Your career can often become the focus in life and the only way to be truly satisfied and create great work is to enjoy what you do. At TXM Recruit we believe in going the extra mile and helping you find a job you love and in the spirit of all things love related this Valentine’s Day, we decided to take inspiration from around the world and choose the most inspiring offices we’d love to work in.
Saatchi & Saatchi, Bangkok
“If I didn’t work for TXM Recruit, I would love to work at Saatchi and Saatchi in Bangkok”, says Cydnie Gaspar, Advertising and Marketing Recruitment Consultant.
The office design is bold and modern which reflects the creative work that they do. Saatchi & Saatchi have designed mobile conference tables (using bicycles as table legs) and meeting rooms that feel and look like train compartments reflecting their market specialisms of sport and cars. “With a combination of their reputation for producing cutting edge, successful global campaigns, their unbelievable range of talent and skill sets and an out of this world office design. I think it would be a truly inspirational place to work”.
Bahnhof AB Data Centre, White Mountain Office, Stockholm
Rob Howard, Senior Consultant in Defence, Risk and Security, picked Bahnhof in Stockholm, “With a design to make a Bond villain jealous, the White Mountain Office designed by Albert France Lanord Architects is easily one of the most amazing offices in the world”.
White Mountain Office is home to a Swedish Internet Service Provider, 100 feet below the surface of Stockholm. The space was once used as a nuclear bunker, intended to provide an escape from atomic blasts and the resulting fallout. “We’ll bet you ONE MILLION DOLLARS that you couldn’t walk through this office without cracking a dated Austin Powers joke”.
Google EMEA Engineering Hub Office, Zürich
Meeting rooms in the style of Swiss chalets and igloo’s surrounded by snow, Google EMEA Engineering Hub Office in Zürich is anything but a standard office. The unconventional style is a showcase for Google’s approach to business and the design concept was centred around creating an environment that focused on the wellbeing of its employees.
Ogilvy & Mather’s Office, Guangzhou, China
Looking to revitalize its brand image in Southern China, Ogilvy & Mather relocated their Guangzhou office to the growing artistic fringe of the city and incorporated a carnival of ideas into the design. The international advertising agency integrated various theme park elements, complete with merry-go-round horses and life-sized nutcrackers. In the centre of the building, a staircase connects the marketing department on the ground floor with the creative staff above, aiming for a free flow of creativity within the office. What’s not to love!
Red Bull Headquarters, London
Red Bull took the bull by the horn, so to speak, when creating their office in London. Within the three storey building, the design integrates a full sized slide into the reception area and meeting rooms that feature Ping-Pong tables. They’ve created an interactive and vibrant atmosphere that’s more like a play area for adults than an office. With a design like this, who wouldn’t mind staying late?
Being in an office is not everybody’s ideal way of working and some of our team are more inspired by working outside of an office environment.
Tiffany Lau, PA to Managing Director said “If I could, I would open my own cake boutique in Hong Kong. The delicate smell of a fresh bakery, the soft twinkle of classical music and the pastel-coloured décor would attract customers of all ages, each one desperate to escape the city’s fast-paced way of life. Famous for the exquisite packaging, and catering for all special occasions, my delicious range of cupcakes and macaroons would be the talk of the town”.
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Of course, for some people it’s all about the sport . . . Paul Edmonds, Business Consultant, said his ideal job would be “working at Twickenham as Head Coach of the England Rugby Team as it’s the home of rugby and my favourite stadium”.
Whereas Lee Reynolds in our Rail Division, said “To be based within ‘Lifeblood’ of the greatest football team in the world would be amazing and over time, I would no doubt have worked my way up to board level, due to my superior knowledge of tactics and eye for talent. By now, I would be influencing the direction of the club to bring the Premier league trophy back to Anfield, where it ultimately belongs”. Now that’s what we call love!
If you find yourself this Valentine’s Day uninspired by your office or have fallen out of love with your job, why not give us a call and see if we can help.