COVID-19 has forced companies all over the world to adapt to and embrace remote work—at least for the short term. And although the transition to working from home was fast and furious for a lot of organizations, many companies are now figuring out that working remotely is the future of work—pandemic or not.

Recent news stories abound with company announcements of extended work-from-home policies, with some even deciding to allow employees to work from home permanently.

For companies already integrating some remote work before the pandemic hit, the move toward a fully remote workforce was a natural one. For others, it took the world’s largest work-from-home experiment to show that remote work is productive, successful, and collaborative.

And, remote work has significant benefits for both employers and employees, not the least of which is increased productivity and better work-life balance.

Employees Want Remote Work, Too

According to a Global Workplace Analytics survey of employees working remotely during the pandemic, 73% note that they are very successful when working from home, and 86% say they feel “fully productive” working from their home office. And, of the 3,000 respondents, 76% want to continue working from home at least 2.5 days per week, on average.

It’s clear that employees value being able to work from home. And as more and more companies switch to a remote-first or fully remote model, job seekers have an even better chance of finding (and landing) the ideal work-from-home position.

Companies Switching to Remote Work

1. Adobe

As a software company that provides solutions for web-based applications and content development, Adobe is well-known for its Adobe Flash Technology, used in more than 75% of online videos.

Remote work plans: Adobe is planning on having employees work remotely until October 2, 2020.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Senior Customer Success Manager – Healthcare
  • Implementation Consultant

2. Aetna

Founded in 1850, Aetna provides high-quality healthcare and services to protect consumers financially from health-related risks. Aetna offers health insurance products to more than 50 million network members, including medical, dental, pharmacy, disability, behavioral health, and group life plans.

Remote work plans: Aetna plans to keep the majority of its office employees working remotely until at least the start of 2021.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Cloud Architect
  • Vice President – Enterprise Strategy

3. Amazon

As the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon employs nearly 92,000 employees all over the globe and offers traditional and e-books, furniture, household items, apparel, electronics, music, movies, and more.

Remote work plans: Employees whose positions allow them to work from home can do so until January 8, 2021.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Senior Workforce Manager
  • Social Media Team Manager

4. Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a leading provider of accessible, online family history research services, with more than 12 billion records, proprietary search technologies, and a community of nearly 2 million subscribers.

Remote work plans: Employees of Ancestry.com can work from home through December 31, 2020.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Content Editor – Contextual Content
  • Digital Designer – Performance Marketing

5. Capital One

Capital One, one of the nation’s top 10 largest banks, provides financial services and products for consumers, commercial customers, and small businesses nationwide.

Remote work plans: Capital One plans to keep all non-essential staff working from home until the end of 2020.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Collections Representative
  • Customer Solutions Specialist

6. Coinbase

Coinbase offers cryptocurrency services designed to facilitate transactions in open-source, peer-to-peer digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin.

Remote work plans: Coinbase has become a “remote-first” company, allowing most staff who want to work remotely to do so indefinitely. Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, employees who want to return to the office will be able to for some or all of their working hours.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Staff Engineer, Security Engineering
  • Senior Software Engineer, Tools

7. Facebook

Founded in 2014, Facebook is the largest social media network worldwide, with more than 2.6 billion monthly active users.

Remote work plans: Facebook plans to keep staff working remotely until July 2021.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Technical Writer
  • Applications Developer

8. Gartner

Gartner is an IT research and advisory company that provides insight, strategic advice, and practical solutions to help companies and organizations worldwide make efficient, high-quality business decisions.

Remote work plans: All Gartner employees will work remotely through January 1, 2021.

Recent remote job openings: 

  • Senior Executive Partner
  • Sales Manager

9. Infosys

Information technology and services company, Infosys, offers services to clients in more than 50 countries worldwide. Infosys solutions include strategic consulting, digital transformation, insights and analytics, business services, engineering services, and finance and accounting.

Remote work plans: Infosys plans on having 33%-50% of its workforce work from home permanently.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Underwriter Process Lead
  • Loan Closer Process Specialist

10. Lambda School

Founded in 2017 as a revolutionary alternative to traditional colleges, Lambda School trains students for high-tech careers with 100% online classes and no up-front costs.

Remote work plans: Lambda School has rolled out a permanent work-from-anywhere policy, and employees can work from anywhere in the U.S.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Data Science Instructor
  • UX Instructor

11. Mastercard

Mastercard is a worldwide transaction, payment-processing, and consulting company with the fastest-payment processing network in the world.

Remote work plans: Mastercard is allowing its employees to work from home until COVID-19 fears subside, and people feel comfortable coming into offices.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Specialist, Consumer Support Services
  • Director, Account Management

12. Microsoft

Microsoft is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, and markets computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers.

Remote work plans: Microsoft is giving its employees the option to work from home through at least January 19, 2021.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Project Manager

13. Nationwide Insurance

As one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial and insurance services companies, Nationwide Insurance provides customers with farm, life, homeowners, auto, commercial insurance plans, and other products and services.

Remote work plans: Nationwide Insurance is permanently transitioning to a blended work model, with the majority of employees working from home indefinitely.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Claims Specialist II – Commercial Property
  • General Claims Adjuster

14. Nielsen

Nielsen is an international performance management, information, and measurement company that provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of what consumers are buying and watching.

Remote work plans: Nielsen will be converting offices to team meeting spaces post-pandemic, and employees will be able to work from home most of the week moving forward.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Client Director
  • e-Commerce Associate Sales Director

15. PayPal

PayPal is a financial technology company with a platform that allows buyers and sellers to securely conduct online transactions. PayPal works with over 179 million merchants and consumers from more than 200 international markets.

Remote work plans: PayPal employees will work from home until October 1, 2020.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Principal Security Architect
  • Web Applications Engineer

16. Raytheon BBN Technologies

Raytheon is a defense, aerospace system, and homeland security company that specializes in missile defense, command and control, sensors and imaging, training, cybersecurity, mission support, and research and development.

Remote work plans: Employees at Raytheon can work remotely through the end of 2020.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Senior Financial Analyst

17. Salesforce

Salesforce employs more than 34,000 people, and its customer success platform is the world’s #1 customer relationship management (CRM) tool.

Remote work plans: Salesforce employees have the option of working from home through at least August 2021.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Engagement Manager
  • Senior Analyst, Partner Talent Programs

18. Shopify

Shopify is an ecommerce company that provides a multichannel, cloud-based commerce platform for small and midsized companies to design, organize, and manage stores across various sales channels.

Remote work plans: All of Shopify’s 5,000 employees can work from home indefinitely.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Product Manager
  • Staff Product Designer

19. Siemens

Started in 1847, Siemens is a global industrial electrical engineering and electronics corporation that operates nine divisions. Products include industrial controls, energy-efficient building solutions, wind turbines, medical imaging technology, and train and subway solutions.

Remote work plans: 140,000 of Siemens’ employees can permanently work from home for two to three days per week.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Account Technology Manager
  • Service Program Manager

20. Slack

Slack offers real-time messaging, archiving, and search services designed to facilitate team communication so users can quickly and efficiently stream communication and documents to share with colleagues.

Remote work plans: Most Slack employees have the option to work from home permanently, and Slack is committing to hiring more permanently remote employees.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Account Executive, Large Enterprise
  • Account Executive, Enterprise – State and Local

21. Smartsheet

Smartsheet offers a leading cloud-based platform for work execution and collaborative work management and process automation. Smartsheet’s platform enables users to automate, capture, plan, track, and work at scale.

Remote work plans: Smartsheet employees will be able to work from home through October 9, 2020.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Software Development Engineer – Android

22. Square

Square began as a small credit card-reading application, and now provides merchants with the ability to manage point-of-sale systems, accept credit card payments, and sell online.

Remote work plans: Even when offices begin to open, Square employees will be able to work from home permanently.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Senior Product Designer, eCommerce
  • Senior Security Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure, GCP

23. The Hartford

Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut and founded in 1810, The Hartford is one of the country’s largest investment and insurance companies, offering group benefits, property and casualty insurance, and mutual funds.

Remote work plans: The vast majority of employees at The Hartford will work from home through the end of 2020.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Nurse Customer Care
  • Angular Front-End Developer

24. Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking and news service that allows people to post messages and interact with others instantly around the world using short messages.

Remote work plans: Employees at Twitter will be able to work from home indefinitely, going into the office if and when they choose.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Analyst, Platform Analytics
  • Engineering Manager – Machine Learning Infrastructure

25. Upwork

Upwork is the world’s largest freelance marketplace offering 2,500 skill categories, with 10 million registered freelancers and 4 million registered client companies.

Remote work plans: Upwork is permanently adopting a remote-first model, with remote work being the default for all employees.

Recent remote job openings:

  • Vice President of Contingent Workforce Solutions
  • Associate Employment Litigation Counsel