10% of Facebook employees came from Google

Facebook's DNA is 10% GoogleSince there’s been a lot of press lately about Googlers jumping ship for Facebook, I thought I’d search Facebook’s network to see how many folks at the company used to work at Google.  As it turns out, over 40, or almost 10% – and mostly engineering or product people. 
 
How to take the bus from Google to Facebook, since they probably don't run a shuttleHere’s the full list:
  • Sheryl Sandberg (COO)
  • Gideon Yu (CFO)
  • Andy Yang
  • Ankur Pansari
  • Benjamin Ling
  • Catherine Lee
  • Chris Kim
  • Chuck Rossi
  • Dale Dwelle
  • David Braginsky
  • David Ellis
  • Don Faul
  • Donn Lee
  • Emily Young
  • Ethan Beard
  • Gina Emmett
  • Jaime Schopfin
  • James Mayfield
  • Jason Min
  • Jessica Ghastin
  • John McKeeman
  • Julie Tung
  • Justin Rosenstein
  • Kristina Holst
  • Mark Rabkin
  • Mark Slee
  • Mary Ann Bailey
  • Michael Kim
  • Navid Mansourian
  • Olaoluwa ‘Ola’ Okelola
  • Pedram Keyani
  • Peter Deng
  • Peter Wong
  • Sandra Liu Huang
  • Sean Murphy
  • Sean Tizoc Spiers
  • Suedy Ezzatyar
  • Tanja Balde
  • Ted Loh
  • Valerie Hajdik
  • Wayne Chang

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21 Responses to “10% of Facebook employees came from Google”

  1. Kevin Chou says:

    Hilarious photo =)

  2. Huh. 10% of FBook Folks Are Xooglers says:

    [...] From Justin: [...]

  3. Chad says:

    Not to be too picky, but what percentage of these folks were full-time Googlers as opposed to summer interns?

  4. 10% dos funcionários do Facebook são Ex-Googlers - Google Discovery says:

    [...] interessante matéria publicada pelo blog Inside Facebook afirma que 10% dos funcionários atuais do Facebook trabalharam antes na empresa [...]

  5. Dustin says:

    You make hacker news front page.

    http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=149959

  6. Facebook Observer says:

    Facebook must have something impressive planned, they certainly are gathering a lot of brainpower. But Google is still so much more than just a social network.

  7. 10% of Facebook Employees are from Google | Tug Blog says:

    [...] Read more HERE. [...]

  8. nick gonzalez says:

    The big question is also how many people did they get who would have gone to Google.

  9. C. The Light says:

    The other big question: how many people at google turned down jobs at facebook? From my sources inside google, about one in three “googlers” who gets a facebook offer accepts. Definitely not a scientific survey, but it is something to consider. More than how many people go, it would be great to know how many people do not go from google to facebook when they have an offer.

  10. » News For April 9, 2008 » InsideGoogle-part of the Blog News Channel says:

    [...] (with stock options that aren’t already underwater), like Facebook. About 40 Facebookers, or 10% of Facebook’s entire workforce, used to be Googlers, showing that a definite shift is underway. Google’s director of social media, Ethan Beard [...]

  11. Allison L says:

    # Chad Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Not to be too picky, but what percentage of these folks were full-time Googlers as opposed to summer interns?

    Agreed. Most of these were temps/interns/operations/sales.

    I only see a handful of actual full-time software engineers.
    # Sheryl Sandberg (COO)
    # Gideon Yu (CFO)
    # Andy Yang
    # Ankur Pansari – Sales Engineer
    # Benjamin Ling
    # Catherine Lee – MBA Intern
    # Chris Kim
    # Chuck Rossi – Release Eng
    # Dale Dwelle – Sourcer (temp)
    # David Braginsky – SWE
    # David Ellis – SWE(intern)
    # Don Faul – OSO Manager
    # Donn Lee
    # Emily Young – Sourcer (temp)
    # Ethan Beard – Partner Development Manager
    # Gina Emmett
    # Jaime Schopfin
    # James Mayfield – OSO Coordinator
    # Jason Min
    # Jessica Ghastin – Legal Trademark Rep (temp)
    # John McKeeman – OSO Rep
    # Julie Tung – SWE
    # Justin Rosenstein – PM
    # Kristina Holst – SWE
    # Mark Rabkin – SWE
    # Mark Slee – SWE intern
    # Mary Ann Bailey – Recruiting Coordinator (temp)
    # Michael Kim – Data Center Tech (temp)
    # Navid Mansourian – Helpdesk Admin
    # Olaoluwa ‘Ola’ Okelola – SWE intern
    # Pedram Keyani – SWE intern
    # Peter Deng – SWE intern/ APMM
    # Peter Wong – Data Center Tech (temp)
    # Sandra Liu Huang
    # Sean Murphy – Sourcer (temp)
    # Sean Tizoc Spiers
    # Suedy Ezzatyar – Sales Coordinator (temp)
    # Tanja Balde – Ex-Recruiting Coordinator (temp)
    # Ted Loh – Data Center Tech (temp)
    # Valerie Hajdik – SWE intern
    # Wayne Chang – SWE/Platforms intern

  12. Inside Facebook » Google’s Elliot Schrage Defects to Facebook says:

    [...] an ever-growing list of executives and engineers to leave Google for Facebook (perhaps as much as 10% of the company), Elliot Schrage has just joined Facebook as Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, [...]

  13. Google employees running away - /dev/null says:

    [...] 10% of Facebook employees came from Google [...]

  14. Simple Blogs » Blog Archive » News For April 9, 2008 says:

    [...] (with stock options that aren’t already underwater), like Facebook. About 40 Facebookers, or 10% of Facebook’s entire workforce, used to be Googlers, showing that a definite shift is underway. Google’s director of social media, Ethan Beard [...]

  15. Five realities of Google or any other Workplace you are in « Aurobindo’s Weblog says:

    [...] leave their coveted jobs at Google, all the time. Enough have gone to Facebook that some estimate its workforce could be up to 10 percent former-Googlers. Microsoft employee and blogger Dare Obsanjo says that he, too, knows many techies who are picking [...]

  16. Inside Facebook » Ben Ling Heading Back to Google says:

    [...] 10% of Facebook employees may have come from Google, the tide is now flowing in the opposite direction too. Ben Ling, who decided to leave Facebook [...]

  17. GoGetAuro:::: » Blog Archive » Five realities of Google or any other Workplace you are in says:

    [...] leave their coveted jobs at Google, all the time. Enough have gone to Facebook that some estimate its workforce could be up to 10 percent former-Googlers. Microsoft employee and blogger Dare Obsanjo says that he, too, knows many techies who are picking [...]

  18. Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Google’s new algorithm: Will it help engage employees? says:

    [...] watched as a number of Google employees have left the company to join other hot startups, including Facebook and Twitter. Other Google employees have gone on to start ventures of their own, some more [...]

  19. Facebook Hires New Director of Engineering Away from Google says:

    [...] another former Googler to the Facebook ranks. Just recently, Facebook hired Greg Badros, formerly a senior director of [...]

  20. Facebook Nabs New Payments Director from Google says:

    [...] the march of former Googlers two exits up the 101 to Facebook continues. At one point, nearly 10% of Facebook employees came from Google. Just a couple of weeks ago, Greg Badros, who headed up the AdSense engineering team for several [...]

  21. Google si Facebook – razboiul angajatilor « Laura Nita says:

    [...] martie 2008 se vehicula ca 10% din angajatii Facebook sunt de la Google. In octombrie 2010, procentul a crescut la 12,5 %. Cred ca [...]

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