Apple employees get $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads and raises

By on June 21, 2012, 3:00 PM

Fulfilling a promise it made in January, Apple has reworked its employee discount program to include $500 off Mac computers and $250 off of iPads. According to 9to5Mac, this discount stacks with an existing 25 percent off which Apple employees already enjoy. Apple employees, rejoice!

While certainly a very generous offer, there do exist some specific limitations. Each employee may only use their discount once every three years and must have been employed at least 90 days. Despite those stipulations, this sounds like a solid way for those who work for Apple to maintain a modern computer throughout their years of service.

Interestingly, the discounts specifically exclude the Mac Mini -- presumably because it would be completely free after a 25 percent discount and $500 off. Given that the Apple employs about 47,000 people, there is little doubt it would be giving away quite a few Mac Minis if that weren't the case.

Additionally, the brand new Retina display Macbook, a laptop which starts at $2200, appears to be missing from the internal employee portal. Although it hasn't been expressly stricken from purchase, employees won't be able to buy until it appears in the portal -- which may be never.

9to5Mac is also hearing reports of retail store employees getting raises -- in some cases as much as 30 percent more. If what we heard in December was true about Apple Store workers bringing in an average of $278 per hour in revenue, they probably deserve it. The Apple-centric website reckons the average raise is between $2 and $4 per hour, according to their sources.




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Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Anyone here work for Apple? PM me

psycros psycros said:

If that was the price of their PCs for <I>anyone</I> they'd have 50% of the market in under two years. I am impressed with Apple actually rewarding its employees. Compare that to any other company making record profits who only enrich their top management while firing everyone else they can. And btw, Apple doesn't make its own processors...no idea how that got in there.

Lionvibez said:

I wonder if jobs would have approved this?

m4a4 m4a4 said:

With all the revenue they make from the apple tax, I am not surprised they would do this...

Guest said:

Does that include slave laborers?

Ranger1st Ranger1st said:

why is this even news worthy?

Guest said:

Kudos to Apple for rewarding employees commensurate with their well deserved success. They make class leading hardware and software and have class leading service to go along with it. They have continually raised the bar on what consumers can expect from computer tech.

Guest said:

This is rediculous! How about saying that the Apple iPad is overpriced for the consumer! Apple employees are not really getting a discount. They are just paying a more justified price for something that is overpriced.

Guest said:

They make hardware ? Are you loco Mr Guest above me?

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

Ah, guest posts, so full of insight and well reasoned thoughts.

Arris Arris said:

Wonder if the workers in the Foxconn factories get any bonuses...

Guest said:

So they get it at the price it should really be at then. They're getting the products without the '*****' tax they chuck on top for the shiny apple logo...

psycros psycros said:

Wonder if the workers in the Foxconn factories get any bonuses...

An extra biscuit.

Guest said:

Awesome, I'm sure all the Chinese kids slaving away to make this crap are getting $4 and hour raises

Guest said:

"Kudos to Apple for rewarding employees commensurate with their well deserved success. They make class leading hardware and software and have class leading service to go along with it."

This is the stupidest post on here. Apple Store employees (the ones getting the raises, the subject of this article) don't make any hardware or software. What a clueless post. The people that actually slave away to make the products don't get jack except tall buildings to jump off of

Guest said:

Wow, if this isn't the ultimate F-YOU to apple's legions of slaves in China I don't know what is

Guest said:

I want Jobs to be the ghost in my machine!!!!

Guest said:

"Each employee may only use their discount once every three years"

There you go, not all that great as it looks. People must have some lousy jobs if they think this is worth an article on a web site, I get way better benefits from a much smaller company, even an extra 13th and 14th month at the end of every year.

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