Vancouver’s tech giant has recently moved into a former 33,000 sqft police department building located in Mount Pleasant area in Vancouver. I’m going to assume you already know that Hootsuite is a social media management dashboard and I don’t have to describe anything more.
Other employers should worry because this new office has just set a new standard for coolest place to work! This new office is loaded with not so standard office features such as a nap room, foosball table, gym, full kitchen stocked with beer and unique tent offices as reported by the Vancouver Sun.
Now you can seriously work hard and play hard all in one place.
After all that drinking and playing, just head over the cozy napping area to rest up and recharge.
Now I wonder how Facebook’s Vancouver office will measure up? It’s probably not going to be as fancy because it is only temporary. Facebook is looking to hire about 150 software engineers in May. Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, reports that this new temporary office is suppose to serve as a bootcamp to train the hired software engineers to possibly become full-time employees. Simpson suspects that FB will bring Vancouver’s talents to their headquarters in Menlo Park, California since it takes about a year to obtain a US work permit.
I couldn’t find any pictures on Facebook’s Vancouver office, so I thought it would be fair to post their headquarter pictures too. Facebook’s headquarters is literally a campus with cafes, inspirational art work and creative spaces for employees to hang.
I’m no software engineer so I my chances of getting a job with Facebook is slim to none. As for Hootsuite, they hire 10 new people every week. But to be one of them you have to stand out somehow from the 700+ resumes they receive every month. If you’re interested in applying go to Hootsuite’s career section.
Facebook photos from: http://officesnapshots.com/2013/02/04/facebook-menlo-park-office-design/
Simpson, Scott. 15 March 2013. Facebook seeks workers for office in Vancouver. Vancouver Sun. Retrieve on April 14, 2013 from http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/Facebook+seeks+workers+office+Vancouver/8106537/story.html
Mohamed, Farhan. 5 April 2013. Tour New Hootsuite Office in Vancouver. Vancity Buzz. Retrieved on April 14, 2013 from http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/04/tour-new-hootsuite-office-vancouver/
Hootsuite office photos from:http://www.vancouversun.com/business/workplace/Photos+glimpse+inside+Hootsuite+office/8197540/story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+canwest%2FF259+%28Vancouver+Sun+-+News+%2F+Vancouver%29