HootSuite's Offices Suck

The offices of Vancouver social media darling HootSuite suck.

But don't take it from us—that's the opinion of the company's chief executive officer, Ryan Holmes.

"Our offices are shitty. Seriously. People are crammed in desks, our internet is slow, our coffee is ok [sic]," he explained in an Ask Me Anything Session on Reddit when someone said "I hear the HootSuite officers are dope."

But that doesn't really matter to the HootSuite team, Ryan affirms. And it's also going to change.

"We're having an amazing time, and people are charged up with doing something that makes peoples lives better," he added. "We're going to get nicer offices. Maybe we'll get a little more Google-esque, but at the end of the day it's all about doing something amazing with great people. You notice external aesthetics less when what you're producing is amazing."

It's no surprise that HootSuite's office is bursting at the seams: the Canadian company hired 150 employees this year. At that pace of growth, we have to forgive the whole desk-cramming thing. (But crappy coffee? Come on, Ryan!)

Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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