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.
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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. But advertising revenue helps support our journalism. To read our full stories, please turn off your ad blocker. We'd really appreciate it. Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don't run on pages on this domain.
Subscriber Account active since. WeWork's summer camp. The weekend in upstate New York aims to be a massive, all-inclusive get-together, bringing people from all over the world to network, brainstorm, and create the type of memories that only summer camp can.