. TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018

    I don't want Apple as a company that throws s**** at the wall and see if it sticks, like, for example, Google.

    Projects that are just for show.

    90% of their revenue comes from only one place.

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