Many of the in-office based companies that were “forced” to start working remotely in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic realized that having the ability to work from anywhere was embraced and preferred by team members, showing also better levels of productivity and satisfaction with their jobs than before.
Not only are businesses saving money, but by choosing to implement a remote or hybrid working model, they have happier employees.
That’s why rather than shifting their business activities back to an in-office setting, quite a few well known organizations decided to leverage the opportunity to create a flexible work environment and benefit with a permanent remote work or hybrid setting.
Here are the well known companies that have embraced the change and are now offering remote work options, along their jobs openings:
1. Reddit [Remote First]
Reddit is one of the most well-known platforms for sharing social news and web content and creating discussion threads around submitted content. Founded in 2005, Reddit was revolutionary regarding establishing human connections via a social platform. Registered members can post any content, ranging from blog posts to videos. Essentially, Reddit to forums to another level.
In the early months of 2020, Reddit faced the challenge of adapting a completely remote model amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, Reddit is fully supporting their employees who want to move away from the office, as well those who want to stay in. From the Reddit website:
“Moving forward, teams and team members will have flexibility to explore where they work: in the office, remotely, or a combination of the two… Some team members will want to move away from a Reddit office and if they can be effective while remote, we will be supportive of the move—and won’t adjust their compensation down (we’ll talk more about that in a bit). Reddit will be able to find and hire more amazing talent wherever they live, opening up more meaningful opportunities for diversity.“
You can find the current job openings for Reddit here!
2. Shopify [Remote First]
From Canada, Shopify is a worldwide, well-established, globally recognized e-commerce platform. Businesses of all sizes operate on the Shopify platform, as it’s relatively easy to use and optimize, primarily for those that don’t have a marketing team. Shopify blasted onto the scene in 2006, and currently worth almost 3 billion, shows no signs of slowing down.
Shopify started to work remotely due to the pandemic and in May 2020, it announced that they will move to become “digital by default”, allowing their employees to work from anywhere, with no plans to go back to an office-focused model. Shopify has announced:
“As of today, Shopify is a digital by default company. We will keep our offices closed until 2021 so that we can rework them for this new reality. And after that, most will permanently work remotely. Office centricity is over.”
Shopify claims to be rewriting the rules of the modern economy, and they’re well on their way to doing just that. Find your remote based career at Shopify today!
3. Twitter [Remote First]
Founded in 2006, Twitter is now a household name. One of the first microblogging and social networking platforms to grow after the MySpace era, Twitter has 211 million active users. Twitter is known for valuing its employees and is notorious for supporting employee relocations. Twitter was dismantling “normal” office practices before Covid-19 took over the world.
In April 2020, Twitter went fully remote, but many employees worked on a hybrid model before a pandemic demanded remote work. Twitter is constantly reviewing ways to support their employees better, letting them decide where they want to work, with employee autonomy and freedom as the ultimate goal. From Twitter:
“We’ve already been on this path, and the crisis just catapulted us into a future state… flexibility for workers is the “fourth industrial revolution” because it will fundamentally change the way people work. “The future of work is offering employees more optionality.””
Check Twitter for remote positions today!
4. Square [Remote First]
Square began as a digital payment and financial services company, founded in 2009. Square successfully combined merchant services and mobile payments through their revolutionary Square Reader, which has seen many upgrades in the past eleven years. Square is now a web hosting and e-commerce platform and one of the main competitors for Shopify.
Square began following a work-from-home model when shelter-in-place restrictions went into effect in late March and early April of 2020. In May of the same year, they announced that they would allow employees to work from home permanently, thereby expanding their talent pool and focusing on the productivity and happiness of their employees. From CNBC:
“We want employees to be able to work where they feel most creative and productive,” a Square spokesperson told CNBC. “Over the past several weeks, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes for people to effectively perform roles outside of an office, and we will continue to learn as we go.”
Browse careers at Square here.
5. Slack [Remote First]
One of the most commonly-used communication apps for business settings, Slack was founded in 2013 and allows employers to organize teams, topics, assignments, deadlines and send direct messages to employees. Slack is well-known in the corporate and freelance communities for connecting people to the information they need without waiting.
Slack went fully remote in a hurry, along with the rest of the world, when shelter-in-place restrictions were set in place. They chose to remain fully remote until at least June of 2021, but are still going strong, routinely hiring remote-only employees from around the world. From Slack:
“In order to rethink how Slack works in a remote-first world, and to give our employees the clarity they need to make long-term plans for themselves and their families, we’re announcing that employees will be able to work from home through June 2021. Slack’s offices will remain closed until June 2021 at the earliest, unless there’s a dramatic shift in safety conditions.”
Check out what Slack has to offer career-wise here!
6. Coinbase [Remote First]
After opening its doors in 2012, Coinbase has managed to lead the way in cryptocurrency. Since then, they’ve become the biggest exchange in the U.S. by volume. 2017 was a pivotal point for both crypto and the company, adding multiple new coins and garnering $1 billion in revenue. Although Bitcoin has its highs and lows, the company is still going strong.
“After the restrictions of quarantine are over, Coinbase will embrace being “remote-first,” meaning we will offer the option to work in an office or remotely for the vast majority of roles…What is changing is that (almost) any employee who prefers to work outside of an office, can. For many employees, it will probably be a mix of both. But for all of us, being remote-first requires a mindset and behavioral shift. It means that the employee experience should be the same, whether you’re in an office one day a week, five days a week, or never.”
7. Dropbox [Remote First]
Dropbox is a file-hosting service based out of San Francisco that has become a go-to for business file sharing on a global level. Released in 2008, Dropbox makes personal cloud and file synchronization possible, giving everyone on a business team access to necessary files right when they need them.
Dropbox ironically found the switch to fully remote a bit difficult at the beginning of the pandemic but got lucky that they built their product on the ability to share only online. Now Dropbox is working on allowing both remote and hybrid work models for employees. From Dropbox:
“Starting today, Dropbox is becoming a Virtual First company. Remote work (outside an office) will be the primary experience for all employees and the day-to-day default for individual work.”
Find careers at Dropbox here.
8. Salesforce [Remote First]
Salesforce is a monster of a customer relationship management service. Application development, marketing automation, and analytics exist as a part of their cloud-based software as well. Utilized by massive corporations everywhere, Salesforce is the #1 CRM software in the world.
Salesforce decided to move employee offices into their homes as Covid swept the world. While the massive corporation originally planned to bring all employees back to the office, they’ve decided that a flex/hybrid model will work best by obtaining employee preferences. Salesforce states:
“Our employees are the architects of this strategy, and flexibility will be key going forward. It’s our responsibility as employers to empower our people to get the job done during the schedule that works best for them and their teams, and provide flexible options to help make them even more productive.”
Find your future at Salesforce here!
9. Amazon [Hybrid]
Based on the newest earnings reports, in the United States, Amazon has 950,000 employees. That means 1 out of 350 Americans is working for Amazon. The company has earned a staggering $221 billion in sales in 2021. When it comes to remote working, the company is offering hybrid flexibility to their teams:
“We expect that there will be teams that continue working mostly remotely, others that will work some combination of remotely and in the office, and still others that will decide customers are best served having the team work mostly in the office. We’re intentionally not prescribing how many days or which days—this is for Directors to determine with their senior leaders and teams.”
10. Adobe [Hybrid]
As a renowned software company, Adobe has long been focused on improving its workspace and creating a practical environment for employees. Given the current pandemic, they too made the necessary changes to adapt. Now Adobe workers can choose remote working around 50% of the time:
“Last year, when it became clear that work was never going back to the way things were, we saw an opportunity and need to reimagine the employee experience and develop a future of work approach that leverages the best of in-person and virtual interactions to foster creativity, innovation, and culture… Where we landed is this: The future of work at Adobe will be hybrid… Flexibility will be the default: Adobe employees will have the option to work from home approximately 50 percent of the time, and in the office the remainder of the time. “
11. Facebook [Hybrid]
With 2.89 billion active users a month of the 2nd quarter of 2021, Facebook remains the largest network on the globe. Their total revenue amounted to $29.07 billion, with most of the earnings coming from advertising. The company stated that there are about 10 million active advertisers on the platform, which are considered the primary factor in bringing in the big bucks.
Facebook now has over 58,600 employees working full time and in June they stated that employees at all levels could request for permanent, full-time remote work:
“Facebook is doubling down on its flexible-work policies and announced to employees Wednesday that beginning June 15, workers at all levels across the company can request to work remotely full-time after the pandemic.”
12. Zillow [Hybrid]
Possibly one of the most popular online real estate marketplaces in the world, Zillow has come a long way since its birth in 2006. Now worth almost 3 billion dollars, Zillow has become a relatively reliable platform for real estate information, ranging from home estimates to neighborhood details.
Zillow announced in April of 2020 that it would allow most of its employees to work from home indefinitely. As of today, they’ve implemented a work-from-home policy that affects 90% of their employees, providing a flexible work environment. Zillow operates on a hybrid model, stating that they’d like their employees to work wherever they feel the most productive. Zillow states:
“Effective immediately, we will offer about 90% of our employees the flexibility to work from home as an ongoing option, at least part-time, allowing them the ability to work where they are most productive, whether that is in the office, their home, or a combination of both.”
You can find careers with Zillow here.
13. Atlassian [Hybrid]
Based in Australia, Atlassian is a software company founded in 2002 that focuses on product development for project managers and various software companies. Atlassian has built incredible success by working with teams that rely on their development services, including tracking bugs within the software and managing other tasks.
Atlassian has informed employees that they can choose to return to the office, but it’s not necessary. The company plans to maintain a physical presence, though they ideally want to pull from a much larger talent pool, which is a considerable benefit of remote work for employers. From CNBC:
“We will seek out amazing, diverse talent unbounded by the physical footprint of our offices,” the company said in an internal blog post published on Wednesday. “We will continue to compete for talent in the global hubs, and we will be able to create opportunities for those in places we would have previously not been able to reach.”
If Atlassian sounds like an ideal workplace for you, you can find their career openings here.
14. REI [Hybrid]
REI, or Recreational Equipment Inc., is a Washington-based outdoor goods retailer. REI specializes in camping gear, sporting goods, travel equipment and has uniquely organized itself as a consumer’s co-operative. REI also offers consumers outdoor-oriented courses. They have a digital publication, Uncommon Path, that focuses on keeping co-op members comfortable and knowledgable outdoors.
REI existed on a hybrid work model for years before the pandemic. Still, as of August 2020, they listed their buildings for sale to pursue a fully remote office environment for most employees while maintaining satellite offices throughout Seattle. REI states:
“And while our home will remain in Seattle, it will be more feasible for more of our headquarters employees to have the flexibility to live and work outside of the Puget Sound region. This will have immediate, positive impacts on our ability to attract and retain a diverse and highly skilled workforce, as we continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”
Check here to find a list of careers at REI.
15. Hubspot [Hybrid]
Hubspot is a major player in the developmental software game, helping clients globally with sales, inbound marketing, and customer service. Worth almost 900 million dollars, Hubspot is well-established and employee-oriented. Founded in 2006, Hubspot continues to dominate the service software industry.
Hubspot has always been a remote-based company, to an extent. They’ve had many employees who work remotely worldwide but placed a heavier focus on it when Covid-19 showed up, going fully remote and now offering all employees the opportunity to work fully remote or on a hybrid schedule. From Hubspot:
“And while the past few months have been challenging for businesses, employees, and candidates alike, it’s made one thing clearer than ever to us at HubSpot: work is not a place. Our culture is not tied to locations, it’s rooted in our values, our amazing people, and our mission of helping millions of organizations grow better.”
Browse Hubspot careers here!
16. Pinterest [Hybrid]
Pinterest is one of the most popular image-sharing and e-commerce social media platforms ever. Through personal pinboards, users can save photos, recipes, and retail products that they like and revisit whenever needed. Pinterest is worth almost 2 billion dollars.
Pinterest ran on a hybrid model for quite some time. While they have a massive headquarters leased in San Francisco, they’ve pulled the plug on their newer SoMa spot. Like many corporations, Pinterest is focused on employee productivity and expanding its talent pool. From Pinterest:
“As we analyze how our workplace will change in a post-COVID world, we are specifically rethinking where future employees could be based,” said Todd Morgenfeld, Pinterest’s chief financial officer, in a statement published by the newspaper. “A more distributed workforce will give us the opportunity to hire people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.”
Check out Pinterest careers here.
17. Box [Hybrid]
Much like Dropbox in the product, Box focuses on creating tools for businesses to share software, files, and documents necessary to keep processes running smoothly. Founded in 2005, Box is cloud-based and places a heavy focus on the importance of content management.
Like many businesses on our list, Box went remote primarily at the start of the pandemic, allowing employees to work from home and only come into the office if necessary, which was not too difficult for them as they’d been hybrid before Covid. It wasn’t long before the realization came regarding how working on a cloud-based model opened up doors to add talent that wasn’t local while keeping current employees happy. Currently, Box operates on a hybrid model. From Box:
“All of a sudden, new potential for work emerges. Now, teams are not limited by the people that they sit by to get the best ideas flowing; we can engage our entire workforce in our company-wide interactions virtually; we can easily reach and connect with more customers over video; and more voices, at all levels of the organization, can be heard in every meeting.”
Look for careers at Box here.
18. LinkedIn [Hybrid]
Operating via websites and mobile apps, LinkedIn is a social media and job search platform all rolled into one. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is the first choice for many people regarding networking and cultivating existing and potential working relationships. Like Facebook, LinkedIn allows you to create posts and stories, while like Indeed, job-hunters can post their CVs while employers advertise job listings.
Before the pandemic, LinkedIn was no stranger to employees working from home, with exemptions and restrictions. However, LinkedIn is currently operating by removing all in-office expectations. Employees may work remotely, or they can come into the office with no vaccine requirements. From LinkedIn:
“We anticipate that we’ll definitely see more remote employees than what we saw prior to the pandemic,” Hanson said in a Wednesday interview ahead of the announcement, adding that some jobs would require in-office work.”
Browse jobs at Linked in on their website.
19. Google [Hybrid]
As the largest search engine in history, Google boasts 5.6 billion searches each day. Google currently employs over 150,000 people and is considered one of the worlds’ most desirable employers. Google specializes in advertising, search-engine technologies, hardware, software, and cloud computing.
While Google has never disallowed their employees to work from home, they are encouraging employees to come back into the office in an attempt to justify their massive real-estate investments. Currently considering pay cuts based on regional location, it might not be the worst idea to hold off on a Google application until they figure out where they want to put employees and why location matters so much to a company worth billions. From Vox reporting on Google:
” Given the situation, it seems Google feels it has the power and motivation to keep as many people as possible near its offices. However, several of the experts we spoke to also aren’t convinced that companies like Google will continue with these changes in the long run, or might only apply the policy selectively to weed out people it doesn’t want.”
Take a look at Google careers here.
Remote work is here to stay. The pandemic led millions of people to do remote work for the very first time. Some found it difficult to adapt at the start but many quickly embraced the change and saw it as an opportunity, including some of the biggest brands in the world, some of which have been highlighted above, with many new attractive remote first and hybrid roles, now open to apply.
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