Tiktok is stealing talent from us tech giants like Google and Facebook

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 Tiktok is stealing talent from us tech giants like Google and Facebook


In order to expand its global business, tiktok has been increasing its recruitment efforts for employees from American technology giants on both sides of the Atlantic.

Despite threats from senior U.S. government officials to ban tiktok, tiktok announced this week that it plans to employ 10000 people in the United States over the next three years. The companys largest offices in the United States are located in mountain view, California, and New York.

So far, tiktok has employed 1400 employees in the United States. Dozens of these employees are from song and Facebook, including several well-known executives.

Tiktok and Facebook declined to comment on the news, while Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the media.

Globally, tiktok employs 172 former Google employees and 165 former Facebook employees, according to LinkedIn, a workplace networking platform. In the United States, 79 of tiktoks employees used to work for Google and 79 used to work for Facebook. Some of the employees hired by tiktok left Google and Facebook a few years ago, but many of them recently quit the Silicon Valley companies to join tiktok. In the past year, tiktok has become very popular.

Tiktoks recruitment of people such as Blake Chandlee, who was Facebooks vice president of global partnerships on the eve of his recruitment, is a concern. CHANDLEY, who has worked for Facebook for more than 12 years, was hired by tiktok as vice president of global business solutions for tiktok, based in New York.

In addition, Chen Lin Lee, who left Facebook last year to join tiktok, now serves as tiktoks partnership business director in mountain view. He worked on Facebook for nine years before joining tiktok, and before Facebook, he worked for Google.

Tiktok is also recruiting professionals from U.S. technology giants to help expand its U.S. business. Kim Louie, who was Facebooks hiring manager before March, is now tiktoks head of talent recruitment, based in New York. Before working for Facebook, Louis worked at Google for technical talent.

Raymond Chen, a former tech recruiter in Googles New York office, left Google last month to join tiktoks recruiting team for cyber security technology.

In Europe, tiktok is engaged in similar recruitment. Recently, a senior Facebook employee joined tiktok.

Trevor Johnson has joined tiktok this year as head of European marketing and global business solutions for tiktok. Prior to joining tiktok, Johnson was instagrams director of marketing operations for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), where he spent 11 years on Facebook.

In December, Mr. toktrak and Mr. toktrak, the senior director of public policy at Google, left the company last December.

David hoctor, who worked on Facebooks global accounts team in London, joined tiktok in April 2019 to build a partnership between tiktok and the brand.

None of the staff involved were willing to comment on the above-mentioned recruitment.

Timothy armoo, chief executive of fanbytes, which is committed to helping brands advertise on social video platforms, told the media that employees from Google and Facebook have experience in developing advertising on video platforms. He said,

Tiktok is at a critical juncture in the upswing of the advertising business, it is opening up to the brand world, and they need people who can carry out their tasks on this vision.

In addition, according to LinkedIns analysis, tiktok has hired 57 former Amazon employees and 40 former Apple employees.

So far, tiktok has about 4658 employees, according to LinkedIn. The parent company of the company is byte hopping in Beijing. It is reported that byte skipping had revenue of 17 billion US dollars last year and realized a profit of 3 billion US dollars.

Byte hopping, which has more than 60000 employees worldwide so far, said in March that it hopes to have 100000 employees by the end of the year.

At present, the salary of some employees in American high-tech companies may be higher than that in other countries.

But tiktok offers the same high pay to its employees. Tiktok is willing to pay a chief machine learning engineer an annual base salary of $246000, according to a technical employee who did not want to be identified. The technical staff claimed that because of the sensitivity of the discussion, he had been asked to take the role and speak on condition of anonymity. (Tianmen Mountain)

Source of this article: Zhang Zutao, responsible editor of Netease science and Technology Report_ NT5054