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?
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.
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:
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