Fully Remote Jobs at Google You Can Apply for in April 2024

Like its big tech rivals, Google has a number of vacant roles that won't tie you down to an office. Here are our top picks.

For a long time, securing a role at a major technology firm was considered the pinnacle of career success – no more so than at Google. The chance to work with and learn from the world’s top minds inside stunning, new-age office buildings has been wooing ambitious tech workers for almost two decades.

However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has become a much more desirable option for employees with children, as well as digital nomads and other workers who simply want more control over when and where they work.

In this guide, you will explore some of the vacant remote roles currently available at Google, what it is like to work at the company, and how remote roles differ from in-office work.

Fully Remote Jobs at Google for 2024

Google currently has 63 open jobs with the “remote eligible” tag available on their careers page – this is slightly more than the number available the last time we did a roundup.

Here are the most intriguing open roles available at Google, none of which necessarily require you to come into the office in person:

Google lists the headquarters of the role in each listing. But since all of these jobs are tied to an office somewhere in the world, (as they’re all advertised as remote roles) you won’t be expected to travel to the location.

What’s Working at Google Like?

In the early 2000s, Google became known worldwide for its new-age attitude to working, and in 2024, they still offer a range of perks and benefits that most other companies don’t.

Along with hybrid and flexible working arrangements, Google will let employees “work from anywhere” for an entire month every year. There’s also a huge range of childcare support options, including generous caregiver leave, for people with children or elderly relatives.

If you head into one of Google’s offices, you’ll get access to the company’s fitness centers and massage programs. Perks like these go some way to explaining the company’s impressive 4.4 Glassdoor rating – a higher score than Microsoft and Apple have.

Other perks include the ability to request time off to volunteer – and Google will even match the time you put in, and you’ll be able to acquire educational reimbursements for courses and workshops.

Remote vs In-Office Work

If you’ve never worked from home before, there are some key advantages and disadvantages to be aware of before you start applying to remote roles.

For people with young children, working from home naturally affords you some additional flexibility during the day. This added control for employees seems to have a generally positive impact on productivity and employee well-being.

However, there are some downsides – there’s some evidence that remote employees are overlooked for promotions, while the negative impact it may have on young people’s social skills and professional development is being given closer attention in the media as of late.

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Remote work, at times, can feel lonely and isolating – but most companies know this, and now schedule in catchups, meetings, and virtual socials to ensure everyone feels included, no matter what their working arrangement is.

A lot of people find a happy medium is the best of both worlds – an office to go into on one or two days a week, but the freedom to work at home the rest of the time. This is often called “hybrid” working.

What Other Companies Offer Remote Jobs?

If you’re set on getting a remote job, then you’re in luck – in 2024, most large tech companies offer remote and hybrid working arrangements, and some have hundreds of open vacancies.

Microsoft is another company with a range of remote jobs currently open. There are currently more than 1300 vacancies for fully remote roles on Microsoft’s website, and there are another 3200 positions that will involve at least some remote work.

Apple also has several open remote roles, although there aren’t quite as many positions available as there are available at Microsoft. Last time we looked, there were less than 30 vacant remote roles available at Apple. This isn’t surprising considering most big tech companies don’t seem to be as on board with remote working as Microsoft.

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Aaron Drapkin is a Lead Writer at Tech.co. He has been researching and writing about technology, politics, and society in print and online publications since graduating with a Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol five years ago. As a writer, Aaron takes a special interest in VPNs, cybersecurity, and project management software. He has been quoted in the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Computer Weekly, Cybernews, and the Silicon Republic speaking on various privacy and cybersecurity issues, and has articles published in Wired, Vice, Metro, ProPrivacy, The Week, and Politics.co.uk covering a wide range of topics.
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