In February, consumer review company Yelp revealed it would transition to a hybrid office model and in August, the company will begin experimenting with this new arrangement.
Yelp will begin its reopening plans with its office in Phoenix that will be completely optional for 150 employees unless their role requires them to be in the office.
Once this test has been run, the company will open its London office in September, followed by offices in Chicago, Hamburg, New York City, Toronto and Washington D.C. In November, its San Francisco headquarters will open.
According to internal surveys from the company, most employees want to be in the office just two or three days each week. This means Yelp will cut down on its office footprint, which will be done as leases expire and subleasing other space.
“We’re looking forward to seeing each other again after more than a year apart,” said Carolyn Patterson, chief people officer at Yelp.