Alibaba Hangzhou Dream Trip (Part 2) / 阿里巴巴杭州之旅(二)

12 Mar

#Alibaba has two main campuses (offices) in Hangzhou China, One of them is Alibaba’s Bingjian Campus (located in the Bingjian District) while another is Alibaba’s Xixi Campus (located in the Xixi District). The distance of both campuses is about an hour drive apart.

We first visited the Alibaba’s Bingjian Campus – there are a total of 5 building blocks on this campus, it housed almost 7000 employees who are working on the Alibaba B2B business (primary focus on Alibaba.com). When we first arrived at the campus, everyone is so excited finding the right spot to take photos with the Alibaba’s signboard, despite the weather temperate on that morning is only at 6 degrees but who cares anyway.

After we are done with our photos taking, we were asking our host where is Jack Ma’s office? Is he around? But too bad luck wasn’t at our side, he was not around. Well, what to do? We proceed touring the campus and later went on to our training room and continue with our e-commerce training.

On the following day, we visited the Alibaba’s Xixi Campus, this is much larger campus compare to Bingjian (like 5 times bigger) and it housed near to 20,000 employees. Alibaba’s Xixi Campus is the primary business hub for Alibaba group, companies like Taobao, TMall, Alipay, AliExpress, Ant Financial, Cainiao and others are all located in this gigantic campus.

The design of these two campuses looks more like a university than a commercial office. You can find there are canteens, restaurants, convenient stalls, library, laundry shops etc. And should you work in Alibaba, you need to address your colleague and manager as “classmate”.

This probably is Alibaba’s culture that Jack Ma wish to cultivate – a university working environment could inspire the Gen Y better, I guess.

to be continued ~~

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#阿里巴巴 在中国杭州其实是有两个不同的园区(办公大楼)。一个是座落在滨江一带的阿里巴巴滨江园区,还有西溪区的阿里巴巴西溪园区,两个园区的距离大约是一个小时的车程。

我们的组团在前后两天都各别参观了这两个不同的园区。我们最先抵达的是阿里巴巴滨江园区,它拥有五栋四至五层楼高的办公大楼,有近7000人在这个园区上班。而这里的主要业务是集中在Alibaba.com这B2B的平台上。

当我们到达了阿里巴巴滨江园区的第一件事就是迫不及待找着有阿里巴巴招牌的角度拍照,感觉就怕没人知道我们来了阿里巴巴总部。哈哈。(没办法,我们都是第一次到来,当然兴奋至极了)。当照片拍完、满足后,另一件重要的事就是看看能够见到马云这位神人。但可惜马总不在 。就连马云本身的员工,也没有太多的机会见到马云本尊,他们和我们一样,也只是在网上或报章上见到马云。

翌日,我们就前往阿里巴巴西溪园区上课及进行项目讨论。而西溪园区的面积比滨江园区还要大上5倍,接近2万人在这里上班。这里所负责的业务就是Alibaba.com的所有业务,包括淘宝、支付宝、天猫、盒马等等。

阿里巴巴的这两个园区给我的感觉就像是身在一所大学里,不论是建筑设计,抑或是社区的规划,都像极一所大学,里头有食堂、餐厅、便利店、邮局、图书馆、洗衣店等,而同事之间的称呼也规定称为“同学”。你说,是不是很有大学的feel呢?

而在阿里巴巴里头工作的员工,大部分都是以80、90后为主的年轻人。因此,一眼望去就像是在一所大学里工作。也许,这就是马云想打造的阿里文化。我亲身体验这个阿里文化后,感觉真的很棒!

待续~~

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