Trendy office in town: ADT


1. Tell us a little about your company.
ADT is celebrating its 142nd birthday this month, having started as a telegraph delivery business in 1874. Since then, we have grown into the largest and most respected electronic security business in North America. We are proudly headquartered on Yamato Road in Boca Raton and have over 220 other offices across the U.S. and Canada which serve nearly seven million customers.
2. Where did the inspiration for your office space design come from?
Before we relocated from our previous building in 2011, we formed a team of employees who provided suggestions about the type of amenities the new building could offer. They recommended a health care office, a fitness center and a hair salon. They even made recommendations about the color of the paint, type of carpeting and ergonomics of their workspaces. All were implemented.
3. What is your favorite part/design of your office space and why?
Having a dining room which serves breakfast and lunch, including healthy choice meals, at subsidized prices, makes it very affordable and easy without having to bring in food or leave the building to go to a nearby restaurant.
4. Do you feel that having a well-designed and inspiring office has changed the way your employees work?
Yes. Being housed in a three-story building is much better for collaboration and team building than the ten-story building we previously occupied. “Huddle” areas have been created where employees can hold impromptu meetings and our conference rooms are much more user friendly. Over the years, we have found that the building amenities and office space design has help us retain employees and recruit top talent.
5. If you could use one word to describe the feel of the office space, what would it be?