If you’ve been working the 9 to 5 office life and now favor something more flexible, tech is one industry widely known for allowing remote work. In this blog, we’ll cover how to find a company with a remote-only policy and which companies tend to allow flexibility.
Are there that many remote tech companies?
The remote work trend has been gradually accelerating over the past few years. It is no wonder that many workers choose remote work these days. It has several advantages, including the ability to perform daily tasks from anywhere, saving time and money on commuting, or allowing more family time. Studies show that 22% of U.S. citizens will be working remotely by 2025, which is an 87% increase from pre-pandemic times.
After the pandemic lockdowns, many tech companies adopted a fully-remote policy and stuck with it, inspired by the possibilities it brought. Currently, 72% of tech employers have their staff working outside the company-owned office. This way, companies can hire specialists located worldwide, while the latter can enjoy the benefits of working from home or traveling as they work.
Still, not all tech companies go remote only. Big companies are known to offer a hybrid schedule with a few optional remote days, which allows for teamwork, while still being flexible.
According to the Stack Overflow Developers Survey, the percentage of software developers working hybrid and fully remote is almost equal – 42.44% and 42.98%, respectively– of 58,958 respondents. Only 14% claimed to work fully in person, and most respondents were part of small technical teams (up to 99 employees).
TripleTen’s Career Outcomes show that the majority of our graduates have landed a job in a fully remote team (71%), while hybrid-work adepts and office workers constitute only 16% and 13%, respectively.
Finally, if you look into the number of software engineering job offers on Linkedin in the U.S., there are currently 155K+ unfilled positions on-site, and 69K+ are at least partially remote.
How to track a remote-only company
When companies mention remote working conditions in their job postings, they don’t always mean 100% remote work. Sometimes, they simply want to amplify their search for specialists, especially when they can hire freelancers and contractors.
How can you find a company that allows a flexible schedule and doesn’t require you to be in the office full-time? At our Career Prep program, available for all TripleTen bootcamp students, we help you identify the most remote-friendly tech companies. Here are a few tips:
- Check if their job postings mention 100% remote conditions.
- Find out if their teams are local or distributed. Distributed teams work in many time zones; thus, the company policies allow working from various time zones.
- Work hours are mentioned in the job description. Many companies allow flexible work schedules, as long as you have overlap hours with the team.
- If you’re not sure about the work environment policies of the company, ask the recruiter the right questions during a screening interview. It's perfectly ok to emphasize how important flexibility is to you.
If you’re interested to know more about choosing the right company in tech, check our recent article with recommendations from the TripleTen Career Team! And if you’re still hesitant about whether to switch from an office job to a remote one, read our blog post on how to transition to remote work in IT after having an office job.
Our Career Outcomes prove it’s possible to land a remote job after graduating from a TripleTen bootcamp. All you need is a profession that allows you to work independently outside the office. TripleTen will help you identify your schedule priorities, shortlist companies that match them, and land that job.
Enroll in a TripleTen bootcamp to become a tech specialist in less than a year and get full control of your life and schedule.