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, according to Forbes:
Work from home permanently
Okta will let employees choose to work from home permanently, CNN reported. The company expects as much as 85% of its workforce to opt for remote work.
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.
Shopify won’t open its offices until 2021 and after that, most of its employees will work remotely permanently. “Office centricity is over,” CEO Tobi Lutke said.
Coinbase will employees choose whether they want to work in an office or remotely forever after the pandemic.
Upwork CEO Hayden Brown said that all employees will work remotely by default, adding that teams will be able to come together—once offices can reopen—”for intentional collaboration and socialization.”
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.
Atlassian: Software development and project management firm Atlassian will let employees choose to work from home indefinitely, and will eventually reopen offices for workers who want to go back, CNBC reported.
Remote until fall 2020
Capital One: Offices in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will stay closed to all nonessential staff at least through Labor Day on Sept. 7, CEO Richard Fairbank said.
Remote until the end of 2020
Amazon on July 15 extended its work from home policy from October 2 to January 2.
Microsoft announced in late July that workers can continue teleworking through January 2021, unless they have to come into the office for their job.
Mastercard: Payments company Mastercard will let employees stay home until they are comfortable the coronavirus is under control with vaccines or other measures, the company’s Chief People Officer Michael Fraccaro told Reuters.
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.
Zillow will let workers choose to work from home until the end of 2020.
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.
Fox Corporation: Non-production employees will be able to work from home for the rest of 2020.
Remote until Summer 2021
Insider and Business Insider staff will not be required to return to the office until July 2021.
Google will let employees work from home until at least July 2021, extending its previous work from home policy letting workers do so until the end of the year.
Uber will let corporate employees work from home until June 2021, but workers have the option of going into the office when they reopen if they feel comfortable.
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 will let workers choose to work from home through August 2021.