Oracle Headquarters: Not Just a Place to Work

Like many employees who work at Oracle's spectacular corporate headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, Brad Quisenberry loves the tranquil, man-made lake in the center of the 60-acre campus. "The lagoon recreation trails and the Willow Walk around the lake offer a calming respite from the computer screen," says Quisenberry, a senior program manager who has worked at Oracle for more than 16 years. "Sometimes when I need a break, I walk around the lake to stretch my legs, clear my head, and reprioritize my day."

The lake and lagoon walkways are just a few of the attractions on the beautifully landscaped grounds. The headquarters campus features six glistening, blue glass office towers, a conference center, a variety of cafeterias, and a 50,000-square foot fitness facility.

In fact the campus, which sits on the former site of Marine World amusement park, was designed with employee health and wellness in mind. "From the beginning, wellness was a consideration," says Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Randy Smith. "The campus is a great place for people to get out and walk around. And hundreds of our employees visit our fitness center to exercise before, after, or during a break in their work day."