Google Asks Employees To Work From Cafe Due To WiFi Issues At New Headquarters!


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Mar 31, 2024


Google stopped allowing workers to work from home in June of last year and started mandating that workers show up to work three days a week. In fact, it has been alleged that Google HR sent warning emails to staff members advising them to come back to work, and Google has incorporated attendance into their performance reviews. 

Google Asks Employees To Work From Cafe Due To WiFi Issues At New Headquarters!

However, things have taken a turn for the worse as the new office is facing connectivity issues. 

Google’s New Headquarters Plagued By WiFi Problems

“Bay View,” Google’s new headquarters, has been plagued by WiFi problems for several months. Because there are stronger WiFi signals at the nearby cafe, employees have been told to work from there.

Alphabet’s Mountain View headquarters is home to the Bay View skyscraper. The Bay View building has connectivity issues despite having cutting-edge architecture and futuristic amenities. As per reports, persistent WiFi problems have been observed at the Bay View building.

For a reliable internet connection, workers in the Bay View building have been depending on ethernet cables and smartphone hotspots. Google has acknowledged the problems with WiFi connectivity and said that fixes have been implemented.

The business anticipates having the WiFi problems fixed “in the coming weeks.” The unreliable WiFi is perceived as a barrier, especially in light of Google’s advocacy for a mandatory three-day-per-week return to work policy.

WiFi Problems Affecting AI Developers

The WiFi problems have impacted staff personnel, including AI developers and members of the advertising team. It has been suggested to certain staff members that they work outside or at neighboring cafes with better WiFi.

To address the problem, some employees have been given new laptops with stronger WiFi. Google has not yet made an official statement regarding the reason for the WiFi problems. Workers suspect that broadband signals are being interfered with by the Bay View building’s unique wave-shaped rooftop.

Teams from Google are working on improving the Gemini AI program in the Bay View facility despite the WiFi issues. For Google to succeed in the future, the Gemini AI software is seen to be essential.

The WiFi problems at the Bay View building draw attention to unforeseen difficulties with Google’s infrastructure and return-to-office plans.

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