When is Your Office Reopening?

Kazimierz's picture
Rank: King Kong | 1,042

Would be curious to hear when people's offices plan to reopen, if they have been given any guidance? Location / industry would be helpful to know.
My office doesn't open until September.

Region: 
All United States

Comments (33)

May 19, 2020

Nothing is set yet, but it won't happen until after labor

May 19, 2020

Labor Day was 01 May?

    • 2
    • 1
Funniest
May 19, 2020

Labor Day in the U.S. is September 7th.

    • 5
    • 1
May 19, 2020

Sounded like August based on a call we had yesterday (NYC). My brother got approval to go back today, but he's the only one there.

May 19, 2020

Indefinite at this point - although I would suspect that we phase in like many that I've heard of. Best guess would be to start going back mid-summer - with the majority holding off until labor day or later.

My best guess would be the majority back by fall - with some optionality if you aren't necessarily needed to be physically in the office.

  • Analyst 2 in PE - Other
May 19, 2020

Late June at the earliest. Likely WFH option until at least end of summer.

SoCal, REPE.

    • 1
May 19, 2020

The unofficial guidance / latest thinking at my NYC office is September or October time frame.

May 19, 2020

It is open now, but working from it is optional

My fiancee's company has a phased reopening plan that isn't tied to specific dates, although they off hand told her to not expect to come back this year.

    • 1
May 20, 2020

Hey I sent you a PM a few days ago, was curious if you saw it.

    • 2
  • Incoming Analyst in Other
May 19, 2020

Not sure but my bosses hinted at early July?

NYC / HF

May 19, 2020

Explicit "nothing before 6/15." Phased reopening and consideration after that point. Pretty much guarantees late-summer to fall time period for any sort of movement towards increased headcount in the building.

BB NYC

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
May 20, 2020

Barclays?

May 20, 2020

No, but I wish Jes that OG ran my bank. Lucky you. I have a close friend on a markets desk who still floats around the office and mentioned it last week.

May 19, 2020

June 1st baby (Southeast CBD)

May 19, 2020

already opened back up #winning

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
May 19, 2020

My bank emphasized that traders will most likely come in before the bankers. Depending on how well traders are able to work in the office, then bankers will potentially be allowed to enter. The main difficulty is redesigning the buildings and everything to maintain social distancing. For example, not that many people can now fit in an elevator as before.

  • Analyst 2 in HF - EquityHedge
May 19, 2020

Early July, HF in SF

May 19, 2020

YOu all think larger companies will take longer to re-open because of the liability and number of employees their decision to re-open would affect? Or do you think because smaller companies could get sued to bankruptcy that maybe they are going to take longer?

Looks like the consensus is August / September time frame. What about for those people who still feel unsafe to go back to the office because they are actually uncomfortable / feel unsafe? When will employers draw that line to force people to come to work?

I think you know what I am doing.

  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
May 19, 2020

Mid-June in the DC market, going to be phased in by teams somehow

May 19, 2020

No earlier than mid June, VC in SF

May 20, 2020

Likely early July but attendance will probably be staggered/optional

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
May 20, 2020

BB in NYC, we can go into the office now if we get approval of group COO

May 20, 2020

I see a lot of comments here saying post-summer. That's probably right, but as more firms tackle the elevator lobby dilemma, I don't think it'll be until 2021 (or a staged group by group on a weekly basis)

May 20, 2020

I can't reply to anyone anymore but I would like to say that the elevator problem will lead many to not be asekd to come into work because if we work in a 60 feet building, then how can you expect there to be 8 elevators but maintain social distance? Only one person per elevator I believe!

I think you know what I am doing.

May 20, 2020

Likely late July or August, at the earliers.

NY MM

May 20, 2020

Looking like July 1st though it'll be phased with only several people at the office and remainder at home

May 20, 2020

LeveragedBetaBuoy, when do you think you will be required to go to work?

I think you know what I am doing.

  • Intern in S&T - Other
May 21, 2020

Citi is "slowly entering Phase 1" which will include less than 5% of WF in select locations (people who absolutely need to be in the office). Will be given a few weeks heads up of when that will be. No firm dates yet. First phase off three phase return.

Phase 2 - people whose effectiveness would be improved in an office environment.

Phase 3 - everyone else who is comfortable returning.

May 21, 2020
Comment

I think you know what I am doing.

  • Intern in S&T - Other
May 22, 2020