Not surprising: Google employs the most ex-Microsoft employees.
More surprising: Expedia employs more ex-Microsoft employees than Facebook.
We did a search on LinkedIn for Microsoft, using "past company" as a filter. From there we tracked down where all the former Microsoft employees are landing.
You'd think a company like Facebook, which is going to mint more than 1,000 millionaires with its IPO, would be more attractive to former Microsoft employees.
Apparently not. Where the Microsoft alumni actually end up might surprise you.
Facebook attracts a lot — but by no means the majority — of former Microsoft employees.
Former employees: 300
You'd think Facebook would attract the widest swath of Microsoft's diaspora, but they are actually the lowest on the list of the top 11 companies hiring former Microsoft employees.
Still, it's a sizable chunk, but nothing compared to Google alumni — which, as a majority, end up at Facebook.
Expedia — yes, Expedia — attracts more employees than Facebook
Former employees: 355
Expedia is worth around $4.6 billion right now.
It's still essentially a flight search engine, so the company naturally needs to attract a lot of software engineers to build the best engine to beat companies like Priceline.
Apple is also pretty low on the list of top Microsoft landing zones.
Former employees: 362
Apple placing on this list shouldn't be a surprise — it's a company that specializes in both hardware and software.
That makes any former Microsoft employee a natural fit, and who wouldn't want to work at a place where you know your products are used by tens of millions of people every day?
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