Remote working is here to stay. Forty-three percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home in 2016, and according to a recent Gallup survey, work-from-home opportunities play a key role in an employee’s decision to take or leave a job. For the companies already on board with this remote work trend, there’s evidence of higher employee satisfaction, less overhead, and less employee turnover.
No matter where you classify yourself in today’s gig economy, these 11 fully remote companies are worth checking out, or at least keeping a close eye on. Now that we know where the future of work is headed, one of these job openings might just make you take that remote work (or digital nomad) leap sooner rather than later.
Github is a software development platform and hub to manage source codes, projects and documentation. It’s remote-friendly, and since it’s a completely collaborative platform, the team’s first-hand experience with remote working on a daily basis enabled them to build a much stronger product. Though the HQ is in San Francisco, one glance at their job page shows the bulk of their openings are strictly remote (specifically in Engineering and Support).
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t track you and offers direct answers to your queries, without a list of links. Founder Gabriel Weinberg started the company in Pennsylvania, where it still acts as the main hub for its 20 or so remote working employees, who come to the physical office from time to time. They have one remote work position available, so apply away!
Patients Know Best
This medical records company is controlled completely by the patient who has access to their documents and support all in one location. It’s based in the UK, is owned and operated by a physician, nurse, and Clinical Psychologist and looking for telecommuters to fill developer and customer success positions.
Zapier has been a remote working company since their start in 2011 (they’ve even got a guide on it!) and moves information for customers across their apps, automatically. It’s integrations are endless and provides users with a ton of workflow tools and ideas. To join their team, check out their HR/People Operations position.
10up is an agency that makes super creative websites and tools to help companies with content creation and management. Clients include FiveThirtyEight, SmarterTravel and Entertainment Weekly, and they pride themselves on their remote, diversified team. Browse their careers page for a bunch of open positions and see where you could fit whether now or in the near future!
South Florida’s fastest growing startup, Launch Potato, is helping brands acquire more users through engagement, audience development and viral distribution. Super keen on remote workers, they’ve tripled their team size this year and are looking for even more members, whether you choose to be in Florida or elsewhere!
Into customer support? Then this team’s for you. Groove has 12 employees across 12 different cities and it helps small businesses with personal customer support, sans help desk software. To join this team, check out their careers and about me page.
This employee-owned company helps customers make and order fun collages whether in photo albums, blankets, t-shirts, you name it. While based in Michigan, it boasts 50 employees across the U.S. yet still maintains an innovative and fun company culture. They’re looking for immediate hires in engineering at the moment, but worth keeping a tab on!
Eyeo is on a mission to purge bad ads, leading to better more respectable online advertising that has been quickly adopted by other ad blockers. It has 100 million users worldwide and an international community of remote workers. The founders are based in Cologne and Berlin and have 10 job openings. Check ‘em out and explore their team page to see where all the members are from!
Founded in 2000, Clever Tech is a technical consulting and software development firm whose clients include Barclays, Viacom and Plated. With 130+ international staff members, the company is super keen on supporting their digital nomads to produce better work and products. So far, it’s succeeded. The company has helped with 250 product launches, and counting. Join their team of supportive nomads and see what they’re all about.
Not to be confused with Github (mentioned above), Gitlab provides Git repository management with code reviews, issue tracking, wikis and activity feeds. It’s a community project and a for profit company that balances the Community Edition with the Enterprise Edition. If you’re into the open core business model, they’ve got 18 open jobs if you want to channel that remote worker with you and apply!
With more companies turning to remote work, this list will likely grow by leaps in the next year or so, so stay tuned, and keep on that hustle grind!