Google office in Singapore: I want to work here?
Today there is a struggle between the brains of IT-companies. With money no problem, budgets "Google", "Facebook", "Apple" and other companies comparable to the budgets of some countries, but need brains for further growth. And the brains of the young and capricious. As the lure to work the genius programmer? Not only a good salary and social package, need another cool office. And then "Google" again ahead of the rest. Offices in evil corporations are scattered all over the world! I have already shown you how to work in Tokyo, New York, Silicon Valley and Moscow, and now reached a brand new office in Singapore! It was opened a few months ago.
As in all offices, there are all conditions for employees to not want to leave home. There is a gym, massage rooms, game rooms for every taste, beauty salon, elegant dining room, a coffee barista staff were the best of the city!
The first office "Google" has opened in Singapore in 2007. Then the Singapore company's staff consisted of just 24 people. Now Singapore office - the fastest growing office "Google" in Asia. In 2013 there worked 500 people, and now - is about 1000. However, the company continues to grow in the state of local IT-specialists.
To accommodate all of its employees, in November last year, Singapore's "Google" has moved to a new office. On its opening was attended by the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
At the entrance to the office is worth the installation with the letters, which, depending on the angle of view are formed in different words.
The office center is surrounded by greenery) real jungle! It is not clear why there are made travalatory, but oh well)
at the bottom parking
go upstairs, where the company takes several floors. This waiting area, office himself behind the glass. Here, you must meet one of the employees, and only if the gates to heaven open.
The rooms bear the names of geographic features, festivals, events, or names of famous people. Office visitors can walk along the white zone only. A colored zone - the workspace in which you can not enter. But they are not as interesting in terms of design as permitted public area. That is, do not think that's it just eat and play. Just do not remove jobs;)
Parking for scooters employees
In the office there are different types of workspaces. Some of them need to pre-book, but some are always open.
An interesting solution to negotiating. They can be fully closed, and still they can move! A good solution for large spaces that sometimes it is necessary to vacate the premises, for example, for a large gathering. And look at the ceiling, there will soon be a jungle)
Main office design features were conceived head "google". But if local officials want to bring into the interior something of their own, they can discuss ideas with management and then bring them to life with the help of professionals.
So in the atrium of the Singapore office there's this paper dragons. They spiral down from the upper floors to the bottom.
Dragons appeared in honor of the Chinese New Year
At the bottom of all ending the huge screen on which broadcast video with fiery breath of the dragon, and Happy New Year. It is better to look at the video at the beginning of Lent.
Here is such a table-tennis)
In general, workers go up the stairs. On each color indicates how many steps it takes way. So you can calculate how many calories you spend while to move around the office.
Fixed jobs there. You can sit wherever you want. In general, you can work in any office in the world. The main thing - to keep contact with the team and to do everything in time.
around the office with tables, made some sofas and cozy cubbyhole. There are, of course, conventional desktops. But they are also not tied to a particular employee.
In the office a lot of people. It's not only employees, but also the different visitors. Here, by the way, can be seen a bit of the work area;)
As I mentioned in a previous post, plenty of entertainment and dining in the offices of "Google" does not affect the performance (or rather affected, but only positive). Why? The company I strictly told that in Google "do not hire such people, who are more inclined to laziness than to work") In addition, for your job is watching not only the boss, but also your colleagues. Work bad in such a situation embarrassing.
In Google's simple: if you have time to take their projects faster than others, you move up the career ladder. And if the career is not as important to you as any personal projects, it is possible, for example, to work 3 days a week, earn a good salary and have at the same time a lot of free time. So in Google's office created an atmosphere of freedom is not at the expense of performance.
Employees can lead to work friends, children, parents or relatives. If you are without a mother not working properly, you can go to work with my mother. Some employees who have no one to leave the kids, take them with you. Schedule a free, do what you want. The main thing is that the work was performed.
This work area behind the glass
Next to the office building is a beautiful garden where you can walk or run. It is located at the fourth floor of the parking lots.
There are even swimming pools with carp.
But the people here a little, because the street is too hot. All prefer to sit in the air conditioning.
On the roof of the building will have a green walking area.
is the coolest office "Google" - a table. They are very tasty and absolutely free food. This is the main dining room, which can accommodate a thousand people.
"Google" is trying to ensure that its employees have experienced the least possible stress. Employees feel that the company cares about them, so they are ready to come in the morning to the office and work more productively.
But this is not the only reason why the "Google" settles in their offices so many dining rooms, kitchens and other spaces for socializing. The company creates the conditions for people to learn, communicate with each other, discussing some ideas. As a result of these conversations are many interesting projects. To be precise, about 20% of projects "Google" began with the kitchen talking.
Everywhere sofas, sockets, good light and a wonderful view from the window
In the dining room there is a second floor, there is also dining tables, and even a play area and minibiblioteka.
On the table is set approximately from 11:45 to 14:00. Here you can eat anything from local, Indian or European cuisine, there are also food for vegetarians.
The company provides employees only breakfast and lunch. Dinner is not fed, so that the people remain incentive to go home in the evening.
It is said that in the cafeteria, "Google" works best barista in Singapore.
Alcohol should be consumed in the office only on Fridays.
In addition, next to each oupenspeysom have a small kitchen, so people do not have to go far for dinner. They work around the clock, there are soft drinks, coffee, tea, snacks and so on. D.
The interiors are all in good restaurants.
compare with its office center kitchen;)
The kitchen at the "YouTube". As you can see, all the interiors are different.
In one of the dining rooms are traditional for Singapore coffeehouse tables.
Useful drinks are for clear glass, and all the things that are high in sugar, - for matte. "Google" does not encourage an unhealthy lifestyle, so here are such tricks he tries to force its employees to opt for wholesome food.
The same with snacks. Containers with dried fruit and nuts are on the table, with muesli bars and all sorts of chia seeds are in the top drawer of the table, chocolates and cookies - just below and chips - at the bottom.
The logic is as follows: water and nuts are in plain sight, to them easiest to reach. And the chips and Coke are hidden out of sight so as not to tempt people. To get them, you need to bend down or climb up to the farthest box.
Meeting Room. Its walls - a folding movable panel that can be closed if desired.
has a wellness center in the office. It contains a gym, rooms for sleeping, massage rooms and even a hairdresser. In general, the office is all that is necessary for life.
This is the room for sleeping. They are designed on the principle of Japanese capsule hotels.
Do not need to climb headfirst into them, the beds are arranged along the walls.
area with slot machines and pool tables
Another playroom. People can come here at any time and play any games that will find. You can also check out free to take any book. No one controls what and how much you take, the whole system works on trust and awareness of employees. Many of them, by the way, bring in your own library of books and games.
In one of the floors there is a room with musical instruments where you can play with colleagues during work break.
Back in the office there is a room with white removable panels that can be painted markers. They are attached to the ceiling, and anyone can bodykit them from all sides and they fill a formula.
Then there is the seating so that you can collect a large group of colleagues and brainstorm.
Intercoms for all tastes