There are many reasons to love life in our Nation’s Capital that have nothing to do with politics! The Washington, D.C. area (comprised of Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland and the District proper) has all the perks of living in a large urban area with each neighborhood offering its own unique character to give the city a smaller community feel. Right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Arlington office is in an ideal location to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Here are the top five reasons associates love working in Arlington, VA according to Jennifer Parulekar, Manager, Human Resources.
1. State of the Art Building
Arlington is Gartner’s second largest office with 1,550 employees. It offers incredible views of the historic D.C. monuments, the Pentagon and Georgetown. Every floor has an open floor plan and only C level executives have offices, so every team is very collaborative. Hungry? No problem! The 20th floor cafeteria has loads of daily options from a grill station to customized sandwiches to salad bar to frozen yogurt machine and more! In addition, there are tons of food options within walking distance from the office. And for those looking for a way to stay in shape and save some money, the state of the art gym (complete with peloton bikes) is free to all associates. There is only one place in the area you can take in a 360 panoramic view of the city’s most famous landmarks and that’s the top floor Observation Deck.
2. Rosslyn to Ballston Corridor
Over the past few decades, Arlington has experienced high-density development leading to an influx of high rise buildings and increased population. This resulted in the Metro running underground and created the Rosslyn to Ballston Corridor. Each metro stop along the corridor from Rosslyn to Ballston has its own identity and mix of retail, residential and government buildings. The Arlington office sits adjacent to the Rosslyn metro stop, so grabbing dinner or drinks with friends after work is as simple as jumping on the Metro. Also a fun fact about the Rosslyn Metro stop: at 207 feet, the Rosslyn Metro escalator is the second longest escalator in the nation.
Washington, D.C. is in a league of its own when it comes to world-class museums and many are FREE! Within just 15 minutes from our office, you can be exploring the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian or Renwick Gallery.
4. Sports in our Nation’s Capital
The Washington Capitals, reigning Stanley Cup Champions, and the Washington Nationals baseball team, both have stadiums conveniently located in the heart of D.C.. A summer favorite is to check out the Bullpen outside of National Stadium that is home to many local D.C. events including Truckeroo, corn hole tournaments, live concerts and more. The Bullpen opens at least two hours before every Nationals home game and offers great happy hour deals from the third to the seventh innings!
5. Amazing Food
Within Arlington’s 26 square miles, there is every type of cuisine you can think of! From American to Italian to Mediterranean to Vietnamese, Arlington has a restaurant option for everyone.