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2014-01-17 03:04:05 PM  
Since they included Google and I've worked there, I'll state the reality.  Most of the office is packed elbow to elbow with tiny desks.  Those nice areas in the pictures are something you don't actually have time to visit, let alone spend an hour relaxing in.  It makes for good publicity and as a hiring selling point, but it means nothing in practice.
 
2014-01-17 03:04:56 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

TOFUTTI BREAK!
 
2014-01-17 03:05:13 PM  
And all I would need to do is begin working 25 hour workdays...  these places are usually nice because you spend a LOT of time there working like crazy
 
2014-01-17 03:05:19 PM  
Selgas Cano Architecture Office
White Mountain
Inventionland Design

(sigh...)
 
2014-01-17 03:05:50 PM  
BS! This pic was taken on the back porch of my office before I drove home one night. Subby can suck it.

i361.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-17 03:05:57 PM  
I've been a stay at home Dad for 4 years, playing with my daughter and having a great time teaching her to read, color, play and have fun.  I have my first interview since my daughter was born, next week. Even these offices don't look as nice as my house with my kid making smart-assed comments as she runs around my feet.
 
2014-01-17 03:06:28 PM  
No I wouldn't. You know what those offices scream to me? Pressure cook so intense that we need to provide places for you to blow off steam before some button downed Oxford-cloth psycho snaps, and then stalks from office to office with an Armalite AR-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon, pumping round after round into colleagues and co-workers.
 
2014-01-17 03:06:28 PM  
cdn.sobadsogood.net

I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.
 
2014-01-17 03:07:00 PM  
Google looked pretty cool. The others left me feeling like I wouldn't get any work done; too distracting. or too meh, basically somebody else's grandiose vision but that somebody doesn't have to work there.
 
2014-01-17 03:07:54 PM  
Is it a RED stapler?
 
2014-01-17 03:09:14 PM  
Open office plans, no thanks.

/working from home today.
 
2014-01-17 03:09:53 PM  
I didn't even get a stapler...
 
2014-01-17 03:09:58 PM  
I awake and look around me at the four gray walls that surround me.
 
2014-01-17 03:10:05 PM  

Sybarite: [cdn.sobadsogood.net image 610x446]

I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.


As long as your job title isn't henchman, you should be ok.
 
2014-01-17 03:10:09 PM  
Slackers.
img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-01-17 03:10:33 PM  
Just let me bring my dogs to the office, you can keep the rest of the perks
 
2014-01-17 03:11:33 PM  

Lord Schtupp: Just let me bring my dogs to the office, you can keep the rest of the perks


Keep your mutt at home. My allergies suck and I'm likely to punt the pooch to keep it away from me.
 
2014-01-17 03:11:59 PM  
Something tells me those Zynga employees better enjoy their toys while they can.  Reminds me of the puff pieces 60 minutes and others did back in the 90s about Enron, and how it was one of the places with the best employee workplaces.

FTA:  In a world where big companies are all searching a very limited pool of top end talent, it's as much about the culture and lifestyle of the office, as it is the job

What farking talent does Zynga need to lure anyway?  People who can alter a couple sprites from existing games to rip them off?

/DIAF Zynga
 
2014-01-17 03:14:34 PM  
Urban Outfitters was a client of mine. They left out the koi pond.
 
2014-01-17 03:14:35 PM  
i would rather have a big desk, comfortable chair, a large, soundproof door, and no windows to the office (windows to outside a plus, but not necessary)
 
2014-01-17 03:14:36 PM  

Sybarite: [cdn.sobadsogood.net image 610x446]

I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.


I'm pretty sure that's a level from Goldeneye for N64.
 
2014-01-17 03:15:19 PM  

Sybarite: [cdn.sobadsogood.net image 610x446]

I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.


I think it's kind of neat. All it needs is a piranha tank and a room for the giant space laser.
 
2014-01-17 03:15:33 PM  
Yeah Zynga, until they close their doors due to criminal mismanagement and extravagant spending.
 
2014-01-17 03:15:52 PM  

Sybarite: I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.


Why not? Spend a few months working your way up the ranks and gaining his trust, then with one quick shove into the lava pit you can be the evil genius bent on world domination.
 
2014-01-17 03:15:59 PM  
I live in my "office", and my workplace varies day to day. I set my own schedule, and I do not miss working in an actual office. I really do not miss having a boss looking over my shoulder.

I feel bad for denizens of the cubicle farms. It doesn't matter how pretty they paint it-- It's still an office building and you're still working under the watchful eye of some petty small-pond overlord.

That lifestyle made me ill. I'm SO glad I got out.
 
2014-01-17 03:17:53 PM  
I gave Corporate America™ the heave-ho about 11 months ago. Now, my office is at home, overlooking Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano.

I attend no useless meetings.
I answer only to my clients and, if they're happy, I'm happy.
I don't have to tolerate someone burning fish in the microwave.
I can listen to Roxy Music as loud as I farking please.
I work in my PJs.

Nope. Don't wish I worked in any of those other places.
 
2014-01-17 03:18:53 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Yeah Zynga, until they close their doors due to criminal mismanagement and extravagant spending.


Oh, so very THIS.

And actually, I imagine the feeling in that place is quite oppressive. You can't work for slimeballs without either being a slimeball yourself, or hating yourself for working for slimeballs.
 
2014-01-17 03:19:49 PM  
I go to work so I can afford my nights, weekends, vacations, holidays, and the hour I spend away from the office at lunch. While I'm at work, I add value and do things that are very hard for others to do. I have no interest in having a bean bag & tire swing office suite if it means I'll be there 106 hours per week.
 
2014-01-17 03:21:23 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-17 03:21:27 PM  
Red swingline?
 
2014-01-17 03:22:06 PM  

Sybarite: [cdn.sobadsogood.net image 610x446]

I'm not sure I want to work for an evil genius bent on world domination.


Are you serious? I can image the red tape being a little less, I bet evil villains have cool bennies(the the loot you can plunder?) and how often in life do the good guys win?

Sounds like fun!
 
2014-01-17 03:22:15 PM  
My office is on the 6th floor...view outside is of trees, other office buildings (shorter than mine), and a busy freeway...
Frost covered window leads to the rest of the offices...closed door when I want it. Big, heavy door to keep noise out.
Roughly 10x12, kinda small, but it beats the living crap out of a cubicle!
We have lots of cubicle dwellers...and I don't feel one bit sorry for them...work harder, you'll get an office!
I work my ass off...have earned mine!
 
2014-01-17 03:22:19 PM  

phenn: I gave Corporate America™ the heave-ho about 11 months ago. Now, my office is at home, overlooking Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano.

I attend no useless meetings.
I answer only to my clients and, if they're happy, I'm happy.
I don't have to tolerate someone burning fish in the microwave.
I can listen to Roxy Music as loud as I farking please.
I work in my PJs.

Nope. Don't wish I worked in any of those other places.


It's great, isn't it?

Sometimes, I feel this guilty pang, though... like I'm getting away with something.
 
2014-01-17 03:23:36 PM  
Take a break from looking for your stapler farking and check out 10 offices you wished you worked at
 
2014-01-17 03:24:32 PM  
terribleanalogies.com
similiar to my current cube. My boss recently told me to 'de-personalize' my cube wall because I had some family pics and a few of my favorite bands displayed.
 
2014-01-17 03:25:05 PM  

VladTheEmailer: Take a break from farking and check out 10 offices you wished you worked at


Are you speaking to the teens in the restroom?
 
2014-01-17 03:25:09 PM  
I work from home.  Meh.
 
2014-01-17 03:25:11 PM  
Nope.  As has been said, all those scream to me is "you will spend 18-22 hours here every day".  And the entire building isn't that.  In places you don't see are people working at regular desks, with regular furnishings.

I am a plain jane cubicle dweller.  And I don't mind it at all.  I used to be the traveler, either in a hotel or working from home, stopped by the office three or four times a month.  Hated that.  Despised it actually.  My cubicle does not stifle my interests.  It does not make me a drone, despite what the holier than thous state.  It's a 10 minute (on a hit every red light day) drive from my house.  No one at work calls me before 6am or after 3:30pm, and never ever on a weekend or holiday.  I have good pay and great benefits.  I like the people I work with, and those I work for.

I am a cubicle dweller.  And try as some might, I'm not unhappy.
 
2014-01-17 03:25:15 PM  

ZeroCorpse: It's great, isn't it?

Sometimes, I feel this guilty pang, though... like I'm getting away with something.


You are. Your life.

;-)
 
2014-01-17 03:26:31 PM  

HelloNeuman: [terribleanalogies.com image 850x389]
similiar to my current cube. My boss recently told me to 'de-personalize' my cube wall because I had some family pics and a few of my favorite bands displayed.


Tell your boss to insert a t-sqare into his pee hole. What a dirtbag.
 
2014-01-17 03:26:37 PM  

HelloNeuman: [terribleanalogies.com image 850x389]
similiar to my current cube. My boss recently told me to 'de-personalize' my cube wall because I had some family pics and a few of my favorite bands displayed.


That looks like what I imagine Hell would be like.
 
2014-01-17 03:27:17 PM  

mama2tnt: Are you speaking to the teens in the restroom?


No, i was just videoing them with my cell phone.  Why do you ask?

Oh.... I see what you mean....
 
2014-01-17 03:27:26 PM  
Though not as architecturally appealing, one of the "selling" points at a major international law firm was that each associate's office had its own bathroom and shower.  There's a reason why your office has a bathroom and a shower, you're expected to live there.
 
2014-01-17 03:29:13 PM  
also this...1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-17 03:29:17 PM  

HelloNeuman: [terribleanalogies.com image 850x389]
similiar to my current cube. My boss recently told me to 'de-personalize' my cube wall because I had some family pics and a few of my favorite bands displayed.


I hope you ignored him.
 
2014-01-17 03:30:39 PM  

INeedAName: BS! This pic was taken on the back porch of my office before I drove home one night. Subby can suck it.

[i361.photobucket.com image 850x637]


In my first job we took over an old house in a park-like setting in the English country-side.   My desk was next to doors I could open to a balcony.  Some times in summer I would drag my desk out there to work.   We had peacocks inherited from the former owner and might play croquet on the lawn.   Very genteel.  lol.
 
2014-01-17 03:31:26 PM  
Worked at two of those. Prefer a closed office or even a tall cube. Good fences make good neighbours
 
2014-01-17 03:31:46 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-17 03:33:58 PM  

The Flexecutioner: TOFUTTI BREAK!


All of these goats are retarded.
 
2014-01-17 03:34:22 PM  

ZeroCorpse: phenn: I gave Corporate America™ the heave-ho about 11 months ago. Now, my office is at home, overlooking Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano.

I attend no useless meetings.
I answer only to my clients and, if they're happy, I'm happy.
I don't have to tolerate someone burning fish in the microwave.
I can listen to Roxy Music as loud as I farking please.
I work in my PJs.

Nope. Don't wish I worked in any of those other places.

It's great, isn't it?

Sometimes, I feel this guilty pang, though... like I'm getting away with something.


Here, here. Software engineer. With my laptop and an internet connection, I can do my job anywhere. I save a lot of money by working at home, from the cost of driving to an office, to being able to cook for myself instead of spending $15-20 at the cafeteria. Also get to hang out with my dog, which is awesome.
 
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