• PayPal recently expanded its Manhattan office.
• The online payments system shares the space with Venmo, which it acquired in 2013.
• Business Insider stopped by the office to check out the space and perks.
PayPal is in a good place, right now.
At the same time, the San Jose-based company is doubling the size of its New York office, adding two new floors to its West Village location.
Business Insider recently visited PayPal’s Manhattan office — which it shares with Venmo. PayPal acquired Venmo when it bought parent company Braintree for $US800 million in 2014, according to Fortune.
Here’s what we saw:
We arrived at the company's West Village digs on a balmy afternoon last week. PayPal spokesperson Amanda Coffee showed around as the office prepared to celebrate its expansion.
First, we headed up to the office's private rooftop, which has a prime view of the Hudson River. Employees can gather here to work or mingle during happy hours or office events.
The building initially started out as Venmo's headquarters. When eBay and PayPal split in 2015, the latter relocated from Chelsea and moved in with its recent acquisition.
Venmo was established on the fifth floor, while PayPal claimed floor six. Recently, PayPal also took over floors one and two.
One of the recent additions to the space is this big auditorium. About a hundred or so employees can congregate here.
It's known as Central Park -- all of the locations on this floor are named after New York City icons.
Next, we headed to the show room. Like PayPal's San Jose headquarters, this office has a space where presenters can demonstrate how to make the most of PayPal's products and acquisitions, including Venmo and TIO.
Innovation showcase manager Josh Beyers demonstrated a visualisation of PayPal transactions across the globe for us.
... but there are also plenty of quirky spaces to hide away. This room was plastered with bright album covers.
And, for those inclined to rock out on the job, there's this musically themed room, which features some real instruments.
When we visited Venmo's office, the floor had a similar, but slightly quieter and more relaxed, vibe.
Venmo also featured one of the most unusual conference rooms we saw on the tour. This wall is plastered with tons of fake dollar bills. We were told one of the them is authentic, but we couldn't find it.
It also incorporates gender neutral bathrooms. Last year, PayPal scrapped plans to open up an office in North Carolina after the state passed a controversial bathroom bill.
When it comes to food, all employees enjoy free, catered breakfast and lunch every day. We learned that 'Taco Tuesdays' and the weekly Wednesday juice bar are particularly popular.
One of PayPal's kitchens even had a whole drawer of candy. The consensus was Venmo snacks tend to be on the healthier side.
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