What It’s Really Like to Work on Instagram: Employee shares a video tour of San Francisco’s campus, which includes unlimited free food, conference rooms named after Drake songs, and an arcade
- Christian Blaire, who used to work for Instagram, shared a tour of the office
- San Franscisco headquarters has dozens of free dining options and trendy workplaces
- Cycled between meetings because the campus is 250 hectares and has 20 buildings
A woman who used to work on Instagram has taken a look behind the scenes at the company’s impressive offices, which include a campus with unlimited free food, meeting rooms named after Drake songs, and an arcade for employees to enjoy during the break.
Christian Blaire, who now works at TikTok, posted a video to the social media platform where she revealed that she took a shuttle bus to San Francisco campus and cycled between meetings – because the campus spans 250 acres and covers more than 30 buildings.
The tech employee, who was a brand program manager of the marketing team while working at the company, added that her day consisted of taking her laptop up to the roof to kneel down before indulging in a free smoothie and dozens snacks.
Christian Blaire (photo, left), from the US, who previously worked on Instagram, gave a behind-the-scenes look at Instagram headquarters in San Francisco. She revealed that the campus has unlimited free food for employees and a shuttle bus to the campus (photo right, exterior)
Christian went on to explain how she could fly all over the world in business class – including to the Tokyo offices, which she called a “great experience.”
Her encounters, between which she cycled, took place in conference rooms named after songs by Canadian rapper Drake, including ‘Running Through the Six’ and ‘I’m Upset’.
While admitting that the offices “ have a lot of cool workspaces, ” Christian added that the best were “ all the great free snacks, ” such as a waffle bar, salad bar, and coffee shops.
She explained that the lobby has a huge wall of Instagram photos – including adorable photos from the #catsofinstagram, while other areas are designed as the perfect background for a selfie.
Christian, who now works at TikTok, revealed that employees get unlimited free food on Instagram. Pictured, one of the dishes on offer
The meeting rooms are named after Drake songs and have large screens and an aesthetic image (photo)
She also added that the campus was designed to look like Main Street Disneyland and downtown Palo Alto, and includes an arcade where workers can relax, as well as a candy store.
Christen shared a highlight of the A-listers who visited the campus and posted a video of a Charlie Puth performance before revealing that she could attend Coachella for work.
Instagram, which has more than a billion monthly users, is based in San Francisco, but also has offices in New York, Paris, Hamburg, Sao Paolo and Dubai.
The video quickly garnered more than 2.7 million views, with people saying how much they wanted to work on campus.
‘How fun!’ one wrote, “while a second wrote,” Eating with a side of work. ‘
A third added, “So it’s your job to eat free food. Cool, I will submit my application. ‘
Another asked, “Okay, since no one will ask, let me get a job there?”
Christian says she often cycled between meetings because the campus spans 250 acres and has more than 30 buildings
Christen shares photos of the free food and said the salad bar is ‘great’ (left) and the waffle bar with vegan offerings and dozens of toppings
The offices also have a smoothie bar on the roof (photo), which Christen liked to work from
The campus also has an arcade (left) where employees can hang out, and it also has a candy store where employees can get free food (right)