Unlike campuses of many tech giants that are often tucked to away city suburbs, Amazon’s headquarters are located in the very heart of Seattle.
But location is not the only thing that makes the campus unique.
Three huge glass and steel bio-domes create a very unusual work environment for the employees of the tech giant.
There’s been a lot of scientific research that shows that when you are surrounded by green, surrounded by nature, your brain works a little bit differently. Maybe it thinks more creatively.
So we’re really excited to give our employees this opportunity to come in here to work in a place that feels a little bit different, that feels really refreshing and also to educate them on all of the different types of plants that are here from all over the world.
There are over 40,000 plants from more than 50 countries inside the bio-domes.
Here, Amazon employees can sit in a cozy mist, or conduct a staff meeting under a cocoa tree.
That takes a little bit of getting used to.
But I think for me at least I just I really enjoy that adds to the freedom and the creativity that you have.
It’s the first building that we’ve done where you don’t have a desk.
It’s just kind of all free spaces, and you know if you’re if you are an early bird, you can pretty much you know pick where you want to work.
Even the company’s more conventional office buildings have interesting cozy work spaces galore.
Here, for instance one can play chess or shuffle ball or block themselves in the phone booth to get some privacy during a phone conversation while others might enjoy.
Spaces like this amphitheater where they can work and watch something fascinating on TV.
And this stand offers free bananas. Those who distribute them are affectionately called Beneatha’s.
But it’s not just people who enjoy this unusual space.
About six thousand dogs also come to work in Amazon or rather accompany their owners.
It’s really nice, especially like even like a stress reliever, you know. You just you know pet him, a lot of people will stop by my desk not to see me, but to see Jojo.
Blake ferry’s dog Gus pretty much grew up in this building.
The first week when he was a puppy, it was a bit of a challenge just because he wanted to meet everyone, but once he settled down that yeah no problems at all.
It is still unclear what the interior of Amazon offices will look like in Virginia and New York City, but local dogs are already petting in anticipation.
For Natasha Mozgovl in Seattle Washington VOA News.