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PedroGonzales
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2/28/2015 | 9:14:33 PM
Re: lets think about the whole package
Personally, If they offer me more vacation, personal time, better flexibility between family and work.  For me, i don't see the point if making a lot of money working the newest car technology were I don't have time to seat and enjoy a nice dinner with my family.   Something we can learn from Europeans, companies there really support family.
Kelly22
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2/24/2015 | 5:11:45 PM
Re: lets think about the whole package
I think that the preference for job benefits varies from person to person. Some employees at Apple might value innovation more, and would transfer to Tesla because they believe the work will be more exciting. I'm inclined to believe that's the primary motivator here, since I doubt there are many other benefits offered at Tesla that aren't offered at Apple. Maybe Tesla is also willing to offer more flexible hours or more vacation time, depending on how much they value a certain potential employee.
kstaron
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2/24/2015 | 4:32:58 PM
Re: lets think about the whole package
Yes, theres more to a job than money. If you're going to spend more than half your waking life at work, better make the best of it. So, just what does Tesla have that Apple's having a hard time competing with? Does Tesla have better hours, more flexibility, better benefits, or is it just that you get to work on smart cars instead of smartphones?

What incentives do you need before you think about jumping ship?
Kelly22
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2/10/2015 | 10:23:38 AM
Re: lets think about the whole package
Definitely. If Tesla can prove successful, no doubt we'd hear even more rumors about an iCar (iDrive, etc.) coming from Apple
Technocrati
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2/10/2015 | 3:15:32 AM
Re: lets think about the whole package

@kelly22   I agree.  It certainly does look like Telsa is the more challenging/interesting arena to work in.  I don't know how Apple can compete with that unless they offer their own car.

Something I think they would consider once Telsa proves this model can sustain profitability.

Technocrati
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2/10/2015 | 3:11:20 AM
Re: Apple hiring could backfire

Ironically, probably most of the people who can afford a Telsa work at Apple.

Technocrati
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2/10/2015 | 3:09:03 AM
Apple vs. Tesla: The Tussle Over Rolling Computers ?

I am going to really enjoy this tussle.  Matter of fact, I wish I were in the middle of it !    With cars becoming nothing more than moving computers, we should have seen this coming.

 

Those with the skills these two are looking for are really fortunate.

danielcawrey
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2/7/2015 | 4:20:03 PM
Re: lets think about the whole package
Interesting that Ford sees itself as a mobility company.

I think that is a good thing, since in the future the world of transportation is going to require autonomous vehicles. It would seem to me that Ford has already recognized that, and is moving towards that direction as a company/ 
Charlie Babcock
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2/6/2015 | 5:38:46 PM
Apple hiring could backfire
The Apple hiring will backfire if Tesla owners find they can only recharge at Tesla charging stations (special connector needed) and get spare parts at Tesla Auto Parts. What Tesla buyers -- many of the high tech employees -- like about Apple is its design sense, not it's vertical integration.
Kelly22
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2/6/2015 | 5:28:52 PM
Re: lets think about the whole package
True, money can be a powerful motivator for one person and mean little to another. I'd think more time off would be a powerful incentive so people can spend more time with family, travel, etc. Maybe if Apple varied its benefits offer then it would receive more talent from Tesla... but at the end of the day, if employees see Tesla as the more exciting and innovative company, they're probably going to stay there no matter what.
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