We already know where most of the talent leaving Google ends up — but where's it coming from?
We did a search on LinkedIn for Google, using the "past company" and "current company" filters.
From there, we tracked down where all Google is getting most of its talent.
Google is one of the best technology companies, with some of the most enviable perks in the world.
It's not surprising someone would leave one of these companies to join Google.
A big chunk of Google's current talent came from Sun Microsystems.
Former Sun Microsystems employees: 1,340
Sun Microsystems is one of the most storied firms in Silicon Valley's history. It employed some of the smartest people in the world.
It's no surprise that some of them have found their way to Google after jumping from one company to the next.
Apple's juggernaut status is a big appeal to Google.
Former Apple employees: 1,345
Surprise! Apple, the most valuable company in the world. It would definitely have Google's attention.
Google is trying to fight Apple on multiple fronts — particularly with smartphones and tablets. One strategy is to disassemble your competitor by pulling talent.
Still, it's not as much talent as one of Google's largest competitors.
Google got more than a thousand employees from Intel.
Former Intel employees: 1,367
Intel is a big-time chip manufacturer, and the hardware chops would appeal to a company like Google trying to develop its own phones.
In the meantime, having employees that specialize in chips helps Google more adequately integrate its software with different kinds of hardware.
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