In the wake of a record-breaking year for the sportscar-manufacturer, Porsche announced yesterday that a voluntary bonus totaling 8,600 Euros per employee will be paid to around 14,600 of the German automaker’s workforce.
The bonus will be split up into 700 Euros (about $760 US) to each Porsche employee’s company or private pension, with an additional 7,900 Euros (about $8,600 US) in each Porsche employee’s pocket. Deliveries through 2014 were up about 17 percent compared to the previous year, totaling nearly 190,000 units.
Porsche Chairman of the General and Group Works Council Uwe Hück expressed his gratitude toward Porsche employees everywhere, saying: “Our employees are as unique as our cars. They have achieved a tremendous amount and as a reward there is now a record bonus. But one thing is clear, this is not a present from the employer. The team worked hard for it. They earned it.”
Meanwhile, Porsche Chairman of the Executive Board Matthias Müller also voiced his gratitude – while mixing in a distinctly German measure of pessimism. “I would like to thank all employees most sincerely for their performance. Once again they did a very good job last year. Of course we should not be lulled into a sense of false security by the success of 2014 – and we should definitely not rest on our laurels.
“On the contrary, during the current financial year and in the coming years, many new challenges await us and we will have to meet them face on.”