Snapchat wants employees back in office
Snapchat has become the latest tech company to reverse its work-from-home (WFH) policy. Starting in February 2023, Snapchat employees will be asked to be in the office for 80% of the time, or the equivalent of four working days a week.
“After working remotely for so long we’re excited to get everyone back together next year with our new 80/20 hybrid model,” a spokesperson for Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, told CNN. We believe that being together in person, while retaining flexibility for our team members, will enhance our ability to deliver on our strategic priorities of growing our community, driving revenue growth, and leading in [augmented reality].
Snapchat was one of the first tech companies to allow employees to work from home when the pandemic hit in 2020, alongside the likes of Twitter, which had previously advocated for permanent remote work.
This was drastically reversed by new Twitter owner Elon Musk, who has not only disallowed all remote work but also mandated that employees must be in the office for at least 40 hours per week.
Other tech companies like Apple and Google are requiring employees to be in the office for at least three days a week, although the latter has offered employees the option of working remotely up to four weeks per year.