Culture & Careers- October 11, 2022
From arcade games to comfy couches: Look into InstaShop’s Thessaloniki Office
Delivery Hero has amazing offices around the world in more than 70 countries. Read on to take a peek into life in the Instashop office in Thessaloniki, Greece and to discover how they are embracing a hybrid setup to put employees’ needs first and bring their working spirit to life.
InstaShop was launched in 2015 in the United Arab Emirates by Greek entrepreneurs John Tsioris and Ioanna Aggelidaki. It has since expanded and currently operates in Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, and Lebanon. Currently Instashop, whose headquarters are in Dubai has two offices in Greece.
It recently launched operations in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city and in March 2021 their office was opened.
Instashop is dedicated to delivering a convenient and seamless experience to their customers. In order for their customers to have more time to enjoy doing the things they love the most with the people they love the most, it is vital to create a working environment that allows for a productive and smooth atmosphere.
Taking a look inside
Located in the heart of Thessaloniki, Instashop’s newest office houses more than 60 employees and the office is spread out over 399 square meters.
When you enter on the ground floor you are greeted by the bright and cheery InstaShop colors that guide you along as you walk into the space. The entire office is decorated in InstaShop colors including cute company inspired emojis of the Burj Khalifa and iconic Greek landmarks along with other fun graphics for a whimsical touch.
To increase collaboration and the overall well being of the team an open office plan was chosen for the light and airy new office. Scattered throughout the office are bean bags for employees to relax and switch up their working day (and of course take a quick break when needed).
To allow employees a mental break an arcade machine was added. Here employees can take a short moment and switch off or bond after work with colleagues offering social opportunities for colleagues to connect. Allowing space for employees to not just work but play leads to not only increase in satisfaction and performance, but also creativity.
For private meetings or a silent work space to concentrate, the office is also equipped with smaller soundproof meeting booths. These are equipped with a small meeting desk and space enough for four on comfy red seats.
To add to the cozy feeling of the office there is also a comfy blue couch surrounded by inspirational slogans and graphics. Next to this comfortable corner is the office kitchen, with plenty of tables for the whole team. The fully equipped kitchen is decorated in complimentary colors enveloped in the Instashop pink and has everything you would need to make yourself a delicious lunch (or grab a complimentary piece of fruit as a snack.)
The small but bright office provides a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for employees to do their best work, but also to feel supported in their everyday needs. Delivery Hero’s core value of “We are Heroes because we care” is a shared commitment that binds everyone across the company and seeing it come into play in the space provided to Delivery Hero employees worldwide is heartwarming.