News Article
News Article
Cool Offices

The Consensus: America’s 9 Coolest Workplaces

Sep 06, 2016

In today’s job market, it’s not solely about the paycheck. Quality of life is important, and that often means having a workplace and co-workers that you enjoy. In fact, some studies show that a “cool workplace” is one of the top draws for recruitment, and it’s also a key factor in talent retention despite many different elements factoring into a competitive landscape. Today’s creative office space incorporates things like adult slides, rooftop parks, lavish dining rooms, and game rooms.


Part of this new corporate landscape is the integration of technology and software. Combined, these elements can help drive the workplace of the future while creating fun and interactive experiences that help employees leverage a better work/life balance — even if they have to work long hours.


In search of the coolest workplaces in America, we’ve looked at a number of lists and studies that speak to the top office spaces that are the most interesting and fun for employees. Based on the combined data, here are nine of the coolest office spaces for people to work at:



The Winner (appears on five lists)


Facebook Offices

Facebook – Menlo Park, CA

Photo Credit: Washington Post



Tied for Second (appears on four lists)


Google Offices

Google – Mountain View, CA

Photo Credit: Business Insider


Zappos Offices

Zappos – Las Vegas, NV

Photo Credit: Office Snapshots



Tied for Third (appears on three lists)


Box Offices

Box, Redwood City, CA

Photo Credit: FENNIE+MEHL Architects


Groupon Offices

Groupon, Chicago, IL

Photo Credit: GrouponJobs YouTube


Kickstarter Offices

Kickstarter, Brooklyn, NY

Photo Credit: Business Insider


Quicken Loans Offices

Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI

Photo Credit: Office Snapshots


Riot Games Offices

Riot Games, Los Angeles, CA

Photo Credit: Riot Games Blog


SF Twitter Offices

Twitter, San Francisco, CA

Photo Credit: Twitter on Flickr



The Source Lists:


Business Insider: 21 of the Coolest Office Spaces You’ll Ever See

Forbes: 10 Cool Offices You’ll Wish Were Yours

Inc: World’s Coolest Offices 2015

Fortune: The 25 Coolest Offices of the 100 Best Companies

Business Insider: The 31 Coolest Offices You’ve Ever Seen

Fast Company: The 10 Coolest Office Spaces of 2014

CIO: Silicon Valley’s 19 Coolest Places to Work

Business Insider: 10 Of The Coolest Office Spaces in The US

Forbes: 10 Cool Office Spaces

IncomeDiary: Top 20 Most Awesome Company Offices