Google, Facebook, and Twitter are all well known for having super cool offices.
Recently, LinkedIn has joined them with an office renovation that regular business owners could only dream of – and it definitely lives up to the hype. I recently had the pleasure of visiting their offices and I couldn’t believe the incredible amount of thought that had been put into every single room. Could this be the coolest office ever? I’ve decided to look at 3 reasons why LinkedIn is an awesome place to work, and why everyone that works there is healthy, happy, and motivated. So as well as a crazy-cool office, what else have LinkedIn got that makes them a cut above the rest?
LinkedIn’s company culture is something that differentiates them as an employer. They focus on 5 main pillars – Transformation, Integrity, Collaboration, Humor, Results. They’ve put together the basis of their culture in a slide deck (see below). One of my favorite things about LinkedIn culture is the concept of ‘transformation’. They outline that they mean this both professionally and personally – which shows they actually care for their employees’ health and wellbeing in general. I also love it when brands share their culture through slides.
2) Working space:
The LinkedIn London office is probably the coolest office I’ve ever visited. Each floor follows a specific theme (such as TV, music, or sport) and then each meeting room within these floors has the main design theme too – for instance on the music-themed floor, there was a Ziggy Stardust inspired room with a lightning stripe and a glittery floor. On the sport-themed level there was a Wimbledon themed room (which was my favorite!) where there was astroturf covered walls, nets, and even an umpire chair, which obviously I had to try out (see below):
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One thing I noticed about the LinkedIn offices was the incredible amount of food that was available EVERYWHERE! I decided to have a little look at Glassdoor.com to see what other benefits employees get if they join LinkedIn, and the list is pretty substantial.
They have on-site gyms, healthcare benefits, and pretty generous holidays, among other things. LinkedIn has a Glassdoor rating of 4.4 and 88% of the workforce would recommend it to a friend. Now that’s some good employee feedback!
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