Also known as “RVA,” Richmond is a unique city with many great restaurants, microbreweries, fun attractions and activities. It’s also home to AvePoint’s operational headquarters, where we have over 70 employees within our Sales, Marketing, Technical, Operations, HR and Legal teams. Read on to get a sense of what it’s like to work in this office!
Culture is the personality of a company. It’s made up of an organization’s mission, working environment, habits, and goals. A fun workplace culture not only boosts morale, but also greatly influences productivity.
Bright and vibrant colors bring life to our office space in Richmond, and our open layout—with plenty of plush couches—make for great collaborative meeting spaces. We also have plenty to do when you want a quick 10-minute break, from ping-pong to a basketball court and Pac-Man station.
Check out the incredible mural below painted by local Richmond artist, Earl Mack! Can you spot AvePoint’s name within the painting?
Our Point of View
Being in the heart of the city has its perks. You get a different view of the city from every corner of the office. Want to feel like you’re on the water? Take a look out of our southwest windows for gorgeous views of the James River.
Want to see the hustle and bustle of the city? You can get a glimpse of a couple of the skyscrapers surrounding our office from the northwest windows.
Every quarter we get together for some fun in the city. Casually socializing outside of the workplace not only builds team cohesion, but it also encourages unique conversations across various departments. Our last outing was at the Windy Hill Sports Complex and there was no shortage of activities available! Mini-golf, go-karting, and batting cages were a few fan favorites during this excursion.
We also participate in quarterly community outreach events as an office. This stems from our AvePoint Philanthropy program, which is dedicated to impacting humanity and driving change through three main pillars: technology, community, and education. Last quarter we volunteered with Soles4Soules, a nonprofit organization that provides shoes to impoverished communities around the world. We were able to sort a staggering 452 pairs of shoes, which helps provide food, shelter, and education for a family of four for seven months! AvePoint’s Philanthropy program also encourages us to take a half day every quarter to volunteer on our own with organizations close to our hearts.
The saying is “Virginia is for lovers,” but Richmond sure is for food lovers! Ranked as one of the top 10 food destinations in the US, you’re sure to find tons of great food in this city, from sushi to tacos to American comfort food and everything in-between. Hot spots for many employees are the food trucks parked right outside of our office building. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!
And speaking of food, any and everyone is welcome to join Breakfast Club. This is a monthly group with volunteers from the office that bring in breakfast for its members. Krispy Kreme donuts, Einstein’s Bagels, and homemade pastries are a few tasty favorites and a great way to kick off the workday!
We also host a weekly Thursday “happy hour” for all Richmond staff. This is a great opportunity to hang out with others in the office over pizza, beer, or cocktails. We usually have a featured drink or theme each week; we most recently enjoyed frosés (frozen rosé) and Moscow mules. These were the perfect refreshments to counter the summer heat. Cheers!
Since the start of my summer internship at AvePoint, the Richmond office environment has surpassed all my expectations. This space has been the best place to spend 40 hours a week! I’ll be sad to leave at the end of the summer, but I’ll always remember AvePoint for it’s fun and welcoming culture and people!
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