Being at the cutting edge of technology and amongst the most desired companies to work for has long spurred Google and others to implement some of the best offices going.
It’s now expected that Google offices – ‘campuses’ around the world will be innovative, colourful, quirky and each having a unique design.
Even for many tourists, taking a selfie in front of a tech giant Google office is all part of the vacation plan. Hundreds of visitors have their picture taken each day in front of Facebook’s thumbs up sign and Google’s Android sculpture in Mountain View, CA.
Don’t expect to be able to tour inside the offices, however, as security is understandably tight.
Here we show you eight of the best Google offices from around the world.
The Googleplex in Mountain View, California is the global headquarters of Google. Staff are served free lunch and can choose from any of 15 different cafes.
Play some Guitar Hero on a work break at the New York City Google office.
A local touch in the Paris headquarters of Google France is a classic 2CV Citroen motor vehicle.
In San Francisco, the Google office designers went with a safari theme.
In Toronto a turntable and mood lighting greet you in the music room.
Fancy a break? How about blowing off some stress on the rock climbing wall at the Venice Beach Google office in Los Angeles.
One of the quirkiest and interesting designs are the egg-shaped meeting and break-out rooms in Zurich's Google Office.