In many ways, LinkedIn — a company that helps more than 500 million people in over 200 countries make professional connections and scout out new opportunities — has become an integral part of everyone's careers.
Last summer, we decided to to find out by visiting LinkedIn's Manhattan office, which is located in the iconic Empire State Building in the heart of New York City.
Here's what we saw and learned:When we arrived at the office on a rainy Friday morning in October, we took one of the building's famous Art Deco elevators up to the 25th floor. Though LinkedIn is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company has 30 offices around the world. In total, 700 employees work in their Empire State Building location.Sarah Jacobs
We waited for our tour guides in LinkedIn's colorful reception area, which has books and a coffee station for employees and visitors.Sarah Jacobs
The company first moved into the Empire State Building in 2011. It's since taken over five and a half floors — 22, 23, half of 24, 25, 26 and 28 — of the building. Design firm IA Interior Architects worked on the 24th, 26th, and 28th floors.Sarah Jacobs
A few minutes after arriving, we were greeted by corporate communications manager Lindsay Kniffin, workplace manager Katie Campofelice, and learning and employee experience manager Nawal Fakhoury.Sarah Jacobs
One of our first stops was the office movie theater, where employees can watch films or battle it out in FIFA competitions.Sarah Jacobs
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