Gone are the days of pale, tired offices, worker cubicles and drab interiors. You want gyms, chill-out zones, high concept interiors and cool, industrial design? Say hello to the Top 10 offices to die for:
Cool Office Perks: An inspirational playground with car-themed meeting rooms, chill out zones and real cars in the office, including a Mini, VW Kombi, Audi Quattro and a TVR. These vehicles had to be craned in through the windows!
What Employees Say: “Inspiring work environment, a great 'family' feel with a real passion to drive a difference and create a positive change in the industry. Having only been with the company a short while I feel empowered and given full autonomy to 'make a difference' within the company and with our customers.” - Current Employee.
Cool Office Perks: Funky, contemporary, with big kitchen and chill-out zones. Industrial space with lots of light. Table Tennis, roof terrace, showers and a sauna.
What Employees Say: “When I was offered this job they didn't actually tell me about all the perks you get when working here. From free breakfast, movie nights, team lunches, health and wellbeing sessions, Vitality membership etc, to all the travelling and funny company events.
But on top of that is the mission: knowing that you are part of a revolution, fighting banks for a fairer and more transparent way of dealing with international money transfer. The level of advocacy from our customers turns out to be extremely rewarding.” - Current Employee
Cool Office Perks: Clean, light, and crisp design and quirky features. Includes its own coffee shop.
What Employees Say: “Good people, they try to make it fun, great office, plenty of lunchtime food options, company is seen as the market leader so well respected, some excellent managers. If you're good at your job you have every opportunity to succeed here.” - Current Employee
Cool Office Perks: The office is reminiscent of an English fair and perfectly encompasses the brand’s cheery, cheeky nature. Designed by Stiff + Trevillion, the space was originally two completely separate floors, but designers cut away floor space rendering the office space bright and open with the mezzanine level above.
What Employees Say: “Great culture and career opportunities. Inspiring place to work full of intelligent and competent colleagues.” - Former Employee
Cool Office Perks: This new high concept interior in London’s Soho includes a recent roof terrace extension, providing spectacular views of the West End.
What Employees Say: “Fantastic UK Office, everyone is so friendly! Fun environment, gorgeous office with so many perks. Everyone knows everyone and is happy to help.” - Former Employee.
Cool Office Perks: Balcony overlooking docks in London, catered meals, free drinks and snacks, table football and monthly parties.
What Employees Say: “Awesome community atmosphere - everyone eats lunch together, meet-ups from laser tag, football, badminton, and a monthly party all paid for by the company. Last month we also had a cello concert, a jazz music jam and we got a tournament standard football table! Excellent chef-cooked breakfast/lunches/dinners and free snacks/drinks. London office is beautiful and in a fantastic location by Tower Bridge.” - Current employee
Cool Office Perks: Free food and drink, flexible working and a unique open plan working space with a host of quirky design features. Includes bespoke graffiti and a Tardis-style demo room.
What Employees Say: “A fun and lovely motivated team in EMEA that treat each other like family. Yearly trips to Splunk's headquarters in SF. Loads of social events!” - Former employee
Cool Office Perks: Football and Lego-themed meetings rooms, fun wall graphics throughout the whole office, air hockey, pool tables, on-site restaurant and Starbucks.
What Employees Say: “Recruiting on the values means everyone is part of the same culture, like one big family! Free breakfast, chocolate, crisps and fruit! Starbucks and spa on site. They invest in their people with internal courses/development to help you make a career at ao.” - Current employee
Cool Office Perks: Industrial design, lots of natural light, games room, plenty of breakout space and a greenhouse-themed meeting room.
What Employees Say: “The office is out of this world...Bruno our very own barista (what a hero!). Gym with fresh towel service (no excuses!). Free breakfast & daily snack time (hence why we have a gym!). Games room with arcade games, pool, table football, air hockey. Ping pong with free weekly coaching.” - Current Employee
Cool Office Perks: A cool industrial design for their new Clerkenwell offices with a hint of luxury residential, to make employees feel stylishly comfortable and at home.
What Employees Say: “I've been working at AKQA for over 3 years and still get the same buzz and excitement about projects that I did in year 1. Working with some of the best clients, on some of the most challenging and truly inspirational projects with teams that will push and support you all the way.” - Current Employee
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