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

The tech giant has hundreds of completely remote roles currently open this month. We take a look at the best of the bunch.

Remote work became all the rage during the pandemic. While the working world has returned to a sense of normalcy, lots of companies continue to offer remote work as an option, so millions of workers are still spending more time at home than in the office – or not commuting in at all.

The trend shows very few signs of letting up, either. In 2024, the planet’s biggest tech companies are opening up hundreds of new remote jobs in offices all across the globe – and industry giants Microsoft and Google are leading the way.

In this guide, we’ve compiled the best remote jobs currently open at Microsoft in March 2024, explained some of the pros and cons of working remotely, and some of the benefits and perks on offer from Microsoft.

The Pros and Cons of Remote Work

Much like in-office work, there are advantages and disadvantages to working remotely. And, if you’ve never had a remote job before, it’s good to be aware of these before you start hunting.

Perhaps the biggest, most direct advantage of working from home is being able to skip out on the commute. In 2023, it was confirmed that the average US remote worker says 55 minutes a day avoiding the dreaded journey into the office.

Along with clawing some time back each working day, remote workers often highlight the added flexibility that working from home brings is one of it biggest advantages. You’ll probably feel this benefit most if you have children  – and you’ll save significantly on childcare costs while you’re at it.

Remote working arrangements also make it possible for young people to travel the world while maintaining a steady job – a class of workers now referred to as digital nomads.

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There are some disadvantages though. One recent study suggested that remote workers are more likely to be overlooked for promotions, and anyone who’s participated in a disjointed team Zoom call will know that there’s nothing quite like face-to-face meetings. 

Microsoft Perks and Employee Benefits

Big tech companies are notorious for providing endless streams of work perks and benefits, but Microsoft really pushes the envelope in this regard.

The company will “give you time away to focus on the people who matter most with leave for new parents and family caregiver leave, adoption assistance, parenting classes, and family support programs” the company explains on their website, “as well as subsidized and discounted childcare and back-up care for children, adults, and elders.”

The company also hands out bonuses to employees regularly and awards new hires with stock as soon as they join.

On company review portal Glassdoor, which compiles ratings from former and current employees of businesses, Microsoft’s current score is 4.4/5 – a little higher than Apple’s 4.2/5.

Applying for fully Remote Jobs: Interview Tips

A good employee is a good employee, whether they’re working in an office, or remotely – but that hasn’t stopped managers and business owners questioning how productive their staff are when they’re away from the office.

If you’re interviewing for a fully remote role, it’s always good to emphasize that you can work independently and autonomously. If you can provide examples of times when you’ve done this, that’ll make you an even stronger candidate for a remote role.

In a nutshell, people hiring into remote roles want self-motivated go-getters who don’t need to have their hand held through tasks, and are comfortable problem solving on their own.

Being a good remote employee is all about taking responsibility and initiative. If you think you have what it takes, head over to the Microsoft careers page and start applying today.

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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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