We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We know the the best work doesn't always happen in an office between the hours of 8 and 5.
Luckily, more and more companies are embracing this and incorporating flex time and remote work arrangements into their culture, both for their longtime employees and their new hires.
So, if you're looking for a gig that'll let you work from home once in a while—or even all the time!—check out these seven companies, all hiring for all kinds of roles now.
Where: New York
TNTP helps schools, districts, and states grow and hold on to great teachers and build systems that prioritize effective teaching in every classroom. Staff who don’t work from the small Brooklyn headquarters work in districts and home offices in over a hundred cities across the country. Many staff work from home—often with a pet curled up at their feet—while others are energized by the daily opportunity to work alongside teachers and school leaders in schools.
2. Worldwide 101
Worldwide101 is a virtual professional services company, supporting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups around the world. As virtual professionals, Worldwide101 team members have the freedom to create a different lifestyle, live where they choose, and command their own schedule. Need to drop off the kids or hit the gym before your day begins? No problem. As long as client expectations are kept, Worldwide101 encourages its team to find a work rhythm that fits them.
Where: Lincoln, NE
Serving hundreds of youth, high school, college, and professional sports teams across the country, Hudl offers a web-based platform where coaches and athletes can collaborate to dominate the competition. The quickly growing startup is based in Lincoln, NE, but it's happy to hire remote workers based in NY, TX, or CA for any of its openings. (Added bonuses: unlimited vacation time and an annual team trip to Vegas!).
OwnLocal seeks to help local newspapers and media outlets and local businesses alike—by enabling those local media companies to offer sophisticated digital advertising to their small business partners. In addition to loads of other fun perks (an onsite pool, free black car service, a fully-stocked kitchen), OwnLocal has an unlimited vacation and work-from-home policy that allows employees to choose when and where they do their best work. “With an open vacation policy and no regulations about working in the office, at home, or remotely, everyone is always refreshed and ready to work really hard,” explains one staffer.
Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival has rapidly grown into an annual series of conferences and events featuring new music, film, and interactive media. The company's creative roots mean that employees are given the freedom and flexibility to work how they work best, including from home. (But, while employees appreciate the flexibility, they also find plenty of reasons to come into the office—think constant opportunities to interact with the likes of Al Gore, Yoko Ono, and Duran Duran.)
Where: San Francisco
At microfinance organization Kiva, employees enjoy "No-Meeting Tuesdays," which means they can also work from home. A day with no meetings and the chance to work from the couch? Sign us up!
Where: McLean, VA, Charleston, SC, and Norman, OK
Telogical is a bootstrapped telecommunications company, specializing in information services and competitive research. The team has three offices across the country, but gives its employees the flexibility to work remotely (and on their own schedules) when they'd like. Everyone stays in touch through regular video conferences, including the all-hands Monday morning team huddle.