- Amazon tech workers are urging CEO Andy Jassy to reconsider a new return-to-work mandate.
- Employees created an internal petition and Slack channel to share their grievances.
- Jassy said Friday the company would require corporate staffers to be in the office at least three days a week beginning May 1.
A group of Amazon
employees is urging CEO Andy Jassy to reconsider a new return-to-office mandate.
On Friday, Jassy announced Amazon would require corporate staffers to spend at least three days a week in the office beginning May 1. Jassy said he and Amazon’s leadership team, known as the S-team, decided it would be easier for employees to collaborate and invent together in person and that in-person work would strengthen the company’s culture.
The move marks a shift from Amazon’s pandemic-era policy, last updated in October 2021, which left it up to managers to decide how frequently their teams needed to be in the office. Since then, there’s been a mix of fully remote and hybrid work among Amazon’s white-collar workforce.