According to this article by Emily Jackson in the The Toronto Star, Apple doesn't sound like a fun company to work for. At least, that's what Adam Lashinsky, Fortune's senior editor, will tell you in his latest book, Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired -- and Secretive -- Company Really Works, based on interviews of former Apple employees -- few named, most anonymous.
And it's not very much fun, according to Lashinsky's sources, although they say that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"If you're a die-hard Apple geek, it's magical. It's also a really tough place to work," one source said.
On top of that, the pay is no better than other tech jobs. A senior executive would make a competitive salary -- about $200,000 per year with a chance for a $100,000 bonus, according to Lashinsky -- but not the millions that Silicon Valley engineers are notorious for pocketing.
|WikiReader: Wikipedia Without the Internet|
|Harry Potter vs. Twilight: Whose side are you on?|
|Clueless Book Authors Confuse Legit e-Book Lending Site With Piracy, Shut it Down|
|Why University Textbooks Are So Expensive|
|Really Boring Books (You Have to Read Anyway): Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo.|
|"Would we be forced, one day, to give machines rights?"|
|Documentary on Toronto's Subway at the End of the Service Day|
|"90% of British civil service workers have jobs so pointless, they could easily be replaced by robots."|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|"It's the equivalent of being able to see a grapefruit on the surface of the Moon."|
|“Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto [...] is a scary, dystopian document.”|
|"Renewable are no longer ‘alternative.’ Rather, fossil fuels are increasingly ‘legacy.’"|
|"It could help usher in a new cycle-centric transport paradigm across the country.”|
|"Robots with legs can go a lot of places that wheels cannot.”|
|"When it comes to growing intestines, the first inch is the hardest."|
|“The cost of carbon fibre could drop, dramatically and be seen in far more applications.”|