Five far-out tech office
The next time you’re unpacking a bologna sandwich at your desk or trying to
squeeze a trip to the YMCA in before work, think of these far-out office
environments. And seethe with envy.
By Jeff JedrasPhoto by David Recordon
Perks at Google’s Silicon Valley HQ in Mountain View, Ca. include a barbershop,
gym, game room, laundry machines, medical clinic, bicycles, subsidized massages,
and so many cafeterias you need a search engine.
Photo by Maria Ly
Yahoo tries to live up to the exclamation point in its logo with espresso bars,
classes in yoga, cardio-kickboxing and golf, and discounts to resorts and theme
parks. There’s also free breakfast, lunch and snacks and deals on transit passes.
Photo from Yahoo
Employees at Cisco’s San Jose campus get all the usual perks, but their fitness
centre also includes primary care, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Work-life
balance is supported and technology is provided to help.
Photo by Wieland Van Dijk
Facebook’s Paolo Alto, Cali. employees get shared bicycles, at-cost company swag,
an IT accessory vending machine, a free candy shop, gourmet cafeterias, a video
arcade and a barbershop. Yes, that is a Charleston Chew.
Photo by Arcticpenguin
It’s now part of Microsoft – no word if they’ve kept the perks – but pre-acquisition,
Yammer employees got free beer. Sure, there’s also free food, bicycles, unlimited
vacation days and fitness classes. But did we mention the beer?
Photo by Robert Scoble