Since launching three years ago, Remote.co has grown to include company Q&As from nearly 140 companies and teams, representing over 52,200 remote team members, about how remote businesses thrive in a fully virtual environment.
Nearly 3% of the total U.S. workforce work from home at least half of the time. The average telecommuter is 46 years or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree, and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker. The average person can save at least $4,600 annually by working remotely.
“The top four most popular career categories for remote jobs are healthcare, computer/IT, education, and sales, but as this group of companies demonstrates, remote work is compatible across diverse industries,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder/CEO of Remote.co and FlexJobs. “And while fully remote companies are not yet the norm, there is absolutely a growing contingency of companies, both large and small, that are embracing it as a strategic, scalable, sustainable, and smart business model,” Sutton Fell concluded.
Below is a list of 25 fully virtual companies, along with their company size and description. Each company meets the following criteria:
- Has no physical headquarters
- Has at least 25 employees
- Everyone works remotely 100% of the time
- Represents diverse industries, such as administrative, computer & IT, finance, HR, marketing, nonprofit, education, and travel
- Hires for a variety of remote positions, such as customer success manager, head of people, and platform engineer.
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Job seekers interested in these companies’ hiring processes can also consult Remote.co’s Hiring Remotely section for information on the best traits of remote worker candidates, what to expect in a remote job interview, and how onboarding works in a virtual environment.
The 25 companies include:
1. Aha! (51-100 employees) - the world’s number one product roadmap software.
2. AirTreks International (25-50 employees) - helps people travel the world by providing travel planning services for multi-stop international airfare.
3. Articulate, Inc. (101-300 employees) - makes the world’s best online training software.
4. BELAY (51-100 employees) - provides virtual staffing solutions for small businesses.
6. Buffer (51-100 employees) - an intuitive, streamlined social media management platform.
7. Chargify (25-50 employees) - billing software helps companies that collect recurring revenue simplify their subscription management and recurring billing.
8. Collage.com (25-50 employees) - makes custom products easy for anyone to create.
9. Crossover (51-100 employees) - sources, tests, and creates remote teams for clients.
10. Greenback Expat Tax Services (25-50 employees) - specializes in the preparation of U.S. expat tax returns for Americans living overseas.
11. Jackson River (25-50 employees) - builds software for nonprofits.
12. Jungle Scout (25-50 employees) - provides tools to help Amazon sellers launch, grow, and scale their businesses.
13. LiquidSpace (25-50 employees) - the largest real-time network for renting on-demand office space.
14. Lullabot (51-100 employees) - designs and builds websites.
15. MomsRising (25-50 employees) - takes on critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions.
16. NodeSource (25-50 employees) - a software company focused on providing Fortune 500 companies with enterprise-level support, expertise, and tooling.
17. OnTheGoSystems (51-100 employees) - creates custom WordPress plugins to enhance the lives of the WordPress community.
18. Scrapinghub (101-300 employees) - helps people and companies get data and information from the web.
19. Simple [A] (25-50 employees) - works on giant, content-heavy websites, mobile applications, and enterprise technology.
20. SoftwareMill (25-50 employees) - a software house and consultancy that develops customised IT systems.
21. Time Doctor (51-100 employees) - offers software that gives you X-ray vision into your remote team’s productivity.
22. Toptal (301+ employees) - connects thousands of senior developers from around the world.
23. WAKA Kickball & Social Sports (101-300 employees) - the largest social sport organization in the country.
24. World Wide Web Hosting (101-300 employees) - an international leader in affordable Web hosting solutions.
25. X-Team (25-50 employees) - provides developers you can trust, whenever you need them.
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