If you ever visit San Francisco, it’s easy to see why people love it there. The great weather, food and scenery provide a perfect backdrop for the numerous companies that call the city home. However, if you step outside of the city, and travel just a bit south down the highway, you’ll be welcomed by an impressively red and large “O” that hangs on the mirrored façade of the Crossroads Building in San Mateo. That building is the home to a company that is bright, hard working, colorful, and the subject of our office spotlight today.
This is the Opera Mediaworks HQ, of course!
Occupying the 8th and 10th floor, the team here continues to grow and the office layout is growing with it. At any given time you can find a group of people in the 10th floor All Hands Room- brainstorming ideas while participating in an intense ping-pong game. Conference calls are taken in rooms that look out over the bay, and our big red Opera beanbags are the perfect place to settle in with a laptop and a coffee.
The team comes together every other Thursday for “Thirsty Thursday” with different themes for different weeks. Yesterday the theme was College Sports- specifically centered on the March Madness basketball tournament. Employees gathered at 4pm for beer, wings, sliders, and basketball- all dressed in their sports-themed finest.
“Opera is a young and energetic company, and March Madness is an energizing event,” says Bryan Golkhajeh, Sr. Manager, Ad Operations and this week’s event organizer. “I wanted to create an event that encapsulates the energy of March Madness.”
Each Happy Hour a different team member steps forward to plan the theme, and Bryan jumped at the chance to take this week. “Working hard and playing hard are two things that are a part of the cultural values of the Ad Ops team.” He adds. “It’s important to bring those two things- and everyone- together.”
Come visit us sometime and say hi. And continue to check back here for more team spotlights!
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