1. The local Cafes & Coffee Shops:

One of the many benefits of working in Kendall Square is the abundance of caffeine and coffee shops. Whether it be a local business with strong community ties and a homey atmosphere, or a coffee making giant like Starbucks, everyone’s cup of tea can be found in Kendall. Here at Cogo we utilize the breakfast at Mamalehs, the lattes at Tatte and the baked goods at Beantowne Coffee House to meet new coworkers, spark conversations, and increase interdepartmental transparency.

Iced Coffee at Mamaleh's Delicatessen, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge

At Cogo, we encourage weekly "Coffee Chats" where you can sign up to be randomly paired with a colleague to get coffee and learn more about them, their position at Cogo, and what projects they're working on.

Tatte Bakery, 205 Broadway, Cambridge

2. Restaurants

Despite the unlimited amounts of food we have in the kitchen at Cogo, we can’t help but brag about the limitless restaurant options in this area. Even though a lot of our favorites are right here in the 1 Kendall Square bubble, there are lots of great options steps away from the Kendall/MIT MBTA station as well. The variety of food varies from American food at State Park to BBQ at Smoke Shop. Some other office favorites in Kendall Square include Area Four, Fuji, and Catalyst.

State Park Bar, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Less than a 5 minute walk away is The Automatic, the "ultimate neighborhood hangout featuring classic cocktails and great food", which was also voted Best Hot Dog in 2017 by The Improper Bostonian.

The Automatic, 50 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 

3. Location, Location, Location

One of the perks we have here at Cogo is providing all our employees with public transportation! This can be used for however you choose to get to the office; subway, blue bikes, free parking for your car or a commuter rail pass. We’re a short 10 minute walk to the red line and have a Blue Bike rack located directly in front of our office. In addition to convenient public transportation, our proximity to the bike/running path along the Charles and the Kendall Square Farmers Market every Thursday in the summer make evenings after work or early mornings before coming into the office a real treat.

Blue bike rack right outside of our office

4. Being in a hub of thought leaders and innovation

Our 1 Kendall Square office is strategically positioned in a hub of innovation with direct access to networking events, conferences and mentors from the best Universities and backgrounds in the world. Kendall Square has been recognized as the “Silicon Valley of the East Coast” for continued growth and innovation and startup success. Massachusetts has ranked third in the nation for venture capital deals in 2018 and continues to grow in the heart of Kendall Square.

5. Opportunity

The opportunity for career growth in Kendall Square is endless. Here at Cogo alone, we provide mentorship, support, and value our culture of providing the fastest career-development paths for energetic, optimistic, self-directed, technically-minded people. The vibrant and connected Kendall Square community helps everyone at Cogo grow through development opportunities, conferences and the ability to connect with our startup companies that have grown outside of the four walls here at Cogo! (Hopjump). Check out the link here to apply for an open position here at Cogo and see for yourself why working in Kendall Square is the best! Cogo Careers Page.