Peter Alguacil over at Pingdom has crunched numbers on tech company profits per employee and Google comes top with $210K per person in 2008. Microsoft $194K Baidu $164K Apple $151K Cisco $122K Adobe $119K Ebay $110K Intel $64K Oracle $64K Dell $32K Amazon $31K Yahoo $$31K IBM $31K HP $26K Sun $12K
Is there a connection between size and profits per staff person?
One would imagine that the larger a company gets, the more difficult it becomes to minimize overhead and costs. For example, HP and IBM, by far the largest companies listed here in terms of sheer size, have a relatively low profit margin per employee.
In that sense Microsoft is doing a very good job considering that they are close to matching Google in spite of having 4.5 times as many employees. And of course, looking at overall profit for the company, Microsoft is way ahead of every other company on this list.
I'd love to see a comparison between stock market performance and profit per employee.
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