Robinhood is a Remote First Company
We are excited to announce that Robinhood will be staying primarily remote. In December we shared with our employees that our mission to democratize finance for all starts with our people, and that means bringing in and supporting Robinhoodies who can best help drive our mission forward – no matter where they’re based in the country.
In the last two years, we’ve seen how flexibility and trust allows teams to do their best work, attract top talent, and create a workplace that’s more inclusive and equitable. Our teams have done amazing work and built a strong workplace community during these uncertain and challenging times, and we’re excited to continue to offer them the flexibility they’ve asked for by staying primarily remote.
What primarily remote will look like at Robinhood
With our primarily remote approach, we provide employees with the flexibility they need to work where they are most comfortable and productive whenever we can. For a large segment of our employees, there will be no location or regular in-office requirement, and teams will come together in-person occasionally for key experiences and moments that drive connection and innovation. Some teams will need to live within a commutable distance to an office location due to regulatory and business reasons, and a small segment will still need to come into the office. All employees will have access to our offices located across the country with Safety First protocols in place. As we move forward, we’re committed to continue learning, listening and creating a flexible, accessible and great workplace for everyone.
Where we are going
Making primarily remote work was only possible because of the creativity, empathy and determination of Robinhoodies. But we also recognize that remote work can create unique challenges for people from underrepresented groups. Throughout the pandemic, women, Black and Latinx employees across the country have left the workforce at an alarming rate. That’s why we’re committed to making sure our model works in a way that supports inclusion, equity and belonging including fostering and empowering our various employee groups.
Robinhood’s employee-led groups thread our culture together and help our employees build relationships across offices and time zones. To make sure people have access to diverse networks, we’re finding new ways to cultivate community and create a consistent experience within and across our offices and remote hubs. We will continue to provide a supportive and accessible environment for our current and new employees to excel and work comfortably from home, while also ensuring a sustainable transition to primarily remote. For instance, we’re implementing people manager training and resources to ensure an inclusive experience for all communities – including disrupting proximity bias.
We’re looking at new technology to make the process of working with others across remote and in-office spaces easier and more inclusive. We will be reimagining the way that our teams work together effectively across time zones in ways that support well-being and productivity from anywhere. We’re also rolling out programs like an inclusive mentoring program that supports allyship and development for underrepresented groups like women, Black and Latinx hoodies in engineering. Primarily remote is a great opportunity to help build a more inclusive financial industry—one that better reflects the country’s population as a whole.
Robinhood is a lively, impassioned, and supportive workplace, because our employees bring their passion and care to their work. Despite the distance of remote work, and the hyper-growth of Robinhood over the last year, being a Robinhoodie means being connected to a strong community united by our mission to democratize finance for all, and we look forward to seeing our culture continue to flourish.
We are always looking for more individuals who share our commitment to building a diverse team and creating an inclusive environment as we continue in our journey in democratizing finance for all. Check out our open positions — we can’t wait to hear from you!