Work from home and the "new normal"

Posting in the IB forum for visibility, but applicable to all. 

Now that we are a year into COVID I'm curious to know what people are hearing with regard to working from home. Lately I have been interviewing at a few different firms and during one of my recent conversations the individual on the other end of the call mentioned that the final candidate may be allowed to work remotely indefinitely. The call was set up to discuss a junior-level role (analyst/associate) that traditionally would have been based out of one of the firm's primary offices. 

What have you all been hearing at your respective firms? It'd be great if we could get a few responses that list firm, business line, position and work from home status (ex. GS, GSAM, VP, can work from home indefinitely). 

Maybe it is time to start looking at condos in Mexico...?

Comments (5)

 
  • Associate 1 in CorpFin
Feb 24, 2021 - 1:37pm

I would love to hear what ppl think about this as well. I'm going to a BB in NY this summer and don't want to move there for FT at all. I realize it is doubtful they would allow me to work from home indefinitely, but it would be awesome if so. 

 
  • Associate 2 in IB - Ind
Feb 24, 2021 - 2:05pm

No plans of a long-term remote model, which is great. Remote worsens hours (chasing nonsense "opportunities"), makes it more difficult to carve out separation from work and personal life, reinforces a feeling of being disconnected from your peers, particularly at the junior level, and slows the speed at which new hires scale the learning curve. 

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 24, 2021 - 2:10pm

Pretty much zero chance my BB goes to having a remote option for the analysts/associates in IBD. I've seen the idea of "work from home Fridays" floated, but beyond that, I am highly doubtful we will be working from home once we are allowed to have a sense of normalcy. 

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