Return To Office Plans For Every Fortune 100 [January 2023]

return to office

In early 2020, the office was turned off like a light switch. Anyone who could work from home was instructed or recommended to do just that. This was a temporary measure to fight a pandemic. But the temporary shift from in-office work to remote work turned into a massive, unintentional experiment to test where and how work could be done. Like in any experiment, the experimental group (remote) had a fighting chance to outperform the control group (the office).

For many companies, that’s exactly what happened. Many big names became permanently remote companies. Others turned to permanent hybrid work. And the plans to return to the office continued to be delayed.

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 (January 2023)

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:

  • 77% 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.

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?

return to office workplace policies

  • Hybrid: 77
  • Office First: 5
  • Remote First: 2
  • Unknown: 16

 

Office Visit Expectations

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

Return to office hybrid visit expectations, 2023

  • None: 18
  • 1 day/week: 2
  • 2 days/week: 1
  • 50% of the time: 2
  • 3 days/week: 14
  • 5 days/week: 8
  • Unknown: 54

 

Return To Office Year

When are the Fortune 100 companies returning to the office?

Return to office dates, 2020 - 2023

  • 2023: 3
  • 2022: 33
  • 2021: 16
  • 2020: 1
  • Yet to be determined: 17
  • No official return: 7
  • Unknown: 23

 

Fortune 100: Every Return To Office Policy

You’ll see information about the company – Fortune 100 rank and number of employees – and about their plans for a return to the office – the current date to call employees back in person, previous postponed dates, and the company’s policy on remote work.

Company

RTO Date

Post-
ponements

Remote Policy

Office Visit Expectations

Employees

Walmart

August 2020
Jan 2021
Nov 2021
Feb 2022

Hybrid

None

2,300,000

Amazon

Sep 2021
Jan 2022

Hybrid

None

1,298,000

Apple

1 day/week: 
April 11, 2022

3 days/week: September 5, 2022

June 2020
June 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)

Jan 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

135,301

Exxon Mobil

-

Hybrid

5 days/week

72,000

AT&T

-

Hybrid

5 days/week

230,760

Costco Wholesale

Unknown

Unknown

214,500

Cigna

-

Hybrid

None

72,963

Cardinal Health

Unknown

-

Hybrid

Unknown

48,000

Microsoft

October 2021

Hybrid

50%

163,000

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Unknown

Unknown

277,000

Kroger

Hybrid

Unknown

465,000

Home Depot

September 2021

Unknown

504,800

JPMorgan Chase

September 2020

May 2021
July 2021 December 2021

Hybrid

5 days/week

255,351

Verizon

September 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

132,200

Ford Motor

January 2022
March 2022

Hybrid

None

186,000

General Motors

September 24, 2022

July 1, 2021

Hybrid

3 days/week

155,000

Anthem

Unknown

Unknown

83,400

Centene

Hybrid

Unknown

71,300

Fannie Mae

Unknown

Hybrid

None

7,700

Comcast

April 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

168,000

Chevron

January 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

47,736

Dell Technologies

September 2021

Hybrid

None

158,000

Bank of America

January 2022
March 2022

Office First

3 days/week

212,505

Target

April 25, 2022

September 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

409,000

Lowe's

-

Hybrid

3 days/week

280,000

Marathon Petroleum

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

57,900

Citigroup

January 2022 February 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

210,153

Meta (Facebook)

January 2022

Hybrid

Unknown

58,604

United Parcel Service

-

Hybrid

Unknown

408,255

Johnson & Johnson

-

Hybrid

1 day/week

134,500

Wells Fargo

September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
December 2021

Hybrid

3 days/week

268,531

General Electric

-

Hybrid

Unknown

184,000

State Farm Insurance

July 1, 2021

-

Hybrid

Unknown

57,582

Intel

December 2021

Hybrid

None

110,600

Humana

September 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

48,700

International Business Machines

January 2022

Hybrid

None

364,800

Procter & Gamble

June 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

99,000

PepsiCo

June 2021

Hybrid

None

291,000

FedEx

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

418,000

MetLife

January 10, 2022

Hybrid

Unknown

46,500

Freddie Mac

Unknown

Unknown

6,922

Phillips 66

Hybrid

Unknown

14,300

Lockheed Martin

-

Hybrid

Unknown

114,000

Walt Disney

January 9, 2023

July 5, 2021

Hybrid

4 days/week

203,000

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

July 2021

Hybrid

None

38,332

Albertsons

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

270,000

Valero Energy

May 1, 2020

-

Hybrid

Unknown

9,964

Boeing

-

Hybrid

Unknown

141,000

Prudential Financial

September 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

41,671

HP

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

53,000

Raytheon Technologies

May 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

181,000

StoneX

Unknown

Unknown

2,950

Goldman Sachs Group

September 6, 2022

June 2021
Sep 2021 January 2022 January 2022 February 2022

Office First

5 days/week

40,500

Sysco

Unknown

Unknown

57,000

Morgan Stanley

September 2021

January 2022

Office First

5 days/week

68,097

HCA Healthcare

Office First

5 days/week

235,000

Cisco Systems

July 2021

Hybrid

None

77,500

Charter Communications

Unknown

Unknown

96,100

Merck

-

Hybrid

Unknown

73,500

Best Buy

Hybrid

3 days/week

81,600

New York Life Insurance

Unknown

Unknown

11,506

AbbVie

July 2021

Hybrid

5 days/week

47,000

Publix Super Markets

Unknown

Unknown

227,000

Allstate

-

Remote First

None

42,010

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

September 2021

Hybrid

None

45,000

American International Group

-

Hybrid

Unknown

45,000

Tyson Foods

-

Hybrid

Unknown

139,000

Progressive

Hybrid

Unknown

43,326

Bristol-Myers Squibb

July 2021

Unknown

30,250

Nationwide

No Official Return

April 2020

Hybrid

Unknown

25,391

Pfizer

-

Hybrid

50%

78,500

Caterpillar

Unknown

Hybrid

Unknown

97,300

TIAA

-

Hybrid

Unknown

14,953

Oracle

Hybrid

Unknown

135,000

Energy Transfer

Unknown

Unknown

11,421

Dow

April 25, 2022

-

Hybrid

None

35,700

American Express

January 2021

Hybrid

1 day/week

63,700

General Dynamics

Unknown

Unknown

100,700

Nike

December 2021

Hybrid

3 days/week

75,400

Northrop Grumman

-

Hybrid

Unknown

97,000

USAA

May 2020

December 2020

Hybrid

None

35,935

Deere

-

Hybrid

Unknown

69,634

Abbott Laboratories

July 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

109,000

Northwestern Mutual

July 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

6,641

Dollar General

Unknown

Unknown

158,000

Exelon

Unknown

Unknown

32,340

Coca-Cola

September 7, 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

80,300

Honeywell International

February 10, 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

103,000

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Hybrid

Unknown

84,362

3M

-

Hybrid

None

94,987

TJX

September 2021

Hybrid

Unknown

320,000

Travelers

January 18, 2022

Hybrid

3 days/week

30,294

Capital One Financial

September 2021

November 2021

Hybrid

None

51,985

Tesla

July 2021

Office First

5 days/week

70,757

Want to see the complete RTO picture for some of the most notable companies? 

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

Want to see some other related research reports?

 

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 depending on the 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.

  • Geico (California, state wide)
  • 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 (San Francisco, California)
  • State Farm (country wide)
  • 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 – 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?

Return to office 2022 - policies

  • 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?

return to office 2022 - visit expectations

  • 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?

return to office 2022 - dates

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

 

The Hub For Return To Office (RTO) News & Data

RTO news by company: Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Bank Of America, > Goldman SachsJP Morgan Chase, Meta (Facebook), Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo

RTO news by city: San Francisco, New York City

 

Is one of our policies out of date?

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About the author

Henry OLoughlin

Hi, I'm the founder of Buildremote. I have worked from home for a decade and ran a fully remote, four-day work week company for eight years. I've made all of the mistakes running a distributed team. I hope if you read my work, you'll be spared.

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