Get remote job with tech company

New / Engqueti96
Aug 18, 2018 16 Comments

I’m a senior developer with over 15 years of development experience. Over that time, I’ve had decent to good paying jobs, but all were for no-name companies.

I would like to have a name-brand tech company (Microsoft, Amazon, etc.) on my resume but do not want to move to either Seattle or SF.

How open are these companies to remote employees?

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  • Microsoft 229
    My team at MS had several remotes, a couple we hired that way. You have to be flexible to start (open to spending some initial time in Sea) but then it can be done.
    Aug 19, 20180
  • Facebook / MgmtAsdfFdsa?
    No at FB for sure.
    Aug 18, 20180
  • Mozilla fHXA77
    I'm remote. Mozilla sends the whole company to two all hands meetings per year and there's a decent travel budget. The company provides budget for outfitting your home office or coworking. Also, we have large offices in cheaper cities like Toronto and Portland.
    Aug 18, 20183
    • New lhc
      Hey! Always wanted to ask, do you think that Mozilla exploits its volunteers at some extend or the tasks of volinteers and workers are carefully divided?
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Mozilla fHXA77
      Our volunteers are great. Our very best volunteers get their travel covered to attend our all hands meeting. I'd say we appreciate their work, but don't depend on it.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • New lhc
      Sounds good, thanks!
      Aug 18, 2018
  • I worked remotely at Dell when a recruiter from Amazon reached out to me. The position was based in Seattle. Since I wasn't actively looking to switch, I asked her if they would be open to me working remotely. They asked me to fly to Seattle 2 weeks a month for the first 3-6 months while I learnt the work and then I could work remotely and travel as needed. So it worked out for me. One caveat, I dont work as a developer
    Aug 18, 20182
    • KLA-Tencor Ajdp17
      What is your work then?
      Aug 20, 2018
    • Part of the team shaping contracts for large customers. Mix of finance and sales
      Aug 20, 2018
  • Amazon / EnghLMA52
    My team at Amazon has 2 remotes. It depends on your manager. They both started on location and went full remote after 1 year.
    Aug 19, 20180
  • Amazon gDVc56
    Amazon has some, search the job website and check the location, one option in search is remote I believe
    Aug 19, 20180
  • Amazon / EnglaEq45
    I took the Amazon job for the ability to work remotely. But I'm not sure it's a super common offer. Depends strongly on the team/manager.
    Aug 19, 20180
  • New lhc
    Mozilla has remotes as well :)
    Aug 18, 20180
  • PayPal / Mgmt
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    Netflix has some remotes.
    Aug 18, 20180
  • Microsoft / EngThe NRTS
    They all have offices in LA, NY, Boston if those are acceptable
    Aug 18, 20180
  • Indeed / Eng
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    I’ve tried pretty hard to find remote options with both Google and FB recruiters. It’s pretty much a no go. Amazon has a few but not many.

    What do you consider name-brand? Only FAANG?
    Aug 18, 20180

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