If you’ve ever spent time in a cramped cubicle or next to a noisy neighbor, you understand the value of a good office. Along with fun traditions and supportive policies, a startups’ office setup is a key way of manifesting the company’s culture.
We visited three of Denver’s coolest tech offices to discover the latest trends and to find out how the startups’ spaces add to their employees’ work experiences.
The first company to occupy this unit, everything in Tack Mobile’s office was custom-designed, from the conference room walls to the garage-style doors that fill the space. To provide a sense of openness but still keep privacy alive, Tack Mobile’s office features mesh curtains and plenty of plants. Employees have custom sit-stand desks and get to select their own desk plant when they start.
Located on the TAXI campus in RiNo, Tack employees have access not only to free parking (a veritable holy grail in Denver) but to stunning views, as well. The office’s balcony offers up a prime view of the Denver skyline, and the other side of the office provides delightful mountain views.
The company’s kitchen and community area features clean lines, bright colors and plenty of sunlight. The fridge is stocked with goodies like kombucha and energy drinks, and the entertainment system has a Playstaytion and plenty of books to dive into.
To make their space feel more personal, employees are given a stipend to decorate their desks however they’d like. They’ve used the money to buy plants, paint supplies and even a sign showing their desk at the intersection of “Awesome Ave.” and “Badass Blvd.”
Located on the 13th floor of their downtown office building, GutCheck employees have access to some stunning mountain views. They’re also close to the 16th Street Mall and plenty of food cart vendors, like a sushi vendor right outside the building.
GutCheck recently doubled their office space, taking over the area formerly occupied by a law firm. They’re growing like crazy, which means they’ve got a lot of candidates to interview. If you apply, you may end up in this room — the only conference room the company’s recruiters can book. They call their final round of interviews the “couch interview,” and it’s meant to help candidates feel comfortable as they get to know the team.