It’s official: All Nord Security products have finally moved under one roof at Cyber City. It’s the ultramodern destination for our community that sets a new standard for our employee experience. Dive into this blog to discover what life and work look like at one of the most cutting-edge tech offices in the Baltics.
In 2020, we started an exciting journey by laying the foundation of a brand-new office that could accommodate our fast-growing community and encourage a collaborative company culture. May 2023 marked the end of this journey as we transitioned over 900 employees from NordVPN, NordLayer, NordPass, and NordLocker to one of the most cutting-edge tech hubs in the Baltics, Cyber City, nestled in the heart of Vilnius, Lithuania.
Tom Okman and Eimantas Sabaliauskas, co-founders of Nord Security
Located on the grounds of the former “Sparta” textile factory, our new headquarters is a testament to its industrial past. The exterior design of our tech hub mirrors textile patterns, while the preserved iconic chimney standing tall in the heart of our business campus serves as a powerful symbol of our relentless ambition – to build future-shaping cybersecurity solutions from the ground up.
Nord Security office is located on the grounds of the former “Sparta” textile factory
Our state-of-the-art HQ building, housing Nord Security, Surfshark, Oxylabs, CyberCare, Hostinger, and other Tesonet community companies, is located on a 35,000 m2 site. Spanning seven floors, our new premises come with a wide range of features (see for yourself below) that raise the bar for our workforce culture.
Cultivating growth and creativity
The Cyber City business hub is the new Silicon Valley of the Baltic states, where the top tech talents and companies meet the best conditions for work, growth, and innovation. With this in mind, our HQ office features:
Ergonomic co-working spaces for all-day comfort.
106 meeting rooms built-in with cutting-edge technology (smart cameras, easy room booking, and presentation systems) for seamless onsite and remote collaborations.
A state-of-the-art production studio for elevating our content creation.
Dedicated silent zones for focused, uninterrupted work.
Music room equipped with an array of musical instruments for solo improvisation or collaborative jams with colleagues.
Hacker and innovation room for team building activities and LAN parties, exploration of groundbreaking tech, captivating video shoots, and immersive tech tours.
IQ lounge – a zone full of books and magazines stimulating curiosity and never-ending learning about art, architecture, science, and technology.
“What I absolutely adore about our office is the flexibility to work from different locations. Yes, we all have our dedicated spaces, but when you need that extra bit of focus or solitude, you can go and work in silent rooms. You can sit on the couch in the corridor or our spacious atrium if you want more comfort. And if you’re going to discuss your projects with someone in a more informal setting, our kitchen or coffee bar might be just perfect. There’s a place for every mood, every task, and every moment of your working day. Now, if I had to pick a personal favorite, it would be the lighting. I tend to be quite sensitive to harsh, bright lights, which give me headaches and eye strain. But here, it’s all warm, soothing light. It creates a calm and inviting atmosphere that’s just a pleasure to work in,” Ugnė Mikalajūnaitė, Country Manager at NordVPN, Nord Security.
All these forward-looking amenities, coupled with the growth opportunities Nord Security provides, be it internal training, online courses, mentorship programs, or Tech Days knowledge-sharing events – we build an environment that helps our employees stay at the top of their game.
Nurturing a thriving community
At Nord Security, we believe in the power of teamwork. With this in mind, we wanted to have all our products under one roof, so we could foster a sense of community more easily.
Our open co-working spaces, inviting dining areas, cozy coffee spots, and the iconic “Sparta” bar provide a wealth of opportunities to connect and engage with people from different teams and products. And for some light-hearted fun with colleagues, our game room awaits, packed with board and tabletop games, as well as the most popular gaming consoles.
At last, Cyber City not only offers a collaborative work environment but also cultivates our community spirit through celebrated events. One such event was the grand opening of Cyber City, marking the official start of our new life in this state-of-the-art tech hub.
Enhancing work-life balance
A strong focus on work-life balance is what keeps our results and motivation at their peak. As a result, we follow a hybrid work model, giving us the freedom to connect with our colleagues at the office three days a week and enjoy the comfort of remote work for the remaining two. Not to mention flexible working hours when needed and the opportunity to work from abroad.
Having so many people passionate about sports and an active lifestyle, we can enjoy group training and well-being consultations in Cyber City led by in-house Physical Well-Being Team experts, saving us both time and money. And those who prefer individual workouts have free 24/7 access to a fully-equipped gym.
For our working parents looking to strike the perfect work-family balance, we’ve established a dedicated parents’ room. Whether it’s an unexpected school closure or a need to share their workplace with their little ones for a few hours, we’ve got their back. This dedicated space ensures that extra bit of peace of mind when it’s most needed.
The future starts here
Our brand-new workspace was tailor-made with Nord Security people in mind. Its environment mirrors our values, respects individual needs, and fosters a shared culture, sparking creativity and promoting a collaborative atmosphere.
Plus, it creates ample room for fresh talents ready to join our mission of shaping a safe cyber future. Does that sound like you? Check open positions at Nord Security and learn more.
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