My boyfriend and I recently went and visited a bunch of companies while in the Bay area: Facebook, Apple, Zynga and Level 3 Communications. It's pretty interesting when you see how different a company's culture can be from other companies - and the impact that it has on employees, recruiting, and public perception.
#1. Our favorite was Facebook. Hands down. Definitely. My friend from college, Melissa, gave us a tour through the new Facebook Campus in Menlo Park. It is no doubt a work culture that I can identify with - SO FUN!!! :D
#2. The second favorite was Zynga. GAMES. Games. GAMES everywhere! One of my old buddies who's a GM there showed us around. I snagged a bag of peanut M&M's - and we each got to partake in their Friday beers.
3. Then there was Apple and Level 3 Communications. I'm gonna tell you about Apple. I was shocked to find that Apple is all closed doors, tight lips, ... no tours. The only thing we got to see there was the entrance, the cafeteria, and... the small company store.
Anyways - that sums it up. Very interesting how different company cultures can be. What's your company culture like? Where does it come from? How do you fit (or not) in?
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