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7 San Francisco startups whose offices are their biggest perk

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This sponsored post is produced by Samantha Hauser, Content Marketing Manager, Livefyre.

In the Neverland of San Francisco’s tech scene, it takes a lot more than Waffle Wednesdays and a casual dress code for a startup to stand out in the sea of company perks. With awesome benefits, commuter stipends, and yoga becoming standard practice in the tech community, here are eight startups offering the ultimate perk: an epic workspace.

Airbnb
On top of offering employees a $2,000 travel stipend, Airbnb is dog-friendly and touts employee theme days. As a vacation rental service, Airbnb’s office in the SoMa neighborhood infuses features from travel, work, and home.

 

Livefyre
Employees at social engagement and curation platform company Livefyre have access to several employee sports leagues, weekly happy hours, and department retreats. Their brand new office in the SoMa neighborhood boasts secret passageways, a 15-foot real-time social media wall, soundproof ‘developer caves,’ a stunning furnished rooftop and custom art installations from local artists.

 

Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing has a self-described “work from the couch” mentality, with tons of comfy couches, a tree swing, and hundreds of authentic postcards from their real-life travel community.

 

Dropbox
At Dropbox, employees receive free breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in the company’s cafeteria. Employees also enjoy on-site haircuts, game nights, and an in-office music studio outfitted with drums and amplifiers.

 

Asana
Founded by Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, Asana is located inside San Francisco’s historic Hamm’s Building. It is dog-friendly and includes a cafeteria complete with an in-house chef who prepares organic lunches and dinners every day. Employees also receive $10,000 toward a customized workspace.

 

Twitter
Twitter’s office in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood includes a full-service cafeteria (the Birdfeeder), a rooftop complete with Twitter Cornhole, an arcade, and a yoga studio.

 

Square
Mobile payment provider Square is just a block away from Twitter. It takes up four entire floors and was designed to look and function like its own city. The office includes conference rooms themed after streets and currencies, a cafeteria that can accommodate the entire company, and walls adorned with product sketches and prior versions of actual Square card readers.


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