Want To Work For Tesla? Get A Job At Apple First

FEB 21 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

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Bloomberg has an exclusive article titled “Want Elon Musk to Hire You at Tesla? Work for Apple” in which it’s claimed that “Tesla has hired more workers from Apple than from anyplace else.

It’s an article worth a full read, so we won’t spoil it here.

Here are a few highlights:

  • [Tesla] has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than from any other company, even carmakers.
  • The former Apple staffers work in many areas of the 6,000-employee automaker, including engineering and law.
  • Employees who have worked at Apple say their decision to join Tesla was based on its cars and its CEO.
  • Musk says Apple has been trying to poach Tesla employees, too, offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases.

Thus far, Apple has not had much success in recruiting talent from Tesla.  According to Elon Musk:

“Apple tries very hard to recruit from Tesla.  But so far they’ve actually recruited very few people.”

Full article at source link below.

Source: Bloomberg

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6 Comments on "Want To Work For Tesla? Get A Job At Apple First"

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The difference seems to be that Apple is looking very specifically for Tesla engineers who worked on the Power-train.

http://9to5mac.com/2015/02/19/apple-electric-car-team/ lists a few that are supposedly working on Apple’s car project.

150 or the 6000 Tesla employees formerly worked at apple. That is 2.5%. Not exactly a big deal here in Silicon Valley where people change jobs regularly.

More than 2.5% of my colleagues and friends formerly worked at Apple.
More than 2.5% of my colleagues and friends formerly worked at Qualcomm.
More than 2.5% of my colleagues and friends formerly worked at Motorola.
BTW I have never worked at Apple, Qualcomm, Motorola or Tesla.

If you look at what is most important for people today when they buy there dream car

It is both physical design, high tech and UI.
Nobody in the car industry has understood this a well as Tesla
And if you look at the computer industry
Who is better to understand this marriage between hardware and software and services than Apple

They simply took from the best!

I trust Tesla’s long term vision for BEVs, far more than Apple playing “Me too!”

Is it because of Apple’s harsh work ethic where you’re worked to the bone and your superiors belittle you?

Sure, the pay is nice, but when you’re constantly being criticized for every little thing from your boss I can’t help but wonder if Tesla seems like a breath of fresh air to them.

I’m only going by what I’ve read online. If it’s actually not like that at Apple, feel free to clarify it.

Otherwise it’s probably not too surprising many people are leaving Apple and not as many joining them.

This is not at all surprising. Tesla seems to to want to be the Apple of cars (including Apple’s low priority of using industry standards).