Many of the largest companies in the U.S., led by tech firms based in the San Francisco Bay Area, have told their employees to continue working from home at least until the end of the year, and some are beginning to extend their policies even into next summer. Beyond the pandemic, some companies, including Twitter, are allowing remote work permanently.
Here is when major companies say their employees will return to the office:
Work from home permanently
Twitter: Twitter will let all employees choose whether they want to continue working from home forever after the pandemic—and won’t open up offices until September.
Square: CEO Jack Dorsey, who is also the chief executive of Twitter, said employees will have the option to telework permanently.
Coinbase: Coinbase will employees choose whether they want to work in an office or remotely forever after the pandemic.
Lambda School: The online coding school will now let employees choose to work from home permanently.
Slack: In June, San Francisco-based Slack said most employees will have the option to work from home permanently. The company also said it will extend its previous remote work policy past September 2020 and keep offices closed until June 2021.
Remote until fall 2020
Remote until the end of 2020
Amazon: Amazon on July 15 extended its work from home policy from October 2 to January 2.
Box: San Francisco-based Box will let employees work from home until January 31, 2021 and promised more flexible work patterns and hours when offices do reopen.
ClassPass: ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman told employees they will have the choice to work from home for the rest of the year.
Salesforce: Employees will have the option of working from home until the end of 2020.
Qualtrics: Qualtrics will give workers the option to work from home until the end of 2020.
Discover: The financial services company will let employees choose to work from home for the rest of 2020, or come back into the office as their state allows.
Remote until Summer 2021
Insider: Insider and Business Insider staff will not be required to return to the office until July 2021.
Facebook: Facebook will let employees work from home until July 2021 and then, slowly, allow workers to apply for permanent remote work. CEO Mark Zuckerberg anticipates half of Facebook’s 48,000-person workforce will be remote by 2030.
Airbnb: Airbnb will let workers choose to work from home through August 2021.