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Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by NigelM, Jun 4, 2012.
Some HR leaders discuss their benefits philosophies.
To value and love the own employees will do the magic - no doubts.
This is my first post, and as a potential Model S buyer It is great to see this kind of stuff - Go TESLA!
Good for Tesla! This sort of thing helps keep a company strong. Good perks mean good employee retention and a more experienced workforce than one that's constantly changing. I hope this applies to assembly-line workers and not just engineers, executives, and sales force.
great creative thinking that provides meaningful value while holding costs down during the 'start-up' phase
Notice on the Jurvetson video how many employees were there with bicycles....
I was in Fremont for the Factory tour in October. They use bicycles to ride around the plant because it's so large. I'm sure there are plenty of employee who bike to work, but many of the bikes in that video may be ones that are at the factory and are used to get people from place to place faster.
The same thing happens at the Toyota factory in Kentucky. However, they are switching to tricycles so that the older workers and non-riders can use them.
Seems like an EV factory should have Segways.
They do have industrial electric golf carts buzzing about.
People who ride bikes would probably rather pedal than ride a motorized contraption.
Bicycles: Cheaper, faster, safer, than a Segway!
And the plants I work at (that have large distances to cover inside) typically use pedal tricycles. I found out this was due to their insurance and bicycle crash coverage.
Agree 100% . One of Tesla's most valuable assets is their employee base. And I can personally attest that the Tesla-excitement applies to the assembly-line workers I've met and to the shuttle bus driver (hi James!) and to all the great folks I've met in the last year and half of dealing with Tesla. Not a single one was less than enthusiastic about their employer and the future.
I've been impressed to the point that I have brought up the Tesla culture at the office - you can't just hope that it happens. It's worth learning more about.
I like this because I can't ride a bicycle. I've considered getting a trike or a velomobile, but I don't think I'd actually use it enough to be worthwhile. But in a situation like this I'd ride a trike before anything motorized.
The packages are on par and in some cases better then other companies. I can say they are better than my current work place. Hey TM... hire me so that I can enjoy those perks. lol
Not so much about benefits, but this pic says something about corporate culture:
Mercury News. com:
Sri Kulukuru is not being so careful (granted the panel hasn't been painted yet)
No safety shields (glasses) either! :scared:
They make you take off watches and wedding rings in food plants!
This was disheartening to see. Most tech centric places I've worked let employees coordinate things like this (chess, NCAA basketball pools, etc) as it's all part of team building and morale. There's a line between working hard and respecting human nature. I'm not sure Elon groks how most of us normal humans function.
Tesla Chess Tournament - Business Insider
Coming from many years in a lab environment, sometimes you just need that closer look.:wink:
(Just don't get stuck looking like the emoticon!).
Two employees were talking about the company BBQ the the LA drive the other day. In the breakroom there were trophies from a gocart track event and employees are allowed to check out cars for day or weekend. Roadster and Rav4 and how about the 6 Model S' at Refuel?