The following companies (and by association their subsidiaries listed in Appendix A) have special agreements with Google and are part of the ‘Do Not Cold Call’ list.
- Apple, Inc
- Comcast Corporation
- IBM Corporation (Junior hires okay—also applies to subsidiaries)
- Intel Corporation
Google’s list of “Sensitive Companies,” requiring recruiters to check with Google’s executives first (which could and did mean Google informing on the prospect to his or her employer), is as follows:
- AOL, Inc.
- Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
- Dell, Inc.
- Earthlink, Inc
- Virgin Media, Inc. (Formerly NTL, Inc.)
And Google isn’t the only company that kept a list. Buried in the court dockets is an email from Apple recruiting manager David Alvarez to fellow Apple recruiting manager Jonathan Geyer, dated July 9, 2009, containing a document titled “Hands Off (Do Not Call List).”
That list includes the other six firms charged by the DOJ and originally named in the wage-suppression class action: Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, Pixar and Lucas. But the Apple “Do Not Call” list also includes an additional 21 companies not mentioned in the DOJ investigation or the class action suit. Among the companies that appear to have conspired with Apple to suppress their employees’ wages:
Microsoft, AMD, Best Buy, Cingular, Foxconn, Nvidia, and a handful of distributors like Mac Zone, PC Connection and PC Mall. Some of the companies are on Apple’s “Do Not Call List” because, according to the memo, they share “common board members”: Intuit, JCrew, Nike, and Genentech, whose CEO at the time, Arthur Levinson, sat on Apple’s board of directors.