The best office in Silicon Valley: Airbnb
• The best office in Silicon Valley: Airbnb
As with Twitter, Airbnb is headquartered in San Francisco, and not in the Valley. The company rented an old warehouse building (he 96 years) in the port area of San Francisco and turned his office into a mini-exhibition. Perhaps this is the most comfortable and bright office is one of those where I visited. Here you can drive a full-fledged tour. By the way, it really is open to visitors.
The main "trick" the office Airbnb - where many workspaces, meeting rooms, dining rooms and other areas of the same shape and design of the apartments and rooms, which are actually rented through Airbnb website in different cities. There are rooms of Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and some other places. Designers choose the most successful deals and recreate them directly to the office area. Unfortunately, it was not possible to take a picture, but there are dozens of rooms. The expression "home furnishings in the office" - is about Airbnb.
Some rooms can be booked on a certain date. They held talks, interviews with candidates, some just in their works or relaxes. Very cool move by Airbnb: people know what exactly they have to work.
First, design rooms engaged in professional designers, but on the third floor has a space of appearance which worked by employees Airbnb. By this floor workers are treated like your home, so the appropriate clearance.
The company moved into the former warehouse building at 888 Brannan Street recently. So the guides did not so much for visitors as for the employees. Now Airbnb head office employs about 200 employees, used to be much smaller.
The building is very light and spacious, and the green wall adds comfort.
In the mailbox, you can leave a card or note to any staff - thank you for something to cheer, even a declaration of love. It's great that something like a box for Valentine at school.
As I understand it, this month, employees receive a bonus of $ 500 for what they themselves rent apartments or rooms through Airbnb.
Hopscotch. Some American short version.
The elements of conventional apartments are everywhere.
Like Google and Twitter offices, the atmosphere is relaxed. While some people work, others present themselves as Captain America.
'Family tree' with photos of employees.
The legendary box of cereal dedicated to the presidential race between Obama and McCain. Their design developed themselves founders of Airbnb. This idea has attracted more attention to the site, even during the election, so that Airbnb at the time clocked up an audience by the struggle between Democrats and Republicans, and the passion of Americans to flakes) said, these boxes even the State Department once PR.
Light very much, someone even protect themselves from the sun with umbrellas.
It looks normal oupenspeys, but it certainly is not the only workspace.
All the equipment - "Apple")
Many employees work standing) Latest fashion!
Some people prefer bar stools)
People come to the office, all his belongings are left on so-called "landing station" (can roughly be translated as "base", "landing place" or "landing point") and then travel freely around the office. You can work anywhere - easy to find and convenient for you to noise, light, allowable number of others colleagues and so on.
In the office Airbnb even have special bike for ice cream! In certain days of ice-cream rolls around the office, and distributes ice cream for everyone.
Then begin examples of housing that is rented out through Airbnb. Employees use the room as they please. Some need to be booked in advance, while others accrue to those who came before)
Mobile Home! It is also one of the proposals of service ...
It should be in the office) here to work, socialize or just sleep!
Small negotiation ...
a little odd shape of the room with soundproof walls are called "caves" - "the cave". They can isolate themselves from the busy office and make an important call or to negotiate a "Skype".
Even in such a situation, you can work. Workplace dreams)
The room where you can celebrate birthdays. It is called Happy Birthday! or Hello Kitty. In this case, you can use it not only for special occasions, but also as a meeting room. It would be curious to see how serious guys in expensive suits are negotiating in such an atmosphere.
Another type of workspace.
Hammocks ... really, overlooking some construction.
Each team, whether designers, developers and support staff, have their own "island", where they meet, discuss any questions, congratulate each other on the day of birth and so on.
Room sysadmin! Here you can not go!
Local cafes and dining rooms are named after cities.
Very bright Sydney.
Some people prefer to work in the suburbs.
This is a real kitchen from Iceland.
California house mushroom.
All local apartments have real prototypes.
The layouts of buildings, which are rented through Airbnb. You can stay in this palace ...
... or winter bungalows.
And this is one of the toilets) Yes, even all the toilets in the building are decorated at home;)
Like all companies in the Valley, Airbnb is heading to the support of sexual minorities. In fact, much more interesting than a poster on the right. He says that the guests from India to Airbnb so excited that even ready to share with them the pizza. Gays pizza for some reason do not offer.