10 Of The Coolest Office Spaces In The US

Starbucks kitchenCourtesy of GlassdoorThe Starbucks cafeteria.

Cube farms with fluorescent lights may describe the majority of today’s American offices,but increasingly savvy companies — especially those in tech — are creating newer, cooler, more innovative spaces for their employees.

“They understand it can help recruit talent and foster creativity among employees,” says Scott Dobroski, a community expert at Glassdoor, a popular online career community.
“Employees often feel more creative and innovative when they’re in a physical workplace that supports this same sentiment.”

Earlier this year, with help from Glassdoor, we published a slideshow of the 31 most inspiring offices. After sifting through the thousands of photos submitted to its site by employees, it discovered a few more to add to the list.

Zappos introduced a UFO-shaped conference room in the center of its courtyard that can be booked for meetings.

Starbucks brings Seattle-based employees together with a homey, full-service cafeteria.

Groupon uses themed spaces, such as a Tiki room, to spark creativity.

Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising agency, provides a gym for its employees.

HomeAway, an online vacation marketplace headquartered in Austin, Texas, built its own miniature roof with a hammock for working and relaxing.

Salesforce.com boasts a colourful kitchen with various sitting areas and coffee and food options.

HubSpot, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, uses modern design to attract its employees to a new lounge.

JustFab, a lifestyle fashion company headquartered in Los Angeles, has an in-house photo studio where employees capture images for their online community.

Red Door Interactive, a strategic partnering firm, has an open floor plan for employees to work, eat, and play.

Oracle promotes healthy living with an in-house basketball and volleyball court.

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