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Price $6/user/month $6/user/month $7.20/user/month $7/user/month $7/user/month $9.99/user/month $6/user/month $9.99/user/month $150/licence/year $60/licence (lifetime)
Free trial 7 days 7 days No 14 days 14 days 14 days 30 days 7 days Yes 30 days
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Unlimited (tracker working 24/7)
Fixed (defined working hours)
Automatic (when computer is connected to a specified network)
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Project based (track time only on projects)
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Stealth mode
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Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Attendance
Activity levels
Keylogger
Geolocation
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Website/activity blocking
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Screenshots
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Productivity trends
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Category labeling
Productivity alerts
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User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
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Productivity reports
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Email reports
Access management
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Web
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Timecard management
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Real-time tracking
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Payroll
Invoicing
Client billing
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Alerts
Manual time
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Add time for others
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Price (per month) $6 per user $5.83 per user $9 per user $9.99 per user $10.80 per user $5.25 per user $99 for 5 users $7 per user $19 for 10 projects $5 per user
Free trial 7 days 14 days 30 days 14 days 30 days Yes 14 days 14 days 30 days 30 days
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TIME TRACKING METHODS
Manual
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Screenshots
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Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
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Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
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Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
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Client login
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Web
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
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If you simply can’t stomach the idea of in-office work any longer, or you’ve found that you can achieve a much healthier work-life balance working from home, it could be that remote work is your only option.

If you relate, you’re not alone - McKinsey’s recent American Opportunity Survey proves what many know to be true: most employees highly value autonomy and flexible work arrangements. In fact, the report shows that flexibility is a top three motivator for those seeking employment, just behind ‘greater pay’ and ‘better career opportunities’. 

Given the growing demand for flexible work arrangements, companies are responding with remote-friendly work environments. 

In this guide, we’ll highlight a handful of the best remote companies to work for in 2022.

Doist

The company behind the exceptionally popular to-do list app ‘Todoist’, Doist values remote work almost as much as productivity. Roles at Doist include marketing experts, designers, software engineers and more.

Doist tops our list due to the generous remote-friendly benefits its employees can enjoy year-round.

Remote-Friendly Perks:

  • Yearly retreat
  • Professional development stipend
  • Monthly budget for health and wellness activities
  • Reimbursement for co-working spaces
  • One month per year to work on a work-related project
  • Monthly budget for apps and services
  • Recurring budget for work-related hardware
  • 8 weeks PTO
  • 5 weeks paid parental leave for new parents plus 13 weeks paid pregnancy-related medical leave

How to Apply:

Check the Doist careers page to see if there are currently any open roles.

If you find an open role you’re interested in, here’s how you can apply to join the Doist team:

  1. Submit an application for an open role and answer the questions (it’s recommended that you familiarize yourself with the company’s values and products first)
  2. If successful, you’ll receive an email with an interview date which you’ll have through Google Meet.
  3. Complete a test project, and from there you may be asked to attend two further interviews
  4. Wait to receive a decision via email

Zapier

Zapier is a tool that works with many software solutions to automate processes and ultimately make your life easier. The team, with more than 300 members, is spread across the globe which makes it a popular choice among remote work seekers.

Employees at Zapier touch base daily with work tools and can benefit from various online and offline learning opportunities. They can also access many benefits which can make working from home that much more enjoyable.

Remote-Friendly Perks:

  • Flexible work hours 
  • 4% company retirement match
  • Stock options
  • Healthcare coverage
  • 2 annual paid-for retreats
  • 4-5 weeks PTO per annum
  • Professional development stipend
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Home office setup stipend

How to Apply:

Head to the Zapier jobs page to check current vacancies.

Here’s what the hiring process looks like:

  1. Answer several questions in an online form regarding your suitability for the role
  2. Speak with a recruiter who will let you know how the interview process will unfold
  3. In seven days or less, you’ll have an update on the status of your application

Buffer

Buffer is a social media management platform, with a fully-distributed team of more than 80 employees. The company adopts a non-conventional approach to work, trialing various ways of working from leveling the playing field and removing titles to experimenting with remote and in-office work.

Buffer also has an open-book policy, disclosing information that is typically kept private. The company has a transparency page on its website where you can find a wealth of internal information to the public from employee salaries to business revenue.

Remote-Friendly Perks:

  •  4-day work weeks
  •  Health insurance
  •  Laptop + $500 to build your home office setup
  •  ‘Growth mindset’ professional development fund
  •  Profit sharing
  •  3% company match 401 (k)
  •  16 weeks paid parental leave
  •  Coworking space reimbursement
  •  Company retreats
  •  Kindle + free books
  •  6-week fully paid sabbatical after every 5 years with Buffer

How to Apply:

You can find open roles at Buffer on the journey page.

Here’s how to apply for a job at Buffer:

  1.  Submit your resume and answer the job-specific questions on the online form
  2.  Attend a values screening session on Zoom
  3.  Meet with the hiring manager over Zoom for a team/role interview
  4.  Speak with a member of Buffer’s Executive team in a final interview

GitLab

GitLab is a DevOps platform that helps teams plan, produce, and distribute code more efficiently. The collaborative coding platform is used by several Fortune 500 companies, and due to the nature of the work, has encouraged its employees to work remotely from day one.

The recipient of various ‘best workplace’ awards in 2022 by Fortune, Quartz, and other publications, GitLab is an excellent remote-friendly company to work for.

Remote-Friendly Perks:

  •  Flexible work hours
  •  Restricted stock units
  •  Annual compensation reviews
  •  Monthly ‘family and friends’ days

How to Apply:

View the open jobs page to see if there are any roles at GitLab you’d be a good fit for.

Here’s how to apply to work with GitLab:

  1.  Complete and submit online form, answering all job-specific questions
  2.  The talent acquisition team will review your application
  3.  Attend a screening call
  4.  Attend a value alignment or behavioral screening call
  5.  Recruiters will track down your references and make the final decision regarding your application

Insightful

Insightful (formerly Workpuls) is a market-leading employee tracking software solution, and we’ve been up and running since 2016. Our powerful workforce optimization software provides tools such as a time tracker for effectively monitoring team performance remotely.

As a remote-first company, we have staff across four continents and support various ways of working. We believe in supporting healthy work-life balance, which is why we offer flexi work schedules to empower you to work when and where you want.

Remote-Friendly Perks:

  •  Home work setup provided
  •  Private health insurance
  •  Fully covered sick leave
  •  10 full flexi working days
  •  22 vacation days + 1 extra day for each year at Insightful
  •  Access to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

How to Apply:

You can find open positions at software for employee monitoring platform Insightful on their careers page.

You can apply to open vacancies at Insightful either by completing an online form or by using your Indeed resume or LinkedIn profile.

 

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