18 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long-term

September 7, 2020

Airbnb extended its work-from-home policy until the end of August 2021 last week. They are offering a $500 stipend to employees for home office equipment, along with a $500 quarterly credit to use specifically on Airbnbs.

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Uber told employees that they could work from home through June 2021 on August 4. Employees will also receive a $500 stipend to set up a home office.

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Source: Business Insider

Microsoft, which is based in Redmond, Washington, plans to begin reopening offices in January 2021, even though it previously planned to reopen in October.

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In April, Zillow CEO Rich Barton announced plans to work from home through the end of 2020. The company has since extended that indefinitely. On July 29, the company announced it would offer employees the ability to work from home permanently.


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Reuters, the international news organization, told employees they can work from home until January 2021.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in late May that many would be able to work from home indefinitely, and plans to keep staff remote through 2020.

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Source: New York Times

Seattle-based Amazon will allow employees to work from home through January 8, 2021, which was recently extended from October.

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Source: Business Insider

Spotify told employees worldwide that they may continue working from home until 2021. Each office will open according to government guidelines city-by-city.

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Source: Variety

Japanese electronic giant Hitachi also allowed employees to work from home amid the pandemic, and committed to having 70% of its employees work from home permanently.

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Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange company based in the Bay Area, will make working from home a permanent arrangement. CEO Brian Armstrong announced in May that the company will offer office space for those who would like it following lockdown, but most roles will remain remote.

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Mastercard does not plan to implement a formal return to the office anytime soon. In May, it said employees can remain remote until they are comfortable returning.

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Source: Reuters

Nationwide Insurance announced in May that it plans to downsize from 20 physical offices to just four following the pandemic. The majority of the company’s employees will continue to work from home permanently.



Source: Fortune