Proof That Mark Zuckerberg Is Stealing All The Silicon Valley Talent
4:02 pm, September 28th | by Hillary Reinsberg
If there’s debate over the definitive hot spot to work in Silicon Valley, let us put this argument to rest. The answer is Facebook.
The folks at Top Prospect took a look at employment patterns at the biggest Silicon Valley names — and learned that at the moment, the currents are pushing lots the talent towards Facebook. They’ve even got this handy infographic to go with it.
Confused? Okay, so look at that brown arrow across the middle, pointing from Yahoo to Microsoft. What this means is that for every 3.6 people who left Yahoo for Microsoft, only one person left Microsoft for Yahoo. The arrow points in the direction of the “winning” company. As you can see, lots of arrows, and high ratios, point towards Facebook.
The winningest companies included Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Apple. Hardly a surprise. They’re the biggest and most innovative companies, all of which are constantly developing new products that require new hires. LinkedIn also just had its IPO, and Facebook is headed in that direction.
Of those companies, Microsoft and Google also lost a bunch of employees. But they were able to replace them. Others, like Yahoo, eBay and Amazon — which represent that half-generation before the Facebooks and LinkedIns — lost employees at a much higher higher rate than they hired them.
Just because Facebook and LinkedIn are hiring, it doesn’t mean we have any clue as to how to get a job there.