Apple employees think they make the world a better place

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Operations accounts for a big part of the staff headcount at Apple Park.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

A majority of Apple employees believe their company is making the world a better place, according to a survey by the anonymous workplace app Bind.

Blind sent its base a single True-False question – I believe my company is making the world a better place – and nearly 67 percent out of 10,589 Silicon Valley workers responded in the affirmative.

Of the 278 Apple employees who participated in the Blind survey, 83.45 percent answered True. Because Apple had more respondents than any other company, its score ranked highest out of companies with at least 50 respondents.

Blind survey on world impact

Cynics need only look at today’s headlines about Apple CEO Tim Cook to wonder about the tech giant’s place in the world.

Cook addressed the European Parliament in Brussels on data privacy and said Apple wants U.S. privacy laws to mirror the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU.

Later, in a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Cook said he came out as the first openly gay Fortune 500 CEO to inspire children who wrote him about being bullied because of their sexual orientation.

Apple also is often first among the big corporations to donate money to aid disaster relief.

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Companies with at least 50 respondents.
Graphic: Blind

Apple was one of five companies with at least 50 respondents who answered overwhelmingly True on the Blind survey. The other four are Uber (91.01 percent), Cruise Automation (85.45 percent), Google (84.94 percent) and LinkedIn (83.93 percent).

Oracle had the lowest percentage of True answers at 27.21 percent. Snapchat was the second lowest with 29.67 percent.

Blind is an anonymous social network app for professionals to raise concerns they otherwise can’t do opening in their workplaces. It is especially popular with tech workers. Some 7,000 Apple employees use Blind. Its membership base also includes more than 44,000 Microsoft employees and 30,000 from Amazon.