If you’re working at one of the Best Companies in Texas, chances are there are some pretty cool office space perks you can take advantage of. If you’re not, then check out the list below to see how some of the top employers in Texas create the coolest office spaces and work environments for their employees, and how these offices contribute to a great company culture.
Coolest Office Spaces In Texas
USAA’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio, which opened in the mid-1970s, serves as the HQ for USAA‘s primary lines of business. Home Office Building 1, commonly known as the McDermott Building, was built in five major phases and completed in 2001. Covering ¾ of a mile in length, the building contains over 3.9 million square feet. The amenities are great — including five cafeterias, three fitness centers, two company stores, a wellness clinic and a pharmacy. The McDermott Building achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification for operational efficiency and maintains the ENERGY STAR label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
USAA, also known as Military City USA, is the largest private corporation in San Antonio and one if its leading corporate citizens. USAA also has amazing offices in Plano, housing more than 500 IT employees, as well as a smaller space in Addison. And in February 2017, they opened a 19,087 square-foot design studio in downtown Austin with collaboration in mind with moveable glass walls, team pods and also playback stations to facilitate brainstorm sessions. Employees love coming to work at USAA’s Texas facilities — making them a great example of cool office spaces.
Good things lie ahead in Texas for Charles Schwab. In September, the company broke ground on its new regional office campus in north Tarrant County. They unveiled the 70-acre office project on the corner of State Highways 170 & 114 in Westlake. The new office will allow Schwab to grow their current Westlake employee count from 400 to 2,600 workers when it opens in early 2019, becoming a major employment hub.
The 500,000-square-foot project was designed by Dallas architect Corgan and includes two office buildings, an amenities building with a café, meeting space and training center, and also a parking garage. As an award-winning employer, Charles Schwab knows how to create an inviting and supportive workplaces. Schwab’s existing Texas locations include Austin, DFW/Westlake and El Paso. Their new location, opening in 2019, definitely looks like one of the coolest office spaces in the Lone Star State.
Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With its global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Ryan provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multi-jurisdictional basis. This includes tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. While Ryan operates offices in various areas of the world, its other Texas office locations include Austin, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio.
All of Ryan’s offices are in Class A buildings and locations, and its Dallas location at Three Galleria Tower is no exception. This impressive business space includes excellent amenities such as a rooftop terrace and state-of-the-art conference rooms. They also feature a brand-new fitness center, comfortable collaborative lounges, and an indoor walkway to the Galleria mall. Benefits such as these make Ryan employees feel welcome and excited about their workplace!
Republic Services provides a variety of solutions to help manage the recycling and waste needs of people across the country. In Texas, they serve hundreds of towns and cities — and the always-on-the-go nature of their jobs make for a unique “office space” for employees. So, why did it earn a place on our list of coolest office spaces? Because Republic Services employees get to make the streets, neighborhoods and sights of Texas their headquarters. The company remains committed to recycling, sustainability and renewable energy — and their employees are on board with this mission, too, as they do this important work.
Watch these Houston Republic Services employees share what they love about their jobs and how the company supports them:
Hyatt at DFW
The Hyatt locations in Dallas are an obvious choice for the coolest “office spaces” — and those who work in hospitality or who have ever stayed at a Hyatt hotel can understand why. Their amenities offer the comforts and conveniences of home in contemporary accommodations at Hyatt’s Dallas locations — including the Grand Hyatt DFW and Hyatt Regency DFW. Whether visiting for business or vacation, Hyatt’s inviting rooms and suites make it a comfortable stay for all. The Grand Hyatt DFW has everything from delicious cuisine to a relaxing spa. The Hyatt Regency DFW has stunning skyline views as well as a range of dining options. Both are conveniently close to the airport and offer meeting and conference space. Employees love working in such beautiful buildings and also being part of the Hyatt team in Dallas!
So, do you love the environment you work in? If not, then consider checking out some of these coolest office spaces in Texas and their current career opportunities. It just might be time to make a change!
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