5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time


I’ll admit it — I watch the Super Bowl just for the great commercials. (Super Bowl ads should be considered an art form in their own right.)

Personally, I really appreciate a clever commercial. But, when you set a great ad in the context of work, the magic can really happen!  Somehow, other people poking fun at universal workplace issues (such as annoying co-workers and the ever-present issue of competition) — really allows us to take a break, laugh, and gain a new perspective.

So in deference to all of the great commercials out there — here are 5 of the all-time funniest commercials set in the workplace.

Which one is your favorite?

5. “Working with Monkeys: Business Trip” —  CareerBuilder
Ever wished for better co-workers? This poor guy sure does. (Check out the entire series.)


4. “I Don’t Have Any Friends Like That”  — IBM
You might think that that social media makes you a better employee. Well think again.


3. “Running with the Squirrels” — EDS
Never under-estimate your competition. Ever.


2. “Hump Day”  — Geico
Some of us don’t hate Wednesdays.


1. “Fast Talker” — FedEx
Is faster really better? Hmmmm.


Please add your favorites in the comments section below. (I’ll be sure to draft a Part 2).

Dr. Marla Gottschalk is a Workplace Psychologist. She also writes for Linkedin and US News & World Report.

9 thoughts on “5 of the Funniest Workplace Commercials of All Time

  1. Love “Running with the Squirrels.” Afterall, it’s the little things that that trip you up. Jim Edmonds’ contribution, “The Job,” was wonderful — a great twist on day labor. No wonder that short is award winning.


  2. Marla, I thoroughly enjoyed those. They gave me the biggest laugh I had all day. I also cannot wait for Part 2. Thank you, Susan


  3. Quite enjoyable. Thank you, Marla. One of my favorites in the Work Humor category is not a commercial but an award winning short: The Job. A good version is found here:


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