Ferrari gives employees record $5,600 bonus on strong year

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Ferrari has got to be a great place to work. In fact, it’s named as one of the best places to work in Europe year after year. Add to that the pride of making some of the coolest cars in the business, running one of the winningest teams in all of motorsports (even if the Scuderia isn’t doing so well thus far this season) and all around standing for the best Italy has to offer, and you’ve got the makings of a dream job. And it just got a bit sweeter.

That’s because Ferrari has just awarded each and every one of its employees a bonus of 4,096 euros – the most the company has ever paid. That’s equivalent to over $5,600 at today’s exchange rates, and represents a whopping 20 percent of the annual salary for a recently hired young employee. Following two advances of 1,000 euros each, that means employees will find an extra 2,096 euros in their pay checks this month, which may not be enough to buy a new California T or 458 Speciale, but should finance a nice shopping spree of t-shirts and paperweights at the Ferrari Store or a family vacation to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

The bonuses are part of a deal signed with the union in 2012, but are enabled by record profits reported by the company over the last couple of years. After 2012 emerged as Ferrari’s most profitable fiscal year, it moved to reduce production, thereby increasing the value of each new car it sells to drive profits up even higher. Nice work, in short, if you can get it.

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