Google, long a magnet for tech whizzes, has been losing valued employees lately to rivals like Facebook. As part of its renewed quest to attract and retain the best talent, the company says this will be one of its biggest hiring years ever.
Of course, Google already is renowned for showering employees with perks like free laundry and free food at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. And it caters to many disciplines. As Senior VP of Engineering and Research Alan Eustace puts it, "there's something at Google for everyone -- from geo, to enterprise, to video."