The UK’s Coolest Offices of 2018
Looks are never everything, but when it comes to the office you spend most of your time in, a work environment that is fun, easy on the eye and inspiring can make a huge difference to how you perform on a daily basis. UK employees expect far more than just free tea and coffee, they want a space which is going to motivate them to achieve their very best.
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The Office: Music is the heartbeat of the brand in this Camden-based office. As well as a massive amp wall in reception there are meeting rooms themed around music genres such as Punk, Reggae and Indie. There are several social spaces which include a stage area with a drum kit, video wall and bleacher seating mixed with more intimate spaces such as the recording rooms with full on sound protection and 'on air' signs. More practical elements include coffee machines which deliver milkshakes, a creative lab and well-being rooms.
What Roles: Senior Sales Assistant, Assistant Manager, HR Advisor, Learning and Development Lead
What Employees Say: “Amazing people, well respected brand, great staff benefits, Actually care about their customers and staff.” — Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: Eighteen months in the making, this new office was designed to embody what the company strives to helps its customers achieve every day: attract, engage and retain employees. Staff are free to choose where they sit rather than be assigned desks, there are gender-neutral bathroom facilities accessorised by Danish company Vipp with products from Aesop and ghd, plus a Tracey Emin installation called ‘Be Brave’ can be found in the Cafe.
What Roles: Account Manager, Junior Support Specialist, Sales Development Rep
What Employees Say: “The companies approach to creating an environment where people can bring their best to work, flexible working, benefits and the London office, can all be taken for granted, but really makes a huge difference to how happy you can be at work. To be honest - I’m so pleased I don’t have to wear a suit! - Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick’s mission was to turn the central Bristol office into a ‘living jungle’, and we think he’s succeeded. They have six trees in the main area ranging from 2.5m to a huge 8.0m, 500 balcony plants plus 100 standing plants. Obviously they’ve a really cool treehouse you can have meetings in too!
What Roles: SEO Manager, Head of Marketing, HR Business Partner, Technical Support Manager
What Employees Say: “Great place to work, feel very valued and part of the OVO family. Excellent flexible benefits package. Love the offices and perks which come with this (i.e. on site Friska).” - Current Employee
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The Office: These Shoreditch offices are housed in renovated loft building, giving the space a modern, open-concept paired with rustic touches, such as exposed brick and wood. Plus, it’s got recreation space with a pool table and other retro games.
What Roles: Senior Consultant Programme and Product Management, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Financial Controls Manager, Next Generation Technology Consultant, and more.
What Employees Say: “I have worked for Capco for over five years. It is a great place to grow your career. The management will invest time in you and help you develop. I work with some fantastic people and enjoy the team ethos and entrepreneurial spirit that runs through the company. You will be backed 100 percent in everything you do.” — Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: ASOS’ headquarters in Camden are located in a former tobacco factory, with an art deco vibe that means natural light, modern furnishings, and funky, patterned wallpaper.
What Roles: Trading Optimisation Assistant, Senior Creative, Customer Service Advisor, Merchandising Administrator, Operations Accounts Assistant, Lead Project Manager, and more.
What Employees Say: “Freedom to work with any ideas you come up with. Fantastic people to work for and with. Truly inspiring leaders, not dictatorial micro-managers. Great office space. Great location. Great benefits.” — Former Employee
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The Engine Group
The Office: Circular, spinning seating pods—like something you might see on a futuristic spaceship—and translucent acrylic display screens make this London office techy and cool.
What Roles: Senior Account Director, Account Executive, Associate Director, Enterprise Solutions Consultant, Principal Consultant, Digital Strategist, and more.
What Employees Say: “Working environment, great team, generous company and knowledgeable management. Fast paced and innovative company with a great reputation.” — Current Employee
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The Office: An agile workspace policy allows you to enjoy multiple areas of this extensive, multi-floored London space that goes heavy on windows and internal glass walls. Combine that with the mostly white colour palette, and this office has the sleek feel of an Apple store.
What Roles: Brand Manager, Global Media Director, Account Manager, GCC Finance Analyst, Machine Operator, Shopper & Customer Marketing Manager
What Employees Say: “Great culture and friendly atmosphere at the office. Agile working is allowed. Valuable graduate program.” — Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: This London office has a rotating fairground ride, a la an amusement park! Who wouldn’t want a spin—bad pun intended—at this office, which seems to value playing as much as it does hard work.
What Roles: Always on the lookout for the brightest PR talent
What Employees Say: “Great atmosphere and a very fun environment to work in. The team were great and welcoming. Top and enlightening training provided each week to keep the office up to speed with industry trends, new clients, and current campaigns.” — Former EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: As soon as you enter reception you’ll be welcomed by a giant monkey and unlimited supply of sweets. In the breakout areas you’ll stumble across a pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft drinks. In the winter you may find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around as part of their Christmas season celebrations. To put it quite simply, this office personifies fun..and looks really cool too!
What Roles: Product Owner, Java Developer, Release Manager, Junior Project Manager
What Employees Say: “Competitive salaries, amazing benefits (bonus, discount schemes and parties). Fun, diverse and thriving working environment. Unique outlook on the world of gaming/general business.” - Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs
The Office: Experimentation is a core part of the Skyscanner culture with quirky workspaces, including ‘squad rooms’ and individual horizontal pods so that people can have dedicated spaces. Take a screen break with a subsidised wellness session (Tuesday night yoga) or blow off some steam with a game of table tennis, foosball or Xbox in the office.
What Roles: Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, B2B Communications Manager, Senior UX Writer
What Employees Say: “Skyscanner is a fantastic place to work. Aside from the many benefits like gym discounts, bonus, yoga, mindfulness classes, health and pension there are many reasons to work here! Our teams (squads) work closely on hard problems, designers working alongside project managers and engineers in an autonomous environment.” - Current Employee
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The Office: This facilities management company is based in The Shard, one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The business now occupies the twelfth floor of this rather striking piece of architecture, with incredible panoramic 360 degree views across London’s skyline you’d be pretty miffed if you didn’t get a window seat. Mitie moved into these state of the art offices last year, bringing 250 employees from three separate locations together under one roof.
What Roles: Internal Audit Manager, Business Manager, Project Engineer, Helpdesk Coordinator
What Employees Say: “I have been working at Mitie for 12+ years now and I can safely say the career opportunities have been fantastic. The support and focus from the senior management team within Mitie has been second to none. They will always go out of their way to develop your skills and open doors for you.” - Current Employee
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