Failure to return to the office may jeopardise Amazon employees’ chances of advancement. Employees who do not follow the work-from-home guidelines will require approval from the vice president for promotions, according to Amazon.
Amazon has informed employees that managers are in charge of the promotion process. This includes assisting employees’ development through regular discussions, stretch assignments, and completing all required inputs for a promotion.
Furthermore, the company stated that if employees whose roles require 3 or more days of office presence fail to comply, their managers will be notified, and approval from a vice president will be required.
In February 2023, Amazon implemented a work-from-home policy, making it mandatory for employees to come to the office at least three days per week beginning in May.
Following the announcement of the mandatory work-from-home policy in March, approximately 30,000 employees petitioned for its reconsideration. They pleaded with the company to change its policy. Protests against the same policy were organised by Amazon employees in the United States in May.
The company informed employees that if they are unable to adhere to this principle, Amazon may not be the right fit, as the company is moving towards a minimum of three days per week of in-office work.