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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 »

Google paid car unit staffers so much money that they quit - Memphis Business Journal

What happened when Google paid staffers in its Waymo car unit millions of dollars? They quit. The Mountain View-based company introduced a unique pay structure in 2010 after it revealed its first self-driving vehicle. In addition to cash salaries, some ...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 »

Report: Google paid its autonomous car project employees so much they quit - SFGate (blog)

Google's autonomous car project, now operating as its own organization called Waymo, is funded by an incredible amount of money. So much of that money was distributed to staffers on the project, as it's now being reported, that they no longer had an ...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 »

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 »

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'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 »

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 »

Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit - The Verge

Google has spent a lot of money on its self-driving car project, now spun off into a new entity called Waymo. Much of that money has gone to engineers and other staff, according to a new report from Bloomberg. In order to keep self-driving staffers ...and more »