Showing how much creating a cool professional environment is important to her, Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo!, along with free lunch and an office makeover has now announced giving each and every employee a choice of picking up either an iPhone 5, or Android smartphone including Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE or Windows Phone 8- a Nokia Lumia 920.
As a part of the ‘Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!’ program, Mayer clearly is hitting at making Yahoo! the most enjoyable place to work.
Don’t we all wish we were at Yahoo!.
Making her staff happy and giving them a morale boost, Mayer initiated this program only for employees based in the US. Not only making these latest handsets up for grabs, Mayer also said that their bills would be footed by Yahoo!. With this plan, Mayer wants her employees to better focus on the company’s efforts on mobile sector.
The memo sent by the company reads:
“We have a very exciting update to share with you today — we are announcing Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun! As of today, Yahoo is moving off of blackberries as our corporate phones and on to smartphones in 22 countries. A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we’d like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.
Moving forward, we’ll offer you a choice of devices as well as provide monthly plans for the data and phone.
The smartphone choices that we are including in the program are:
* Apple iPhone 5
– Samsung Galaxy S3
– HTC One X
– HTC EVO 4G LTE
* Windows Phone 8:
– Nokia Lumia 920
We’re getting started right away and taking orders starting now”
Well, with the recent hype, it seems majority of employees are going to grab iPhone 5, but then the Galaxy S III is not less, and there are Android fans too, and then Windows Phone 8 has also raised curiosity. It’s all a matter of open choices, the lucky employees can grab any smartphone they like!