1. Can you get shit done? This is the #1 thing we will hire you for. We only care about your output. Current and potential.
2. Professionally you are a resource. We understand you have feelings, and a life, but the company has no duty to them. If you and the company conflict, there will only ever be one winner: the company.
3. Compensation comes in many forms. Cash, know-how, social capital, freedom to operate/experiment, equity. It is case by case. A company is not a democracy.