Fortune 100 Return To Office Policy Tracker [May 2024]

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In this database, we keep an updated list of every “return to office” policy for the Fortune 100 (and compile the data at the top). Use the links below to jump to a section that interests you:

 

Return To Office Statistics For The Fortune 100

According to primary research we conduct each month at Buildremote, here are the main takeaways of our study of the Fortune 100’s return to office policies:

  • 75% of the Fortune 100 operate on a hybrid work schedule
  • 46% of the Fortune 100 have announced they reduced their office space footprint since 2020
  • 1% of the Fortune 100 have declared they do not require any office visits per week
  • 23% require three office visits per week (this is the most common policy)
  • Three times as many Fortune 100 companies (28%) require 1-3 visits to the office per week than companies that require full-time, in-office work (9%). 
  • Five Fortune 100 companies have declared they will not make an official return to office date and will not require office attendance.

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Here are the return-to-office statistics for the Fortune 100 (updated monthly).

 

Remote Work Policies

How are Fortune 100 companies returning to the office?

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See Also: The 70 Best Remote Companies To Work For

 

Office Visit Expectations

How many days per week do Fortune 100 companies expect employees to visit the office?

Fortune 100 Return To Office Policies

  • None: 11
  • 1 week/quarter: 1
  • 1 day/week: 2
  • 2 days/week: 1
  • 50% of the time: 2
  • 3 days/week: 23
  • 4 days/week: 6
  • 5 days/week: 9
  • Unknown: 45

 

Return To Office Year

When are the Fortune 100 companies returning to the office?

Fortune 100 Return To Office Policies By Year

  • 2020: 1
  • 2021: 11
  • 2022: 22
  • 2023: 15
  • 2024: 12
  • Yet to be determined: 13
  • No official return: 5
  • Unknown: 21

 

Fortune 100: Every Return To Office Policy

Fortune 100 RTO policy database

In the table below, you’ll see RTO policies for the 10 biggest companies in the Fortune 100.

If you’d like to see the policies for all of the Fortune 100, you can buy the dataset here.

Company

RTO Date

Post-
ponements

Remote Policy

Office Visit Expectations

Employees

Walmart

Aug 2020
Jan 2021
Nov 2021
Feb 2022
Mar 2022
Feb 2023

Hybrid

2 days/week

2,300,000

Amazon

October 2021 (No Official Return)

Sep 2021
Jan 2022
May 2023

Hybrid

3 days/week

1,298,000

Apple

1 day/week: 
April 11, 2022

3 days/week: September 5, 2022

Jun 2020
Jun 2021
Feb 2022
May 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

147,000

CVS Health

Jan 2022

Hybrid

2 days/week

256,500

UnitedHealth Group

Jul 2021

Hybrid

3 days/week

330,000

Berkshire Hathaway

Unknown

Unknown

360,000

McKesson

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

70,000

Amerisource Bergen

September 13, 2021

Remote First

None

21,500

Alphabet (Google)

Apr 4, 2022
Jan 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

135,301

Exxon Mobil

-

Hybrid

5 days/week

72,000

Fortune 100 RTO policy database

Sources

  • RTO dates with a link: These are public sources of information (new stories)
  • RTO dates without a link: These are anonymous tips from verified employees (not public)

 

We keep individual, updated pages for the following companies. For each company, you’ll find the full RTO timeline of postponements, quotes from leadership, whether they are buying or selling office space, and more.

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Return To Office: Definition & Policy Descriptions

Return to office: A “return to office” date is the day in which a company has announced it will expect employees to show up in-person for work after being temporarily allowed to work remotely.

Here’s how we define the remote policies listed in the fourth column.

  1. Office First: The processes required to work in an office lead the company’s operations, with remote processes coming second. The company’s policy is to default to office-based interactions.
  2. Remote First: The processes required to work remotely lead the company’s operations, with in-office processes coming second.
  3. Fully Remote: The company does not have any physical office locations.
  4. HybridThe company plans to have employees working from home part of the time and in an office part of the time. Or, employees can choose to work from home or the office. (There are 14 hybrid schedules being tested by companies right now.)

In column five, you’ll see “Office Visit Expectations” (where we list the most common expectation at the company, if there are different expectations by department or role):

  • 1 day/week – 5 days/week: The number of days per week employees need to be in the office.
  • 50%: Employees are expected to spend half of their time in the office.
  • None: The company has publicly stated its policy and does not expect a certain amount of office visits per week.
  • Unknown: The company has not publicly stated its office visit expectations for employees.

 

Notable Companies That Are Cancelling Office Leases

Some companies are downsizing outright canceling office space. Here is a list of some notable Fortune 100 companies doing just that.

  • Intel (San Jose, California)
  • Geico (California, statewide)
  • Amazon (Bellevue, Washington)
  • JPMorgan Chase (New York City, New York)
  • Wells Fargo (New York City, New York)
  • Citigroup (San Francisco, California)
  • Target (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Oracle (left the Bay Area for Texas)
  • State Farm (countrywide)
  • AT&T (San Ramon, California)
  • Nationwide (country-wide)
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Washington & Texas)

See the full list of companies reducing office space.

 

Return To Office – 2023 Final Statistics

Here are the return-to-office statistics for the Fortune 100 at the end of 2023.

According to primary research we conduct each month at Buildremote, here are the final statistics for the return-to-office trend as of December 2023.

  • 77% of the Fortune 100 operate on a hybrid work schedule
  • 45% of the Fortune 100 have announced they reduced their office space footprint since 2020
  • 13% of the Fortune 100 have declared they do not require any office visits per week
  • 21% require three office visits per week (this is the most common policy)
  • Nearly four times as many Fortune 100 companies (27%) require 1-3 visits to the office per week than companies that require full-time, in-office work (7%). The disparity is increasing, too.
  • Five Fortune 100 companies – including Intel and Cisco – have declared they will not make an official return to office date and will not require office attendance.

 

Here are the return-to-office statistics for the Fortune 100 (updated monthly).

 

Remote Work Policies

How did Fortune 100 companies return to the office by the end of 2023?

See Also: The 70 Best Remote Companies To Work For

 

Office Visit Expectations

How many days per week did Fortune 100 companies expect employees to visit the office at the end of 2023?

  • None: 13
  • 1 day/week: 2
  • 2 days/week: 2
  • 50% of the time: 2
  • 3 days/week: 21
  • 4 days/week: 5
  • 5 days/week: 7
  • Unknown: 48

 

Return To Office Year

When did the Fortune 100 companies return to the office at the end of 2023?

  • 2020: 1
  • 2021: 12
  • 2022: 25
  • 2023: 16
  • 2024: 4
  • Yet to be determined: 15
  • No official return: 5
  • Unknown: 20

Return To Office – 2022 Final Statistics

Here are the return-to-office statistics for the Fortune 100 at the end of 2022.

According to primary research we conduct each month at Buildremote, here are the final statistics for the return-to-office trend as of December 2022.

  • 76% of the Fortune 100 operate on a hybrid work schedule.
  • 18% of the Fortune 100 have declared they do not require any office visits per week, the most common policy.
  • More than twice as many Fortune 100 companies (19%) require 1-3 visits to the office per week than companies that require full-time, in-office work (8%).
  • Twice as many Fortune 100 companies (34%) returned to the office in 2022 as they did in 2021 (17%).
  • Seven Fortune 100 companies – including Amazon, Intel, & Cisco – have declared they will not make an official return to office date and will not require office attendance.
  • 11% of the Fortune 100 have announced they reduced their office space footprint.

Remote Work Policies

How are Fortune 100 companies returning to the office?

  • Hybrid: 76
  • Office First: 5
  • Remote First: 2
  • Unknown: 17

 

Office Visit Expectations

How many days per week do Fortune 100 companies expect employees to visit the office?

  • None: 18
  • 1 day/week: 2
  • 2 days/week: 1
  • 50% of the time: 1
  • 3 days/week: 15
  • 5 days/week: 8
  • Unknown: 55

 

Return To Office Year

When are the Fortune 100 companies returning to the office?

  • 2022: 34
  • 2021: 17
  • 2020: 1
  • Yet to be determined: 17
  • No official return: 7
  • Unknown: 24

 

Is one of our policies out of date?

We have a recurring task to update every policy once per month, but we may have missed an announcement in the interim. If one of our policies is out of date, please fill in the form on this page to let us know. We’ll follow up through email and then update the table right away (and give you credit if you’d like).

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  1. I know this is only about Fortune 100, but American Airlines (ranked 114) is also reducing WFH for it’s tech employees later this year

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