Remote work is booming and moving to be able to work at an amazing company is becoming a thing of the past.
From traveling the world while working as a digital nomad to work from home, in the United States alone telecommuting has increased more than 100% in 10 years with around 4 million Americans employed to work remotely, according to Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs.
If you’re looking to start working remotely in 2018, take a look at these great distributed companies that are also hiring:
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.
This social media management startup started operating in Birmingham (UK) in 2010, became remote based and now has 72 employees from 15 countries across the world.
Besides the flexibility of working from wherever you want, Buffer offers to its employees a free MacBook, company equity and paid family leave, a monthly allowance for education, health insurance, yearly retreats for team meetings and unlimited time-off.
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 job openings here.
Hotjar is an easy to configure, all-in-one Web analytics and feedback tool, through which you can record your visitors site behavior, which has quickly become one of the most popular solutions in the market.
Although it was born in Malta and has its headquarters there, Hotjar offers a fully remote working environment and has a strong and flexible remote culture, we had the chance to do an interview with David Darmanin, where he shared Hotjar’s remote journey and vision.
Among other benefits, Hotjar offers 40 days of vacations, for which they also offer a 2,000 Euros budget, two company retreats per year, as well as personal development and working space allowances.
You can go through Hotjar’s open positions 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!
Teamweek is a free, easy to use, visual project management software that allows to plan and coordinate your team’s activities as well as clients communication.
We had the great opportunity to interview Annika Helendi, who shared with us how they grew from another company, Toggl and despite being a boostrapped small team of 7 people, they were already profitable, with a clear company culture around work-life balance, including remote work as a critical aspect.
Teamweek continues to grow in 2018 and is looking to expand its development, marketing and support team, take a look.
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.