Big News, Indeed
Indeed opens its global co-headquarters in high-profile downtown Austin tower
Indeed has been around Austin for quite a while — 18 years, to be exact. In fact, it was born here and Stamford, Connecticut (working remotely before it was cool). So it may catch some locals by surprise to hear that the global co-headquarters is opening now in downtown Austin, and it's a pretty big deal.
Austinites are used to driving past Indeed buildings but are still majorly unfamiliar with the relatively new Indeed Tower, which has been collecting tenants since its completion in 2021. The 36-story tower was immediately bought by the California-based Kilroy Realty Corp., with Indeed as the majority leaseholder.
Now Indeed employees are moving into the new space and out of the pre-existing downtown office space. Employees who work at The Domain will remain there. The hiring company publicly announced the change on August 22 — the first day of business at the new HQ. A spokesperson for Indeed could not confirm whether or not employees from the other lease holders would also start work today.
The tower's size and sleekness alone should signal to Austinites that this aims to be a great place to work — and it ought to be, considering that the entire business model is getting people into new jobs. And that's why this news could be big: Many new employees will begin streaming in — both from Indeed and other leaseholders — perhaps even creating a new standard for how Austinites expect their offices to run.
"Indeed has always believed in flexibility for its employees," said a press release. "We know that a modern workspace designed with today’s needs top of mind will make for a more comfortable and productive work day when employees are in-person together."
It also notes that everything in the tower "from the architecture to the furniture and technology" was chosen with flexibility in mind. Some project highlights in the release include: "wireless-first offerings," expanded video conferencing, flexible partitions, and adjustable or ergonomic office furniture.
Indeed worked with its longtime partner EdgeQuarters — at least since 2016 when the smaller company outfitted Indeed's existing Austin space at Champion Office Park — to create a sustainable interior utilizing "reusable furniture." The walls are adorned by an unnamed Austin artist.
"We’re thrilled to open our new global co-headquarters office here in Austin," wrote the spokesperson in an email to CultureMap. "Indeed Tower demonstrates our long-term commitment to building our presence in Austin’s fast-growing tech sector and tapping top local tech talent."