What do you prefer? Open space office or small cabinets?
I see that there are lot of good companies with open spaced offices. But I like small cabinets because of privacy. And especially it makes me tired when the tables are such that you sit in front of other worker. You have no privacy - he will see if you are happy or if you are sad or whatever. But people usually think that by default you always should be happy. And starts wondering if you look not happy. And this makes pressure to look happy. And pressure makes you tired.
Why do others like open space offices?
Some arguments are that its good for experience sharing - more discussion happens when there are no walls.
I think that might be true but still does not outhweight the lack of privacy.
Another thing what might be - companies might try to sell open spaced office by telling you will be more productive, experience sharing, but actually what they want to do - to have more cheaper space. Walls take space.
But then if you are good employee, who worked hard to reach your goal, and you spend huge amount of time - are you not deserved to get the best?
Or maybe its just my illusion that many good companies have such open space offices, maybe there are various companies?