Google Employee Offered $3.5 Million Not To Take A Job At Facebook

Posted Nov 12, 2010

It wasn’t too long when Yahoo! and Microsoft saw a lot of their talent leave for the hottest search engine company in the valley called Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGOG). But now Google is facing the same struggles when dealing with poaching. Google offered $3.5 million to an engineer to stay. That was an offer that the employee couldn’t refuse so he stayed.

This isn’t the first employee that Google offered a ton of money to. One engineer that was making $150,000 turned down a 15% raise and $500,000 in restricted stock and left for Facebook.