Pandas are extremely focused creatures.
When they set themselves to a task, they can spend half the day completing it.
Like eating bamboo, for example.
It’s no coincidence, then, that Wishpond has adopted numerous stuffed pandas to maintain an inspirational vigilance over their whole team.
(Actually, it’s pure coincidence. They're just fond of stuffed pandas.)
Regardless, this laser-focused mindset of theirs has resulted in some game-changing marketing software.
And one of the most impressive office spaces that Vancouver can boast.
To keep everyone’s brain thinking about what’s in front of them and not what’s on the dinner plate, they have a continually stocked fridge (courtesy of weekly Costco trips), as well as Friday lunches on the house.
What’s more, they’ve set-up three hammocks to help everyone relax and recharge, preventing that familiar late-day slump.
Plus they have two foosball tables. Two!
As well as a super sweet ping pong table placed smack dab in the middle of it all.
...And a Playstation lounge with Nerf guns and soccer balls.
I told you their office was impressive.
However, what’s even more impressive is that they respect the work hours and limit themselves from gaming during the day. This way, everyone can concentrate better.
Even their individual work spaces are maximized for productivity.
Two work zones - one for the engineers and one for the marketing team - helps to separate the noiseless from the more noisy, while each desk is built to prevent unnecessary distractions, too.
There’s also the option of using one of the two stand-up desks.
A popular choice, I discovered.
Each individual at Wishpond is afforded a large degree of responsibility to accomplish their goals.
In fact, management supports them in this quest by an awesome self-education fund! Every person at Wishpond is given $1000 a year with which to enroll in any educational courses, while a growing library is on-site to further encourage learning as well.
Not bad, eh?
Yeah, not bad at all.
Big 'thank you' to Todd for taking the time to show us around!
Startups like you make RESAAS proud to be one as well.