Apple’s ring-shaped, gleaming “Spaceship Headquarters” will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander.Â Apple’s new campus to have striking architectural designs.Â Apple Corp’s 176-acre (71-hectare) campus will be one of the world’s largest workplaces. On the outside, many of the new buildings boast striking architectural designs and will collectively be among the most environmentally friendly in the country. Â Inside, there are walls you can draw on, ping pong tables, Lego stations, gaming arcades and free haircuts.
Google’s new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental encounters. Free meals, massages, gyms at Yahoo Yahoo was, in fact, an early model of Silicon Valley’s happy workplace culture, touting their espresso bar and inspirational speakers as a method of inspiring passion and originality. Apart from free meals, massages and gyms, Yahoo offers great deals on movie tickets, event tickets, and restaurants.
Googlers plant seeds, knowing that if they get too busy, a landscaper will pull their weeds. The company has no policy requiring people to be at work. But officials say Googlers want to come in. Shopping, cooking, childcare all at Google campus Concerned about the kids? Childcare is on campus. Need to shop and cook? Have the family dine at Google. Dirty laundry piling up? Bring it in to the office. Bring your dog too, so he doesn’t get lonely. Gyms, cafes, mini kitchens at Google There’s a climbing wall, nap pods (lay down in the capsule, set the alarm, zzzzz), a bowling alley, multiple gyms, a variety of healthy cafes, mini kitchens, and classes on anything from American Sign Language to Public Speaking. While traveling on international business, the company offers access to medical and security assistance round the clock. There’s also an assistance program for personal travel in case of emergencies. Today yoga, cardio-kickboxing and golf classes at the office, as well as discounts to ski resorts and theme parks, help it receive top ratings as one of America’s happiest workplaces.
Facebook is already planning an even larger, more exciting new campus. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has gone so far as to ban working from home, and many more offer prodigious incentives for coming in to the office. Facebook planning new Disney-inspired campus Facebook is planning for more exciting new campus as part of its mission to discover top talent and serve them seriously. The company is putting the final touches on a Disney-inspired campus including a Main Street with a B-B-Q shack, sushi house and bike shop to keep the staff productive, fulfilled and happy. People do work really, really hard here, Facebook spokesman Slater Tow said as an engineer glided past a row of second floor conference rooms on a skateboard. He points out the Jumbotron frame for outdoor movies, the Nacho Royale taqueria, a bank branch with tellers standing by, an artist in residence. Facebook staffers are welcome to stop by and play in Ben Barry’s Analog Research Laboratory, a large, sunlit studio with laser cutters, wood working tools, a letter press machine and silk screening supplies. I believe if people feel they can control their environment, that leads to a greater sense of ownership over the product, says Barry, who makes posters for the campus walls with mantras like “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” and “Move fast and break things. More than ever before, Silicon Valley firms want their workers at work. This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters. In a shared, community garden