MyHeritage News A Sneak Peek Inside the MyHeritage HQ By Esther January 20, 2016 Share Share Copy Link At MyHeritage, we’re passionate about family, and our family-like work environment has always reflected this since our early startup days. To keep this atmosphere even as we expand, our offices have been designed to balance a fun and welcoming office environment, with a reflection of our commitment to the preservation of family history. MyHeritage began in Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet’s living room in Bnei Atarot, a village founded by the Templers. Then for several years the company’s headquarters were located in a Templer family estate and farmhouse in the same village. This picturesque setting is where the company grew from 2 to 70 employees. In February 2012, we needed more space to accommodate our ever-growing team. The company moved its headquarters to new offices in Or Yehuda, near Tel Aviv. Since then we grew to 260 employees. To date, we have three offices in Israel; our main office in Or Yehuda, and two others in Tel Aviv. We also have two offices in the US; one in Lehi, Utah, and another in Burbank, California, home of our Geni team. Today we invite you to take a look inside our main headquarters in Or Yehuda, and meet some of our team. Our offices are nice and roomy for the team and visitors to enjoy, and include some attractive features to keep everyone inspired. We worked together with the architects who designed the new office to merge the old, warm Templer setting into a modern office environment. The entrance sitting area includes some old family photos of our team and a set of digital screens that project a large collection of old family photos from all over the world. The office doesn’t have a reception desk, because you won’t find a reception in any family’s home. Real vintage brick walls and wooden floors give the space a cozy and homey feel. Bright, open offices with large windows. Programmers hard at work. These two developers are actually brothers. And so are they! We’re all about working together. Large meeting rooms are key for collaboration. Sometimes a sitting area isn’t even necessary! Our Marketing team doing some brainstorming. Here’s a glimpse of the Customer Relations team: Sales representatives taking a break: Designers on the Creative team: Cheers from the Operations and IT team! Vintage family memorabilia adorn this nook. Sitting areas with couches and chairs provide a quiet spot for meetings or a coffee and catch-up. Our large kitchen is well-stocked and used for daily lunches, company toasts, and other large company-wide gatherings. Enjoying the view of planes flying overhead while eating lunch outside on the deck. The deck is also a great place for impromptu meetings: The translations team taking a ping-pong break. Weekly yoga classes are a great way to start the day. Some employees taking a break to train for races on the MyHeritage running team. MyHeritage employees giving back to the community, helping the elderly build their family trees. MyHeritage employees take pride in working together like one big happy family. Our CEO Gilad says hi! Here are some shots of our other Tel Aviv offices.Our Utah and California offices. Thanks for visiting our headquarters! In the coming weeks, we’ll begin a new series to introduce you to some of the people behind the company, highlighting the personal stories of some of our employees. We’ve also created a new page on our website where you can meet our management team. We’d be happy to hear your thoughts about our office and work environment.