In 2024, it's harder than ever to stay healthy and happy, with inflation and price gauging on one end and our pandemic-battered immune systems dangling by a thread on the other. As a result, anyone planning a “new year, new you” reinvention is probably interested in rebalancing their day job against the rest of their life.
A fully remote job might be what you need to do just that. Working remotely isn't for everyone, but for many, it offers a way to reduce stress and free up valuable commute time that can be redirected to rest, hobbies, or caring for your loved ones.
But with many CEOs pushing for a return to the office, nabbing a remote position can be tough. Plus, you'll want to have a company that truly commits to remote work — some of them claim to offer remote positions, but will fail to honor thoses promises as soon as the wind changes.
Here, we've rounded up the top companies with track records of supporting remote-friendly cultures, along with a handful of currently open and fully remote positions at each organization. Hopefully, your new year's resolution for less stress can come true at one of them in 2024.
Microsoft is the biggest name in remote-friendly companies. Other huge names in tech are doing everything they can to roll back remote policies — we at Tech.co hesitate to name names, but a few major companies that reduced their remote policies last year rhyme with “Schmamazon” and “Schmeta, formerly known as Schmacebook.”
However, Microsoft currently has about 940 open positions that are marked as “up to 100% remote” on its online job portal, compared to a total of just 419 positions that required employees to be fully on-site, and a whopping 1890 open positions for “up to 50% remote” jobs.
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Granted, the phrase “up to” hints that your chances at an entirely remote position might vary depending on your manager, but the sheer number of fully remote positions is the biggest possible indicator that Microsoft is genuinely remote friendly. And, since the company is making newsworthy moves with the ChatGPT-owner OpenAI, it's definitely staying in the tech conversation in 2024.
Here are a few fully remote positions to check out:
- Senior Product Manager
- Partner Marketing
- Principal Program Manager
- Talent Sourcer
- Strategic Account Executive – Automotive
- Business Applications Sales Specialist
- Cloud Solution Architect
Check out all the other hundreds of open work-from-home positions over on the Microsoft job site today.
Want to work remotely for Amazon? Check out our dedicated guide to its January work from home vacancies.
The one company that's behind QuickBooks, TurboTax, and MailChimp is clearly a formidable software giant. At the same time, it's also a top remote friendly workplace. At least, it is according to Indeed, which ranked it below only Microsoft on a recently updated list of the best remote companies in 2024.
Intuit ranks highly in Indeed's reckoning for workplace happiness and flexibility. It also offers virtual internships, alongside remote jobs across a variety of career paths such as sales, design, software engineering, user experience, and accounting.
Here's a list of a few open positions that are fully remote:
- Principal Business Development Manager
- Bilingual Customer Onboarding Specialist (Mailchimp)
- Mid Market Sales Senior Marketing Manager, Payments
- QuickBooks Live Expert
- Senior Sales Product Specialist
- Mid-Market Account Manager
You can check out the rest — there are several dozen in total — at the company's job website.
The CVS franchise might not be on the top of your list of powerful tech companies to consider for a remote position, but that's just why they're worth considering. This dark horse contender landed near the top of Flexjobs.com's recent rankings of companies with the most remote openings at the start of 2024: You'll find nearly 790 remote postions listed on its job site today.
With thousands of locations, CVS is one of, if not the, largest pharmacy chain in the United States. One interesting result of this dominance? The stunning variety that you'll find in the hundreds of remote positions that CVS has open right now. Where else can you apply for a job as a Senior Cybersecurity Incident Responder, a Field Service Technician, and a Licensed Clinical Therapist? Granted, we'd be more shocked if you were able to qualify for all three of those.
There are far more options beyond just the typical tech jobs when it comes to remote work at CVS. Here are a few remote positions to think about:
- Pharmacist – Clinical Advisor
- Medicare Community Lead Generator
- Claims Processor
- Bilingual Case Management Coordinator
- Letter Writer/Auditor – Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse
- Senior Cybersecurity Incident Responder
Check out hundreds of additional open and remote positions at the company's job website.
Robert Half International is a massive human resource consulting firm, making it a great fit for those looking for fully remote positions: Accounting and finance staffing industries are packed with white collar positions that can often be filled from any location with an internet connection.
That said, Robert Half has a lot more hybrid jobs open than fully remote ones. Should have been called Robert Half Remote, am I right? No one? Okay, moving on. The corporation currently has 85 hybrid positions open, compared to a similar 76 fully on-site positions, and 11 fully remote ones. It holds a reputation for remaining remote-friendly in 2024, and is a particularly good workplace environment if you are open to some in-person work.
Here, we've rounded up a selection of the fully remote job positions that are open now:
- Finance Business Partner
- Microsoft Solutions Architect
- PeopleSoft Application Manager
- Employee Communications Manager
- Sr. Workday Integrations Engineer
Head over to the company job board to see all the hybrid positions as well, if you're interested in roles such as Talent Manager or Branch Director.
Like Robert Half, the office staffing company Kelly is another high-ranker on many online listicles for remote-friendly businesses. They're based out of the US, but they operate internationally, with unique job boards for the US, Canada, and Mexico, as well as across the pond in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the UK, and even more countries.
At Kelly, you'll work to help place employees at other companies across sectors including financial services, IT, and the legal business. As with many international operations, bilingual or translator positions are always open — if you can speak fluent English and Spanish, you have a wealth of options to chose from.
Their US job site lists over a hundred remote positions, which is nearly as many as on-site and indicates a healthy environment for remote workers. Here are a few of the most interesting open remote positions:
- Medical Record Retrieval Ops Specialist
- English / Spanish Language Interpreter
- Field Application Specialist
- Technical Writer
- Payout and Risk Operator
- Bilingual Spanish-English Interpreters
Check out Kelly's job openings website here — although you'll have to scroll down to the list of countries in order to head over to the job board that's specific to your location.
Is working remotely all about avoiding travel, or is it about freeing up time to devote to your travels? You'll have to come up with a snappy answer to that one if you get a fully remote position at global corporate travel management company BCD Travel.
Working in the travel industry can be a fun, fast-paced position, and there's no reason it wouldn't be as fun when working remotely. You might want to persue a career as a travel consultant or as an events manager. Either way, BCD Travel is one of the well-respected names in the business, and they're always hiring for something. Here's a selection of currently open, fully virtual positions:
- Senior Travel Consultant
- IT Process Manager
- Privacy Professional
- System Developer Analyst
- Training Specialist
- Travel Agent (Germany)
The company has over 60 virtual positions open over here on its job site.
A big name in health insurance, UnitedHealth Group keeps its employees happy with benefits packages that include flexible options. As of an April 2020 blog post, the company said it provides “work/life flexibility via telecommuting to over 25% of [its] employees.”
Here, we've focused on the tech positions that you can apply for a remote position with at UnitedHeath — although they do have openings outside of the tech businsess, including a job for a remote Epidemiologist, should you qualify.
- Paid Search Manager
- Business Development Analyst
- Sales Analytics and Insights Analyst
- Report Coordinator
- Service Desk Manager
You can check out all the remote positions open at UnitedHealth now over on their website.