Work From Home Policies

Robinhood HzaJ50
Oct 27, 2018 24 Comments

I started recently at Robinhood and they just announced that no one is allowed to work from home unless they’re sick or have a medical reason.

When I started, the recruiter told me they allowed WFH.

Out of curiosity, does your company allow WFH? If so, what’s the policy?

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab / Eng Ron Swan
    WFH is one of the largest parts of work life balance. If your manager and above can't trust subordinates with working from home, why are they hiring them in the first place? There is definitely something to be said for interacting with colleagues to generate great results, but when arbitrary "you must be here" policies are in place that's an immediate red flag that micromanaging is abreast
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Robinhood :DD
    Also coming from the other thread. I think permanent ban is putting it strongly. We talked about it at all hands, and I very much feel that it's on a team by team basis.
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • Robinhood HzaJ50
      OP
      There was no indication of it being on a team by team basis in the message that HR put in Slack.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
    techtrash

    Uber Eng

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    techtrashmore
    Reposting from the thread: yeah this seems really shitty. To me, it makes the management team seem uptight and uncompromising. OP, do you think you’ve found this to be the case?
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon Overpriced
    My managers pretty lenient but very few people do it. So it’s permitted but culturally unusable.
    Oct 27, 2018 6
    • Amazon Overpriced
      Just my team. At a previous company (Fortune 500) in the Bay Area it was not only accepted but encouraged. At Amazon, it’s still ok but I rarely see it being done.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Igneous Systems / Eng bowap
      My amazon recruiter told me my team does it regularly. Didn't ask about it at all, she just told me. Personally I find I do better work when I can wfh once a week, so that's my plan 🤷‍♂️
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Amazon Overpriced
      Nice. Yeah YMMV but this is just my experience. I had been doing once a week at the prior company. It’s still better than traditional firms and I actually do like coming to the office but there are big advantages to changing up your environment on a weekly basis.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Igneous Systems / Eng bowap
      Nice. Have you heard anything about AWS / special projects?
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Neustar AdaL
      How is it at Google?
      Oct 27, 2018
  • New / Eng
    Makemoney

    New Eng

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    Working on my own project after grinding on some killer teams
    Makemoneymore
    Bruh, you went to one of the top companies out there and have a chance to kill it and get paid$$$ and this is your complaint? Is work there horrible?
    Oct 30, 2018 0
  • Cisco GPJL00
    Can pretty much wfh whenever, even wfV whenever too if that’s what you wanna do (work from Vegas)
    Oct 27, 2018 2
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng Ihnn
      That’s OOO not WFH. But i think cisco folks use it interchangeably😄
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Cisco GPJL00
      Sure do!
      Oct 28, 2018
  • Nutanix user07
    Yes. WFH whenever you want as long as you tell the people you are having meetings you are calling in.
    Oct 27, 2018 2
    • Robinhood HzaJ50
      OP
      Do you think it impacts productivity at all?
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Nutanix user07
      Not really, we have commitments and KPIs we are evaluated against. That’s a way the company can guarantee productivity.
      Oct 27, 2018
  • The New York Times Boom2000
    We have a pretty supportive WFH, several people even do it full time or for a full month. It’s specially good for immigrants that can visit their families and WFH
    Oct 27, 2018 2
    • Robinhood HzaJ50
      OP
      Yea, a lot of my family is in China. I was hoping to go back occasionally and WFH.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Intel babubhatt
      Another reason to love the Times 👏
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Facebook kegK80
    in fb is never go
    to office on wednesday
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. / R&D
    BI53457

    Broadcom Ltd. R&D

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    BI53457more
    Intel - really depends on your manager. Changed 3 teams - first two were okay with one day a week, third one was complete enemy of wfh
    Broadcom - generally possible, but a lot lab work in r&d requires your presence obviously. So on hiring stage the answer was negative, but most of times my manager is okay with it if I have nothing in lab that can block me (researcher, fw development)
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Yext qVTh07
    yes but it is discouraged unless you’re sick
    Oct 27, 2018 0