Facebook’s New HQ Seems Like An Uncomfortable Place To Work
Encouraging employees to work together and engage is what every company wants to do. However, it seems Facebook took things a bit too seriously.
The company has built their new HQ and it looks like an airplane hanger. At least it feels like having an office in a hanger.
The HQ is under 22-foot high ceilings; you can see ducts running under raw-steel beams. Clusters of desks are also visible along with curving pathways. The clusters are called “neighborhoods,” that accommodate product teams. Intimate hallways pass between clusters for conferences, which open up to expanses to desks.
The architect of this massive structure is Frank Gehry, who has the designs of Guggenheim Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to his name.
Face-to-face sociability seems to be the idea for this design along with giving it a feel of an industry size garage. However, it’s hard to see how this can be beneficial for the company and its employees.
Employees will find it hard to focus with so much hassle and noise around them. As a result, this could potentially become one of the post annoying places to work.
There is no private office, just a 434,000 square feet on one floor. Everyone on one floor, sounds like chaos. The interesting part is that even Mark Zuckerberg is on view.
Would you ever work in a place where everyone is on a one massive floor? I can’t.