WeWork Weteringschans - genesteld tussen twee grachten - is een logische keuze voor wie op zoek is naar kantoorruimte in Amsterdam. Het gebouw ziet er strak en modern uit, wat de erg uiteenlopende bedrijven aanspreekt die van deze flexibele kantoorruimte hun thuis hebben gemaakt. WeWork bevindt zich op de bovenste drie verdiepingen en trekt hier een ontspannen groep aan die elkaar graag ontmoeten in de lichte gemeenschappelijke ruimtes, vaak in gezelschap van hun hond. Nog iets nodig op weg naar huis? Er is een Albert Heijn op de begane grond. Buiten stap je meteen op tram 7, 10, 16 of 24 - rechtstreeks naar het Centraal Station. Je zit vlakbij een paar geweldige cafés en De Pijp, een buurt die beroemd is voor zijn bars en restaurants, ligt op 5 minuten wandelen. Je zult met moeite een betere plek vinden voor je kantoor in Amsterdam.
It looks like this place has no defined rules about the usage of flex spaces and communal areas. Even if there are rules, I am not sure if anyone knows them or enforces them.
Flex space and the main communal area are basically the same place. Almost everyday, I end-up with having no empty space to work. No one is there to make sure a member actually has a place to work. When I ask the staff about this, I am pointed out an empty space in a table someone having lunch or an empty part on the couch. Those are places that you are expected to work... I see these suggestions as no effort to solve the problem.
And it's extremely noisy. I mean really noisy that it's almost impossible to work without headphones. And there is even a foosball machine in the flex desk area (because it's also the communal area) and that can get very very loud. This machine being there is the solid evidence that as a flex member you are not cared at all and entertainment of other members is more important.
Not to mention that the flex area is also an event area and while you are working someone from the staff will come and ask you to move because of there will be an event and the corner that they show you to move has no place to sit at all. So I end up paying for a membership which I am not able to use a lot of times.
I don't know what service standards they have but that definitely doesn't include you to have a pleasant membership experience. I mean a workspace with no workspace to work. Go figure that out....
Although I must say the place is pretty clean, all the time... Has a nice view form the window (if you find a place sit), And has a very convenient location with the metro at the doorstep.
Edit: I see that wework has commented under my review. Although thats a good thing, them not being able to find me on their system doesn't makes sense. Just search my name ! and if you can't still find it on the system, then simply go fix your system. And by the way, don't bother to get someone in touch with me from the local team. In the last interaction I had with one of them, I was given this answer "I don't have to answer that question" and it was a very simple question which was about how come they are providing me with wrong information. This was probably the rudest answer that I received from any staff member in my whole life.