5 of the Bay Area's Coolest Office Amenities
From in-office manicures to ping pong breaks, amenities are getting out of control around the Bay Area, where there's fierce competition to attract and retain workers. Let the best perk win. Here are a few.
Taking a note from Clue, GitHub built this secret lounge that hides behind a rotating bookshelf. They shopped on Books By The Foot to stack up on rows of reading material. There's also a nearby speakeasy with a hatched viewing door. Guys also get a kick out of a full-blown boxing room.
Bixby banked on dumping $26M into THE Campus in San Jose, and the 227k SF project is now full. Thank the boutique hotel feel, with couch seating areas, fire pits and an outdoor gourmet kitchen. Tenants can burn energy in the bocce ball court or use the yoga area.
Conference rooms are being invaded by the newest in-office perk to hit the Bay Area. Meet Manicube, a two and a half year old quick manicure service that picked S.F. for its fourth market (Boston, NY, Chicago are the other three). They link up with HR departments and schedule weekly recurring times that nail technicians come in. Employees can book online, so it's all cashless, making them the unofficial Uber of manicures.
Employees at the messaging app's new Mountain View HQ work hard and play hard. And they do lots of the latter in this game room, stocked with ping pong tables and foosball.
More landlords are jumping on board this LCD concept, which provides real-time, multi-modal displays for tenants to know when their next Uber or bus is arriving while standing in the lobby. The S.F. and DC-based company just raised $600k, so expect even more public transit tips across the US and beyond.