The day Pure Storage’s stock went live on the public market, the whole company came in around 5 AM to celebrate. Early morning champagne, combined with a complete covering of confetti and streamers, greeted each arrival as they entered the office. Revelry lasted long into the evening as everyone enjoyed their hard-earned success.
At Pure Storage, any person’s passion can quickly become a celebrated part of the company culture. When a particular employee became obsessed with arcade games—and started storing them in the office—a fast tradition of 4:30 PM group competitions was formed. Now, the group even competes in team tournaments for charity.