Before the company's S-1 filing, Facebook moved its employees from its old offices in Palo Alto, Calif., to a new 57-acre campus in Menlo Park, Calif., a building formerly owned by Sun Microsystems. The new campus also boasted a vanity address — 1 Hacker Way — which paid homage to Facebook’s culture. As founder Mark Zuckerberg described the S-1 filing, “We have cultivated a unique culture and management approach that we call ‘The Hacker Way’... ‘The Hacker Way’ is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration.”
The company, which reported revenue of $3.7 billion in 2011, pushed ahead with its hacker way, implementing new features to the site, including “Timeline” and “Listen with Friends.” Like many other technology and Internet companies, Facebook is fostering a creative environment with its new campus, which offers everything from open, communal working areas and a fitness center, to free meals and open bars throughout the office for impromptu happy hours.
For the approximately 2,000 employees who will report to work here each day — aside from the 21 days of vacation and 11 holidays off that they receive per year — it’s sure to be a unique work experience. Click ahead for a look into Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.
By Julia Boorstin and Paul Toscano
Updated 18 May 2012