LinkedIn data: Where do Google, Facebook and other major tech companies hire from?

In Silicon Valley, employees flow from one major tech firm to the next.

The digital news outlet Quartz analyzed data from the social network LinkedIn to paint a picture of where some of the largest tech companies including Google, Facebook and Apple hire from.

Here’s what they found:

  • More than 3,000 Google employees came from Microsoft. IBM followed by Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon and Oracle were some of the top companies Google employees previously worked.
  • A large number Apple‘s retail workers came from Best Buy. Hundreds of the company’s employees came from Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.
  • Facebook employees are likely to come from Microsoft and Google. Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and IBM were also on the list.
  • The majority of Twitter‘s employees came from Google. Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon and Apple were some of the other companies Twitter employees were hired from.
  • Tesla has hired about 150 Apple employees followed by Ford, NUMMI, General Motors, Toyota and Intel workers.
  • More than 2,700 of Amazon‘s employees came from Microsoft. Hundreds of IBM, Target, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Google employees have gone on to work for Amazon.
  • Uber has hired about 120 employees from Google. Apple, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Facebook and IBM also topped the list.

Photo Credit: Google employees walk to and from the GooglePlex along Charleston Road in Mountain View. Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group

 

 

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