18 Companies With Offices We Can't Believe Are Real
When it comes to loving your job, there’s a lot that comes into play. An awesome boss, friendly co-workers, and challenging responsibilities all make heading into work feel more like a privilege than a chore.
But, let’s be honest—a sweet office doesn’t hurt either.
These 18 companies pack all of the above into spaces that are seriously out of this world—think state-of-the-art fitness centers, nap spaces, in-house chefs, game rooms, and more.
Land a job at one of these places, and you’ll look forward to arriving at work each day. We only have one final question: When can we come visit?
1. Credit Karma
Credit Karma empowers consumers to track, maintain, and improve credit health with expert advice and free tools.
In addition to advancing financial wellness, Credit Karma is all about healthy living. The company was named one of the healthiest employers in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Between healthy snack options, on-site yoga classes, and an in-house barista, you’re sure to be energized and happy all day long.
Meltwater is an online media intelligence tool that helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside.
If you’re looking for a work environment that centers on fun, you’ve found your home at Meltwater. With offices all over the world, the company aims to have every single space emphasize both working hard and playing hard. When they need a break, employees can enjoy a spirited game of pool or cornhole—or even perfect their golf swing—right there in the office.
Dun & Bradstreet helps grow valuable business relationships by uncovering important patterns in industry data and delivering analytical insight to its global network of customers and partners.
With so many awesome offices spread out across the world, it’s hard to choose which of their many sweet perks are worth a mention. From foosball tables, a relaxed dress code, and on-site exercise rooms to nap chairs, Bagel and Frozen Yogurt Fridays, and visits from ice cream trucks and guest chefs, every single Dun & Bradstreet office boasts fun elements that keep employees not only coming back—but looking forward to work each day.
Squarespace provides innovative tools that enable customers to easily create, manage, and publish exceptional websites.
As a company that specializes in beautiful websites, it comes as little surprise that the Squarespace office is beautiful too. But, stunning looks aside, it’s the cafeteria—stocked with goodies that teammates can always snack on—that really keeps employees both full and happy. Resident Chef Katrina cooks the team a hot, delicious, and free lunch four days a week, and the remaining day, Thursday, is reserved for take-out.
CertainTeed manufactures comprehensive construction materials—from insulation, foundations, and windows to roofing, decking, and gardens—in order to assist customers in creating comfortable spaces.
CertainTeed recently built a new state-of-the-art, open headquarters to showcase its innovative products, including drywall that cleans formaldehyde from the air and roofing shingles that help keep homes cooler in the summer. Aside from just highlighting these cutting-edge creations, this also allows the Research Team to measure the impact of their creations in real environments.
Take-Two Interactive is a leading developer, marketer, and publisher of interactive entertainment—from console and handheld games to personal computers and smartphones.
Fun and games is a core part of the culture at Take-Two Interactive Software—seriously. “It’s totally okay to take a five-minute break and play a video game. That’s a part of our job, and it’s important to know what’s out there,” says Alex Marti, Digital Sales Manager. Combine that with things like coloring on the roof, an ice cream social, and the company tradition of “Cookie Fridays,” and there’s no denying that this is one sweet place to work (yes, pun intended) .
Taboola is the world’s leading discovery platform company, connecting people around the world with content they may like, but never knew existed.
There’s only one way to describe the atmosphere at Taboola: awesome. The company’s London office boasts pub-themed conference rooms, a game room equipped with an Xbox and a ping-pong table, and walls that are covered in graffiti designed by a local artist. And at the NYC location, there's a game room and afternoon beers, as well as initiatives to encourage learning—including a speaker series and Taboola University, a weeklong training for new hires.
Wellness Connection of Maine provides qualified patients with the highest quality Maine-grown medical cannabis, at a reasonable cost, from locations throughout the state.
Wellness Connection of Maine has a unique set of facilities that make it an exciting place to go to work every day. The company's Gardiner dispensary and kitchen is in a renovated historic train station that sits on the bank of the Kennebec river and provides spectacular views. A garden wall and “family tree” were just added to liven up the administration space, and the indoor garden contains over 1,000 cannabis plants.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting systems, consumable products, accessories, and high-tech industrial software solutions.
The company is big on employee health and happiness, which is why it hosts an onsite medical center and wellness program for all associates. But, Hypertherm is just as focused on the health of the environment—and that all starts in the office. Hypertherm’s recycling program, zero landfill waste reduction goals, and 100% renewable energy purchases earned the company EPA Green Power Partner Leadership Club status.
TripAdvisor is the world’s leading travel site for reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and more—so people can plan and book the perfect trip.
TripAdvisor knows the importance of creating a space where people feel laid-back and comfortable in order to keep creative ideas flowing. The company has a vast new office, and let’s just say that it’s straight out of our dreams. In the space, employees enjoy everything from state-of-the-art gym equipment and an on-site culinary team to game rooms and—an employee favorite—a private pub.
HBO is America’s most successful premium television company—featuring award-winning programming, top box office hits, and new media entertainment enjoyed by millions of subscribers worldwide.
HBO’s New York City headquarters offers tons of different spaces where employees can socialize and connect. Team members can enjoy energetic workouts at the company’s convenient on-site gym, have breakfast or lunch with colleagues at "The Bistro," or grab a quick pick-me-up at one of the office’s coffee areas.
12. Perfect Sense
Perfect Sense helps companies develop innovative web and mobile platforms, including online revenue programs and metrics dashboards that drive awareness, expand capabilities, and improve performance.
Perfect Sense may be on the smaller side, but the company’s office perks rival those of any larger organization. There’s an on-site gym and cafeteria complete with a barista for all those afternoon coffee breaks. Perfect Sense also recognizes that—no matter how awesome the office—sometimes employees just need to get away. So, after five years, employees are eligible for a three-week paid sabbatical.
13. Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley is an apparel and fashion retail company, specializing in colorful and stylish travel and lifestyle products that make everything a little bit happier.
If you’ve ever seen Vera Bradley products, you can only imagine that the company’s big, open offices would be bright, colorful, and fun. In addition to a full-service studio to shoot stills and videos, there’s a distribution center and on-site gym, as well as spacious rooms and low desks that foster easy communication and productivity.
GlaxoSmithKline is a uniquely science-led global healthcare organization on a mission to help people do more, feel better, and ultimately live longer.
GSK’s offices across the world look like something straight out of the future. Seriously, they’re something you really need to see to believe. But, inside those jaw-dropping spaces, the company packs plenty of office perks, including on-site fitness centers, coffee canteens, and the flexibility to move around the office—rather than being stuck with a specific desk or workspace.
15. Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow offers internet users free, expert knowledge on diverse topics—from parenting to programming—through a network of user-friendly question and answer websites.
Nap spaces, game rooms, coffee bars, and in-house chefs. They’re all things you’ll find in Stack Overflow’s different amazing office spaces. And, the company always keeps things interesting for employees through social events and beloved traditions. "Honestly, it's always fun here. There's always something going on," says Jean Anstett, Campaign Manager.
Spearheaded by the creative vision of Margot Elena, her eponymous company encompasses four fragrance libraries, each offering distinct and deluxe perfumes, hand creams, and other body luxuries.
The Margot Elena office is so bright, airy, and refreshing, it immediately inspires you to take a deep breath. Beautiful spaces and whimsical delights can be seen at most every turn. Whether enjoying the masterpieces that make up Margot Elena’s product showrooms or strolling the aromatic aisles of its warehouse, the senses are sure to delight.
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information for serious research through its robust technologies, making the company a true gateway to all the world’s knowledge.
Bright colors, fun wall art, and ping-pong tables abound in ProQuest’s various offices. And, the company’s employees appreciate that ProQuest works to foster such a spirited and collaborative environment. “There’s always something fun built in, no matter which office you’re in,” says Sharon Daniels, Senior Manager of Customer Experience.
HomeAdvisor is the largest home improvement services online marketplace nationwide, connecting home service professionals and homeowners with its comprehensive network of resources and tools.
The energy is palpable upon entering any of HomeAdvisor’s various offices, and much of that is thanks to the continuous flow of personal, professional, and office perks. Free cokes, coffee, and tea beverages keep teams going all day long and recreational sports like volleyball, soccer, dodge ball, and more amplify team drive. Add in things like pinball machines and free meals, and life in the HomeAdvisor office often feels more like a vacation than work!
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author