There should be an image here!Is Google suffering from a brain drain? Worse, has the search engine giant lost too many of its best thinkers? This could definitely become a problem as Google has already lost some pretty important key players.

At time, the famed Google benefits were enough to keep the best people with the company. But as Google grew, benefits shrank and individual importance became less than fantastic, disenfranchisement likely took root.

Employees want to make an impact, want to be heard and at the end of the day, wish to retain that new startup feel that other companies are able to offer. But on the flipside, in this economy, quitting a steady job because you do not feel like you are really part of something anymore, is frankly stupid unless you can come up with something a bit more stable than working for some Web 2.0 company.