“IST-Throwaway”, on Hacker News:
Although my experience is several years old, everything in this
article rings true. The contracting companies they had us working
for were taking a huge cut, the quality of the code they produced
was dismal, (as soon as we were no longer allowed to re-write
their code major things began breaking almost immediately) and
people getting transferred around constantly and having no time
to understand any one project was common. (rkho’s comment about
their hiring process seeming like it was simply a beard for a
nepotistic contractor conversion was something we definitely saw
a number of times.)
All in all it was an extremely eye-opening experience.
Considering how “do it the Apple way” every other department we
interacted with was, being in the IS&T buildings was like landing
on an alien planet.
Via Michael Tsai’s updated post, which has a few more links and comments from readers.
A note from a long-time but now former Apple engineer (and long-time DF reader):
Inside Apple, IS&T is pronounced isn’t. As in, the network
isn’t up right now.
★ Wednesday, 8 April 2020