At Uber we’ve embraced a hybrid work model, where most employees spend at least half of their work time in the office, with Tuesday and Thursday as ‘anchor days’ across the company.
Our approach is based on balancing flexibility, productivity, and collaboration. Having time to work remotely has benefits for individual productivity as well as balancing work/life demands. At the same time, employee feedback tells us that when people work in the office regularly they are more engaged, have a stronger sense of belonging and report overall higher satisfaction with work.
To help maximize the benefits of in-person collaboration, from November 1, 2022 we’re introducing Tuesday and Thursday as anchor days, where all non-remote employees are expected to be in the office. This aims to address feedback that it has been challenging to coordinate with peers – especially across functions – on what days to come into the office.
In addition, employees can work from anywhere for up to four weeks per year. We also have flexibility for some employees to be fully remote, depending on their role and location. This enables us to hire and retain employees outside of our hub office locations.
Uber is a great place to work because we are a mission-driven company, operating in a hypercompetitive environment, solving hard problems. Our business also exists in the real world, on the streets of thousands of cities, and it’s important we stay connected to the places we serve. Our goal is to adopt work practices that help us benefit from flexibility while facilitating and maximizing the in person connections that make us #OneUber.
Chief People Officer
Posted by Philip Graumann