Companies, jobs, and hiring
There's a growing list of companies hiring remote workers. Let's share a list of companies, hiring tips, and how to find remote jobs.
Let's list here some of the companies working remotely and how they approach remote work (all-remote, remote-first, or remote-friendly - see the difference): All-remote companies All-Remote are companies where everyone works remotely. They don't have any offices. 1. Anybox, see their feedback (in french) Télétravail généralisé, notre retour d'expérience. 2. Automattic, company behind WordPress.com and The year without pants fame 3. Axelerant is a fully-distributed, global agency--with strong beliefs on remote accountability, the realities of digital nomadism, and flexible career choices. 4. Buffer, see their posts about going remote-only, the benefits, and how they make it work. 5. Close.io, see their jobs page and blog post about remote culture. 6. GitLab, see their remote work handbook 7. Groove, see their blog on being a remote team. 8. Gumroad, see how they work remotely. 9. InVision, see their posts about their remote-only motivations, building company culture, and what remote work feels like. 10. Zapier, wrote a book on remote work, is 100% remote. 11. Screenly, this is how they work. 12. Soshace, see their jobs page. 13. Innolitics, see their handbook which describes how they work remotely. 14. IOpipe 15. HiringThing, see their post about what it is like to work remote-only. 16. SerpApi 17. Scrapinghub, who turns websites into data. See their about us page, open positions, and blog. 18. Jitbit 19. ProxyCrawl 20. Toptal, see their Benefits: "Fully Remote, No offices, no useless meetings, no mandatory hours. You’re recognized for what you do, not your time in a chair" at careers page, also see FAQ: "Where do Toptal experts work?". 21. Sonatype, blog article on remote work at Sonatype. 22. Podia, a remote-only company, see their founder's Tweetstorm 23. Knack, a remote-only company, see why they work remotely. 24. Honeybadger 25. Doist, makers of Todist and Twist. Here's how they make remote work happen. 26. Discourse, see Coding Horror's "We hire the best, just like everyone else" 27. Aha!, see their blog about remote work. 28. Articulate, see their website company page for how they work. 29. Infinity Interactive, see their benefits page for their embrace of remote working. 30. Altcoin Fantasy, see their tips on hiring and retaining performant remote workers for an early startup. 31. Nozbe, see what they do, how they work and what are Nozbe’s values. 32. DuckDuckGo, see their "Work Whenever, Wherever" Careers page, also see Making Remote Work: Ask DuckDuckGo About Being A Digital Nomad Q&A. 33. FormAssembly, see their jobs page. Also see their blog post: "[Infographic] Benefits of Working Remotely". 34. Gruntwork: see How they built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup. 35. Idea To Startup, see their join page: "2. Work From Anyplace. It doesn't matter whether you live" .... "You can work from anyplace". 36. SoftwareMill, see their pros&cons of remote work post & others 37. Pangian "Top talent working remotely. Worldwide", see their about page "The fastest-growing remote talent network. Worldwide". 38. Winding Tree, Decentralized Travel Ecosystem built by decentralized team. 39. reinteractive 40. RocketPunch, blog article about their autonomy culture (Korean) 41. Mobile Jazz, a spec-to-ship web and app product development agency. See their post on Going Fully Remote: Six Month's On. 42. Bugfender, a mobile app remote logging and crash reporting tool for developers. See their post on Exercises for Developers and Remote Workers. 43. Zipline, an enterprise retail SaaS company that delivers wonderful communications software to some of the world's largest retailers. Remote from the start, profitable, and growing. 44. Hubstaff streamlines time tracking and team management, especially for remote teams. Check out the CEO's growth blog. Remote-first companies 1. Basecamp, authors of Remote 2. Harvest, see their collection of stories on Working without borders 3. Nota, builders of a modern idea hub & instant screenshot sharing app perfect for remote work. 4. Niteo, a decade old Python boutique with a public Handbook 5. ElevenYellow, type job openings on their console to join this team of digital nomads. 6. PowerInbox, an ad tech company with a fully-remote engineering team. Check out their jobs page. 7. wemake.services, software development company using RSDP 8. Igalia, worker-owned cooperative providing software development consulting services 9. Ad Hoc, see their post "The truth about remote work" and their jobs page. 10. Brightbox, remote for 11 years, see interview with Basecamp for the "Remote" book. 11. Fizzer
There's a growing number of communities helping people to find a remote job. We're listing here all job boards for remote companies (both [all-remote and remote-first](/posts/whats-the-difference-between-remote-only-remote-first-and-remote-friendly-ektahb8ni)). ## Remote job boards - [AngelList](https://angel.co/job-collections/remote) - [FlexJobs](https://www.flexjobs.com/) - [Grow Remote](https://growremote.ie/) - [Jobspresso](https://jobspresso.co/) - [JustRemote](https://justremote.co/) -
Remote interviews are common even for companies not hiring remotely. It comes with its own challenges. Let's see what are the main ones in this lesson. ## Cultural fit A common challenge some teams have is how to assess cultural fit remotely. [GitLab argues](https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/interviews/) we should evaluate values instead: > A company culture is a company's list of values. Culture is an assurance that each employee respects, admires, and feels invested in a c
One of the benefits of working remotely is the ability to hire from anywhere in the world. You can really hire the best talent out there. But Uncle Ben was right: "With great power comes great responsibility." Some companies might see remote work as a way to cheat on labor laws and give fewer benefits to employees by hiring them as contractors. Don't be that kind of company. Remote work should be about freedom, flexibility and actually taking care of the people who work with you. Remote work shouldn't be a way of saving money and exploiting labor. Fortunately, some companies are making easier to hire remotely and comply with local labor laws. Remote.com Remote.com helps companies to hire internationally. They take care of benefits, payroll, compliance, taxes, everything else. --- Do you know any other services for hiring remotely? Please, update this page to include them.
Even though some companies say they're remote-friendly, remote-first or all-remote, they all operate differently. When applying for a job, you should be able to evaluate how much remote they really are despite what says on their fancy website. Here are some questions you might want to ask during the recruitment process: Where does leadership work? If the company's executives aren't working remotely, they might not be so committed to remote work as they're saying. Also, they'll have a harder time understanding the daily issues you'll face as a remote worker. How do employees obtain information about internal processes? All information about the company should be available in its handbook. By asking how they obtain information, you can understand if they care about writing down their processes. How many times did you reference your company's handbook last month and proposed changes to it? Probably, they won't answer a precise number. However, their answer can give you a clue about how often they iterate with their internal processes and practices and how much they really use their handbook. Companies that don't care about remote work's best practices will often make verbal decisions rather than using their handbook. How much of your communication is asynchronous? Asynchronous communication is one of the most important things for improving remote work. If they aren't sure about how to answer this question, they're probably not doing it frequently. An efficient remote company uses asynchronous communication by default: most interactions happen asynchronously. If you message someone, when do you expect a reply? This question is directly related to the previous one. Managers who don't understand asynchronous communication will often expect an immediate reply to their messages. How many meetings did you have last week? The number of meetings a company has can tell a lot about their culture. Meetings should be a last resort. If a company had multiple meetings in the past week, that should be a huge red flag and they definitely don't encourage asynchronous communication. What do you consider flexibility? Many job descriptions say they offer flexibility. But different managers have different ideas of what flexibility means. Some managers think allowing you to be 15 minutes late in the morning is offering flexibility. Make sure you ask them how much flexibility they offer regarding working hours and days. Do they have a set of working hours? Flexibility also tells a lot about how much they're willing to trust you. Flexible organizations usually look for managers of one: professionals who know what has to be done and have the freedom to do so. How is informal communication encouraged? Great remote companies have channels for informal communication. Ask for specific examples of how they encourage it in their organization. How many team members were hired without an in-person meeting? If the company is committed to remote work, they'll trust the whole recruitment process can be done remotely. Ask them if they require an in-person meeting and why. You'll learn a lot about an organization's faith in virtual conversations by asking this question. Monitoring tools Ask them if they're using any monitoring tools. Some companies are spying on remote employees by tracking everything they do. You can tell a lot about a company if they spy on people. They certainly don't trust their employees and it's probably not a nice place to work.