GoDaddy, which is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, opened its swanky Kirkland office in 2013 and continues to expand its Eastside presence. The domain registrar has more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 61 million domain names under management, so its employees stay busy. They also are happy, and we can see why. Located at Carillon Point, the office — technically two separate offices just down the road from each other — has views of the marina, free snacks and drinks, and food truck Fridays. The office is filled with natural light, comfortable lounge areas, a cozy fireplace, and beer on tap. We could go on, but we’ll let the photos do the talking.
The open-concept office features modern meeting spaces built for collaboration on a whim.
No need to step out for happy hour — GoDaddy has an amply stocked self-serve bar.
Cold days feel warmer in this meeting space with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, modern décor, and a full bookshelf.
The office is sprinkled with comfortable meeting rooms, some equipped with dry-erase walls.
GoDaddy caters to its cyclist employees with secure in-office bike storage.
John Lewis, manager at GoDaddy, pours from the “kegorator,” which is monitored by an Arduino hooked up to a Raspberry Pi running on open-source software.
Employees stay caffeinated and hydrated with GoDaddy’s well-stocked beverage fridges.
Hungry? You’ve come to the right office. GoDaddy is stacked with snacks like fruit, candy, and chips.
The workspace is open and bright.
The front desk is cozy with a modern touch.
Employees enjoy food trucks just steps from the office at Carillon Point.
It’s easy to decompress during the day with a quick game of in-office ping pong.
The office is located in picturesque Carillon Point in Kirkland.
- Several employees boat to work and park in company-provided slips at the Carillon Point marina.
- The furniture is inspired by mid-century modern design, giving it a Mad Men feel.
- The 30-foot central meeting table is an instant conversation starter.
- From their desks, employees can watch seaplanes land.
- Homemade and local beers are available in both offices.
Architect: JPC Architects
Contractor: TCL Partners
Office opened: 2013
Square footage: 35,000
This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of 425 Business.