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Best Work-From-Home Companies 2019

14 Companies Offering Flexibility Without Skimping on Professional Development, Compensation, or Benefits

At one of my previous companies, I was part of a four person team where three of us worked from the office, and the fourth worked from home. Initially, I was envious of my work-from-home colleague. I pictured her lounging in her PJs all day, while I literally sat next to my boss, wondering whether he'd see me (or care) if I checked Facebook.


My envy quickly dissipated, however, when we started having more team meetings where engagement and participation were crucial.

When we had meetings, my work-from-home co-worker connected via Skype. Her head would float above us on a large TV screen, a reminder that we did indeed have a fourth team member. As she sat in her living room, watching miniature versions of the three of us laughing and tossing ideas around an over-sized conference table, she was more of a spectator than a participant. Unable to hear anyone who was more than a foot away from the mic, she often had to ask us to repeat what we'd said. Her own responses invariably came in delayed, or choppy.

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The moral of the story? Not all companies offering work-from-home roles are created equal. The added flexibility may sound like a blessing, but if the company isn't fully remote, or at the very least, experienced in and committed to supporting remote workers, you may end up feeling like my colleague - left out and overlooked.

Some of the companies below have fully remote teams, and others have a mix of work-from-home and in-office roles. Those in the latter category all have tried and true strategies for ensuring the old cliche "out of sight out of mind" doesn't apply to their remote workers. Most importantly, all 14 of these companies have roles that offer flexibility without skimping on professional development, compensation, or benefits.

Check out our best work at home companies below!

1. Zapier (Fully Remote Team)

What They Do

  • Zapier helps people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

Why We Like Them

Their team is the essence of remote work - living and working across 15+ countries. They meet as a team during annual retreats and discuss everything from their hiring process to team dynamics to combatting unintentional bias. You can read more about their diversity and inclusion efforts here. Plus, they offer:

  • Competitive salary (they don't use remote as an excuse to pay less!)
  • Profit sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents
  • Unlimited vacation policy (2 weeks REQUIRED!)

Who They're Looking For

2. Dell (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Dell empowers countries, communities, customers, and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust Dell to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they're at home, work, school, or anywhere in their world.

Why We Like Them

Dell's commitment to flexible work began in 2009, and since then they've proven that they trust their employees to handle how and where they work by giving them the autonomy to choose and the support to succeed. And they're dedicated to diversity and inclusion, participating in unconscious bias training and implementing a neurodiversity hiring program (just to highlight a couple of their commitments). Plus, they offer:

  • Adoption assistance
  • Caregiver support
  • Parental leave

Who They're Looking For

3. DuckDuckGo (Fully Remote Team)

What They Do

  • They're a mission driven organization working towards creating the world's most trusted search engine

Why We Like Them

They are a remote-first organization offering...

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Co-working office reimbursements
  • A generous vacation policy (their CEO took 5 weeks last year!)
  • Annual company and team meet-ups
  • Equal and transparent salaries
Who They're Looking For

4. Avaaz (Fully Remote Team)

What They Do

  • Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.

Why We Like Them

Our cofounder Milena Berry used to be Avaaz's CTO -- she can vouch first-hand for how inclusive and multi-lingual (17 languages and counting!) they are. Plus, they offer:

  • Sustainable salaries
  • Excellent work-life balance

Who They're Looking For

5. Intuit (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Intuit powers prosperity across the world with their flagship products - TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint.

Why We Like Them

Women make up 29% of Intuit's global tech workforce (putting them ahead of the industry norm), but their goal is full gender parity. In their words, "Diversity and inclusion isn't just something we do. It's part of who we are." In addition to flexible work arrangements, they offer:

  • Medical and life insurance
  • Fitness incentives
  • Caring for kids programs

Who They're Looking For

6. Blockstack (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform. It's the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale.

Why We Like Them

Their flexible work culture isn't limited to work-from-home roles. They encourage employees to work when it's best for them. Plus, they offer:

  • Premium healthcare
  • A positive work culture centered on humility, ownership, and collaboration

Who They're Looking For

7. YouCanBookMe (Fully Remote Team)

What They Do

  • YouCanBookMe is one of the fastest growing scheduling tools in the world

Why We Like Them

They're a fully remote company that values transparency, choosing to share all salary and revenue info (see ya later, pay gap!). They don't want their employees to feel overworked, stressed out, or boxed in by an office. To do that, they offer:

  • Private health and dental insurance
  • 25-30 days of PTO
  • Profit sharing after 2 years

Who They're Looking For

8. Logikcull (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Logikcull's secure, cloud-based solution helps law firms and organizations of all sizes solve the expensive, complex, and risky challenges associated with eDiscovery, internal investigations, and open records response.

Why We Like Them

They've fully embraced a remote-work culture and their development team is located across the US, UK, and Canada. Plus, they offer:

  • 99% healthcare coverage (for employees and their dependents)
  • $250 fringe benefit that is automatically added to employees' paychecks each month
  • Open vacations
  • All remote employees get $56/week to buy lunch!
  • Paid parental leave

Who They're Looking For

9. Help Scout (Fully Remote Team)

What They Do
  • Help Scout empowers support teams to put customers first

Why We Like Them

They're a remote-first company with about 50 people in 32 cities all over the world. Their team members have diverse backgrounds and are united by an enthusiasm for great products and delightful customer experiences. Plus, they offer:

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • Flexible vacation
  • Personal development stipend
  • International benefit stipend

Who They're Looking For

10. Karat (Flexible - Work from wherever you like, or from their Seattle headquarters)

What They Do

  • Karat is on a mission to engineer a better technical interview, and assess the world's talent.

Why We Like Them

Part of their mission is to remove bias from the hiring process. Plus, they want you to work from wherever you work best and will pay for the equipment you need to make that a reality. They also offer:

  • Meaningful equity
  • 100% coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited time off

Who They're Looking For

11. Manifold (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Their marketplace connects applications, wherever they are hosted, to independent cloud services made by developers who care.

Why We Like Them

A self-described "remote-reliant" team, they know how to communicate across borders and help remote workers do their best work by providing generous home-office allowances + a laptop and large monitor. They also offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 15 days of vacation during your first year
  • PLUS the whole company takes the last week of the year off
  • $2,000 professional development allowance

Sound good? See what Nicole - one of Manifold's front-end engineers who was hired off of PowerToFly - has to say!

Who They're Looking For

12. RebelMouse (Fully Remote Team)


What They Do

  • RebelMouse is a revolutionary new all-in-one platform for supercharging content, growing audiences and building loyal and lasting communities.

Why We Like Them

RebelMouse's leadership takes flexibility and diversity seriously. Their founder and CEO, Andrea Breanna, is gender fluid and sets the tone to provide a safe, positive, and loving environment.

Who They're Looking For

13. Paylocity (Mixture of Work-From-Home and In-Office Roles)

What They Do

  • Paylocity provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions.

Why We Like Them

They have a "talent anywhere" philosophy and over 60% of their Tech workforce is remote. They have all of the tools necessary to be successful working from the office (even office workers work from home twice a week) or working from home. Plus, they offer:

  • Paid parental leave
  • Training budget for ongoing learning

Who They're Looking For

14. Mastercard (Flexibility to work from home in certain roles)

What They Do

  • Mastercard operates the world's fastest payment processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.

Why We Like Them

Unlike many of their finance peers, Mastercard offers significant work-from-home flexibility, and nearly 50% of their workforce is allowed to work from home. And they take pride in fostering an inclusive environment. Plus, they offer:

  • Paid Parental Leave (Up To 8 Weeks In The U.S.)
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Family Care Resources
  • Financial Wellness Programs
  • Transgender Surgery For U.S. Medical Plans
  • Financial Assistance for Education

Who They're Looking For

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P.S. PowerToFly is also fully remote, and we're hiring! We think we're pretty great, but we're not quite narcissistic enough to include ourselves on our own "best companies" list ;)

And for a full list of our remote hiring partners, check out our remote job board.

What do you think? Do you work for a great fully-remote or flexible company that we missed? Let us know!

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