Last week, we mentioned what we've achieved in 2016 with our Year in Review. This week, we'd like to show you all the details of our new office. Some of you may already know that we’ve been growing rapidly over the last year and now have over 100 team members. This means that we’ve very quickly outgrown our India office. In December, the Plivo US team flew to Bangalore, India, for a team retreat and to help unveil our new 20,000 square feet space.
Not only did we need an office large enough to host 100 team members, but we also needed enough room to grow. Within the next 2 years, we are estimating to grow to at least 300 people in the India office alone. The space we created is also modular and has enough space to host all hands discussions with live video streaming across both US and India offices. Even though we are still working on certain parts of the office, we just couldn’t wait to show you the progress thus far.
Before we started searching for a new office, we knew that we needed to have everyone on the same floor. Our old office had limited space, therefore some of our teams were on separate floors, which made collaboration especially difficult. More specifically, we wanted to foster brainstorming within teams as well as collaborations between departments. This is why each team now has a designated area equipped with whiteboard walls and pillars near by. For team specific meetings, we created meeting rooms of various sizes that can host anywhere between 2 to 24 people. We’ve also created work pods and hot desk counters to enable spontaneous meetings and hopefully spark new ideas.
The office of course is not all about work, we’ve also created lounge areas, a game room, and brought in a few nap pods for those who need a quick recharge. In addition, we also built out a large cafeteria and kitchen where we continue to serve lunch and dinner, and provide a selection of snacks all day long. Below is a photo tour of our new Bangalore office.
If you like what you see and want to join a team that’s equally hardworking, fun and collaborative, take a look at our jobs board and apply directly https://www.plivo.com/careers/.
Official pictures of our new office
Our entrance way and waiting room.
New desks, bulletin boards, and multi-functional drawers for each team member.
Modular drawers double a chair for informal discussions.
Our cafeteria overlooking the rest of the floor. Lunch and dinner are also served here daily.
A wide selection of snacks and drinks available at all times.
The highly popular game room; complete with 65 inch TV, ping pong table, foosball table and Xbox.
Sci-fi themed work pods for quick collaboration and brainstorming.
Hot desk counters for spontaneous conversations.
We have a mix of large meeting rooms for formal presentations and small meeting rooms for team meetings. Since members of our US and India office communicate on a daily basis, we’ve also invested in fancy video hardware to ensure that every room can be used for live video communication. Each room is also equipped with a whiteboard wall to help foster ideas and team problem solving.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the photo tour of our new office. As we mentioned above, our team is growing rapidly, so we’re always looking for smart self-driven individuals to join our growing team. If you’re interested, please apply directly on our jobs board https://www.plivo.com/careers/.