- WeWork was characterized as a “nonstop party” under ousted-CEO Adam Neumann, a company complete with raucous summer retreats and alcohol-fueled meetings.
- That party culture extended to the company’s annual Halloween parties, with an extravagant event held in New York and other parties held in San Francisco, South Korea, and Israel.
- Photos and videos posted by both WeWork and attendees show people dancing to bumping electronic music, a cameo appearance from Rick Ross, and massive venues decked out in extravagant Halloween decor.
- A WeWork spokesperson said the company will not be holding a flagship Halloween party in New York this year. An Eventbrite listing shows WeWork holding a 90s-themed Halloween party in the Philippines.
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Around this time last year, WeWork was getting ready to host its annual Halloween party, a massive event in New York filled with loud electronic music and hundreds of people dressed in costume eyeing the open bar.
But after a disastrous two months in which the coworking company saw its IPO shelved, its CEO ousted and its control handed to SoftBank, it’s no surprise that the company’s Halloween celebration is the last thing on its mind. A WeWork spokesperson told Business Insider that the company is not holding its flagship Halloween party this year, although it’s not clear when that decision was made.
WeWork employees have recounted tales to Business Insider about a culture, under former CEO Adam Neumann, that blurred the lines between work and play. Employees told stories of taking tequila shots at meetings and a wild summer retreat during which employees “could hear people audibly having sex in their tents all day and night.”
That party culture extended to the company’s Halloween parties, for which WeWork rented out concert venues, splurged on an open bar, and featured performances from popular DJs and Rick Ross.
Check out scenes from WeWork’s wild Halloween parties over the years: