Unbelievable !!!Free meals, shuttle buses and stock options are de rigueur. So the game maker Zynga dangles free haircuts and iPads to recruits, who are also told that they can bring their dogs to work.
At Instagram, another photo-sharing start-up, workers take personal food and drink orders from employees, fill them at Costco and keep the supplies on hand for lunches and snacks.
Then there are salaries. Google is paying computer science majors just out of college $90,000 to $105,000 USD !!!
And there has been a psychological shift; many of the most talented engineers want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, not work for him.
At Square, the co-founder and chief executive, Jack Dorsey, who also co-founded Twitter, gives employees 20-minute lessons on topics like how to raise venture capital.
Every employee can view Square’s product plans and financials to learn about building a business. Colleges rarely teach the newer programming languages like PHP, Ruby and Python, which have become more popular at young Web companies than older ones like Java, he said. Other skills, like working with large amounts of data and analytics, can be acquired only at a few companies.