Work from home has gained predominance worldwide in the post pandemic era. It has now become sort of a norm and companies all around the world are encouraging this concept more than ever. Even some of the highest paying jobs can also be done from home now.
There are a host of advantages for the employers as well as employees in this concept including better work-life balance, good environmental impact and reduction of physical office overheads and increasing productivity of the organization.
There are many organizations in the United States that have allowed its employees to work from home. This article lists the 20 big names that allowed working from home (where possible) during the Covid19 times and plan to continue this in the post pandemic times as well.
Interestingly, the list contains not just the big tech companies, but also businesses of various types, i.e. from retail trade, education, banking & finance and hospitality sector etc.
Let’s explore which big companies in the United States of America encourage work from home for their employees in the long run.
Originally founded as an online bookstore, Amazon is now the largest e-commerce company in the world. It has a global presence and employs more than 92,000 people in different parts of the world.
Citing the pandemic they have already allowed working from home for non essential staff since April 2020 and have extended it in 2021 as well.
2- American Express
It is one of the biggest global players in the field of financial goods and services. American Express boasts of having a presence in more than 40 countries across various continents and employs thousands of people.
American Express also announced work from home for their employees to beat the pandemic crisis, and have extended it till early September 2021. They are more likely to continue encouraging work from home where possible late on as well.
This social media giant has an active user base of 2.8 billion. To manage such a huge platform, it has more than 50,000 employees deployed in various countries.
With regard to work from home, this organization has gone a step ahead and announced that half of its employees will work remotely forever whereas the remaining will work from home till the third quarter of 2021.
The social networking site which allows the users to interact with each other through microblogging, is also among the top employers who have joined the work from home clan.
This company has announced that its employees will work remotely forever and can come to the office only at their will, i.e. to beat the work from home burnout.
This is one of the most technologically advanced and largest banks in the United States of America. They specialize in auto loans, credit cards and other banking services.
All the non-essential staff at CapitalOne are allowed to work from home until Labour Day 2021. They are very much likely to continue encouraging a healthy work from home routine in post pandemic times for the staff not essentially needed on site.
Cryptocurrencies have garnered huge attention over the last few years and people all around the world are willing to invest in them. CoinBase has emerged as one of the most popular platforms to facilitate cryptocurrency transfer besides offering various other supporting features.
This platform has also announced work from home for its employees till an indefinite period.
The services offered by DropBox are used by individuals as well as organizations for file syncing, sharing and collaborating remotely. They have transformed their offices to work studios and have announced work from home permanently for its employees.
People who wish to work from the office can visit the work studios and work from there.
It has emerged as one of the most advanced and user friendly sales and marketing platforms. This American developer provides software for sales, marketing, customer service etc. and is widely used.
The employees at HubSpot have three options to choose from, i.e. operate from office for two or fewer days per week, operate from office for three or more days per week or work from home with an approved setup.
The new employees of the organization can choose the option before their joining date and are allowed to switch the options once a year.
This multinational of Indian origin is a reputed name in business consulting, information technology as well as outsourcing in the United States. It employs more than 2,50,000 people worldwide with half to one third of them being allowed to work from home permanently.
10- Lambda School
It is one of a kind online technical education program which allows the students to pay the tuition fee only once they acquire a job. The school has knowledgeable instructors and supporting staff and they are allowed to work remotely from anywhere in the US.
It is one of the biggest retailers of America and operates more than 1800 stores in the country employing more than 3,68,000 people directly and indirectly. The employees at its Minnesota headquarters are allowed to work remotely till mid 2021 and there are talks of a long term hybrid model coming out soon.
An established global brand name in the field of technology, Microsoft is in the business of developing consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers and laptops.
It has offices world over and has announced work from home for its employees for at least half of the week with managers being authorized to approve full time if they want.
It allows people to interact with each other through questions and answers. This Q&A platform is not only a knowledge enhancing tool but also a great interactive platform.
Quora has allowed its employees to work from anywhere and have converted its offices to coworking spaces for employees.
It is a popular social news aggregation, web content rating as well as a discussion site with more than 430 million active monthly users. Reddit has allowed its employees to work from home indefinitely.
This popular cloud based software company is headquartered in San Francisco and provides customer relationship management services to various organizations in the world. Salesforce has allowed its employees three flexible work from home options to choose from.
It is another multinational e-commerce giant which provides a multichannel, cloud based commerce platform. Shopify offers services like payments, shipping and various customer engagement tools. They have allowed the employees to work from home indefinitely.
It is a multinational conglomerate which is into various businesses including energy, healthcare, infrastructure besides few others. Siemens is also a major employer and has an employee base of more than 140,000 who can now permanently work from home for 2-3 days in a week.
This online learning community provides learning through educational videos. The courses offered are in various categories including art, design, entrepreneurship and technology etc.
It has an active student base of more than 3 million students. The management of the company is considering plans for its employees that are shifting towards permanent work from home structure.
Slack can be considered as a centre place for messaging, tools and files. Besides it offers various add-ins that are aimed to enhance productivity. Using Slack, the team members can quickly and efficiently stream communications and documents. The employees of this organization can work remotely permanently.
This world’s largest coffeehouse chain operates more than 32,000 stores in 83 countries and employs more than 3,80,000 people. The company is a strong promoter of the work from home concept and has allowed its employees (non essential staff) to work from home till October 2021 and the practice is expected to be continued beyond pandemic.