I had the opportunity to stay for one day inside Zabbix HQ (Riga, Latvia) before the Zabbix Conference 2012 and I would like to share some impressions.
Zabbix Office is located in a large office building, only 15 minutes far from downtown Riga. http://goo.gl/maps/CoK4c
According to Alexei, CEO of Zabbix SIA, the decision about the place is to improve the quality of life of employees reducing transportation time.
The reception was very good, even though I am from a different culture (brazilian), they made me feel me home, like I was part of that team.
People work very focused on their work, although there are also moments of fun.
The table tennis and kitchen are very important features in the Zabbix environment, because it keeps people free from stress and makes working relationships stronger.
During the conversations they typically use the Latvian (language of Latvia), since most of the employees are from Latvia. But this characteristic can create in the future a natural barrier to the integration of individuals from other languages.
At some times of the year, employees are invited to travel with the goal of improving the integration between people. Take a look into this album from March 2012:
In short, this is my point of view and I can see a family all working together in one purpose, without wasting time with hierarchies and bureaucracies.