How is your day job coming along? Are you happy with the career path you chose, or are you struggling to get through some part-time work? It is important to have a job that you enjoy, although we all know that this is easier said than done. Let’s take a step back from your real life for a bit and focus on our list of 15 Most Luxurious Offices That’ll Make You Want to Quit Your Job. These office spaces are gorgeous and delightful, and just looking at them inspires us to do our best work. Companies such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox have some of the most enviable offices in the world, and while a lot of these businesses are based in California, these company headquarters can be found in other parts of the nation and world, such as Virginia, Philadelphia, New York, Detroit, and even Finland.
Employees are these companies can relax and unwind with game rooms and fitness centers, as well as fun elements scattered throughout, like playground equipment. Can you imagine playing on a slide while at the office? Or bringing your dog in for some extra inspiration and encouragement? Or playing with Lego figurines and life-size video game character pietas? That is the reality for some of these employees and we hope that you will find these office spaces to be exciting and motivating. Even if your own office space is ho-hum and drab, perhaps you can include some intriguing design elements or touches of elegance to help you out.
Yes, Nokia is over 150 years old, but it is still alive and kicking! You may not think that people use Nokia anymore, what with T-Mobile, AT&T, and other cell phone service providers, but hear us out. Nokia is based near Helsinki, Finland and works with more than 150 countries, bringing in over $12 billion. Besides working with cell phones, Nokia branches out to include many facets of telecommunications, such as technology development and licensing. Nokia also works alongside Microsoft, proving that it has immense staying power in the 2010s. The Nokia offices manage to look office like and down to business while also infusing relaxation and chic modernity into the mix. The iconic blue and white colors of the brand are present throughout the headquarters, and sleek designs and elements are a mainstay in the office spaces. That means minimalist furniture, contemporary wall units, and lighting, as well as tasteful splashes of color.
14. Capital One Financial
Capital One Financial may very well be your bank holding company. They specialize in auto and home loans, credit cards, and mortgage lending. It is in the top ten of most powerful banking companies in the United States and has over 45,000 employees and annual earnings of over $4 billion. The company was founded over 20 years ago and is based in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Rather than having stuffy, cramped offices, Capital One Financial adopted a fun and fresh look for their space. It is a much-needed breath of fresh air, and it is partly responsible for the company’s prolonged success and employee dedication. Workers at Capital One Financial can enjoy the architectural wonder of the headquarters, such as wood archways, industrial staircases, game rooms, and lush outdoor areas. The design aesthetic is very calming and lends an easy-going vibe to an industry that can get quite stressful.
13. Quicken Loans
You might not think that a financial company would have such an inviting and intriguing workplace, but Quicken Loans will surprise you. The business focuses on Internet-based mortgage lending, and you have probably seen commercials and advertisements for them. Or you have used their services yourself! Quicken Loans has 13,000 employees who help thousands of customers on an annual basis. The company started as Rock Financial in 1985 and became Quicken Loans in 1999. They are based at One Complex Martius in Detroit, Michigan. The offices at the company’s headquarters are filled with bright and colorful lighting fixtures, wall murals, graphic rugs, and games such as office mini golf and foosball. Employees can enjoy the business basketball court, the cushiony plush seating options, the advanced technology and beautiful penthouse view of the city below. One of our favorite spaces features a door constructed like a giant vault, lit up all around by bright light bulbs.
GoDaddy helps website developers establish their domains and manage their web hosting. The company was founded back in 1997 but is still widely used today. In fact, last year GoDaddy brought in over $75 million. The company headquarters is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and there are about 5,000 employees in the company. Celebrities and other businesses have teamed up with GoDaddy including NASCAR, college football, and Jillian Michaels. The GoDaddy office spaces look like so much fun to hang out in! We mean…work in. There are playground and fitness equipment hanging around, and the decor is bright and inviting. There are architectural elements scattered throughout as well, such as open rafters, steel siding, and linoleum flooring. The environment looks perfect for a web hosting service, and employees are ready to help you manage your domain at all hours. Clearly, this company has a lot of staying power, and they aren’t slowing down!
Everyone has played with Legos at some point in their life (we hope), and the Lego brand has become one of the most popular and successful toy companies in the world. In fact, the Lego brand has expanded from simple block and building toys to video games and action figures and theme parks! Lego is now the world’s most powerful brand, so there is no doubt that the company offices are going to be lush and lovely. Lego infuses the merchandise into every inch of its headquarters. Just imagine the Lego theme park or flagship store and then add some work-related elements, such as desks and chairs. That is pretty much what the HQ looks like! Little Lego figurines and environments are scattered throughout the offices, and employees can take a break and enjoy the slides, toys, and displays from time to time. Bold and brilliant colors are all over the place, from canary yellow and royal blue and brick red.
Odds are that you have been connected to Salesforce in some way. Founded in 1999, it is a company dedicated to cloud computing and customer relationship management. Mainly, Salesforce is behind many Internet transactions and customer relations. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and had a net income of over $47 million in 2016. There are 19,000 employees at Salesforce, so perhaps you know someone who works for them! The company offices are so beautiful and feature a look that combines the East Coast style of red brick walls with the easy breezy West Coast vibe of soft lighting and contemporary furniture. The blend creates a unique office aesthetic, one that would make us quit our day jobs in no time. Other Salesforce office elements include oversized bean bag chairs, innovative lighting fixtures, and open-space outdoor offices. Employees are definitely well taken care of here, and the California vibe abounds.
9. Urban Outfitters
The clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has beautiful and intriguing stores all over the country, so you can bet that their headquarter offices are just as awesome – if not more. Urban Outfitters is based in Philadelphia, but also has offices worldwide: Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and more. The company is known for its cutting-edge trends and hipster style. It is not unusual to find different clothing pieces and accessories, sometimes ones that will make you do a double-take. In fact, most customers feel as though Urban Outfitters is a way for them to get model-worthy clothing at an affordable price. The company offices have a similar design aesthetic: industrial chic. Open rafter ceilings and large-scale windows are a staple for any Urban Outfitters office space. Of course, there are also pops of color among the neutral tones and metallics. There is also a lot of greenery, adding something lush and exotic to the offices.
This web-based file sharing service is probably something that you use on a daily basis for work. Dropbox has quickly become a favorite among employers because it allows for easy and seamless sharing among employees and companies. The San Francisco-based company allows users to share files to the cloud, as well as among computers and other devices. Efficiency is the name of the game, and the sophistication doesn’t stop there! The Dropbox offices are lovely and include lush greenery, minimalist furniture, lots of open space and fresh air, and a gym for employees. The architectural structure of the offices is streamlined and chic, filled with modern accent pieces and design aesthetics. For instance, circular lighting, sleek chairs and tables, and innovative storage options abound. Employees have many opportunities to engage and cooperate with each other, and the seamless design of the rooms and hallways provides an easy going environment that also allows for brainstorm sessions.
CustomInk is based in Fairfax, Virginia, with more offices in Reno, Flower Mound (Texas), Chicago, and Boston. The company is known for selling custom T-shirts and apparel. In fact, customers can upload their own art to the company’s website and then have it made into a whole fleet of clothing for their business. Or they could just do it for fun. CustomInk was launched in 1999, and since then, the company has sold more than 60 million custom T-shirts and apparel. As you might expect, an art-based company like CustomInk has some awesome office spaces. Outdoor lounge spaces and greenery are frequent so that employees can take a load off and use the fresh air and nature to get new inspiration. The company has a fully equipped and beautifully designed employee cafeteria, as well as spaces for recreation and games. Company meetings take place in gorgeous rooms with hardwood floors and colorful murals, as well as offering pristine views of the city.
Of course, we have to have Google on this list. The company is known as a great place to work, full of innovation and excitement for its employees. People are enthusiastic about work and look forward to it! Imagine having that kind of life. Google is over 57,000 employees strong and is based in the Googleplex at Mountain View, California. The company is nearly 20 years old but shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it is still one of the most relevant and modern companies today. Their office spaces are to die for; different rooms are decorated to look like cable cars flying high above the sky, tepees in the wilderness, and much more. The creativity here is incredible, and it is not unusual to spot interesting sculptures and interactive displays at the Google headquarters. The best lounge chairs, slippery slides, and egg pods are available for employees to relax and unwind. All the better to be innovative, you know!
5. Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard is in charge of your video game entertainment pleasure. The company branches off into the businesses of Activision, Major League Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, and King Digital Entertainment. Some of the biggest video game names that have come out of Activision Blizzard include the Skylanders series, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and King’s Quest, among others. The company rakes in nearly $1 billion on a yearly basis, so they better have some cutting edge office spaces. Activision Blizzard is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and the offices include lots of potted plants and greenery, natural elements and aesthetics like hardwood floor and laminate, and of course, life-size sculptures of some of the company’s most famous video game characters. How cool does that sound? So basically employees get to go to a gorgeous ‘office’ and brainstorm ideas for crafting the next big name video game. What a dream it is!
The forefathers of crowdfunding work at Kickstarter. By now it is nearly impossible not to have heard of this company. It was launched in April of 2009 and quickly became much talked about all over the Internet. Kickstarter allows anyone to ask for money from the public in order to fund their personal projects or businesses. Some well-known Kickstarter campaigns include the documentaries “Sun Come Up” and “Incident in New Baghdad.” There was also GoldieBlox, as well as Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity. People also use Kickstarter to get funds for health issues and operations. As for the offices, they look mature and stylish, while also being inviting and intriguing. Huge library shelves and penthouse-style views of the city abound and inspire Kickstarter’s employees to keep innovating. Kickstarter is headquartered on the East Coast in Brooklyn, New York and includes about 115 employees now. We’re excited to see them expand!
3. Adobe Systems, Inc.
Adobe System, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California and has made a product that you have probably used. Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Reader are just some of the things that Adobe Systems, Inc. has created over the years. Their mission for beautiful and intuitive Internet application software has made them one of the most pivotal companies in modern times. Even the Portable Document Format (PDF) was an Adobe creation! So you can bet that the company has a lot of money, and they don’t skimp on treating their employees right. Just take a look at the company offices in San Jose! Beautiful offices with cushy chairs and top-level views of the city are normal. Contemporary furniture in bright and bold colors mixes perfectly with the industrialized architecture of the walls and ceilings. Clearly, it pays to be a geek if it means you can work for this company,
Can you believe that Facebook has been around for over a decade already? My, how time flies! Now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is married and has a lovely little girl – Max. His company has skyrocketed and has become one of the most used social networking sites in the entire world. Based in Menlo Park, California, Zuckerberg founded the company along with other Ivy League-caliber folks. Facebook is continually making updates to its software and including features for users such as memories and a trending list of new items. As you can imagine, the offices for the company are amazing. Architecturally speaking, the offices are very interesting and complex and feature a mixture of design aesthetics. Facebook employees can enjoy the huge colorful murals, the constant display of fun art projects, as well as outdoor and green spaces to relax in. After all, a low-pressure and low-stress workplace helps the creativity flow!
In operation since 2008, Airbnb has made couch-surfing totally cool. The company helps people from all over the world connect and arrange accommodations, sometimes impromptu. Through Airbnb’s website, Internet users can log in, promote their home or other lodging, and have other users arrange for a stay, ranging from a day to several weeks. Airbnb makes money off of the service fees to charges to users, and while the company is based in San Francisco, Airbnb members are in 191 countries. You can sift through the 20,000 listings and find your ideal accommodation – on the cheap! The Airbnb office headquarters in California is absolutely gorgeous. We would want to stay there instead! Colorful accent pieces such as statement walls and furniture are present in every room, and the structure of the office features sleek lines and contours, as well as glass floor to ceiling windows. It creates a blend of industrial and chic.
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