How Crazy Is Silicon Valley Hiring?

Susan Hall

It's safe to say that hiring among Silicon Valley tech companies has gotten a little crazy. A recent New York Times article reported on perks being offered to new hires including haircuts, sweeping views, the ability to bring your dog to work and even training in entrepreneurship.


Perhaps this sign says it all, though it's not clear where the photo was taken or when.


Companies also have ramped up their courtship of student entrepreneurs.


The Wall Street Journal reports that San Francisco Bay-area company, a sort of Hotwire for limos, has begun "speed hiring." It quotes CEO T.J. Clark, saying:

We decided to start hiring people in one day. Have them talk to everyone they need and give them an offer before they leave. You have to. If you wait three days, you lose them.

So much for anybody on either side thinking it through. It wants to fill 20 or so tech and sales and marketing positions by the end of the year.


Amid all the discussion about this being another bubble, the real winners seem to be the caterers, event planners, video marketing specialists and makers of corporate swag for all these startups, another WSJ story reports.

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