How long have you been in your job? 14 months.
Describe the space you work in - This varies by the day and by the hour.
We don't have assigned spaces at work, so some days I'll be working at
one of the 15 nondescript, non-walled cubicles in a wide-open hall with
20-foot ceilings. Other times, I'll work at a 10-foot Herman Miller
table with my other three teammates. Some days it's more productive for
me to just set up shop in my Nob Hill apartment and use my
company-sponsored cell phone and DSL to pitch journalists in my
Who is the smartest person you work with? I guess our CIO James Hannon
would technically qualify as the smartest, but he walks a fine line
between smart and nerd. For crumb's sakes, the man reads Wired
How often are you still there when the cleaners come around? They
usually come around on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm, so always! I'm
such a workaholic.
What is the best thing about working there? The freedom. I've never
worked anywhere before Atomic where nobody micromanages. That means a
bit more responsibility and personal accountability for each individual,
but if you can handle that, the ensuing trust you get feels better than
a brand-new gabardine jumper.
What is the worst thing about working there? Polish sausage runs to
Costco. Whenever I announce I'm going to grab a $1.50
Polish-and-Coke combo, I hear at least three people ask, "Can you get me
one too?" You try carrying four-foot long dogs and large sodas across
10th Street during lunch-hour traffic.
What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Playing hard bop
when our technophile CIO is in a bad mood. With all respect for
individual preference, what kind of a red-blooded American doesn't like
What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year?
Everybody's talking about "Veggie Bootie."
Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office - Though you'd never
guess it in a million years, all of the guys at Atomic are straight.
Number of employees: 18
Address: 1379 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 703-9454