Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a recent Apple town hall meeting that employees will not be able to take advantage of an employee discount program that finally brings the company’s computers and tablets into competitive pricing ranges.
During the meeting Cook revealed that Apple employees can now receive $500 off the price of the company’s Macs and $250 off a brand new iPad device. The only system that appeared to be left out of the mic was the Mac mini, then again why would any Apple employee want to be seen using the company’s wimpiest desktop option.
In order to curb rampant abuse of the system Apple will only allow employees who have been with the company for at least 90 days to take advantage of the discount and current employees can only take advantage of the program every three years.
Up until this point the discount for employees was 25% and it’s still unclear if that discount will remain in effect during the three-year interval period.
Since CEO Tim Cook took over at Apple he has become more employee and charity focused then Steve Jobs, aside from this program he started a charitable donation matching program that encourages employees to give back to their community.
Do you think Tim Cook is doing a good job of turning Apple into a more “employee centric” operation?