Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon on Wednesday repeated his stance that he'd rather see his company's employees working from the office sooner rather than later.
"The vaccine distribution and the process of recovery has been a little bit slower in the first quarter than some of us had hoped," he said at a conference held by Credit Suisse, according to Bloomberg. "This is not ideal for us and it's not a new normal."
The bank had about one-quarter of its employees working from its New York and London offices at times last year, and as many as half working from offices in Asia, Bloomberg reported.
"That's obviously backed off in the late fall into the winter as you have the surges that we had," Solomon said. The bank sent some traders home from its Manhattan headquarters in September after at least one employee tested COVID-positive, and had planned to start returning employees in most divisions to the office in October on week-in, week-out rotational shifts.
Solomon said Wednesday he doesn't want another class of young people starting at the bank remotely during the summer.
"It's an aberration that we are going to correct as quickly as possible," Solomon said.