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AlmondSauce616923dAddendum - I think there's some indication this is already hurting them, FWIW. Back in the day, their products were pretty revolutionary - Android, Google earth, Google streetview, etc. - heck, even Google App Engine - running sandboxed containers in the cloud was pretty revolutionary 12 years ago.
These days, I really don't see much exciting or revolutionary in their product offering. They're far from irrelevant, but it feels like the general level of innovation has plummeted.
Fast-Nop2246423dI prefer googling at work to working at Google. Haha!
Google wants two things now:
- Best of breed talent, whose pedigree and existing talent/ability will deliver headline grabbing results
- Chinese and Indian grunt labor
Especially in india, they have farm teams where they scrape the top .0001% and pay 8-10 times local wages to get them. If they pass muster, they ship them over here (if they're willing). They've recently started doing the same thing in china to whatever level the government allows.
Even in the the US, they attract the best by paying ridiculous wages. Google just opened a campus here in Seattle and sniped 2 of my friends from amazon; $240 base, 400K in options that vest in 3 years. That's not even the highest rate I've heard tossed around, just the two I can directly verify.
I'm stating their goal, irrespective whether or not they achieve it. Objectively, they launched stadia in under 2 years, unify will launch with a similar amount of time dilation. Few people are shipping that much at that rate.
Seattle isn't the bay area. It's not the cheapest, but you have reasonable housing with a 30M commute.