An Apple executive accused the company of putting pressure on managers at the company’s top management level to do things it wanted them not to do, according to an article in The New York Times.
“They had a really, really bad relationship,” Tim Cook told the Times in an interview published Thursday.
“I was in charge of the top of management and the top management was just really, totally disinterested.
They were never going to make a change.
They just wouldn’t do anything to try to fix it.
And I think they were afraid to take a chance.”
The executive’s comments come as the company has been forced to deal with the loss of more than 2,000 jobs as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
Apple is also facing the prospect of another mass firing of employees as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates and the US economy begins to recover from the recession of 2016.
“We are not a company that is going to be a happy camper in the world,” Cook told The Times.