Are you OK? Ruthen, who started at WeWork just two months ago, was attending the annual event for the first time. This year 8, people from around the world headed to Eridge Park, a wooden area 40 miles southeast of London, for a long weekend of music, food, outdoor activities, and opportunities to improve their skills or learn more about themselves. Most attendees were employees at WeWork, a number that has more than doubled over the past year to include more than 6, people. Despite the size of the crowd, Ruthen says it felt like a community. For a lot of WeWork staffers, the seventh annual Summer Camp was a chance to bond with colleagues. This was especially true for the more than 3, people in attendance who had been with the company six months or less. It was a gathering sponsored by the employee group We of Color that made her feel included. As his entire team from WeWork Latin America stood around them and cheered, she smiled and accepted. Contreras says that WeWork Mexico general manager Eduardo Molina, who also happens to be a friend from college, convinced him to pop the question at Summer Camp.
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Annual event makes employees feel ‘like we really are all in this together’
There are many elements to the corporate culture at The We Company which would give any moderately reasonable person cause for concern, some of which are highlighted in a brand new business story from New York magazine. WeWork has been around since , thus placing it perfectly within the tradition of hugely ambitious new companies founded near the beginning of the 21st century which have notoriously hardcore camaraderie traditions. Silicon Valley, particularly, has long been under the spotlight for its evidently rampant sex parties and free-flowing access to drugs. At WeWork, according to journalist Reeves Wiedeman, alcohol has been integral to its office culture. Another former employee told New York that during her job interview with Neumann, the co-founder offered her tequila, which was apparently his favorite. We get it: you like to have control of your own internet experience.
It was late August, the beginning of the off-season for summer camps like the one at which the event was held. After a five-hour bus ride from New York City, Mr. Heath and the nearly 1, other people who attended Summer Camp found themselves in a wilderness expanse spread out over acres of tennis courts, pine trees and bare-bones wood cabins on either side of Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. Heath, 31, is the co-founder of Bombas , a company that sells socks over the Internet. By Friday afternoon, he happily greeted a group of friends who were arriving. On a ferry shuttling them between the girls camp and boys camp outposts, Mr. Heath and his cohort could be seen plotting their weekend. There would be work, perhaps. There would be play. For Mr.