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Today you will take a look at some of the best office’s in the industry. We have gathered office photographs from some of the most well know internet companies around. They are YouTube, Google, Threadless, SoundCloud, and Twitter. You will see how the employees of these companies get treated and what kinds of perks they get daily. Honestly these examples should set the standard workspaces for any internet business. For example Google has a chef that will cook you anything you like! Considering i can’t cook, this would be the perfect job for me. Anyhow, we hope you will enjoy this roundup. We have included some history and numbers about the companies below, so be sure to read before browsing.

1. YouTube

Ever since its launch in 2005 YouTube has quickly become the top dog  for video content on the internet. Today YouTube is the third most visited website in the world according to Alexa. We use Youtube to find funny videos, movie trailers, video game montages, music videos, and much much more.  In 2006 Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion, and to this day it has yet to make its first profit.

Now that you have some background on YouTube, we would like to show you what its like to be an employee for them. Check out the following pictures of the YouTube Headquaters located in San Bruno, California. The employees at Youtube have many perks at their job, like the swimming pool, workout room, and a little putting green.


2. Twitter

Well if you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably know what Twitter is. Founded in 2006, Twitter is one of the biggest social networks on the internet just like LinkedIn and Facebook. As of Jun 8, 2010 Twitter has over 190 million users, and their users tweet over 65 million times a day! Twitter currently has 141 employees ranging from Business Development & Sales, Engineering,Corporate IT, Research, Support, and much more.

Check out the following pictures of the Twitter Headquaters located in San Francisco, California. Twitter HQ has several small meeting rooms with displays or white boards. They really do a great amount of brainstorming and opinion gathering with most employees.


Photos found via Flickr Albums: Twoffice 3.1Twoffice 3.o and Twoffice 3.5

3. Google: Zurich

Google is the tech giant. Founded in 1998, Google employs over 20,000 workers. Google has been known for both creative and fun workplace and Google’s Zurich office definitely shows that tradition off. Just like other Google offices, workers have access to dining areas and many fun things. If you’re tired and need a break, just get up and read a book, play Xbox, play pool, get a meal made for you by a chef, or just watch Tv. Basically Google sets the standard of what a workplace should be like.

Although this isn’t the main Google Headquarters, Zurich shows of many features that most Google buildings provide. Don’t get too jealous while browsing.


Photos found via Flickr user Albert Bredenhann

4. Threadless

Threadless is one of the most successful online T-shirt company. Threadless was founded in 2000 by Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart after winning a custom shirt design contest. Ever since it has grown to be one of the best web based clothing retailers around! Currently Threadless has 80 employees.

Check out the following pictures of the Threadless Headquaters located in Chicago, Illinois. The workspace is full of shelving stocked with new shirts ready to be shipped. One of the most valued perks looks like the ping pong table. We wonder, who is the champ?


Photos found via Flickr user JOE M500

5. Sound Cloud

Founded in 2007, SoundCloud lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals. Many common day artist use SoundCloud to share their gigs, sets, and tracks they have produced. Lets say you just made an awesome tune, and would like to share it. You can publish it and let you friends download it directly from SoundCloud.

You probably think soundcloud is just managed by a huge group of people, well currently they only have 30 employees. Their office is very minimal and serves as an easy going friendly environment. Check out the following pictures of the SoundCloud Headquaters located in Berlin, Germany.


What studio would you work for if you had a chance? We would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below(don’t be shy!).

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov


  1. Hi Igor, thanks for featuring our offices in your series! One quick clarification: we’re actually around 30 people now as opposed to 9 from a year ago 😉


  2. Thank you, i will change it asap.

  3. Wow

    I feel a stint in the Google office would be amazing! :o)

  4. One day… one day I’ll work for Google. I mean seriously, a nap room? Filled with fish!? How can you not want to work there.

  5. Sound cloud one looks the best, proper chilled.

  6. @Andrew Lol, when i first saw that, i was like wooooooooooooooooow.

  7. hhoow great dude… google in my dreams tooo…

  8. thanks for sharing 😀
    i like this kind of work spaces

  9. omg…
    wish my workspace did provide me 1% of the same!
    too coool pix dude!

  10. Threadless recently announced they were moving. I’d love to see what their new digs will look like! Perhaps a fact-finding/photo-op tour should be in the works in the next few months!

  11. If only I had a slide at my workplace, how much fun would that be! I will have to make it happen somehow! 😉

  12. I wonder when I’ll be in such fancy looking office companies?

  13. I agree with Yari! Love the slide, how fun!! Creatives get slides, fireman poles 🙂

  14. Hi, I would like your permission to use this article for my design section in the blog with a link back to your site. I will be greatful if you give me the same.

  15. Google Zurich !
    I dream of a toboggan instead of stairs since I’m alive…

    Twitter is classy, too

  16. Woah! The google offices are freakin immense, I really wish I worked for them! 🙂

  17. Every must employee must be dreaming working in some place like that

  18. Thanks for the cool article – would love to see awesome spaces for small companies too. 🙂


  20. its amazing. Working in one of these places is like a Dream-Come-True !!

  21. After study a couple of of the weblog posts in your website now, and I actually like your manner of blogging.

  22. Threadless and Sound Cloud look truly impressive. All the others are corporate and polished….they have artificially created a very deliberate “working here is fun” message. Threadless and Sound Cloud look more natural.

  23. Hasta ganas dan de trabajar en esto lugares. Muy buen post!!

  24. I’d have to say that Google Zurich appeals to me most- a slide and a pole??? And I’m sure that’s not the least of it either! Must say, the skate park and spray can at Threadless put it in a close second.

    Thanks for the post- it’s nice to remember that work isn’t always about, well, work.

  25. Thanks for another magnificent post. Where else may anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

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