In 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were doing it remotely. That number has since grown to 4.7 million today. Remote work continues to grow, and if 2021 has shown us anything, that number isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Luckily for job seekers, there are heaps of remote companies hiring right now.
Before we dive into all of the great remote companies hiring right now, let’s cover a few of the basics.
What is a remote company?
Remote companies operate on a remote-first mindset. This means that remote is the default. From meetings to quarterly events.
It also means that employees work outside of traditional office environments, including:
- Coworking spaces
- Home offices
- Coffee shops
It doesn’t mean that companies don’t have an office at all. It just means that employees aren’t expected to work from a company office.
What companies allow you to work remotely?
Companies who brand themselves as the following will allow you to work remotely:
Jump to learn about which companies allow you to work remotely here.
Fully remote vs. partially remote vs. distributed companies: what’s the difference?
Fully remote companies are just that: remote.
This doesn’t mean they’re spread out across the globe. In fact, many remote companies choose to stay within a specific time zone, state, country, or continent.
These organizations have no dedicated offices for employees to go to.
Partially remote companies take on a more hybrid approach where some employees are remote, while others are in-office. These companies still operate with a remote-first mindset, meaning that they act as if they're 100% remote.
Distributed companies are those who span the globe and can be fully or partially remote. These companies will general work across several time zones
A few companies who have been integral to the rise of remote work include GitLab, Buffer, and Zapier (all of which are fully remote and distributed).
What makes remote companies great?
There’s a lot that goes into running a great remote company. The best remote organizations are ones that:
1. Great remote companies understand and empathize with the problems remote workers face
Buffer’s 2020 State of Remote Work found that 20% of remote workers struggle most with loneliness and 18% struggle with unplugging.
Loneliness and the inability to unplug is a common struggle for remote workers globally. But, great remote companies understand these challenges, put procedures in place, and foster cultures that help to reduce these struggles.
When he started to feel a bit down about the amount of time he was spending at home, Marcus Wermuth, Engineering Manager at Buffer said,
“I recently started every Friday going to a coffee shop in the morning and working from there until lunch. Being in a different setting, there’s a different energy. And Buffer helps with that, we have a stipend for coffee shops each month.”
Buffer understands the problems that their teams face (and will face) and makes accommodations that help minimize these struggles.
2. Great remote companies can build a great culture from anywhere in the world
When you’re not going for constant coffee walks with coworkers or talking around a lunch table, building meaningful connections can be difficult.
And, while it’s not the same, remote-first companies know how to keep employees connected and aligned.
Take InVision, for starters. Apart from the typical fun and interest-focused Slack channels like #dog-lovers, #cat-lovers, #wine-and-cheese club, InVision has a #house-swaps-invbnb channel.
When launched, it enabled team members to trade homes and see new places around the world.
How cool is that?!
On top of that, their entire workplace culture is centered around employee happiness. In fact, they even have a Director of Employee Happiness on the payroll.
3. Great remote companies embrace asynchronous communication
Asynchronous communication is communication that doesn’t need an immediate response.
This is a powerful way to communicate with others. Asynchronous communication empowers you to:
- Spend less time in unnecessary meetings
- Gain more deep focus time back in your day
- Be more productive
- Work with colleagues across every timezone
This doesn’t mean that asynchronous is the only way you’ll be communicating with your team. It just means that, when you do communicate, it’ll be with purpose.
Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s dive into the top remote companies hiring in 2021!
Top remote companies to work for this year
Below is a list of the top 100 remote companies hiring right now.
Doist is a globally distributed team that specializes in productivity software, including two flagship products: Todoist and Twist. With over 60 employees across 51 cities, the Doist team operates as a remote-first company.
Some awesome perks that Doist offers it’s remote employees include:
- Allowing new parents to bring their partner and baby to the company retreat
- No core working hours; the expectation is to work 40 hour weeks asynchronously
- A coworking office of your choice
Here are what Doist employees have to say about the company on Glassdoor:
"This company has mastered communications in a fully remote, remote first, and global workplace. We're not without challenges, but it works like clockwork."
"You can tell that the company really cares about your wellbeing. During the ongoing Convid pandemic, both Amir and department heads made a point to stress on placing life and family above work and job."
Close is a sales engagement CRM focused on helping businesses turn more leads into revenue. They are a distributed team across the US and Europe with a team of 40+ people across 12 countries and 14 states.
Some perks that the Close team offers for remote employees include:
- $200/month coworking stipend
- Two annual team retreats
- Flexible working hours
Want to learn more about Close from the employees themselves? Check out these reviews:
“I can't stress enough how much emphasis is placed on deliverables instead of "number of hours worked" in a week. Managers and the CEO work extremely hard with individual contributors to agree on realistic projects, deadlines, deliverables and to empower employees to go out and do what they're hired to do.”
“You can work from anywhere around the world. Travelling doesn't need to destroy your PTO day limit.”
“I have a voice in the company.”
Frontastic is a cloud platform that enables online retailers, brands, marketplaces, and agile startup teams to create mobile-first experiences with minimal IT effort.
The Frontastic team consists of 30+ employees who collectively speak 13 languages.
They’re a 100% remote team and offer perks like:
- A five-day retreat three times a year
- Asynchronous-first communication style
- Frequent virtual socials
“At Frontastic, you never feel alone. There’s always someone to talk to, someone to help you. I’ve never had such personal contact with so many people in different departments as I’ve had here.”
-Sofia Toso, UX Design Lead
GitBook is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products to internal knowledge-bases and APIs.
They’re a distributed team across Europe, hiring in any EU time zone.
With 10+ employees, you’ll get to know the entire team very well.
Some of the benefits you’ll get to experience as an employee at GitBook include:
- Quarterly team offsites
- 5 weeks of PTO plus bank holidays
- A dedicated budget for a coworking space and home office set up
Plus... you’ll get a warm welcome on your first day!
Atlassian is one of the tech giants that recently announced that they would allow their employees to work remotely if they choose to.
They have created major collaboration tools used worldwide like Jira, Confluence, and Trello.
While HQ is in Australia, Atlassian is a globally distributed company.
Some unique perks that they offer include:
- 5 days of paid leave for volunteering purposes
- A dedicated budget for a coworking space or home office setup
- An annual education budget for growth and development opportunities
With over 600 Glassdoor reviews, Atlassian has a 4.5 star rating which is testament to its culture. Here’s what their employees have had to say recently:
“I love how Atlassian quickly adapted to the changes imposed by Covid-19. Remote onboarding was smooth and organized. The team members are very friendly. The technical processes are quite sophisticated, and I'm glad to be a part of it. I also enjoy the long list of remote events that keep everyone motivated.”
“I joined Atlassian 3 months ago and have been impressed with the culture here. Management cares about their employee's opinions. They ask for feedback about future projects and strategies from all employees. Employee welfare is looked after. For example, the whole company received a day off in August to help deal with any anxiety and stress that may have arisen from the pandemic.”
Best known for selling domains, GoDaddy offers a wide range of services from web hosting and website building to online marketing.
They’re a globally distributed team with over 9,000 employees working across 47 locations. They offer some roles that are remote and others that are required to go into the office. GoDaddy recently shared how they’re adapting to COVID-19 when it comes to their hiring process, including:
- Conducting all interviews with a big emphasis on being flexible around schedules, children, and dogs.
- Revamping their onboarding process to be a well-oiled remote machine worldwide.
Plus, they encourage all employees to be passionate about something outside of work. From side hustles to hobbies, they want to help you pursue the things that drive you outside of the office.
Here’s what some employees have had to say about working at GoDaddy:
“Competent management, working alongside intelligent and capable team members, clear-cut vision for the future of the company, opportunity for further education and career advancement.”
“The direct management is some of the most supportive I have ever worked for. From your first day, you feel valued as part of something greater.”
Similar to Atlassian, Shopify, the world’s leading eCommerce platform for businesses recently made the decision to go remote-first.
They label themselves as “digital as default” which is another way of saying remote-first.
Some perks that you’ll experience as a remote Shopify employee include:
- A home office allowance to deck out your space
- Core hours within your own country or as they call it, “work when the sun’s up for your team”
- An endless list of incredible employee benefits to ensure you’re taken care of
Check out what some employees have to say about Shopify:
“I genuinely believe Shopify could be the greatest company in the world. I love this organization so much and I pinch myself every day that I get to work here.”
“As the headline says, working here all around is in another reality – absolutely beneficial in every single way to ones well being, career pathing and aspirations, income need, productivity needs, and more.”
If you’re a music lover then this might be the place for you. Spotify, the music streaming and media services provider is headquartered in Sweden.
While they’re not entirely remote, they are a hybrid team, offering some remote opportunities.
Some benefits Spotify offers employees include:
- 401K matching (for US employees)
- A free membership to their streaming platform (so you can blast tunes while you work!)
- A great employee stock option plan
Learn about what current Spotify employees have to say about their experience:
Highly inspiring work, firm believers in self actualization, bring music to the world, deeply committed to its people.
Spotify is a great place to work if you have or are starting a family. The parental leave program is second to none and they're extremely supportive as you reintegrate back into the office.
As the largest marketplace for remote talent, it only makes sense that Upwork operates with a remote-first mindset.
They employ remote employees and have two office locations in the US including Santa Clara and Chicago.
Some of the benefits that employees get to experience working for Upwork include:
- A comprehensive set of benefits covering everything from medical, dental, vision, emotional and family well-being
- An incredible support system for new families, which includes fertility and adoption subsidies
- Unlimited paid time off policy
Learn about what full-time Upwork employees have to say about their experience:
“The company is filled with smart people who are passionate about our mission. Hayden is an incredibly authentic, smart CEO making big, bold changes, and yet throughout all the challenges of 2020 she has never stopped putting people first. Upwork cares very much about employees, and I feel very taken care of during all the challenges of COVID.”
“One of the best things about this company is the people that work here: smart, kind, and motivated colleagues make me enjoy work! I think this company has a tremendous amount of potential, especially in this new world of remote work.”
InVision is part of a special cohort of companies who led the charge of making remote work a cool and sought after way of working.
As a globally distributed company, InVision is strong in its belief that to be a great company, you need to hire the best people (and they’re not all living in the same place).
One of the coolest parts of InVision’s culture is they’ve embedded their international reach right into their culture.
In fact, they’ve got a dedicated Slack channel for employees to swap places worldwide so that they can work and see new places around the globe.
Other cool perks that you can experience include:
- Great medical insurance for all employees
- Free gym memberships to help you stay fit
- Great options packages that ensure you feel like a true owner of the work you’re doing
“InVision is uniquely positioned with customers who love it, a strong product roadmap aligned with customer needs, and well capitalized. The company culture is one of the best I've ever worked in. Being fully remote allows for hiring amazing people wherever they want to live.”
“100% remote, amazing team (everyone is super smart, humble and hard working), great company values and awesome product. If you love digital product design you will love it here!”
DataDog, a monitoring platform for cloud applications brings together data from servers, containers, databases, and third party services, making your tech stack entirely observable.
DataDog is a globally distributed company with offices in Dublin, Paris, New York City, and Boston. But, they’re on this list, so of course they also have several remote opportunities as well.
Some perks you can expect to experience at DataDog include:
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan, allowing you to purchase shares at a 15% discount
- Fitness reimbursements for employees, their spouses, and dependents
- Annual company-wide retreat called Unleash, which they describe as “an epic night of food, drink, and entertainment, to celebrate our achievements from the year before.”
Here’s what DataDog employees have had to say about the company:
“Strong product development culture. Thinking big is encouraged, and roadblocks to product development are discovered and eliminated. Spending time to make the product work well is valued.”
“Awesome team and vision. The founders are incredibly transparent and are very supportive of their global team. It's so nice to work for a company that is so supportive to all employees.”
Twilio is a cloud contact center platform that enables businesses to take charge of how they communicate with customers.
Its two main product offerings are Twilio Flex, an omnichannel contact center platform and Sendgrid, an email marketing platform.
Prior to COVID-19, Twilio’s 3,000 employees were distributed across 25 offices globally, alongside 10% of their employees working remotely pre-pandemic.
As a Twilio employee, you’ll get to access perks like:
- Health and vision benefits
- Unlimited vacation time
- $30 monthly budget for ebooks for continued learning and education
While benefits will vary across countries, the positive sentiment about the company doesn’t.
With 255 reviews on Glassdoor and a four-star average rating, here’s what Twilio employees had to say about their experience:
“The remote onboarding process was well planned and organised. All sorts of introductory sessions were available remotely, onboarding personnel was engaging and supportive, access to needed resources was provided and explained.”
“Diversity - the company is international, many foreigners and people from diverse backgrounds, feel very comfortable being myself.”
“If I could have designed a company to be exactly what I wanted it to be, it would look a lot like Twilio. Pay is highly competitive, hard work is not only recognized, it's celebrated! Benefits are amazing, people are the best of the best, and the product we sell is the best in the market by a longshot. Couldn't be happier.”
Clio is a cloud-based legal technology offering practice management, CRM, and client intake software for law firms.
They are based in Canada, headquartered in British Columbia. While they have offices in cities like BC and Toronto, they also offer remote work options across Canada.
One of the things that makes Clio so special is their commitment to giving back. Clio donates 1% of their profits to the Clio Gives Program and 1% of employee time (2.5 days per year) to volunteer.
On top of that, the winning team of every hackathon gets to choose a charity to donate $1,000 to (in addition to the pride they get from winning!)
Some benefits they offer include:
- RRSP matching
- Extended health and dental insurance coverage
- Stock options
Here’s what some Clio employees had to say about the culture:
“Motivation to do your best work is in the air. Everyone works hard and it is very energizing. There's always something new to learn and the opportunity to grow. No matter in what role you are.”
“All 500+ of our employees have been working remotely since mid-March due to Covid-19. Shortly after this shift, we were all given a $500 "build your home office" stipend. Pretty cool right?”
Stripe’s software enables businesses to bill customers with subscriptions or invoices, capture more revenue, and manage their business online.
They are a globally distributed team with offices in exciting cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Amsterdam, and Tokyo—as well as the homes and coworking spaces of their remote employees.
In 2019, Stripe realized that their culture was becoming too office-centric, and as a company that has offered remote work since inception, they wanted to balance things out again.
That’s when they launched Stripe’s remote engineering hub, a virtual office “coequal with physical engineering offices.”
In the past year, Stripe has also tripled the number of remote employees across the company.
As a hybrid and distributed team, Stripe offers many great benefits to onsite and remote employees alike, including:
- Comprehensive mental, physical, and medical health plans
- A wellness package
- 401K matching (for US employees)
Stripe takes pride in the workplace culture they’ve cultivated and it shows based on all of the testimonials they highlight on their website:
I’ve now been at Stripe for a year and a half, and I couldn’t be happier with the work that I’m doing. What I appreciate about Stripe is how reflexive, rigorous and curious everyone is about their work. We seek fresh perspectives, challenge industry convention and assumptions, and develop innovative and automated solutions to solve big problems. Delia Pawleke, Financial Crimes
I feel grateful that Stripe advocated for me to expand my horizons and strive to achieve more, not only in my career, but in education as well. Alison Harrington, User Operations
Love to travel? Then Hopper is the place for you. Their app predicts travel prices and helps you book flights and hotels while keeping more money in your wallet.
While they are a distributed team with offices across major cities like Toronto, London, Boston, and New York, Hopper operates with a remote-first mindset.
After all, they empower their customers to travel worldwide, why not their employees as well?
Get a sneak peek into Hopper’s global culture in their Life at Hopper film here.
Some perks that Hopper provides employees include:
- Full medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as life insurance
- Flexible work schedule and vacation plan
- Company stock options, 401K matching, and a retirement savings plan
“Great benefits including a full in depth insurance plan, OPUS subscription etc. The opportunity to learn and also be remote is hard to find and executed well at Hopper.” Glassdoor employee review
GitHub is one of the world’s largest development platforms with over 50 million developers using the platform. GitHub enables developers worldwide to create open source to business code, giving developers the ability to review code, build, and manage projects.
While headquartered in San Francisco, GitHub is a globally distributed remote company.
On its careers page, GitHub lists out some of the benefits they offer to US employees. For those outside of the US, benefits will be shared during the interview process.
Those benefits include:
- 100% coverage of health insurance premiums across medical, dental, and vision
- A full week of PTO to volunteer and GitHub will equally match any donations you make (up to $15,000)
- Coverage of gym memberships
Learn about what it’s like to work at GitHub from it’s employees:
“Github walks the walk. You hear many employers say they care about their employees, but Github acts on it. Peers are respectful and the culture is fun. Work is interesting and I've learned a ton from my manager and team.”
“Great remote culture.”
Twitch is a hybrid and globally distributed company with offices in countries like Australia, Singapore, USA, and Canada. They also offer several remote positions, some of which are restricted to certain countries or continents, others with no geographical restrictions.
Twitch brands itself as a place “where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.”
If you’d like to join the Twitch team, here’s a peek into some of the perks you’d receive:
- Subsidized fitness and wellness benefits
- Awesome workplaces globally
- Competitive health and financial offerings
Learn more about what it’s like to work at this global streaming company from the employees who work there every day:
“I feel strongly that I have the ability to affect positive change in the world through the role I play here at Twitch. It is a fast paced, ever changing environment that allows for people who are hungry to put their stamp on something, to do just that. I feel it is a safe space to ask questions and learn. Our platform creates and fosters community and allows people to do what they love for a living. I'm proud to be a part of that initiative.”
“Nice work environment with a strong emphasis on inclusivity and diversity.”
With the rise of remote work, MURAL has made an even bigger name for itself in 2021.
As a digital workspace for visual collaboration, remote teams are able to whiteboard, run brainstorming sessions, and so much more. As a powerful tool for remote teams, it’s only natural that they’re a globally distributed remote team as well.
If you’re interested in applying to join the MURAL team, they’ve got their entire interview process laid out on their careers page. The process is as follows:
- Apply online
- Chat with People Ops
- Meet the manager
- Presentation: create and present
- Final interview
Their careers page also shares employee testimonials to give prospective employees a better sense of the culture at MURAL.
“It's important for us to create an inclusive and engaging company culture where people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.”
“MURAL is the kind of place where you can evolve as a person and grow into who you want to be. I've seen people change roles multiple times and thrive in a way they couldn't imagine.”
Abstract is a design workflow platform that gives teams the ability to version, manage, and collaborate on Sketch and Adobe XD files. With over 7,000 design teams currently using the platform (and growing), they’re a great company to consider for your next career move.
With 80% of their workforce being remote, Abstract is a distributed hybrid company, but only across the US.
Learn from current employees on what their experience working at Abstract has been like:
“Working remotely allows me to skip the daily commute, which gives me more time to invest in those who matter the most to me—my family.” Tray Wilson, Account Executive
“From relocating to a new state to taking on the responsibilities of a new role, I’ve always felt supported by my team.” Daina Lightfoot, Creative Director
PagerDuty is an incident management solution that enables businesses to improve their operational reliability and agility.
With offices in the US, Canada, and England, PagerDuty is a globally distributed team. If you’re looking to be a “Dutonian”, which is what employees at PagerDuty call themselves, here are some perks you can expect to receive:
- Medical coverage from day one
- 20 hours of paid volunteer time off every year
- Hands-on career and leadership development programs
Check out what Dutonian’s have to say about the culture:
“At PagerDuty, we practice what we preach, from DevOps to Chaos Engineer. We do that while working in cross-functional groups, where everyone is supportive and inclusive. The people and how we work together are my highlights of working at PagerDuty." Dileshni Jayasinghe, Senior Engineering Manager
“There’s a nice blend of doing things on your own and trying out your ideas with group collaborations and teamwork. You’re going to learn new things here. We have an entire culture around helping people grow. You’re going to ship code within your first two weeks." Reginald Braithwaite, Developer
Remote SaaS Companies
21. Code Signal: Structure, automate, and scale technical interviews.
22. Visitor Queue: Website visitor tracking software.
23. Silktide: Automated testing for accessibility, quality, and digital marketing.
24. ProWritingAid: Grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor.
25. Taskade: Team productivity and collaboration software.
26. Survey Monkey: External survey creation platform.
27. Polly: The leading survey solution in Slack & Microsoft Teams.
28. SimplyAnalytics: B2B SaaS mapping, visualization, and data analytics.
29. Helpjuice: Knowledge management software.
30. Pento: Automated payroll software.
31. Ahrefs: SEO toolset.
US-Only Remote Companies
32. Openly: Premium home insurance.
33. FullStack Labs: Software consultancy.
34. Active Campaign: Email marketing and automation.
35. Design Pickle: Unlimited graphic design for a flat monthly fee.
36. Seamless.AI: AI-powered personal assistant for sales.
37. Osmosis: Study app for medical students.
38. Truveris: Technology and data analytics for the drug Industry.
39. Almanac: Template library builder.
40. TM: Award winning design firm.
41. Postman: Manage APIs through every stage of the API lifecycle.
42. Acquia: Open source digital experience firm.
43. Taxa: Build interactive Web 3.0 applications.
44. Pathrise: An online mentorship program for your job search.
45. Carbon Relay: AIOps for Kubernetes optimization.
46. Cloud Academy: Enterprise-ready training platform for the multi-cloud.
47. Clarifai: Advanced image recognition and deep learning.
Remote Companies Hiring Worldwide
48. Mimo: Learn to code on the go.
49. Cazana: Vehicle data, valuations and audience.
50. ConsenSys: Blockchain studio building decentralized applications on Ethereum.
51. Beat: Mobile app for urban mobility.
52. DrChrono: EHR platform for medical professionals.
53. RenoFi: Home renovation loans.
54. 5CA: WFH customer experience solutions.
55. Invisible Technologies: Business outsourcing meets automation.
56. Ukufu: AI-powered content curation app.
57. Celo: Open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.
58. Circuit: Delivery route planner.
Remote Engineering Jobs
59. Elastic: Modern search experiences for teams.
60. D2iQ: Independent Kubernetes platform.
61. Swissborg: Crypto asset management.
62. Algorithmia: Improve machine learning activities with AI at scale.
63. Headway: Digital product consultancy.
64. Ockam: Developer tools to build connected systems.
65. ReCharge: Platform to launch and scale subscription businesses.
66. Upgrade: Consumer credit platform.
67. SourceGraph: Web-based code search and navigation tool.
68. Differential: Digital product agency.
69. Balena: Develop, deploy, and manage fleets of connected devices at scale.
70. Superformula: Modern digital product studio.
71. Webflow: Responsive web design tool, CRM and hosting platform.
72. Fathom Health: AI for medical coding.
73. Framer: Create interactive designs from start to finish.
74. CommentSold: Social commerce platform.
75. Qualio: Life sciences compliance platform.
Remote Product Jobs
76. Stack Exchange: Community-driven Q&A websites.
77. Hashi Corp: Cloud infrastructure automation.
78. Adzerk: Custom ad server builder.
79. Fastly: Programmable edge cloud platform for content.
80. Andela: Engineering-as-a-service.
81. Iterable: Growth marketing platform that powers customer engagement.
82. PropertyMeld: Property management maintenance software.
83. Netguru: Web and mobile development shop.
Remote Marketing Jobs
84. Apollo: Combine APIs, databases, and microservices into a single data graph with GraphQL
85. Noredink: Online grammar software.
86. MoveOn: Nonpartisan education and advocacy.
87. Magoosh: Online test prep for college and graduate school students.
88. Double: Remote assistants for busy executives.
89. Simplero: All-in-one-software for online “infopreneurs”.
90. Foundr: Learn from proven entrepreneurs and startup founders.
91. School of Motion: Learn to design and animate for any medium.
92. Dataquest: Online data science learning platform.
93. Datawire: Open source tools for coding faster on Kubernetes.
Remote Design Jobs
94. Redox: Modern API software for healthcare.
95. MixMax: Email app for customer-facing teams.
96. Launch Potato: Startup studio leveraging data, science and fun.
97. Honeylove: Shapewear clothing brand.
98. Netlify: Platform for automating modern web projects.
99. Circonus: Smarter monitoring for engineers.
100. CareerFoundry: Online courses in UX & UI design and web dev.
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