Nowadays, time is changing. Right from powerful apps to the high-speed internet, you can work from any corner of the world. Still, there are many companies insist on a soul-crushing commute to an office.
Point is physical interaction is important, but we have many apps these days which supports video calling that too for free. With all these renowned apps we can work from anywhere. However, you don't need a physical office to be successful.
No one will believe if someone state remote offices are more successful than physical offices. You can hire the best talent from around the world, and eliminate expensive office interiors and distractions. As Automattic's Matt Wullenweg has stated:
"We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way."
Big companies like Microsoft and slack allows team members to work remotely. However, this isn't applicable and not beneficiary when half of your team works remotely, and the rest of the team works from some headquarter. Remote working is keeping everyone on the same field avoiding the unequal balances of power.
Those companies who offer remote working doesn't care about the team working in the same space but only productivity. Moreover, trust is the primary key for remote working as no one is looking over their shoulders.
Moreover, in case if you are thinking of upgrading your job, and you need a better work-life balance, check out these 21 companies working remotely.
"The best talent isn’t found in a single zip code, and an international clientele requires a global perspective."
10up is a website designing and development company with more over 100 employees call themselves a big happy family. As they are distributed worldwide, they stay connected with slack, Google hangout, and pure old texts. Moreover, if you wish to join them see their current opening and ping them.
"We have a set of tools to make this kind of working possible. You won’t miss anything important even if you’re working in weird hours. In fact, some of us do."
Arkency is a consulting company that develops business software, trains programmers, and creates books and webinars. They're continually hiring skilled coders who deliver well and can prioritize their work.
"Work where, when, and how you want. There's no corporate office, no corporate B.S. Nothing between you and your best work."
Articulate designs tools to author e-learning programs for the web and mobile. Established in 2002, Articulate's central principle is to allow its employees and a big part of that is letting staff work wherever they want. Along with telecommuting, the company allows equipment and technology pay for setting up a home office, adjustable paid time off, and annual retreats.
"We care about the work you produce, not the hours you put in. "
You've surely used or at least overheard of one of the apps Automattic has created. The team is the mastermind behind WordPress.com, Longreads, Simplenote, Gravatar, Polldaddy, and different tools many rely on day-in and day-out. "Automatticians" trade from anywhere they want and their current team of nearly 500 workers are placed in over 50 countries.
"At Buffer, we’ve experimented with new elements of work: titles and no titles, managers and no managers, office and no office. We don’t work on a fixed schedule or from a fixed location."
The Buffer is a thoroughly dispersed team, with more than 80 workers working in several different countries. Over 60,000 spending customers use the company's social media administration tools because it makes partaking on social networks easy.
"We don’t bother with office politics, both because that’s way too cliche, and also, because we don’t have an office. (So, you can wear stretchy pants to work and no one will judge.)"
Edgar is "the social media chain that fills itself." Edgar grants you add social media updates to sections in your library then post it according to your category-based list. When all update in the section has been posted, Edgar will re-post updates so more new users can see them.
Started in 2014, the firm currently has team members spread beyond the US and Canada. Also, in case if you want to join them, you can directly jump onto their website.
Fire Engine RED
"Being able to hire the very best people without having to consider geographical restraints is key to our company culture – and to our clients’ continuing success."
Fire Engine RED gives technology, marketing and data solutions to the learning market. Fire Engine RED has over 500 customers, including 350 admissions departments, who use them for student research, imminent modeling, CRM, software outputs, and photographic and digital services.
"Throughout our hiring process, we are specifically looking for people who are great at communicating, who are drawn to the mission-driven aspect of our company, and who show an ability to collaborate with a team, as well as work independently."
FlexJobs assists job seekers to find the right flexible jobs–telecommuting jobs, part-time jobs, and freelance work. So it's no wonder that the business itself is 100% antique. You'll need a FlexJobs membership of $15/month to see an opportunity for the company, but that also involves access to flexible job listings from thousands of companies in over 50 career levels–and there's a comfort guarantee.
"This unique environment allows us to maintain a low overhead, while attracting the most talented employees from around the globe."
Genuitec a software development company that serves businesses streamline their growth lifecycle. Genuitec telecommuters are established in the US, India, Mexico, Africa, and Europe.
"The flexibility that remote working brings makes that we don't have to worry about living life at the end of the day. "
The stage for modern developers," GitLab is a code collaboration program developed for the enterprise. Programmers practice it in Fortune 500 firms such as IBM and other corporations, including NASA. GitLab is also a community plan.
The fully remote business has staff found in three continents. Their remote declaration highlights the team's costs, which add bonding in real life when feasible and providing credit where credit's due.
"Our headquarters is the internet. If you have a wifi connection, we have an office near you."
Rich blogging platform Ghost is the tool behind the publishing efforts of companies such as NASA, Square, and Graze. Ghost is an open source, free, and customizable and built almost entirely by volunteers.
The non-profit Ghost Association runs and creates Ghost, and the team of developers and other team works online "from all rims of the internet." Perks include flexible time off, help for personal development, office setup fees, and meetups fewer times a year.
"We don’t have an office, and our entire team is remote. Do your work from absolutely anywhere with an internet connection."
Groove presents easy help desk software to over 4,500 small companies. The customizable web app performs managing support cards simple for teams. Started 3 years ago, the organization consists of 9 teams across 9 cities.
"The company's office space is virtual and no one misses commutes or the overhead costs of having an office."
Time-tracking tool Hubstaff is practiced by over 8,000 foreign organizations not just to track time, but also support with automatic payroll processing and attendance schedule. The company was established in 2012 by 2 entrepreneurs who needed a better way to handle remote freelancers, so it's only befitting their product is created by a remote team.
Workers enjoy both the liberty to work from anywhere and flexible work hours because Hubstaff assumes remote work is the tomorrow.
"The best thing about being 100% distributed is that our pool of potential talent is as big as it can possibly be—there are no geographical barriers keeping us from hiring someone."
How to Geek is an online magazine designed by geeks for geeks. There are less technical subjects this site hasn't narrated in depth and an easy-to-understand style. The company is also completely remote. You can check their site for more information.
"With a distributed team, we can hire the smartest people no matter where they live and keep them if they decide to relocate. Have WiFi, can travel :) "
InVision gives a design collaboration and prototyping stage that's practiced by organizations such as Evernote, Adobe, Salesforce. With InVision, companies can design and user search products using an automatic interface from wherever just how the InVision team of 220+ staffers in 14 different nations works. The startup allows full private medical insurance, free gym associations, equipment grants, conference and travel stipends, and even many Starbucks beverages. Weekly check-ins and unknown surveys help secure workers are happy and encouraged.
"We’ve been 100% remote from the beginning. Every decision we’ve made has been around how to best grow a team, do amazing work, and build a lasting culture in a 100% remote environment."
Knack is a cloud-based database tool to manage, share and utilize their data. They have 3,000 customers from Harvard University and Tesla. They use Knack for building things like customer portals and inventory managers.
They are a small team of 18 people all working remotely. The team gets together twice a year at a party, having unlimited paid leaves. This company typically hire on the rush over a need. Also, just in case if you don't see any opening on their website and if you think you have the capability to join them, you can ping them.
"Open source is in our DNA, as is being 100% remote."
Scrapinghub is a remote team of 130 people and is digitally nomad from over 40 countries. It is a cloud-based web crawling platform that helps developers gather data from billions of web pages. Scrapinghub also provides web crawling services and consulting.
"We are designers, engineers, and communicators united by a common goal, not a common location."
Doist is the team behind Todoist which is a popular productivity app for managing tasks and projects. Doist was founded in 2007, and their team members spread across 20 different countries.
They have a distributed team and also making tools to make other remote team success. I love them because they have 25 paid days of vacation every year. Isn't amazing?
"We believe great people will make awesome stuff anywhere. No need to move for your dream job. We hire globally. You work locally."
Toggl is one of the simplest time tracking tools and when you install it you will actually get used to it. As the name implies all you have to do, is to press the start button and the app will start to track your time.
This team also have members from all around the world. They have the best homepage video ever. And if you want to know more about them you can directly google them and even can join them by applying for various positions available.
"No offices, no useless meetings, no mandatory hours. You’re recognized for what you do, not your time in a chair."
If you want to hire a skilled freelancer, check out Toptal, an upscale network of freelance software designers and developers. They match your talent demands with freelancers in their chain, and then you work with them first on a trial basis. The organization accepts only 3% or less freelance applicants.
Their employees are currently working from every corner of the world. and in case if you want to join them you can find their opening page on their website or contact them anyway.