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8 Cool Things You’ll Find In Our Austin Office That You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Steve Donnelly / 2 min read

If you hadn’t noticed, we’re on a BIG hiring spree at the moment. Our careers page lists around 15 separate roles, most of which have 2, 3, 4, 5 or more individual positions available. We like to do things a little differently at BigCommerce, and so in this post I wanted to share some photos of interesting and unique things that we’ve snapped around our Austin, Texas office lately.

Let There Be Light!

Who wants to go to work every day surrounded by gray walls? We aren’t your typical company and we don’t have a typical office environment. We’ve made our space reflective of our team – funky, fun, and colorful.

T-Shirt Tuesdays

We value individuality – except for on Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, we all don our finest BigCommerce t-shirts and show our team unity. Everyone with a shirt gets free lunch!

Fully Stocked Fridges and Pantry

Our support ninjas, sales samaurais and other team members work really hard, so they need to re-fuel. To keep them going we keep our kitchen stocked full of snacks and drinks. From fruit snacks to granola bars, a huge coffee selection, tons of soft drinks and our beloved Topo Chico (soda water imported from Mexico), we keep everyone fully refreshed and recharged. Oh, did we mention our popcorn and gumball machines?

Company Milestones Celebrations

From lamingtons (an Australian treat introduced to us from our Sydney crew) and cupcakes, to movie nights and other events, we always celebrate our successes. Most recently we booked out an entire movie theater. It was a blast.

Team Meetings That Don’t Put You To Sleep

We may be growing fast, but open communication amongst our growing teams is critical to our success. Each Friday afternoon we get the entire office together in an open and honest forum for discussion. We value honesty and transparency and give every single team member a chance to give us their comments, ideas, and questions. And we do it over an assortment of craft beers.

Holiday Celebrations & Office Decorating

We celebrate holidays such as Easter, Halloween and the 4th of July with crazy office decorating. It makes things fun – and you should see the look on people’s faces when they come in for interviews or meetings!

Gamester’s Paradise TM

All work and no play makes things, well, boring. That’s why we have Gamester’s Paradise. Old-school arcade system and Wii – check. Foosball table – check. Sweet jumbo bean bags to sit on – quadruple check. Highlight wall colors straight out of the 80s – check.

In-Office Jam Sessions

Our US office is in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that we have some gifted musicians on the team. Occasionally they’ll jam out for us like they did at a recent Friday company meeting where Laura and Bobby debuted the BigCommerce SEO Song to a huge round of applause! (and almost 1,000 views on YouTube).

Oh, and did I mention we’re hiring too? If our mission and values resonate with you, you like what you’ve seen here and you want to be part of something big then check out our careers page. We’ll have a similar post about our Sydney office shortly.

Lamingtons photo courtesy of Jamie Anne.


Steve Donnelly

Steve Donnelly

Steve is the Director of HR and Recruiting at Bigcommerce. He works out of our Austin office with his global team of recruiters to find the best people for our many open roles. He also champions our culture and makes sure everyone loves what they're doing, every day.

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  1. Amanda Scott on

    Oh my….I have a crush on a company…and I don’t think it was just the lamingtons…wow….emailing my resume RIGHT NOW!!!!

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