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Jean arrives in the office around 9:30 AM, heads to the office espresso bar for a quick cup of joe, and then settles down at her desk to catch up with co-workers in her sales seating pod of six. Throughout the day, Jean keeps up with client emails, conference calls, performance reports, and liaises with the Community Team to gather UX feedback and create any necessary campaign changes.
"There’s always something going on here. We have a really cool coffee bar. We have a whole bunch of board games, so it might be Tuesday night, and someone’s playing Jenga, and so you're like, ‘Oh, I want to stay after work. This looks like a lot of fun! I’ll have a coffee, or I’ll have a beer.'"
“We try really hard to not annoy our users with ads—we don’t use a lot of flash, and we don’t allow animation on our sites.”