The Perks and Pitfalls of Tech Work Culture

by | Mar 8, 2020

The Perks and Pitfalls of Tech Work Culture

Silicon Valley has changed the way we work, even if we don’t work there.

Ping pong tables, a no shoes policy and a chef on staff, all perks you expect to find at some of the world’s biggest tech companies. But according to Wired Magazine the culture is spreading.

More companies are adopting the laid-back attitude made famous by Google, Facebook and Yahoo. More offices are adopting open floor plans, introducing company shuttles and allowing people to bring pets to work. More perks such as work-from-home fridays and free breakfasts are being rolled out.

And while an endless supply of high-end coffee can get someone to sign on the dotted line it’s also blurring the line between work and home. That’s because the culture of Silicon Valley also comes with twenty-four seven work schedules, where people are always connected and not willing to take days off. Most people work six days a week and are constantly connected to their jobs. Most people report feeling a pressure to always perform.

Hard to enjoy free gym membership when you can’t leave your desk.

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