10 Companies That Give Us Serious Office Envy
It wasn’t so long ago that office perks like open floorplans, game rooms and gourmet cafeterias were nearly unheard of, restricted to just an elite few companies with more cash than they knew what to do with. But now, in a world where transparency is king and talented workers are in high demand, more and more employers are embracing the idea that a fun, beautiful office has the potential to not only attract interest from candidates, but also boost productivity. As a result, the odds of scoring a job at a company with an amazing office are better than ever. Not sure where to start? Check out these 10 companies with offices we can’t get enough of!Start Slideshow
Dom & Tom
Location: New York, NY
Office Details: In less than 10 years, this digital product agency has gone from a two-person operation headquartered in a kitchen in Queens to a quickly-growing company with 100 employees and counting in three separate offices, including, most recently, their new 10,000-square-foot headquarters in New York's Financial District. Located on Wall Street, the office boasts an open floor plan, game room and state-of-the-art kitchen, all with a sleek, modern design.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Office Details: Atlassian takes industrial chic to a whole new level. Nestled in the middle of San Francisco's bustling South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, this hangar-inspired office provides plenty of room, natural light and collaborative workspaces. On-site perks include beer on tap, daily catered lunch and a bring-your-dog-to-work policy.
Location: Provo, UT
Office Details: "We’re all about experiences, but none are as important to us as the ones we provide to our employees," says Qualtrics, maker of a popular experience management platform. Need proof? Just look at their HQ! Popular features include an indoor basketball court, a self-serve café called the Hub and wide cement hallways where employees ride their Qualtrics-branded scooters and skateboards from point A to point B. When they need a break from the hustle and bustle, employees only have to step a few feet outside the building to take in a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains.
Location: Nashville, TN
Office Details: With their headquarters' contemporary decor and state-of-the-art amenities, you might think Bridgestone was a tech company, not a tire company. Housed in the namesake Bridgestone Tower in downtown Nashville, Bridgestone Americas' HQ also offers a cafe, fitness center, skyline views and more.
Location: Chicago, IL
Office Details: Talk about avant-garde! FinTech company Avant's Chicago HQ pushes the envelope in a number of ways, not the least of which is their unique themed meeting rooms. Employees can choose from the Movie Room (pictured to the right), Star Wars Room, Shedd Aquarium Room, Matrix Room and more. After a day of hard work, they can blow off steam with a game of foosball or arcade basketball.
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Office Details: Dublin is home to The Dock, Accenture's tech and innovation hub. Designers, developers, AI experts and more use The Dock to “investigate, imagine and bring new ideas to life,” leveraging advanced technology like VR and sensor-enabled IoT platforms to do everything from developing AI solutions to support medical diagnoses to creating digital blockchain IDs. With tech like this, if you can dream it, you can do it!
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Office Details: Jet isn't just on the cutting edge of e-commerce — they're also on the cutting edge of office design. With wide, open spaces, wood paneling, splashes of color and ocean views, employees at Jet's HQ work in an office they can be proud of. If that weren't enough, they also have a pool table, plenty of snacks, cold-brew coffee kegs and a video game room available to them.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Office Details: Gap Inc. is a company made up of style experts, and it shows in their San Francisco headquarters which features a red brick facade, limestone interiors and an atrium. Employees looking for a scenic meeting space can go to the terrace for stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Rincon Park and more. Once they've had their fill of sunshine, they can head back inside to check out the art gallery.
Toyota North America
Location: Plano, TX
Office Details: If you think that Toyota North America's new headquarters looks like a billion bucks, you're right — the company invested roughly one billion dollars into their 100-acre campus, which just opened last year. The ambient light, glass windows and open office floorplan reflect the transparent and collaborative nature of the company, while the campus's LEED certification demonstrates their commitment to sustainability. Toyota employees can enjoy a dining center, courtyard and fitness center on-site, to name just a few amenities.
The Honest Company
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Office Details: What's better than working at a company with a cool office? Working at a company with a cool office that gives back! The Honest Company is dedicated to making eco-friendly baby, personal care and beauty products, and partners with a number of charitable organizations to promote health and wellness. When employees aren't busy changing the world, they get to enjoy in-office yoga, rooftop lawn games and tons of company celebrations.
6 Companies That Take Employees on Amazing Vacations
From all-expenses-paid Paris retreats to Mexico beach trips, these companies know how to reward their employees!Start Slideshow