Full time work from home jobs as an employee are just like traditional office jobs. However, you get to telecommute!
In itself, no commute is an amazing benefit. After all, the average commute is at an all time high of nearly 28 minutes each way according to Census.gov.
After a decade of remote work, I can’t even imagine an hour driving to and from work day after day.
In addition to no commute, you are eligible for employee benefits too.
Remember, you are only eligible for benefits as an employee.
Freelancers and contractors do not receive benefits.
In fact, you can learn all about the differences between employee and freelance jobs. When you’re ready, head back over here. Today, you can check out a list of real companies you can build a career with. (The benefits aren’t too shabby either).
The best part? You don’t have to set foot into an office!
What Are Full Time Work from Home Jobs Anyway?
In this case, we are talking about employee positions at remote companies. You already know what an employee job is if you’ve ever worked a traditional office job.
As a remote employee you:
- Work a set schedule
- Are benefits eligible
- Have taxes taken from your pay
- Receive regular paychecks
- Clock in and clock out as required
For the most part, employee positions are not flexible. You cannot come and go as you please. Instead, you ask permission for time off and are expected to work specific hours. In return, you receive steady paychecks and a predictable schedule.
Simple enough, right?
When You Should Not Seek Employee Jobs from Home
Let’s face it, remote employee positions are not for everyone. That’s okay. Fortunately, there are other remote work options out there. But, how do you decide if you should work from home as an employee? Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have a quiet home office?
- Am I able to work a full time schedule without interruptions?
- Can I commit to 40 hours a week?
If you answered “no,” to any question, reconsider your work from home type.
Remember, you cannot get up and leave any time you want. Similarly, you can’t have kids in your care during work hours. It’s also not a good idea to run errands, complete chores, or binge watch The Witcher (no matter how handsome Henry Cavill is).
Think about it, you would not walk out of an in-person office job to run errands or bring your children to the office. Chances are, you wouldn’t endlessly scroll social media or login to Netflix either. Well, you might. But, you would likely get fired if you did!
If you can’t or wouldn’t do it in a traditional office, you can’t do it with full time work from home jobs either.
Companies that Have Full Time Work from Home Jobs
Today, there are literally thousands of companies that hire remotely. Seriously, I could write a seemingly never-ending list. However, not all companies hire full time remote employees AND provide outstanding benefits.
So, I decided to shine a spotlight on those companies specifically. Remember, this is a short list. Keep in mind, there are tons of other companies too. They just might not offer stellar benefits.
More than 3 million people use Buffer (myself included!) to manage their social media presence.
To keep all those users extremely happy, Buffer employs a diverse workforce that is distributed all over the world.
And that’s one of the benefits of working for Buffer: You get to work wherever you’re happiest. Clearly, Buffer is a company with outstanding values:
Additionally, Buffer offers its full time employees:
- 4-day workweeks
- Minimum vacation of 3 weeks per year
- Profit sharing
- 3-month family leave
- $500 and a laptop to set up your home office
- Free e-books
Amazing, right? Do you have what it takes to join the team? Well then, visit Buffer’s hiring page to find open roles in categories like Marketing, Happiness, and Product & Engineering.
Here’s a little secret, join their mailing list. Buffer is known to send out job leads to subscribers first.
2. InVision App
InVision is the world’s leading design and collaboration tool. Users ca make working prototypes, design in real time, and instantly share what they’re working on with coworkers.
Speaking of coworkers, InVision is a 100% remote-first company. Your coworkers can work wherever they want.
Certainly, remote first is a great perk for international job seekers. However, the goods don’t stop there.
InVision also provides benefits like:
- Monthly allowance
- Fertility care and support
- Free Headspace account
- Home office budget (renews every two years!)
- Flexible paid time off
You know, I could keep going. Instead, I’ll let you take over. Visit InVision’s Careers Page to learn more.
You may not recognize the company name Automattic. However, you might be familiar with their brands like WordPress.com and WooCommerce. (If not, that’s okay! those who work from home as a blogger will).
Personally, I love that Automattic calls its employess, “Automatticians.” Clearly, I consider this a benefit. But, there is even more to love about full time work from home jobs here.
All Automatticians receive:
- Career coaching (you know I love this one)
- Home office and coworking allowance
- Life insurance
- Mental health benefits
- WordPress branded laptop on your 4-year anniversary
Of course, employees are supported in other ways too. For example, they’re encouraged to take at least 25 days off annually. Plus, a paid 3-month sabbatical every five years! (Honestly, I loved reading the employee sabbatical stories. I encourage you to check them out as well!).
Ready to call yourself an Automattician? Check out Autommatic’s openings to start the application process today.
Next up, let’s look at Edgar. This is a social media scheduling tool that I adore. It saves time and effort and its mascot is a cute octopus. Honestly, what’s not to love?
Since 2014, Edgar continues to grow. That’s why they offer outstanding benefits to attract top talent including:
- 100% remote
- Work only during office hours
- Make your own decisions
- Flexible spending account
- Family leave
- Discounted pet insurance
- Unlimited sick time
- 20 vacation days
Full time work from home jobs here are also eligible for mini birthday adventures and a company MacBook. The goods don’t stop there.
Next, I encourage you to read the Edgar Employee Handbook. In it, you will find everything you want to know about working at Edgar. Also, check out this Company Culture Video by Edgar founder, Laura Roeder:
Now, mosey on over to the Edgar Career Page. Be sure to check back often!
5. American Express
An oldie but goodie on this list is American Express. Chances are, you have heard of them before. Heck, you may even have one of their cards in your wallet right now.
If so, you already know how well they treat cardholders. Spoiler alert: They treat their employees well too!
There are several American Express virtual jobs to consider for full time work. For example, Virtual Customer Care Representative and Travel Counselor are two popular remote options.
Full time employees are offered benefits like:
- Free counseling
- 24/7 access to virtual doctors
- Annual incentive awards
- Backup childcare
- In-home care for adult loved ones
In particular, American Express wants its employees to work healthy and work happy. And you know I’m all about Work from Home Happiness here.
Additionally, American Express is named as one of the Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. Plus, there’s an emphasis on diversity and inclusion here.
Sound like a place you’d love to work? Come on down to the Amex Jobs Page. Filter down to work from home full time jobs by searching for “remote” in the location box.
Chances are, you don’t know the company Zapier (yet). However, it’s a forward-thinking company that makes automation easy. Zapier calls these automations “zaps.”
To start, Zapier is a 100% distributed workforce. Like others on this list, it means the company has employees spread out across the globe. Similarly, Zapier employees receive benefits like:
- All-team retreats twice a year
- Choose your own schedule
- Work from anywhere
- Unlimited vacation days
- Profit sharing
- Home office allowance
Of course, the benefits don’t stop there. In fact, Zapier quite literally wrote the book on remote work.
Ready to be happier at Zapier?
No problem! Please visit Zapier’s Jobs Page. Additionally, read its commitment to applicants for a transparent look at the hiring process. Honestly, I wish more companies did this!
Afterward, you will have a much better understanding of what it’s like to get hired and work at Zapier.
Next, we have Apple. At some point, you have heard of Apple. And, chances are, you’ve owned an Apple device whether it be headphones, watch, computer, laptop, or tablet.
You’re not alone! At any given time, there are 1 billion Apple devices in use. Apple hires full time work from home jobs as At-Home Advisors to support them all.
Unsurprisingly, a perk of working remotely for Apple is getting your own iMac. However, you can only use it for work purposes. But, the benefits don’t stop there.
Additionally, Apple offers:
- Flexible medical plans for physical and mental health
- Free counseling
- Fertility treatments
- Paid time off to care for a loved one
- Parental paid leave
- Legal referrals
- Stock grants
- Product discounts
For more, watch the video below on how Apple supports just one of its employees:
Now, visit Apple’s Career Page to learn more about the Apple At Home Advisor role. From there, apply directly or search for more home office opportunities!
8. UnitedHealth Group Full Time Work from Home Jobs
Did you know healthcare is one of the fastest growing remote industries? As such, it’s no surprise to see UnitedHealth Group on this list. After all, a healthcare company should offer outstanding health benefits.
These health-focused benefits include:
- 100% covered in-network care
- $600 bonus for completed health actions
- Personal health care advisor
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
And, that’s just scratching the surface. Aside from health benefits, full time work from home jobs at UnitedHealth Group include financial perks like stock purchases and better work-life balance through generous paid time off.
For more information, view the UGH Employee Benefits Guide. Next, visit its job search page. Note, you need to check the “remote jobs” option to filter out in-office positions.
Next, consider Twilio for full time work from home jobs in communications. However, it’s not all tech roles here. In fact, you will find remote jobs in departments like Accounting, Customer Support, Design, and more.
Regardless of department, Twilio supports employees with:
- Generous paid time off
- Paid parental leave
- Wellness leave
- Retirement savings
- Volunteer and donation offers
- Equity plan
Interested? View the Working at Twilio video:
Next, follow up by visiting the Twilio Jobs Page. From there, browse open positions and apply to remote roles across the US and select countries around the world
Lastly, let’s discover more about GitHub. Developers are already familiar with GitHub. After all, it’s the go-to place to build and share code. However, GitHub isn’t just tech jobs for coders and web developers.
Popular departments with remote roles include Legal, Marketing, Support, Sales, and Operations. Of course, Engineering is popular too!
GitHub support a remote culture. Currently, it has full time work from home jobs in all 50 US states. Plus, it also hires in Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
My favorite GitHub benefits are:
- Set your own work schedule
- 100% health coverage
- 50% company retirement match
- Charitable donation matching
- Monthly wellness allowance
Additionally, GitHub pays $20 to a charitable organization for every hour you volunteer!
Now, you’re up. Head on over to the GitHub Careers Page. Browse openings and apply to the ones that interest you!
Find More Full Time Work from Home Jobs with Amazing Employee Benefits
Remember, this is a very teeny tiny list. Today, there are thousands of remote companies with superior benefits. For a deep dive, research top remote companies via FlexJobs. Then, sign up for a FlexJobs Membership.
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I highly recommend FlexJobs for remote job seekers. Really, it’s a surefire way to avoid work from home scams!
Get Hired to Work from Home
Lastly, don’t neglect your resume! You will need a good one to get past ATS and in front of hiring managers.
Head over to TopResume for a free resume review. Then, take your free report to make improvements. You will be interviewing for full time work from home jobs before you know it.
Have any questions? Know a work from home company with great benefits? Leave it in the comments below.
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Anna Marie Menendez says
Hi Ashlee: I hope your weekend has been fantastic! Thanks for your emails. I work for a hospital for the past 13 years, I am a secretary/administrative assistant,bilingual with excellent communication skills. My question is do you ever see or find jobs to work as a secretary at home? I took a Virtual Assistant course but I am not ready to stay home yet because I have some bills I would like to pay first. I would love to work at home some extra hours so I can get those bills paid. If in your research you see something like that can you please post it? Thanks so much for all you do to help others. Many blessings! I am subscribed to your emails.
Hi Anna Marie,
Thanks for stopping by! You know, I don’t really see ads seeking remote secretaries. However, I do come across a number of companies that hire virtual receptionists. This is pretty much answering incoming calls and taking messages for small businesses, busy professionals, and solopreneurs.
Is that something you’re interested in?
Jane Maifeld says
Yes something like that would interest me .
I’d love to hear about that also!
I am to interested in working from Home Secretary. Can you email me the information.
I’d love to get more info on administrative jobs at home as well. Thanks
Tracey Hastings-Ward says
I’ve been looking for quite some time for a remote position. I am very interested t learn more. How can I gain more information and ultimately employment?
Great post. I’m in the midst of a sort of mid-life crisis in my career (although I’m only in my 30s!)
I am a first time mom, and I’m quickly realizing that my current career is not at all conducive to my new life, so I’m thinking that a work-at-home gig is the way to go. However, I noticed that a lot of the jobs posted by the companies you mentioned require a technical background. Although I do consider myself pretty tech savvy, that is not my expertise.
I currently work as a behavior analyst, and I have a masters degree. I have experience in customer service, and I would consider myself to be creative and artistic. I also really enjoy writing.
Can you think of any work from home Jobs that would be more up my alley? I’m not really sure where to even start looking because I don’t know what my experience would qualify for.
Michele Smith says
I am looking for a medical billing position online. I have been a family practice medical biller/coder for the past 21 years. I am not a certified coder,but have doing been coding for 20 years. I have billed all insurance groups along with entering the remittance advice electronically within a practice management system. There isnt anything I havent done within the revenue cycle for medical.
if you have any resources or leads to a virtual position, please send my way.
Greatly appreciate the help.
I am looking for a medical billing position online. I have been doing medical biller/coding and authorizations for the past 25 years. I have billed all insurance groups along with entering the remittance advice electronically within a practice management system. There isnt anything i haven’t done. If you know of anything please share with me I would appreciate it.
Hi Ashlee! I am have been trying to break into the work from home game for awhile and am finding it difficult to get in the door. Currently I am an administrative secretary and would love something administrative or clerical. I dont have my own computer, we have wireless internet, and I can’t really afford buying a computer “just in case” I get a job. Any suggestions? I am really discouraged.
I am determined to enter the work from home world but i am having a hard time entering! How long did it take you to transition into your work from home career? Did you have any experience in writing before you became a freelance writer?
Ashlee Anderson says
Thanks for stopping by! I had absolutely zero professional writing experience before I started freelance writing. I found the hardest part was actually getting started. For the most part, I kept thinking no one would want to pay me to write for them. But, as it turns out, there are plenty of people very eager to buy writing as a service. It’s all about building confidence in the beginning and, of course, actually getting started 🙂 Let me know if you have questions!
Sara Smith says
The big fortune of the world also prefers to work from the home like apple, Microsoft, nytimes etc. With rapid changes in technology, all the work can be handled from home. Read more here about the advantages of working from home https://bit.ly/2HEFald
I am also interested in learning more about remote receptionist positions.
Thanks so much!
Hi, can you also help me find a office job in Canada from an employer. I’m looking to get the immigrated to Canada thus I’m seeking an job offer from an employer.