In the past, no one expected their daily grind to be a place filled with fun, ping pong, and craft beer on tap. But major brands today are changing this notion all over the world. Companies want their employees to WANT to come to work. Companies have realized happy employees make productive employees (duh). We’ve rounded up our list of the top 12 companies having more fun at work than the rest of us.
1. Zappos-Las Vegas
Zappos, the online shoe retailer, is headquartered in Las Vegas Nevada’s old city hall building. According to their website, their 270,000 square foot campus contains nap rooms, hammocks, an onsite bistro, and a beachy conference room with a sand covered floor! Also, this UFO is in their courtyard and functions as a second conference room. Sign me up please!
2. Livefyre-San Francisco
Livefyre, recently acquired by Adobe, is a tech company based in San Francisco California. The company is essentially a start up that began as a commenting platform for bloggers but now mainly focuses on content marketing. The company’s offices are home to a sound proof game room complete with ping pong and a pool table. The also have plenty of flexible seating for employees that encourage collaboration. The “caves” are pictured in the photo above.
3. DogVacay-Santa Monica
Dog lovers unite! Despite what you’re probably thinking, this photo above is NOT from HGTV’s homepage. It’s actually Dog Vacay’s office kitchen. This company’s office is the stuff your Pinterest dreams are made of. Dog Vacay is a company made up of a giant network of dog sitters in various cities across the US.. Users can sign up to host your beloved four legged friend in their home while you’re away. At headquarters, employees are encouraged to bring their dogs to work. As many as 20 different fur babies can be spotted roaming the office halls on a given day. The headquarter kitchen is fully stocked with treats, of the dog and people variety.
4. Adobe Headquarters-San Jose
It’s no exaggeration to say Adobe’s San Jose headquarters is one the most vibrant and creative work spaces in the country. Their campus, reportedly coming in at around 67 billion dollars, is covered in elaborate murals and state of the art technology in every nook and cranny. The software mega giant has been a household name for decades. The campus contains several different cafes where employees can choose between a fresh salad bar, sushi, tacos, falafel, etc. The list goes on. Employees gather at the in house cafe, Layers, on Fridays for beer, wine, and cheese plates. Oh my!
5. Dropbox Headquarters-San Francisco
Dropbox is a file hosting platform started by two former MIT students in 2007. The service has grown exponentially in the last decade and at last count, they reportedly had 500 million users. Their space age San Francisco headquarters, home to their, contains a music studio, a tree house, and a lego themed conference room. Bonus: Fortune magazine named their one of their Best Places to Work in 2017.
6. Twitter Headquarters-San Francisco
Twitter, a social networking site and household name, is one of San Francisco’s many beloved tech companies. The company moved it’s corporate headquarters to one of the city’s most depressed neighborhoods, the Tenderloin district, back in 2012. In doing so, they found themselves in a long vacant 1930’s art deco building with tons of charm. Also, Twitter employees can treat themselves to one of the many themed gourmet cafes throughout the building. There’s Kombucha on tap, disc golf, plenty of comfy flexible seating, and a killer roof top view.
7. Acuity Insurance Headquarters- Sheboygan, WI
Acuity Insurance is probably not a company you’ve heard of, unless you regularly hang out in Sheboygan. But they’re actually a pretty large scale company with offices in several cities. The photo above is from one of their yearly galas where the company rented an enormous indoor ferris wheel for guests to enjoy. Acuity boasts some pretty cool perks like this indoor climbing wall, electric car charging stations, a casual dress code, and a super generous employee wellness program.
8. Activision Blizzard-Santa Monica
If this photo just looks like a room full of nerds playing video games, well thats because it is! Activision, a major video game developer, is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Activision has one of the most comprehensive and innovative benefits package we’ve ever seen. The company offers everything from basic health care to fertility treatment to something they call “joyful mind”- a digital therapy program for anxiety and stress. And of course, employees and their families have access to major discounts on Activision’s game titles.
9. Credit Karma San Francisco
Credit Karma is another company you may be less familiar with. The personal finance company offers free credit reports to users as well as offering advice on how to up a low credit score. Some of their many employee perks include paid time off on your birthday and volunteering, trivia nights, and sporting events. Their beautiful main campus contains an onsite cafe, a fully stocked kitchen, and free yoga classes!
10. Squarespace-New York City
Squarespace’s ultra modern headquarters are nestled in the heart of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. The software company is best known for their super user friendly website building platform. Their office is home to over 300 employees and boasts an onsite chef that prepares free gourmet lunches for employees 4 days a week. They also have iced coffee on tap, a rooftop deck with killer views, and a fully stocked bar.
No company has a better sense of humor than Groupon. The online marketplace is known for their crazy deals on everything from skydiving to local restaurants to brewery tours. The company’s Chicago headquarters has several time capsule rooms. This one contains an old iMac full of Van Halen Mp3s. Lol what?
12. HubSpot Headquarters- Portsmouth
Their entire office is completely decked out in their signature orange. Employees can help themselves to a candy wall, a craft beer on tap from their full stocked kitchen, or relax in one of their flexible seating rooms. They have a nap room complete with hammock and soft lighting.
So next time you’re looking for a job be sure to ask if they have beer on tap or free yoga for employees. If you’re going to spend 40+ hours of your week in an office, it should at LEAST have a giant candy wall. Right?