On this page, we're spotlighting all-remote and remote-first companies, along with job boards that curate high-quality remote roles.
Organizations leading the way
In the GitLab Unfiltered video above, Darren (GitLab) and Rodolphe (Remotive) discuss several remote work topics: favorite things about remote work, how to find/start/thrive in your first remote role, and the impact of the growing remote work community.
Working remotely is becoming more common globally. While all-remote and remote-first organizations still represent the minority, a variety of trends — from heightened rents in major cities to a greater emphasis on sustainability to a cultural desire to work and live where one is most fulfilled — have more people than ever interested in this way of working.
Buffer's latest State of Remote Work shows that the overwhelming majority of those who work remotely would recommend it to others, while new survey data from Owl Labs collected from 23 countries and 6 continents found that over half of global companies now allow some form of remote work.
In the aforementioned Owl Labs survey, it found that 16% of global companies are fully remote and 40% of global firms are hybrid, offering remote options while maintaining at least one physical office.
However, an increasing amount of startups and small-to-medium sized businesses are all-remote. In other words, those looking to work for an all-remote or remote-first organization as opposed to lobbying for a remote arrangement within a colocated company will want to cast their attention on career pages from the below.
Job seekers are wise to point their efforts towards companies that are built to support 100% remote. You're able to bypass hours of lobbying for a remote arrangement during the interview process, and you're assured that the tools you need to operate effectively from anywhere will be included from the get-go.
While there are myriad job boards that curate part-time and freelance gigs which can be completed from anywhere, this section is focused more on surfacing all-remote and remote-first careers.
Here's a list of 60 remote jobs sites in 2019, including:
Glassdoor (toggle the "WFH or Remote" option to filter search results)
"Getting promoted while working remotely really depends on how remote your company is. GitLab is a fully remote organization with over 700 folks around the world, so getting promoted wasn’t difficult at all. In previous roles, I was the only person who worked remotely. In those cases, I felt very forgotten by my employer." - Emilie L Schario, a Data Engineer at GitLab
Informal all-remote and remote-first job searching
Keep in mind that many great all-remote and remote-first companies aren't big enough to justify an appearance on conventional job sites. Particularly for startups, hiring is often accomplished via networking and word-of-mouth.
Oftentimes, founders will put out informal calls for help through a single tweet, Instagram story, or LinkedIn post. These calls do not make it to formal job boards, yet they represent opportunities to join a fledgling company during a formative time where there is potential to secure a significant stake via equity or stock options.
Each of these platforms support search via hashtag. Be aware that many results will be spam, but diligent searchers can find diamonds in the proverbial rough. Here's a list of popular remote work hashtags, including the below. Where you can, combine searches to include the below along with hashtags such as #hiring or #nowhiring.
Working in an all-remote environment is unique. Be sure to read over the distinct benefits and drawbacks when considering if such a setting is ideal for you.