2021 Round Up: The Top 100% Remote Companies Hiring
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Want to start 2021 with a new remote job? These top remote-first and 100% remote companies are hiring (and they’re awesome).
The mass migration to remote work may be the only silver lining to the dumpster fire that was 2020. As COVID-19 forced businesses into the virtual workspace, employers and employees finally got to see all the benefits of working remotely firsthand.
Bad news: some companies are now calling their teams back to the office.
If you don’t want to give up the flexibility and greater work-life balance remote work brings, you may want to kick off 2021 with a new permanent virtual position.
Lucky for you, the list of remote-first and 100% remote companies has only been growing. These companies are experts in distributed teams and have mastered all the processes, procedures, and best remote work practices.
The Top 10 Remote-First and 100% Remote Companies Hiring in 2021
Meet the fresh batch of remote-first and 100% remote companies looking for distributed professionals like you in 2021. Please note: the total number of jobs posted are for all time.
1. ReCharge Payments (120 Remote Jobs Posted)
ReCharge Payments is the leading platform to launch and scale a subscription business. The fully remote company of 250+ has been hiring virtual superstars since 2014. And they’re currently hiring!
Get a feel for the team by checking out the ReCharge Culture Blog (pictured above). You’ll find employee stories about working remotely, CEO reading picks, and lots of interesting tips.
2. Animalz (58 Remote Jobs Posted)
Animalz delivers high-end content marketing and SEO solutions to startups, VC firms, and enterprise companies. Join the fully remote team, and you’ll have access to ongoing learning opportunities, monthly wellness stipends, health insurance, and paid time off.
3. Shogun (57 Remote Jobs Posted)
Shogun is a powerful page builder platform for eCommerce stores with a tight-knit, fully distributed team of global talent. The company reimburses the cost of a coworking space, holds employee retreats, supports professional growth, and asks every candidate, "What salary would make you happy?"
The Shogun crew is looking for an HR coordinator, support specialists, engineers, product designers, directors, and managers.
4. Follow Up Boss (57 Remote Jobs Posted)
Follow Up Boss is the leading CRM for fast-growing real estate teams. The crew of 45 has been working remotely since day one, and they offer killer employee benefits like:
Follow Up Boss is currently hiring content marketing managers, Android developers, product support experts, and more.
5. Uscreen (56 Remote Jobs Posted)
Uscreen is the world’s leading video monetization platform. This lean startup is a fully independent, privately held, and profitable remote-first company with a global workforce. Remote employees receive paid time off, access to professional development, and invites to company retreats.
Uscreen has jobs posted for documentation specialists, content marketing writers, outreach specialists, executive assistants, managers, and recruiters.
6. Bitovi (50 Remote Jobs Posted)
The Bitovi company culture includes:
- Competitive salary and annual bonuses
- Bi-annual company retreats (previously in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Amelia Island)
- 401(k) plan with matching
- 4 weeks paid time off
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Life insurance and Long Disability
- Gym membership reimbursement
- Maternity/paternity leave
So if you’re interested, check out this short read before applying: Hello Potential Bitovian.
7. Hubstaff (49 Remote Jobs Posted)
Hubstaff builds productivity tools to fight inefficiency and waste. Their global team of 30 spans 12 time zones and spends 0% of their time-fighting fires. Employees also meet up at annual retreats (such as in Lisbon, Portugal, last year).
The 100% remote company is currently hiring for an admin coordinator, account executive, senior mobile engineer, customer support representative, and many other positions.
8. Zapier (42 Remote Jobs Posted)
Zapier helps people automate the boring and tedious parts of their job by connecting the web apps they already use and love. Their 100% remote team has members in 28 countries spread across 17 time zones.
Everyone communicates asynchronously, works autonomously, and has regular open discussions on topics from gender equality and unconscious bias to celebrating the team’s differences.
Employee perks at Zapier include:
- Competitive salary
- Retirement plan with 4% company match (only in the US, UK, and Canada)
- Two annual company retreats somewhere awesome
- Unlimited vacation days
- 14 weeks of paid leave for new parents
- Healthcare, dental, and vision coverage (only in the US, UK, and Canada)
- Professional development allowance
- Computer/software setup
9. OnTheGoSystems (42 Remote Jobs Posted)
OnTheGoSystems has been creating, selling, and supporting software that powers over a million websites since 2008. Their fully remote team of 95 works in over 40 countries, which they say is “large enough to make an impact, but still small enough so that everyone knows everyone else.”
The company is always hiring remote front-end developers, technical supporters for WordPress plugins, marketers, and team leaders.
10. Toggl (39 Remote Jobs Posted)
The global Toggl team makes simple, elegant time-tracking tools that help over 3 million people work more productively. They’re seeking remote professionals in software development, operations, marketing, and more.
But if you want to join the team, you’ll need to pass a four-stage hiring process that includes a skills test, homework assignment, 3-5 days of paid “test” work with the Toggl team, and a final leadership interview.
All that effort will be worth it when you become one of their remote employees and score all the perks pictured above.
How the Top 15 Best Remote Companies to Work For Changed from 2020 to 2021
We introduced you to the top 15 remote companies to work for in 2020. Here's a recap.
#1. Clevertech (361 Remote Jobs Posted) maintains the #1 position for the second year in a row. These bespoke software solutions gurus have been working remotely since 2006, and they posted almost 30 new remote jobs in 2020 alone. Clevertech is currently hiring developers, recruiters, engineers, data analytics managers, analysts, and more.
#2. Toptal LLC (173 Remote Jobs Posted), an exclusive network of global freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts, still boasts the world’s largest fully distributed workforce. Check out their latest job openings here.
#3. TaxJar (151 Remote Jobs Posted). This fully-distributed team eliminating tax headaches climbed from the #5 position in 2020 to the top three remote companies for 2021. The company added over 40 remote jobs this year and has a dozen open positions in sales, product design, and engineering.
#4. Hotjar (132 Remote Jobs Posted). The makers of this powerful behavioral analytics tool posted 13 new remote positions this year.
#5. X-Team (126 Remote Jobs Posted). This 100% remote community of international developers dropped from #3 in 2020 to #5 in 2021. But don’t let that deter you from applying for one of their ten open remote positions. The team’s looking for developers and engineers.
#6. Aha! (121 Remote Jobs Posted) jumped from #8 in 2020 to just outside the top 5 remote companies to watch in 2021. The self-funded software company added a staggering 33 new jobs this year, and they still have openings for engineers and digital marketing professionals.
#7. Modern Tribe (96 Remote Jobs Posted) soared from #10 in 2020 to #7 this year, thanks to adding over 20 new jobs. The 100% distributed digital agency seeks WordPress experts and other digital producers for their 2021 team.
#8. Cofense (formerly PhishMe) (95 Remote Jobs Posted) stays steady in the top 10. The team of end-to-end cyber-defense knights hopes to add more developers and engineers to their ranks in 2021.
#9. Datastax (90 Remote Jobs Posted) hangs on to the ninth position and is so popular with remote workers that they don’t have any open positions at this time.
#10. Doximity (85 Remote Jobs Posted). Despite slipping from #9 in 2020, these pioneers of mobile health apps added nine new jobs this year. The company is currently hiring developers, engineers, managers, and more.
#11. Help Scout (73 Remote Jobs Posted), an all-in-one customer service platform, has a remote-first team of 110 people in 80+ cities worldwide. Jobs get snatched up fast thanks to their commitment to DE&I and their B Corporation status.
#12. Close (71 Remote Jobs Posted) added 10 new job postings this year, and they’re currently hiring. Keep this one on your list as Close remote employees meet up twice a year somewhere fantastic for team-building retreats.
Remote Year (50 Jobs Posted), Sticker Mule (47 Jobs Posted), and GitHub (47 Jobs Posted) fell out of the top 15 remote companies for 2020. Though each company remains in the top 25, other newcomers are in hot pursuit of their spots for 2021.
Get Your Resume Ready To Impress the Top 100% Remote Companies Hiring in 2021
Congratulations! You now have a list of the top remote companies hiring in 2021. Now it’s time to spruce up your resume and get started on those applications.
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