Furthermore, Google warned that the offering could "create disparities in wealth among Google employees, which may adversely impact relations among employees and our corporate culture."
Monika Henzinger, Google's research director since 1999, already intends to leave. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has said that she will join its computer science faculty later this year.
Henzinger has had some high praise for Google as a workplace. She is highlighted in the jobs section of Google's Web site as saying that there is still "plenty of interesting work to be done" at the company and that an "engineer's life is never dull."