What you need to know
- Apple employees recently put together their own survey about pay equity.
- 2000 Apple employees filled out the survey.
- It revealed a 6% pay gap between men and women for those who took the survey.
An informal employee survey is bringing up the discussion of pay inequity at Apple.
As reported by The Verge, a group of Apple employees put together an informal survey to gather data around pay equity. After comparing the data provided by about 2,000 employees, the survey found a 6% wage gap between men and women in the company.
Cher Scarlett, a software engineer at the company who worked on the survey, says that employees are feeling the need to revisit the issue. While Apple said it had addressed pay gaps in the past, their own data is saying otherwise.
More than anything, employees would like the company to be more transparent with pay.
When reached for comment, Apple spokesperson Rachel Tulley provided the standard response about pay equity at the company.
Earlier this month, Apple had shut down an internal survey about pay that was created by the same group, saying that the survey contained personally identifiable information and that they could not use the internal Box account of the company.
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