Roblox developer Roblox Corporation has announced that it is embracing a flexible remote work schedule, adding another big name to the list of companies that are eschewing traditional office work.
With more than 48 million daily players as of late 2021, keeping Roblox running is a monumental challenge. Many of the employees spent time working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Roblox Corporation has announced that it plans to make remote work permanent for any employees who want to use it — albeit with some conditions.
How Roblox Corporation is Making Remote Work a Reality
Roblox Corporation will be embracing a remote work environment for its employees according to GamesIndustry.biz, although employees will still have to occasionally come into the offices a few times a year.
“Over the past year, we’ve listened to our Robloxians through company surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one sessions, and we understand they value flexibility as they think about working remotely or in the office,” read the blog post from Roblox Corporation. “At the same time, we also recognize there are ideals that are important to us as a company[–]such as innovation, creativity, and collaboration[–]that are easier to nurture when we are working together in person, especially as we continue to scale our teams and our business. We feel it’s important for all employees to come back into the office at key points throughout the year and we also want to make sure that our time spent together is purposeful and intentional. Therefore we are encouraging employees to come back, and for those who choose to work remotely, we are ensuring that they can be remote successfully.”
Employees will have two options available to them. The first group will operate under a hybrid schedule — they’ll work in the offices from Tuesday through Thursday and can work from home (or elsewhere) on Mondays and Fridays.
The second group, however, is where the company is truly embracing remote work. Employees will be able to work out of the offices all of the time, although they’ll have to make quarterly trips to the company’s San Mateo, California offices for “in-person collaboration weeks” once per quarter (for a total of four times per year). Overseas employees will be expected to work from the offices for one week per year. Individual teams within the company will determine the scheduling of these weeks and the company will provide support for their travel accommodations.
It seems that this remote work policy is here to stay for the long haul, although the blog post closes out by noting that the company is continually adjusting its business strategy over time. You can learn more about Roblox Corporation’s remote work policy in the blog post on the topic. If you haven’t yet jumped into this great game, you can play Roblox for free via its official website.
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