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One Reason Staffers Quit Google's Car Project? The Company Paid Them So Much - Bloomberg

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts. Another force pushing people out? Money. A lot of it. Early staffers ...and more »

Huge salaries led staffers to quit Alphabet's car project, report says - CNBC

The car project at Google-parent Alphabet paid some workers so much that they built a nest egg and ditched the company, according to a Bloomberg report. Some long-time staffers were paid so much that eventually they "didn't need the job security ...and more »

Google's self-driving car executives got paid so much, they quit - The INQUIRER

GOOGLE'S SELF DRIVING CAR UNIT, now known as Waymo, has been shedding staff like no one's business and it turns out it's because they were being paid too much. When Google set up the business, it offered staff wage system based around the ...and more »

Some Google self-driving-car experts were paid so much that they quit - Business Insider

Google's parent company, Alphabet, lost some of its leading self-driving-car experts because they were offered large payouts based on the valuation of the company's self-driving-car division, according to a new Bloomberg report. The large payouts gave ...and more »

How high salaries are driving Google staff to quit - Human Resources Online

Human Resources magazine and the HR Bulletin daily email newsletter: Asia's only regional HR print and digital media brand. Register for your FREE subscription now ». There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Reportedly, Google recently learnt ...and more »

A little-known California law is Silicon Valley's secret weapon - Vox

Ford just agreed to invest a billion dollars in a self-driving car company you've probably never heard of. It's called Argo AI, and it has only existed for a couple of months. Bloomberg reports that its “founders Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander are ...and more »

Google Paid 'Fuck-You Money' At Self-Driving Car Project So Staffers Quit When They Got Rich - Jalopnik

After years of setbacks, Google's self-driving car project finally seems to have a path to commercialization, but that long road has come at a pretty big cost, we're now learning: According to Bloomberg, the company lost several employees because of a ...and more »

Overpaid Experts Quit Google's Self-Driving-Car Project - Interesting Engineering

Have employees at Google's self-driving-car company lost their minds or just their jobs? Google's talented employees have been pushed out. Why, you ask? Money. The Bloomberg report suggests that self-driving-car experts were paid so much money, that ...and more »

Google self-driving car staff took 'F-you' money and ran: report - SiliconBeat

Pay your employees well and they'll stick around, one bit of conventional wisdom goes. In fact, a nationwide survey by CareerBuilder in 2014 found 66 percent of dissatisfied workers pointed to salary concerns as a reason for their disenchantment. But ...and more »

Google's self-driving car engineers made so much money that they quit - Mashable

The engineers building self-driving cars for Google had an unusual problem. They made so much money that they quit. Google paid its staffers on Waymo, its self-driving car division, such huge salaries and bonuses that they had enough money to give up ...and more »