"to make this a go-to place for technology businesses"
Yes, 22 whole employees for a company valued in the £billions. Great catch.
Facebook's first engineering office outside the US opened in London on Tuesday, after the company announced in July this year that it was looking to hire 22 techies in the UK. The dominant social network chose not to move East to the British government-lauded Silicon Roundabout, instead preferring to keep its engineers within …
"Who on earth wants to work in London, with high prices, traffic, too many people and a very long journey to work unless they're paying very, very high salaries?"
I work in London, have done for about 3 years, from Lincoln. Let me explain the problems with your comment:
London isn't expensive.
London has less traffic than the rest of the country.
London has short journeys to work that are getting shorter all the time, unless you're... dumb.
Also FYI I don't have a "very, very high salary"
You're confusing London with tourist trap London. Stay out of Soho/Leicester Square, and maybe most of inner-West London - there's nothing interesting there anyway..
A couple of years ago that office used to be fully populated with Expedia people, including a good number of techies. The fact that Facebook are moving in suggests that all is not well in Expedia land...
I worked there for a while, before deciding that free soft drinks and a rooftop bar where less appealing than the money in the City.
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