The cliché of hip ITCompany
Inside, the Skype office is about the same cliché that hip IT companies have: colorful furniture, modern decor, hip corners. From the outside, however, the building looks rather inconspicuous:
It is located in Talinn a little out of the center of the university in the middle of a Plattenbausiedlung. If there was not the big Skype logo on the gray building, you would not get the idea that this is one of the world's best known companies.
Photos - with restrictions
Still, you can take pictures - unlike, for example, Google last year. There are three rules when photographing: No screens on which something can be seen, no boards, no paper. The people in the pictures you have to ask for. I had to release the texts first - that's part of the Microsoft policy.
The concept is an open office - employees can communicate with each other all the time. This also applies to her boss.
Concept open office
The impressive thing about Andrus Järg, the general manager of Skype Estonia, is that he also likes to work in the open office - in the midst of his employees.
As he says, this is because he likes to communicate with others all the time when working - for example, when his concentration lags.
Meeting in the sauna - with WLAN
In addition to the typical-chilled resting corners and a kitchen with free, healthy food, there is also a sauna. And with WLAN, if one wants to hold meetings here. A cultural specialty in cold Estonia.
And no, the Estonians do not go naked in the public sauna, but in the bathing suit / swimsuit. After all, you do not have to admire his colleagues in the costume of Adam. And you can also complete the sauna area and then be completely undisturbed. After all. However, the sauna is not used very much, they tell me on demand. Maybe that's too private for the employees?
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