For many job seekers, being able to make your own schedule or work remotely is more than just a cool perk: It grants much-needed flexibility for other areas in your life.
We get it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of companies that understand not everyone can work in a 9-to-5 office setting. Each of them offer flexible hours, work-from-home options as needed, or the ability to work remotely—and make it work for everyone on the team.
Take Medidata, for example: Employees are equipped with all the technology they need to make work-from-home days an easy option, and—as long as things are getting done—no one is required to be online during certain hours. At DigitalOcean, which has a strong remote workforce, teams use tools like Google Hangouts and Slack integrations so employees are able to collaborate on a daily basis, regardless of where they are.
So if you’re looking for a job that will let you work from home once in a while—or all the time—these super-flexible companies are more than worth your time.
1. UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group, the parent organization of UnitedHealthcare and Optum, is one of the world’s leading diversified health care companies. Their goal is to improve the lives and health of others by helping to drive affordability, accessibility, and quality of care while also helping shape the way the health system works in the future. As a part of a global team, the people at UnitedHealth Group are passionate and motivated to tackle some of the toughest problems the industry is facing while building a meaningful career.
2. Banfield Pet Hospital
Founded as a veterinary practice in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital, a subsidiary of the Mars corporation, has grown to nearly 1000 hospitals in 42 states, as well as DC and Puerto Rico. Together with its clients—and the millions of pets treated each year—Banfield is working to shape the future of veterinary medicine.
3. Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic’s mission is to empower digital businesses by providing real-time machine data analytics that delivers continuous intelligence customers can understand—and act on. Companies such as Samsung and Anheuser-Busch have all turned to them for their expertise. The ideal Sumo Logic team member takes calculated risks, learns from their mistakes, and knows how to iterate and do better each time. They’re also hardworking and operate with integrity when working with clients and colleagues. Perhaps most importantly, colleagues respect each other and value diverse backgrounds and thinking.
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. The company helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access Medidata's platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers.
At Expensify, an expense reporting software company with millions of users worldwide, there are no official titles, managers, or hierarchies. Employees float between teams and create their own paths to success by choosing projects that align with their professional and personal goals. With the support of individual mentors and teammates across the globe, everyone at Expensify has the tools to grow in any direction. They just need to follow two simple rules: “Get shit done, and don’t ruin it for everyone else.”
PagerDuty is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time, and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and to help prevent them in the future. From digital disruptors to Fortune 500 companies, over 12,000 businesses rely on PagerDuty to help them continually improve their digital operations—so their teams can spend less time reacting and more time building for the future.
Splice is building the next generation of music technology tools. They’re a digital music creation platform that allows artists to sell their sounds for royalty-free use, share their work and collaborate with their peers, and back up their projects in the cloud with unlimited free storage. The people at Splice want to democratize music production so artists of all types and skill levels—from beginners to chart-toppers—can easily join in from around the world.
Remesh helps businesses, organizations, and governments understand their customers, employees, and citizens instantly and in their own words in order to make better decisions for those they impact. By using this AI-driven platform, one person can run an open-ended online conversation with up to 1,000 participants at once. Machine learning segments and analyzes the open-ended responses as they come in so their clients can get agile qualitative insights at a quantitative scale in order to make better products, messaging, and communities.
Founded by John Moody, Morgan Harris, and Tony Smith in 2011, Restaurant365 is the leading restaurant management solution platform. Restaurant365 helps restaurants of all types and sizes solve their everyday problems and help them grow. Their cloud-based software integrates everything—scheduling, inventory, cost management, accounting, and more—into one place so that restaurant owners don’t have to seek out a bunch of separate solutions for all of their different needs. They are leading the way by implementing incredibly intelligent, advanced technology that significantly reduces the burdens placed on restaurant operators.
DigitalOcean aims to provide the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that customers love. With a a community of 3.5 million developers and 12 data centers across the globe, DigitalOcean has offices in NYC and Cambridge, and remote employees around the world.
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