FORTUNE -- "All happy families are alike. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." -- Leo Tolstoy.
Apple (AAPL) is still one of the best places to work in America, according to Glassdoor's 2014 survey. But it dropped another spot in the report released Tuesday. There are now 34 U.S. companies -- and 15 tech companies -- rated higher by their workers.
A sampling of the pros and cons -- especially the cons -- submitted by current and former Apple employees draw a picture of a work environment that's exciting but not that much fun, especially in retail.
CEOs reveal what makes an engineer attractive to employers.
FORTUNE -- Great software engineers are hard to find, let alone hire and keep.
Which is why more people than ever are trying to become one. The average annual salary for Google (GOOG) software engineers, for instance, now hovers around $145,000 and skyrockets to as much as $550,000, according to job site Glassdoor.
But training to be a software engineer and snagging a high-profile, high-paying position MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 9, 2013 1:57 PM ET
First in both Glassdoor's Top 10 Tech CEOs and its Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs list
Glassdoor.com, which has been soliciting salary information from anonymous contributors and publishing the results on the Web since 2008, tried something new two years ago.
Borrowing a page from the Presidential approval-rating surveys, it asked employees:
Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?
Although he's only had the job since last August, Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 29, 2012 12:03 PM ET
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"Chrome OS will be killed next year (or "merged" with Android). ... Chrome OS has no purpose that isn't better served by Android (perhaps with a few mods to support a non-touch display)." -- Gmail creator Paul Buchheit (Boy Genius Report and TechCrunch)
Unfortunately, Yahoo finally made good on all those layoff rumors by cutting roughly 600 jobs, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 15, 2010 7:59 AM ET
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