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

The famously remote-friendly tech giant has hundreds of open positions for remote or hybrid workers.

Do April showers bring May job openings? Remote job openings have dipped across the past two years, due in part to widespread layoffs across the tech industry. In April 2024, however, there are a few signs of life returning to the remote job sector.

Spotify, Dropbox, and Dell are just a few major tech companies with remote positions open this year. But at the top of the remote-friendly list is Microsoft, a tech giant by any measure, and one that has consistently had far more remote positions open worldwide than on-site positions.

Here, we’ve researched the most recently opened job positions at Microsoft that fit the bill for fully remote workers. The range from senior positions to entry-level openings, so there’s something for every work-from-home employee.

Fully Remote Microsoft Jobs: Listings for April 2024

Microsoft’s online careers portal lets all users parse its thousands of job listings using the tag “up to 100% work from home.” Here are just a few of the most recent job openings you’ll find through that tag, out of a total of over 1300 possibilities:

You can visit the site yourself for more open positions, including options for fine-tuning your search with additional metrics such as experience levels, profession, discipline, or job role.

The Pros and Cons of Remote Work

Remote and hybrid job positions might appear to be a simple “nice to have” perk for many workers, but for a significant percentage of the workforce, work-from-home positions are absolutely essential.

If you’re a working parent, you may need to stay home to keep an eye on your kid — 52% of mothers consider leaving the workforce over a lack of adequate childcare, after all. Many of those with chronic disabilities also rely on remote work options to earn a living.

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And for everyone else, remote work comes with a host of much-needed health benefits, from stress reduction to higher happiness in general. Even your employer will benefit, often in ways that they aren’t aware of: According to many studies, workers have been found to be more productive, not less, when working remotely rather than in the physical office.

Granted, there are cautions surrounding remote work as well: Work remotely, and you may be less likely to be considered for the promotion you deserve. Even this downside can be pushed back on by normalizing remote work for all, however, and the good news is that we’re well on the way to doing just that.

Microsoft Perks and Employee Benefits

Work perks and benefits might not make up for a sub-standard salary, but they certainly don’t hurt. And while tech companies have been starting to pare back their benefits in recent years, Microsoft still stands out for everything it offers.

The company says it supports “employee growth with hundreds of online and in-person technical, management and professional development classes,” alongside “world-class health care benefits, along with our generous wellbeing benefits.” They’re admittedly a bit vague, since these benefits can vary “across regions.”

Glassdoor rates the company reasonably well, with a 4.3/5 score in the US, based on ratings from former and current employees.

It’s a particularly attractive option for remote-focused workers, too, since Microsoft was offering plenty of entirely remote positions even before the covid pandemic ushered in a more remote-friendly tech era. Currently, the company has 1,300 “up to fully remote” positions listed on its site, compared to the fewer than 440 fully on-site positions open.

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Adam is a writer at Tech.co and has worked as a tech writer, blogger and copy editor for more than a decade. He was a Forbes Contributor on the publishing industry, for which he was named a Digital Book World 2018 award finalist. His work has appeared in publications including Popular Mechanics and IDG Connect, and his art history book on 1970s sci-fi, 'Worlds Beyond Time,' is out from Abrams Books in July 2023. In the meantime, he's hunting down the latest news on VPNs, POS systems, and the future of tech.
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