The senior Google executive Urs Hölzle is moving to New Zealand to work remotely, CNET reported.
His move fueled internal uproar as he reportedly opposed remote work for lower-level staff.
Google has said it is planning to have most employees start returning to the office in September.
A senior Google executive has caused uproar at the company after reportedly moving to New Zealand to work remotely despite opposing remote work for the company's lower-ranking employees.
He strongly opposed remote work for Google employees who didn't have a certain seniority level or wouldn't be assigned to an office, a resigning employee told CNET.
A Google spokesperson told Insider that Hölzle never opposed remote work for employees who didn't have a certain seniority level or wouldn't be assigned to an office.
The company later modified those plans to say 20% of employees can work from new office locations and 20% can work remotely. »