You’ve probably seen those offices with onsite gyms, baristas on staff, stocked snack counters, and sun-soaked rooftop decks. There’s no doubt about it—there are plenty of companies with digs that are nothing short of sweet.
But, no matter how cool the office is, there’s still one thing that nearly every employee craves: flexibility. You have a life outside of the work (gasp!), and you’d like to be able to get your tasks done from where you want—and ideally on your own schedule too.
Sound like a pipe dream? Well, we’ll save you from pinching yourself, because this can all be a reality. We’ve rounded up 20 companies that offer an insane amount of flexibility as one of their biggest perks. And, on those days when you actually want to be in the office? Well, you won’t complain about their awesome workspaces either.
Fetch Robotics is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup—revolutionizing the way work is done with innovative industrial robotic solutions.
When it comes to describing the culture at Fetch Robotics, “flexibility” is one of the first words employees will use. “Fetch Robotics allows its employees flexibility—this is a very ‘get your work done but it doesn’t really matter when you do it’ culture,” says Ian Danforth, Lead Robotics Engineer. Feel like you need a mid-afternoon break? You can go ahead and take one—and likely even join in an office-wide game of laser tag.
Box helps companies replace outdated technological systems in favor of using the cloud to securely store files, collaborate on content, and access information from anywhere—on any device.
As a platform that gives employees the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere, it only makes sense that the very same concept would be a key piece of what it’s like to work at Box. And, when it comes to fun in the office, the company definitely isn’t afraid to think, well, outside the box. From Friday lunches to organized employee events, Box team members are a happy bunch.
Beautycounter creates safe, high-performing products for the whole family—the organization believes that no one should ever compromise their health in the name of beauty.
As an independent consultant with Beautycounter, you’re in charge of your own schedule and workload—which is exactly why all kinds of people gravitate to this role. Some are young college students or recent graduates excited to join the workforce. Others are working moms looking for flexible schedules, or empty nesters who want to rejoin the working world. If you’re craving flexibility and have a passion for better beauty, send in your application now!
Andela connects top talent with the top employers in the tech landscape, harnessing the resources of the best and brightest minds to help shape the global view.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career, look no further than Andela. The mission is fulfilling, the co-workers are collaborative and fun, and the entire work environment is supportive. But, if you care to work remotely, Andela also has numerous flexible and remote opportunities posted for people who are eager to join this passionate team!
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other related muscle-debilitating diseases.
For people who can’t imagine spending eight hours a day chained to their desks at the office, MDA is the perfect place to stretch your legs. “Working at MDA is not your traditional ‘sit in the office’ job,” says Nathan Ressler-Aragon, “You’re out in the community, and you’re connecting with people, which is awesome, because there’s never a dull day. There’s always something going on.”
Tapingo is a fast-growing startup that leverages mobile technology to make it easier for users to order anything—from food to event tickets—with their mobile devices.
At Tapingo, micromanagement is a dirty word. Leaders provide guidance and support, but without a trace of handholding. Instead, managers encourage employees to have confidence and make their own decisions. If a mistake is made, the company sees it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Even better? Tapingo is currently hiring for a few flexible and remote positions!
GLG provides professional educational platforms that connect industry experts—changing the way the world’s business leaders learn and share information.
At GLG, flexibility doesn’t just apply to your schedule—it’s a concept that applies to your entire position within the company. “To be successful at GLG, it’s really important to be nimble. There’s so much going on, so many exciting and new opportunities, you need to be able to balance multiple priorities, take on new projects, and pivot in different ways,” explains Sara Arnoudse, Head of Learning and Development.
Epsilon transforms analytics into tangible relationships for companies around the world, using digital marketing tech to inform strategy and branding that connects with clients on an emotional level.
Epsilon believes in flexibility and work-life balance. But, the company also believes that the time you do spend in the office should be nothing short of fun. From in-house breakfasts and potlucks to achievement parties and company-wide outings, Epsilon’s culture is all about getting things done as best as possible while having a good time along the way.
Ibotta is replacing the convoluted system of coupons and rebates through a simple app that enables consumers to gain easy cashback rewards.
Flexibility in the Ibotta office not only applies to schedules, but also to the actual work. At Ibotta, employees are trusted, and this trust and transparency forms a core of the culture. “The management style is very hands-off, says Matt Filippini, Director of Sales, “There’s no person overseeing everything you’re doing. You’re doing it and you’re becoming successful in your own right.”
NewsCred is a content marketing company dedicated to uplifting the creator-consumer relationship, empowering brands to become detectives and storytellers to create genuine connections with consumers.
There’s no shortage of perks at NewsCred, including unlimited vacation time for employees to relax and recharge, team outings, and great professional development opportunities. Beyond the overnight hackathons, field days, and board game competitions, NewsCred’s culture encourages employees to share and explore their interests together, fostering friendships that go beyond the office.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and online community for gamers, bringing live and on-demand content to developers, publishers, and media outlets around the world.
While Twitch has been growing at a rapid pace, leadership still works hard to maintain a startup mentality and culture—including a high degree of flexibility and fun in the office. “We have board game nights every Thursday after work, as well as board game lunches every Tuesday,” explains Sharmeen Browarek, Product Manager, of how the team unwinds and bonds.
Blinds.com is the world's largest online seller of custom window coverings—offering a selection of everything from awnings to curtains to shades to shutters.
Blinds.com team members really enjoy their time spent in the office. And, why wouldn't they? There are tons of fun ways for the staff to blow off steam—including a round of ping pong and group outings for laser tag and indoor skydiving. By creating an environment where everyone feels at home, Blinds.com keeps energy levels optimal and productivity at top speed.
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