WeWork is one of the first and largest coworking and virtual office spaces with over 280 locations in 77 cities and 23 countries around the world.
In-house events. WeWork offers lots of professional development programming, networking sessions, seminars, and even yoga classes in its many locations for its members to enjoy.
Event venue. If you need to host an event, WeWork offers its spaces for any public or private gatherings, whether it be a birthday, a workshop, a CLE, or speech.
Credits. Every membership level—Hot Desk, Dedicated Desk, and Private Office—includes monthly credit allocations to rent conference rooms or other workspaces in a different location. If you use your entire monthly allocation, you can buy more for $25/credit.
Pricing for daily rentals, hot desks, private offices, offices suites, and meeting rooms depends on your location. Visit WeWork’s site and select a location to view pricing. You should expect to pay a daily rental fee of about $50/day for most of its locations.
All WeWork locations provide WiFi and/or Ethernet connections (if you choose), common areas, lockable filing cabinets, copiers, scanners, printers, free refreshments, onsite staff, and private phone booths for when you need extra privacy. Other amenities vary depending on location.
WeWork locations populate most metropolitan areas in the United States and in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada.
Things You Might Want To Know
Reserve ahead of time. Unless you’re a Hot Desk member, you need to reserve a space in advance for daily use. WeWork recommends reserving your space at least one hour in advance. You can book online or through its handy Android and iOS apps.
Start-up vibes. WeWork tries to bring a start-up vibe to its workspaces with a lobby, cafe, foosball tables, ping pong offices, and all the other fun stuff that can help inspire and motivate you in your workspace.
Insurance. Users with Dedicated Desks and Private Office memberships need to have general liability and property insurance. If you work remotely, WeWork also requires that your employer have worker’s compensation and health coverage. WeWork offers insurance assistance through its member network if their rules require you to have insurance but you don’t have coverage elsewhere.
Who WeWork Is For
WeWork is best suited for lawyers and law firms looking for a tech-startup feel and life in a coworking space instead of a traditional office. It’s less professional and more Silicon Valley. If that vibe isn’t for you or, more importantly, your clients, WeWork may not be a good fit for you. WeWork also tends to be a bit pricier than other coworking spaces, so the cost and credit system may not be suitable for more budget-conscious firms.
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