Remote work is booming. From digital marketing, Web development, sales, customer success and technical support, to copywriting, translation and many more, remote jobs can be now found across many sectors for which the location of workers is not relevant anymore, but their knowledge and experience is.
Many current employees are willing to change workplaces if it means working remotely, as it will provide them a much better work life balance, whether working from home, from local coffee shops or coworkings, or while traveling as a digital nomad, working remotely means choosing the best location to work from based on your own preferences.
In fact, becoming part of a remote team is something that many employees want to start doing at some point:
- In a study done by Buffer.com about the state of remote work, 99% of the interviewees reported that they would like, at least once in their career, to be able to work off-site.
- A report by Zapier.com published at the end of 2019 revealed that about 74% of the workforce would prefer to quit a job for one that offers remote positions.
- Remote work is also an increasingly desirable trait an employer can offer, with 57% of the workforce saying that the option to work remotely is their most preferable employment perk.
So if you’re looking to start working remotely and don’t know where to start, take a look at these well known distributed / remote companies that are hiring now in 2020 new remote based employees, that also offer other perks such as unlimited vacations, paid parental leave, among many others.
- Stack Overflow
Automattic is the company behind WordPress, Vault Press, Cloudup, among others. Starting in 2005, now has a team of +600 employees working remotely and living in more than 6o countries.
Committed to diversity and inclusion, Automattic has also an “open” vacation and parental leave policy, offers a home office setup and coworking allowances, among many other benefits that make Automattic one of the top companies to work for remotely.
Zapier allows you to integrate and automate your apps, easily creating workflows between them without the need of any coding.
It is a completely distributed company -offering a welcoming and inclusive environment-, with a team of +100 people working from 15 countries, and believe it so much in that they have also written a remote work guide.
We could also confirm this ourselves when we interviewed Wade Foster, Zapier co-founder a while ago, when we had the chance to learn more about Zapier remote principles and way of work.
Among other benefits, Zapier offers an unlimited vacation policy, healthcare, a retirement plan, profit sharing, computer and software setup, 2 annual company retreats. All this plus the freedom of working from anywhere you want, makes Zapier an amazing company to work for.
From marketing to engineering, support and design, you can check out Zapier remote job openings here.
InVision is a powerful product design & prototyping tool that facilitates collaboration and communication through the design development workflow, offering also integration with other tools.
Used by 3 millions designers and 80% of Fortune 100 companies, InVision has raised more than $235 million in funding and is a remote based organization, with a distributed team across 25 countries.
Besides a flexible, remote based environment, InVision offers medical insurance, generous equipment allowances as well as conference and travel budgets.
Check out InVision jobs openings across many areas: business, design, engineering, finance, product, marketing, sales, support and more!
GitLab is a DevOps platform that allows you to completely develop your software, where you can host and review your code, as well as manage and share development projects, used by 100,000 organizations around the world.
GitLab operates completely remote and has even developed a remote manifesto to help establish principles around communication and coordination for an effective distributed work environment, and their CEO Sid Sijbrandij has even filmed a video sharing how they manage 200 employees in 200 locations.
Unfortunately GitLab has certain restrictions when hiring people in 11 countries (such as Brazil, France, Portugal, Sweden or Spain among others); but can do it so as an employee in a few others (US, India, China, Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium) or as a contractor in others.
Learn more about Gitlab’s open roles and conditions here.
Electronic payment systems have completely changed the way we handle payments today. And if you want to become a part of the team that makes getting paid easy, now you can.
If you’re an engineer, developer, stock administrator or sanctions investigations analyst, you’ll be happy to hear that they’re looking for people just like you.
The company offers great benefits from in-depth mentorship and training to parental leave, health insurance plans (covering physical, mental, medical and even fertility benefits), and stock options.
Toggl is an excellent time-tracking tool used by millions every day. However, they need great people to make it even better.
Even though Toggl is based in Tallinn, Estonia, their team members work from everywhere in the world. They’re currently hiring UI/UX designers and backend developers (PostgreSQL and Go).
The starting salaries for designers and developers are €48,000 and €50,000 annually, respectively.
Some of the benefits they offer are additional €2,000 for setting up your home office, 28 calendar days of paid time off and local holidays, as well as team meetups, retreats, and monthly reimbursements for wellness activities such as massages and gym memberships.
GitHub, a web-based hosting service for Git version control, is one of the best remote-based working companies hiring in 2019!
Even though their HQ is in San Francisco, this Microsoft Corporation subsidiary offers remote work in departments such as: site design, engineering, legal, marketing, people operations, product, sales, security, services and support.
Since GitHub prizes work-life balance, they offer benefits which promote it.
As their employee, you’ll enjoy 100% health insurance coverage (which includes dental, mental and vision, as well), five months of paid parental leave, as well as personal development and wellness budgets.
If you’ve got a passion for visual task management and getting organized, you’ll be happy to know that Airtable is hiring!
This startup, which raised $100 million in Series C funding in November 2018, makes collaboration easier for numerous teams across the globe. And as a remote team member, you’ll be able to work with some of the best and brightest.
Airtable is currently hiring remote quality assurance analysts, visual communications designers, and customer support advocates.
Should you accept this mission, you could get 100% health care coverage, $2,000 annually for personal development, $100 monthly wellness budget, and generous paid time off, as well as sick and parental leaves.
If you want to be a part of a team creating product roadmap software and helping 250,000 businesses, you can apply to work at Aha!
Even though Aha!’s HQ is in Menlo Park, California, the team is completely distributed across the United States.
They’re currently hiring for positions in customer success, marketing, engineering and product. Everyone with the right qualifications who can work remotely from anywhere in the United States is eligible to apply.
You can expect employee benefits such as 401k plan, health insurance, and competitive PTO.
In addition to the basic benefits, Aha! employees can also participate in volunteering programs allowing them to give back to the society and connect with their team members.
10. Stack Overflow
If you’re passionate about programming and tech, Stack Overflow may just be your next dream employer.
This company has been in business since 2008 and it’s the first place developers look for help. In order to stay amazing, Stack Overflow need great employees in product design, engineering, marketing and product management.
As a remote-first company, Stack Overflow offers all the benefits you may find handy: full health coverage for you and your family, office equipment for your home office, paid maternity and paternity leaves, as well as personal development stipends.
In addition to parental leaves, employees who are their child’s primary caregivers can work part-time for up to one year after the birth to make the transition period easier.
MailerLite is one of the fastest-growing email marketing services, helping more than 800,000 businesses around the world to keep in touch with their customers.
In 2005, they started as a web design agency, but discovered email marketing and MailerLite was born in 2010 to give businesses a simple yet powerful email solution to help them grow.
Today, MailerLite is a team of 75 designers, developers, writers, speakers, photographers, surfers, chess players, world travelers, dreamers and genuinely nice people, with company values, including embracing change, taking care of yourself and treating people right.
Komoot is a route planner with 9 million users that makes it easier to experience outdoor adventures: road cycling, hiking, bikepacking or mountain biking, komoot’s planning and navigation technology allows you to easily discover more of the great outdoors.
Awarded with an Editor’s Choice and App of the Year by both Apple and Google, Komoot has headquarters in Potsdam, Germany but has a distributed team with a remote base, supporting their team to work from wherever they want, be that in their offices, at a coworking or home, anywhere located between UTC-01:00 to UTC+03:00.
From customer support to performance marketing manager, product designer, senior brand manager senior data scientist / backend engineer, Komoot is hiring for a variety positions.
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