How do you think an office of one of the world's greatest companies which controls over 90% of all internet traffic would be like? Extremely organized with military precision? Well not really for these people who work at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland.
Let me just dive into it and make you feel a little envious. Not only do they live and work in one of the best countries in the world with the highest standards of living, they even have their own nickname - Zooglers, a slightly modified form of Googler - the general name for Google employees.
Their office is stuff-filled with "features" like their own tennis ball courts, pinball courts, a cinema, a gym and even a Lego room. If you want to go down to another floor, forget the stairs. Simply slide down... There are also firefighter’s poles , plus imitation sleeper carriages and baths of foam cubes that you can nap in. Thus Zooglers can nap in bathtubs at work!
For those of you that are adventurous at heart, there’s a “jungle lounge”, where you can work surrounded by 100 different plant varieties. And if you have had enough and wish to relax, there’s a big, furry egg to sit in.
Wait that is not all, there are also circular curtained-off meeting rooms to promote a feeling of closeness and relationships, Cable cars just to sit in, There’s a room with a piano in it for those who still think that they have an hidden Steven Wonder in them. And for the best part, the food is good, sweet, and most importantly, free...
To cap it all off, they put snow in the office, and make sure that every 5pm each day, people would gather at the Hürlimann bar to drink beer and have a nice time. Thus are we surprised when Head of Google Switzerland, Patrick Warnking says that “We’re delighted for the opportunity to be at the heart of Zurich during such exciting times,”. Who wouldn't?