Facebook tells employees, ‘build something’ — with a table saw
August 31, 2013
Facebook’s motto may be “move fast and break things,” but the 3000 employees at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, now have the chance to do just the opposite.
To attract workers and keep them happy, the social network offers many well-known perks including free on-campus dining, a gym, and shuttle buses to and from San Francisco. But if those aren’t cutting it, here’s one that might do, literally: a woodshop.
The 3000-plus square-foot facility houses more than a dozen pieces of machinery including table saws, lathes, drill presses, sanders and a laser engraver. The idea is to give employees an opportunity to exercise another part of their brain, get their creative juices flowing, and build something beyond their usual output of webpages, mobile updates, and other products that don’t exist outside of a computer screen.