Hello everyone, this is really big news and we are all very excited about it! We moved our headquarters downtown, to a new building that’s nicer, brighter, bigger and taller.
After more than 5 years in our previous location, we felt like it was time to move on. While we had plenty of room to expand there, we wanted a more central location and, more importantly, an office where we could express our creativity, where we could feel relaxed and because of these things, a place where we can be even more productive than before.
An office should not just be a decent work-space, with required facilities and some company branding. It should be a place that the team enjoys, where they feel stimulated and appreciated. Few companies pay attention to these “details” and most seem to ignore the fact that people spend most of their week-days in the office: if someone spends 8 or 9 hours a day in an office, the business owner better make that place as nice as possible.
The fun fact is that you do not necessarily need to spend a ton of cash to make this happen, you can get impressive results without a huge investment. But what you have to do is get fully involved in the relocation and decoration process and not see it as a nuisance.
The new building is conveniently located near Unirii Square (5 minutes by bus), Unirii Boulevard (5 minutes by walking) and Starbucks coffee-shop (Bucharest Mall is less than 5 minutes away). With a generous reception space, brand new HVAC system plus some serious heavy-weight backup power generators, we are sure we’re always going to have perfect working conditions. Check out the building’s website for more details.
The landlord has also greatly helped us with the office build-out: with great pricing and incredible service delivered right on time, so if you need any help (from building to renting to cleaning services) make sure you drop MT&T a line.
Besides our underground parking lot and bicycle pad, we have also saved a parking spot at the main entrance so that our friends and customers will never have to stress about finding a parking spot in one of the busiest parts of Bucharest.
Please step in!
In the last month we put together our creative minds to decorate three large work spaces, two management offices, one office for the HR team, two meeting rooms, the kitchen and a few surprising recreational rooms. We really wanted something that represents us as a team, something unique and held together by passion, something that will make us proud of who we are and that will make anybody want to join our team 🙂
Working with style
We put much thought into arranging the work spaces. What we wanted was:
- Enough space for everyone to feel comfortable
- Comfortable chairs and desks (no cables lying around!)
- Customized area themes for each department
- No cubicles
- Open spaces that are not very crowded or very large
- A few relaxing and fun areas
- Nice, original graphical themes throughout the entire space
The working space is quite generous and there is plenty of room to move around.
The Zitec Drupal Team has a corner of its own, branded with the Drupal logo.
Design Department desks with the floating Adobe icons – custom made pillows by Zitec.
The Skills Wall. This is what we know, this is what we do, this is what we enjoy working on.
Check out the LCARS Star Trek interface inspired door design (entrance, storage, fun room area and server room) and our “Make it so” artwork (Thank you Captain!)
Since everyone is naming conference rooms by popular scientists, singers or famous business people, we felt the need to do the same, and as we only have two meeting rooms at this point, we feel we picked the best options. Below you can see the entry point to the meeting rooms: “Popular Destination” and “Celebrity Name”.
Just choose the city or the character of your desire
and remember that Chuck Norris can do whatever he wants.
The main meeting room with an impressive view of the outer space (thank you NASA!).
The “Celebrity Name” meeting room.
Management and middle management offices – Main Bridge and Zibord – featuring the Star Trek logo and a mountain scenery. It’s all about the things you enjoy.
The HR office door artwork.
Lunch break or coffee time? If you need to recharge your batteries please step into the kitchen. Plenty of room and options: coffee, milk and fresh fruits on the house every day!
The black wall is actually a blackboard, so we can be creative even while recharging!
Of course, the spice must flow!
Bathroom and shower artwork.
Let’s have some fun now!
Some people say that they work well when they are under stressful conditions. We believe that productivity is higher when you are relaxed. We visited quite a few typical corporate offices and we saw mostly sterile and (very) boring workspaces. Should a professional and corporate workspace be dull with muted colors? Given the amount of time you spend in it, it makes total sense for it to be attractive and for everzone to feel good about it. Special places where people can relax and have fun are a must. For this greater purpose we created three areas:
1. The Grand Ballroom. For your inner child and for you to express your creativity on its rewritable walls. Hello Kitty, Goodbye Kitty!
2.The Pac-Man room. A small place to rest, read or have a quick meeting.
Pac-Man Shelf in the Pac-Man room. Over 1m diameter, custom made (thank you Mobexpert for this idea and for your assistance in decorating the office space).
3. The FunRoom where anyone can play table tennis, foosball or have a massage chair session.
Right image: the wood shelf where you can create pixel art using Rubik’s Cubes. Rubik’s Cubes FTW!
Everybody is invited
If you enjoyed this post and liked the pictures, feel free to drop by – you are more than welcome. The free tour includes a robotic & human audio guide and coffee. We’ll be delighted to play a game of foosball (we’ll let you win) or table tennis, so don’t forget to bring your sports outfit (and shower towel!). Our Zuper-team is always having fun, so why shouldn’t you do the same?