While the freedom of being your own boss is amazing, it can also be uncertain. Will you have enough clients and work to pay your bills next month? If you play your cards right, you will, but things happen, so you can also run into some rougher times.
Some thrive working like this, always looking for a challenge. Others want a bit more stability and prefer to work for someone else, and that’s totally fine!
Or maybe you’d miss the benefits that come with a steady job, like health insurance or paid time off.
The good news is, that you can still work from home AND have those amazing benefits, if you just find the right company.
There are more and more companies that are either completely remote or have both remote and in-office employees. And the best thing? These companies also offer amazing benefits like paid time off, unlimited vacation days, paid company retreats, and insurance.
We’ve found 30 companies that are either hiring now or have regular openings (so check back every now and then!) for remote employees WITH benefits. Get your remote resume ready and dive in!
Benefits, Benefits, Benefits!
All the companies we’ve looked at for this roundup look like a ton of fun to work for! And don’t get discouraged if you see ‘tech company’. They don’t just hire developers, they often also need to fill other departments like customer support, social media marketing, and more!
While some of these aren’t currently hiring, this is a great list to keep bookmarked so you can check back regularly to see if any jobs opened up. Some companies also have email lists you can subscribe to, which is also a great way to stay informed about any opportunities.
So let’s look at some of these companies and the benefits they offer!
Zapier is completely remote and often hiring for a number of roles. They’re a tech company specializing in automating workflows.
They offer awesome benefits like unlimited time off (yeah, you read that right!), annual company retreats on company dime, paid parental leave, and more! Health insurance is available for a select few countries.
Automattic makes software like WordPress, Woocommerce, and more. They’re fully remote and have employees in over 70 countries. They’re currently hiring for a lot of positions ranging from engineers to accountants to support employees.
And their benefits are pretty amazing! They give a coworking allowance if you want to work at coworking spaces, unlimited vacation days, company and team retreats, and more! Some benefits like health insurance are country-specific.
3. Help Scout
Help Scout delivers customer service software. They are fully remote, offer health insurance for their employees AND their family (regardless of country!), a personal development stipend, and more.
If they’re not currently hiring, check back in the future to see if something opens up! You can find their job openings here.
MailerLite is an email marketing platform that you might have heard of. Half of their team is located in Lithuania, the other half is remote.
They go on a workation with the whole company twice a year, have a generous vacation policy, and offer company-paid creative days. So yeah, you could take a paid painting class every now and then!
They got creative with their application process. They ask you to create a sample newsletter in their software (a MailterLite account is free so don’t worry!) and send them what you created. Sounds pretty fun, right?!
Apple (we all know Apple, right?) is frequently hiring for at-home advisors (customer service). The pay isn’t amazing, somewhere between $11-15/hour, but you get product discounts and some other benefits.
10up offers consulting to other businesses and offers engineering like website and tool building. They offer benefits like paid time off, a personal development stipend, and an equipment allowance.
Aha! is a developer of roadmap software. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an engineer to work here, there are currently a bunch of open positions in customer service and other fields.
Aha! offers some pretty great benefits, like a savings program for retirement (and it’s not just for U.S. residents!), paid vacation, and two yearly company meetups, among other things.
Articulate is another fully remote, international company. They build online training software. They regularly hire for tech and non-tech jobs and offer some great benefits like insurance and a monthly $100 wellness contribution you can use for sports or other wellness needs.
Buffer is a great social media scheduling tool that many virtual assistants use.
They offer benefits like health insurance for all nationalities, a laptop plus $500 towards your home office, help towards learning and development, and more. They also go on two company retreats a year. Their benefits look awesome! Oh, and you’ll be called a Bufferoo if you get hired.
Doist builds tools like Todoist, a famous productivity app. They offer 40 paid vacation days a year, a coworking budget, reimbursement for high-speed internet at your home office, and more. They hire all around the world, so that seems like a pretty good deal!
11. Fire Engine RED
Fire Engine RED is in their own words “an innovative technology, marketing, and modeling solutions company that’s served the education market since 2001.” Their team is spread out over the U.S. and 5 other countries and they love talented people, no matter where they live.
Benefits include health insurance, paid parental leave and unlimited sick and “life happens” days.
The GitLab DevOps toolchain is being used by companies all around the world for their project planning and more. GitLab has a fully remote team where they want to work with the most talented people.
They offer some cool benefits like unlimited company funds for work needs (and you don’t have to ask for permission!), travel grants to visit colleagues, and much more.
Harvest is a time tracking software. They hire globally, but their HQ is located in Manhattan. They provide health benefits and a laptop.
HotJar provides website audits and feedback. They have some of the best perks on this list, including 40 vacation days and 2 annual retreats.
They go even further than most with a €4000 home office budget, a €2000/year holiday budget, a personal development budget, and some other allowances. Their benefits are truly amazing!
InVision is a digital product design platform. They offer health insurance and a free gym membership, to make sure you stay healthy. They also pay for equipment and conferences you want to attend.
Getting excited about working for a remote company yet?! There are so many to choose from! If you’ve spotted the perfect job already and you’re ready to apply, make sure you ‘remote’ your resume. Say what?
Traditional resumes are often a bit stiff, a bit boring, for remote companies. You want to grab their attention when you apply, so make sure you update your resume so it’s remote ready!
If you’re not sure how to prepare your remote resume, we have a great low-cost resource called the Remote Resume Blueprint. The Blueprint has everything you need to know on what your remote resume needs and has templates for your resume and cover letter to help you on your way.
Not quite found your dream job yet? Let’s look at some more remote companies!
Knack provides its clients with an online database for all their data. Their team is fully remote. They offer paid company retreats, unlimited paid vacation, and health insurance.
17. Time Doctor
Time Doctor provides a time tracking and productivity monitoring tool for other remote companies and freelancers.
The company offers benefits like paid vacation, health insurance, and company retreats.
Toggl is another time tracking app. They hire internationally and provide some great benefits like company and team meetups, a laptop, a budget for your office, and much more. Sounds pretty awesome!
TopTal gathers an exclusive network of freelancers that can be hired by other companies. They offer their core members flexible time off, but don’t list any other benefits. It could be an interesting middle in between freelance and employee.
Tortuga Backpacks makes travel backpacks, and their team is fully remote. They offer great benefits like health coverage, team retreats, retirement savings, and unlimited vacation.
You Need a Budget is a budgeting app (did you guess it?). Their team is fully remote and enjoys benefits like a computer after the initial training period, enough paid time off, and birthday and Christmas presents selected from a bucket list you need to fill out. Sounds pretty cool!
Olark provides live chat software for sales and customer support. Their team is remote and the schedule is flexible. They offer paid time off, paid company holidays, and monthly internet and coworking stipends.
PartnerCentric has team members in the U.S. and Europe and is fully remote. They offer health insurance, company retreats every 1,5 years, and a family retreat once every three years. They even have a book club with a monthly book allowance!
Trafilea is an e-commerce group that builds and manages brands. Their team consists of over 180 talented employees around the world. They give a health insurance subsidy, training budget, and they even pay you to exercise or meditate.
Fastly is a cloud platform that allows its customers to build and store applications. They hire both remote and in-office employees. Most of their employees are U.S. based, but there are some international positions available at this moment as well.
Fastly supports its teams with benefits like medical plans, parental leave, and more.
Ghost is a non-profit that develops free open source software for sustainable journalism. They offer benefits like a budget for your home office or a coworking space, for personal development and they have team retreats.
Paid vacation is unlimited, with a two-week minimum. Yep, they actually make you take a holiday! Sounds pretty good to us!
ConvertKit is a great email marketing platform. They have a fully remote, international team and encourage people to send in their resume, even if there are no current job openings.
They offer paid vacation plus a yearly vacation bonus, an equipment budget, and team retreats.
Komoot is a navigation app for outdoor adventurers, designed to give them the best outdoor experience. They are located in Germany, but their employees are scattered all over Europe.
The company organizes awesome retreats for their employees several times a year so they can exchange ideas and spend time outdoors together.
Prezly offers PR software for better communication. Their team is international and mostly remote, but their HQ is in Belgium.
They fly out all their employees to the HQs for team retreats and teams meet for other fun activities as well. In addition to that, Prezly also offers unlimited time off and an office budget to get you started.
The Hilton hires all over the world for customer service jobs. The pay isn’t great, but they offer benefits like health insurance, paid time off, and educational programs, depending on your location. You also get a discount at Hilton locations.
Concentrix is a business services company that focuses on customer engagement and improving business performance.
FlexJobs is a job board where companies post both employee and freelance jobs, so it’s definitely worth checking out! Maybe you’ll find your dream position, or maybe you decide to try the freelance route after all with a posting on here. It’s all possible!
Is Your Remote Resume Ready for these Remote Companies?
As you might have noticed, remote companies are very focused on employee welfare with almost every company offering paid vacation time, most even offer unlimited vacation days.
There are also plenty of other perks, including health insurance, equipment budgets, and in some cases work out or mental health budgets. And if you thought you would get lonely or disconnected from your colleagues, most of these companies are very proud of their company retreats.
And these are just the ones we know of. There are a lot of companies that hire remote these days, and a lot of them offer at least some kind of benefits.
So if you always wanted to work online, but you want to stay an employee, you have some ideas on where to start looking now! Some of these companies have an alternative application process, others ask for your resume.
One important thing to note is that remote companies are often not impressed with a traditional resume. They’re looking for something extra, something special, so you need to stand out in your application! And one aspect of that is your remote resume.
That’s why we’ve created the Remote Resume Blueprint. The Blueprint has everything you need to know on what your remote resume needs, how to write a good cover letter with a template AND contains 5 remote resume templates you can use straight away!
We’re all rooting for you to find the perfect remote job, so go rock it!
Katinka van den Berg is a virtual assistant here to help businesses create a consistent online presence based on providing value to their customers. When she’s not assisting environmentally conscious businesses with their content creation and social media management needs, she loves to travel and explore new cultures.
She’s a member of 90 Day VA and assists with everything from content creation and repurposing to social media and blog management.
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