Looks are definitely not everything. However, when you consider how much time you spend in your office, a work environment that is inspiring, pleasant on the eye, and fun, it can make a big difference in how you perform every day. Employees in the UK expect a lot more than simply free coffee and tea, and they would like a space which will motivate them to achieve and perform at their absolute best.
The following are 5 offices in the UK that you will want to be aware of in 2019!
Their Office: In this office in Camden, the heartbeat of this brand is music. Along with having a huge amp wall in their reception area, there are also meeting rooms that are them around musical genres like Indie, Reggae, and Punk. There are also several social spaces that include a video wall, a stage with a drum kit, and bleaching seating combined with spaces that are more intimate like the recording rooms with ‘on-air’ signs and full-on sound protection. Some of the more practical elements that are offered are coffee machines that make milkshakes, well-being rooms, and a creative lab.
What Employees Have To Say: Well respected brand, incredible people, excellent staff benefit, genuinely care about their staff and customers.” – Former Employee
Their Office: This new office took eighteen months to create, and has been designed to embody the most important things that the company works to helps its customers obtain on a daily basis: engage, attract, and retain employees. Their staff has the freedom to decide where they want to sit instead of sitting at an assigned desk, provide gender-neutral bathroom facilities that are accessories by a Danish company called Vipp with products from GHD and Aesop, and in the Cafe there is a ‘Be Brave’ Tracey Emin installation.
What Employees Have To Say: The approach the company takes to create an environment where employees are able to deliver their best work, benefits, flexible working, and the London office, are all things that people tend to take for granted, but it truly makes a big difference to how happy you are at work. Honestly, I’m so happy with the foosball table in the UK office and I am not required to wear a suit anymore!” – Former Employee
Their Office: The headquarters of ASOS are located in Camden inside of a former tobacco factory. It has an art deco vibe which means patterned, funky wallpaper, modern furnishings, natural lights, and an art deco vibe.
What Employees Have To Say: You have the freedom to come up with whatever ideas you want. Great people to work with and for. Not dictatorial micro-managers, but genuinely inspiring leaders. Great benefits. Great location. Great office space.” – Former Employee
Their Office: When you enter the reception area you will be immediately welcomed by an endless supply of sweets and a big monkey. The breakout areas are supplied with a pool table and refrigerators full of soft drinks, wine, and beer. During the wintertime, you might find circus acts or Mexican wrestlers roaming about as part of the company’s Christmas season celebrations. Simply put, this office looks very cool ad personifies fun!
What Employees Have To Say: Incredible benefits (parties, discount schemes, and bonus), competitive salaries. Thriving, diverse, and fun working environment. A unique outlook on general business and the gaming world.” – Current Employee.
Their Office: A core component of Skyscanner’s culture is experimentation with its individual horizontal pods that allow individuals to have dedicated spaces and its quirky workspaces which include ‘squad rooms.’ Take a break from the screen by enjoying Tuesday night yoga or another subsidised wellness session or blow some steam off with a game of Xbox, foosball or table tennis right inside the office.
What Employees Have To Say: “Skyscanner is a great place to work. Apart from the many benefits that they offer like a pension, health benefits, mindfulness classes, yoga, bonus, and gym discounts, there are many other good reasons to work there! Our teams (squads) all work closely together on difficult problems, with engineers and project managers working alongside designers within an autonomous working environment.” – Current Employee