The pandemic has shifted how many of us work, with more flexible work schedules now becoming the norm. But at most companies, you’re still expected to work Monday through Friday. However, most Americans would prefer a shorter workweek — a recent survey conducted by SimpleTexting.com found that 95% of Americans want a four-day workweek.
Fortunately, there are some companies that offer ultimate work flexibility with four-day workweeks and the ability to work remotely. Here’s a look at nine companies offering both of these perks, as identified by FlexJobs.
Basecamp, which creates project management and team communication software, has four-day workweeks from May 1 to Aug. 31 each year. The company’s recently available remote roles include controller and recruiter, according to FlexJobs.
In January, tech company Bolt announced that it was permanently switching to a four-day workweek.
“I think everyone thinks, ‘Oh, there’s no way you can grow fast and execute while working a four-day week.’ We’re showing just the opposite,” Bolt CEO Ryan Breslow told Fast Company.
Bolt has a remote-first location policy, so employees can work from anywhere they choose, and the company even offers a work-from-home stipend. Open roles include Android engineer and creative director.
Buffer, which provides a social media toolkit for small businesses, began implementing a four-day workweek in 2020. It was originally started to give employees a mental health break during the pandemic, but the company decided to keep the shorter workweek going after seeing no real change in productivity.
“Due to increased rest and reflection, many of you have shared that you felt your weekly productivity was in fact not all that different, and that your quality of work was higher while experiencing improved overall wellbeing,” Buffer chief of staff Carolyn Kopprasch shared in a company blog post.
Buffer employees are fully remote. The company’s open roles include growth product manager.
Cybersecurity company DNSFilter began experimenting with a rotating four-day workweek — where employees get every other Friday off — in August 2021, and by October of that year, the company decided to make it permanent. The company is also fully remote and offers unlimited PTO.
DNSFilter is currently hiring for positions across a number of fields, including marketing, data science and finance.
“Consistent and scheduled time off and a culture that supports this is considerably more powerful than a benefit without clear boundaries,” he tweeted. “I’ve seen unlimited PTO turn into very little PTO because too many people are afraid to use it.”
G2i is a fully remote company. Open roles include senior React and/or React Native engineer and senior growth manager.
Scavenger hunt app GooseChase started experimenting with a four-day workweek in the summer of 2021 and decided to keep it going due to the positive impact on productivity and goals, as well as employees’ mental health.
The company is fully remote and is currently hiring for a product designer and full-stack software engineer.
Kickstarter began its pilot four-day workweek program in March and also announced that it will be permanently remote, Time reported.
“We’ve had fairly flexible hours for a long time,” former CEO Aziz Hasan told Time. “We try things like integrating creative work practices into the way that we work as a team. And so the four-day workweek, or the concept of this 32-hour week, to me, is just a way to continue to experiment like that.”
Kickstarter is currently hiring across a number of teams, including engineering, legal and product.
Growth content company Nectafy was already fully remote when it began implementing a four-day workweek in January 2020.
“If you have 40 hours to get some things done, it’ll take 40 hours. If you have 32 hours, it’ll take 32 hours,” wrote Henry O’Loughlin, director of operations at Nectafy, in a blog post on Buildremote.co. “In other words, I bet you aren’t quite so reliant on your current work week structure as you might think.”
Recently available roles include growth content editor and business development representative, according to FlexJobs.
Creative communication agency Praytell states on its company site that piloting a four-day workweek is one of the ways it is “creating meaningful change in our industry.” The company is currently hiring for several remote roles, including account director and senior project manager.
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