When we first laid eyes on Hulu’s sprawling new offices, we had one major question: Where are the desks? While there is room for 500-plus employees to each have a workspace to call their own, it turns out the company's Santa Monica HQ wasn’t designed just to hold bureaus and office chairs. The priority was to ensure that all types of staffers (creatives, type As, constant snackers) could move around freely and find both quiet and collaborative space that feels right for them. After all, a happy employee is a productive one, right?
But, there’s more to it than that. It’s no surprise that a company that’s helped revolutionize the way we watch TV has put both inventive thought and thorough research — with almost clinical stats about how employees spend their time — into their new space. (Seriously: Hulu says its average employee’s day consists of 50% focused work, 35% collaboration, 6% playing, and 5% learning.)
The company's many fact-finding missions (over a lengthy 10 months) led to a space that boasts arcade games, televisions, tons of collaborative work space, a fully stocked bar, multiple kitchens, private rooms for personal phone calls, and more — all in an effort to prevent work burnout. We think they might be onto something...
Click through our slideshow to see the entire office, and meet a few employees along the way!