One-third of Googlers have underwater options Mountain View's biggest advertising company went on a hiring binge, backed by what seemed like an unlimited money supply. Now, thousands of shoulda-been millionaires have only their salaries as compensation. A surprising majority of GOOG employees I know don't really like their jobs. Will they stick around for the free snacks? My guess is there's already a collaborative Google Doc on this problem floating around the HR department. You know where to send it .