SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Zenefits, a San Francisco-based human resources startup, is reportedly cracking down on employees drinking at work after previously telling them to stop having sex at the office.
According to MarketWatch, newly appointed CEO David Sacks banned alcohol at the workplace last week, as part of a plan to clean up the company’s workplace culture, which has been described as a “frat house.”
Sacks’ announcement of an alcohol ban echoes a memo sent to workers last year that called out more inappropriate behavior among Zenefits employees. The memo was recently obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
“It has been brought to our attention by building management and Security that the stairwells are being used inappropriately….Cigarettes, plastic cups filled with beer, and several used condoms were found in the stairwell. Yes, you read that right. Do not use the stairwells to smoke, drink, eat, or have sex,” wrote Emily Agin, the company’s director of real estate and workplace services.
As Zenefits tries to improve the workplace environment, the startup is facing other challenges. Fortune reported that Zenefits is under investigation by the California Department of Insurance over its business practices. Earlier this month, company co-founder Parker Conrad resigned as CEO, leading to Sacks’ appointment.
Tim Fang is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco and a native of the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @fangtj.