Bothell-based tech company Vertafore is the largest provider of insurance software in the United States, developing software solutions for more than 500,000 insurance professionals around the world. The company has invested in a unique office space that’s reflective of tech culture for its 500 regional employees in Eastside headquarters, and more 1,300 employees worldwide. Caffeine is aplenty in this office space: a full-service complimentary coffee bar in the lobby is one of the many perks of the job.

 

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Photos by Rachel Coward

Take a seat – Modern and relaxing seating is available throughout the office.


 

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Eat up – Healthy, free snacks keep busy workers fueled throughout the day.


 

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Erasable ideas – Designers sketch out ideas on the dry-erase table during meetings.


 

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Timber! – Warm wood tones and bright colors keep the office looking fresh.


 

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A friendly hello – Employees are greeted at the front desk by Phyllis Gillman, a 27-year customer service veteran.


 

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Open to ideas – The open-concept office includes many gathering spaces for casual meetings.


 

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Building blocks – Lego office castles and Nerf guns are a common sight throughout the office.


 

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Dazzling decorations – Creative office décor is celebrated and encouraged.


 

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Game on – Step away from the desk and challenge a coworker to a game of table tennis.

 

FUN FACTS

  • Incentives are offered to employees who carpool or bike to work, and cycling is encouraged with secure bike racks, showers, and lockers.
  • The office is located next to a nature trail that employees often visit during lunch breaks or to travel to the food truck lot nearby.
  • A peer-to-peer points-based recognition system allows employees to give each other shout-outs for great work and then cash in points for rewards.
  • A Level 10 Pokémon Go gym is next to the building.

THE DETAILS

Architect: SynThesis, JPC Architects
Builder: Pennon Construction
Office opened: 2009
Employees: 500
Square footage: 105,277
Website: vertafore.com