“Google Inc. is fighting off Facebook Inc. and other fast-growing Internet firms that are poaching its staff, a reversal for a company that has long been one of Silicon Valley’s hottest job destinations,” Amir Efrati and Pui-Wing Tam report for The Wall Street Journal.
“Among the defectors are engineers such as Cedric Beust. The 41-year-old spent six years at Google working on projects like the mobile operating system Android,” Efrati and Tam report. “But by this year, ‘”I was ready for something different and more challenging,’ he said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Tired of copying Apple already? Imagine how short a stint he would have completed at Microsoft.
“Much of the most recent hiring battles have centered on Facebook and Google,” Efrati and Tam report. “According to data from LinkedIn, 137 Facebook employees previously worked at Google. Among Google’s recent departures to Facebook: Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Maps. Google Chrome architect Matthew Papakipos, Android senior product manager Erick Tseng, and top Google ad executive David Fischer also decamped to Facebook earlier this year.”
Efrati and Tam report, “To help attract new recruits and preempt defections, Google Tuesday said it was giving a 10% raise to its more than 23,000 employees.”
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