Where it is: 14300 Winchester Blvd., Los GatosVia Hacking Netflix.
What it is: New Netflix headquarters
What's going on: Construction is on track for Netflix to ring in 2006 in its new 80,000-square-foot building, the first phase of a project that eventually will have a second building the same size. Sobrato Development Companies also is building 290 apartments on the site; they'll be done in about a year and half.
Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey said the three-story building is designed with the movie-rental company's open corporate culture in mind. In other words, don't bother looking for the lavish executive offices -- the big cheeses will be in cubicles just like everybody else.
``We are a Silicon Valley company that's very creative and innovative and collegial, and we don't want to lose that as we grow,'' Swasey said. ``The way you keep that is to tear away all the superfluous stuff.''
The cube-dwellers will have plenty of room to collaborate in 44 conference rooms. For private phone calls, there will be ``touchdown rooms'' with a phone and a desk.
``It's like a nice, spacious, sit-down, luxurious phone booth,'' Swasey said.
The current headquarters on University Avenue in Los Gatos has about 200 employees. The new building will have room for about 320.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Netflix fixin' to move to new, bigger headquarters
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