7 seriously cool office spaces in the United States

Susanna Kahr

The United States’ best productivity and creativity boosting office spaces are crammed full of playful features and beautiful design. If you’d like to spend more time outside, feel healthier at work or slide between the floors in your office building, we’ve found the office for you, read on to find out more.

Inventionland

kununu score: 4.61

Inventionland is heaven for all of those involved in product design. In this incredible 61,000 square foot, creative work environment and idea incubator in Pittsburgh PA, graphic designers, artists and others are inspired to design, develop and create prototypes. There are 16 different themed sets — Motor Speeday, Pirate Ship. Crafty Cottage, Animation Attic, Pet Shack, Treehouse, Concept Kitchen and more to explore, so you’ll never be short of imaginative spaces to get those creative juices flowing.

Employees say: I’ve been working at this company for a number of years and the environment never gets old to me.

Whole Foods Market

kununu score: 3.63

Founded in 1978, as a small vegetarian natural food store, this American supermarket chain has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Working at Whole Foods Market not only means doing great things by providing products free from artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, it also means you may get to work at the company’s an amazing new headquarters and downtown campus, in Austin, Texas. This newly expanded campus is not only beautiful to look at, it also boasts a theater and its own health and wellness center, so you can treat yourself too!

Employees say: “I enjoy working with a diverse group of people at a company where I feel I can truly be myself.

Twitter

kununu score: 3.33

When you think of social networks, you probably think of tech and limited sunlight. So when you by that assumption Twitter’s headquarters should be a tech paradise, right? Well, it is, but Twitter has also brought the beauty of nature into the office too. The entire office, in San Francisco, CA,  is designed around a woodland theme and is full of trees and birds — look out for Twitter’s characteristic blue bird! There’s also a BBQ area on the terrace and you can also choose to work in the garden and snack on healthy woodland candy such as dried apple, plums, nuts etc.

Employees say: “The building has a roof deck and an open office floor plan. The atmosphere is quite lovely and there are many areas that are quiet so you can relax quite nicely.

Quicken Loans

kununu score: 3.72

Quicken Loans is America’s largest online mortgage provider. This proud Detroit-based company pays tribute to its hometown, with a car-themed pool table and basketball hoops for a quick game during your lunch break or after work! There are also desks available on the field and iconic ‘ball-chairs’ to relax in. So, if you fancy selling mortgages and playing basketball at work, this is the place for you!

Employees say: “The office is designed like a casino. Never let your eyes get bored and never let you know what time it is.

Google

kununu score: 4.13

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Google’s famous “Googleplex” campus set in Mountain View, CA! This is the office of dreams for many of Google’s employees and it’s easy to see why. With 3,100 square feet of office space, you’ll see employees cycling from one building to the next, or enjoying the giant playground filled with volleyball courts, swimming pools, replicas of SpaceShipOne (because why not?!) and dinosaur skeletons. And, if that’s not enough, you can even take the slide from one floor to the next! What’s not to love about this office?

Employees say: “Like landing in heaven to work, never had it better.

Groupon

kununu score: 3.83

This worldwide e-commerce marketplace offers discounts and special deals for travel, shopping, restaurants activities and so much more. If you think their offers are too good to miss, just check out Groupon‘s office in Chicago, IL! No two days are the same for employees here, as you can explore the office’s many straw hut meeting rooms, arcades, ball pits, fairyland offices and the designated gaming area! Just make sure you pick up some candy along the way, from the Groupon Candy dispenser, work has never been so sweet.

Employees say:Fun environment, more for millenials than anyone else though.

Pixar

kununu score: 4.41

Pixar’s films are magical, so you can bet that the place where these came to life is also magical. The home of Toy Story, Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Cars, Wall-E etc. in Emeryville, CA, is full of full-size models of Pixar’s most loved characters. There are also legendary after-work movie nights and cosy “workspace houses” to snuggle up in. So you’ll soon feel like you’re living in a Pixar movie too!

Employees say: “The company itself really cares about its employees and always tries to make things easier work wise.

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