- On February 14, 2021
As Americans are slowly getting vaccinated, companies have been rethinking remote vs in-person work. Pre-pandemic, most companies in the Bay Area expected employees in the office at least the majority of the week. Now I’ve noticed post-COVID policies falling into three camps:
- The most restrictive is employees are to be back in the office nearly all the time after COVID. Only 11% of employers make up this group according to a 2021 report by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
- Most companies are expecting people to come into the office periodically, anywhere from a couple days a week to a couple days a month. These companies still want to hire people in the Bay Area so they can attend key or ad hoc meetings without too much hassle. The WSJ reports the following companies with partial remote/partial in office requirements: Salesforce, Facebook, Google, Amazon.
- The third camp is full remote forever. Companies include Coinbase, Quora, Square, Twitter, Upwork. See https://buildremote.co/companies/companies-going-remote-permanently/