Our team members had the privilege to went inside and tour around Google Singapore Office, which is also the Google Asia Pacific Headquarter! So expect it to be BIG, FUN, and you know GOOGLE!
Google Singapore office is located in Mapletree Business City, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71, Singapore 117371.
Visiting Google HQ Singapore is not complicated. The lobby is open for the public, however, touring around the office is private. You will need to get an invitation from an internal employee, of attending one of Google's events to visit Google HQ Singapore. Head over here to look for upcoming google events.
Now we know why Google is, truly, the dream office, and soon you will too! Let's jump right into it, shall we?
Their office is HUGE. No wonder they need more than just numbers to name different floors, areas, and rooms. As seen in the GIF above, Google Singapore office used the name of MRT Stations to name different areas. How creative is that! So in Google, conversations may go:
A: "Hey, where are you sitting today?"
B: "Oh I'll be in Novena if you wanna find me!"
A: "Be there in 5, I'm coming from Rochor."
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher in our own "to do list"- Michelle Obama
Ladies and gentlemen, pampering yourself is KEY. Google Singapore office provides its employees with salon and spa services right inside their office. If only pictures can capture the scent of Google's salon and spa room... For once you will forget that you are in your workplace!
Google's office used to be famous for its unlimited supply of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. During our visit, from what our team members' sight could catch, all we saw were fruits, granolas, pistachios, and coffee everywhere. Disappointed? As guests, we had to admit a little because we were so ready for ice creams. However, that's how you know if your company is taking good care of you. Healthy snacks and fruits are the new Ben & Jerry's!
The Google Singapore office has a team of talented chefs to prepare meals for everyone so employees can get access to food quick. It ranges in options available as well, from burger stalls, local food, Mexican, and many more. The picture above is the Google Singapore office's biggest dining hall. Plating and table are well set. So basically, you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a fancy manner, every day. This depends on how much do you love your office.
"Googlers can choose the workspace that best suits their style or the tasks they need to focus on just for that moment," a Google spokesperson told CNBC. They do have their own office desk but are also facilitated with more spaces to suit their likings.For example, there is a more relax, Bali vibe working space (as shown in the GIF above) outside the salon and spa area. An Instagrammable spot with direct sunlight, decorated with plants, just perfect for those nature-lovers.
Our members shared some interesting and useful lesson after their visit to the Google office in Singapore. This could be helpful to small business owners, HRs, and well, anyone who wants to improve their working environment:
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