Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:42

Turn PTO into Life-Changing Volunteer Vacation

The workplace is changing. Employees in some companies are enjoying greater flexibility in work scheduling, planning days off and personal time off. Here is a great NASDAQ article profiling several companies who are leading this trend and offer employees an ideal opportunity to take a life-changing volunteer vacation.

20 Companies Offering Unlimited PTO

OCT 15, 2019 11:01AM EDT

Have you ever fibbed about being sick just to get a day off? Are you currently counting how many hours or days you have left in your PTO to see whether you can take a summer vacation? We know the feeling.

Companies with limited PTO policies can be a pain — set yourself up for something different by applying for a job at a company with unlimited vacation days. Monitor your own work-life balance, and take ownership of your schedule.

Depending on location, these companies offer flexible vacation policies that make vacationing far more feasible and enjoyable. Plus, they’re all hiring now!

GrubHub

Policy Details: “PTO. It’s true, we provide you a generous amount of time to recharge. Better Benefits. Get quality insurance, flex-spending accounts, retirement options and commuter perks. Stock Up. All of our employees are owners, in fact, they’re granted Restricted Stock Units, which means we’re all in it to win it.”

Where Hiring: Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Chandler, AZ & more.

What Roles: UI Developer, Product Data Analyst, SEM Manager, Technical Solutions Engineer Manager, Marching Associate: Events & Content, Product Manager, Ruby on Rails Developer, Client Success Manager, Senior Front-End Developer & more.

What Employees Say: “Best Things – Unlimited PTO, free tech lunches, 30$ grubbucks every week.”—Current Employee

VMware

Policy Details: “VMware has a Non-Accrual Vacation (NAV) policy for all US exempt (salaried) employees. You may take time off from work when you and your manager agree, based on business needs. You should discuss your time off in advance with your manager so that business coverage is in place while you are out of the office.”

Where Hiring: Palo Alto, CA

What Roles: Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration, Manager of Wavefront Customer Success, Business Systems Analyst, IT Applications Development Intern, Product Manager, Product Line Manager, Vice President of North American SLED, Senior Staff Engineer, Sr. Integrated Marketing Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “Great benefits overall. Amongst the best I’ve experienced and heard of across many companies. Great for parents looking to have children.”—Former Employee

Evernote

Policy Details: “Of course we offer catered lunch, generous PTO, and great insurance… but here’s what makes us different: Yearly Vacation Stipend. Plan a trip! Employees at Evernote are encouraged to take time off and relax. Every year use a $1,000 vacation stipend to travel somewhere new.”

Where Hiring: Redwood City, CA; Austin, TX; Bothell, WA; San Diego, CA & more.

What Roles: Site Reliability Engineer, Build and Release Engineer, Sr. SW Engineer -Evergreen, Lifecycle Marketing Specialist, Counsel.Senior Counsel of Privacy & Product, Security Engineer, Senior Full Stack Engineer, Director/Sr. manager of Product Design, Senior QA Engineer & more.

What Employees Say: “Unlimited PTO, flexible work environment and WFH Wednesday, daily catered lunch, snacks, drinks, and of course all the usual medical benefits.”—Current Employee

Sailthru

Policy Details: “Benefits include: Health, Vision and Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; 401(k) Savings Plan + Employer Match; Unlimited Vacation Time Policy; Commuter Benefits; Weekly Catered Lunch; Paid Volunteer Time; Personal Growth Stipend; Generous Parental and Family Leave.”

Where Hiring: New York, NY & San Francisco, CA

What Roles: Implementation Project Manager, Enterprise Sales Director, Strategic Account Executive, Senior Product Designer, Director of Data Science, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Content Marketing Manager & more.

Conversant

Policy Details: “All associates can take advantage of 401(k), Transportation Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), TELADOC, Auto, Home and Pet Insurance, and various wellness resources to help you achieve your health goals. We also offer benefits that aid with life’s challenges, such as Backup Child and Elder Care. Our flexible time-off policy allows associates to take the time off they need without worrying about vacation allotments or accruals.”

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; New York, NY & more.

What Roles: Data Scientist, Associate Creative Director, Senior Account Executive, Analytics Associate (New Grad) Director of Client Development, Director of Customer Success, Interactive Front-End Developer, Art Director & more.

What Employees Say: “Very positive working environment and culture. Makes you do your best and work towards their slogan of ‘1% better every day.’”—Current Employee

Roku

Policy Details: “We believe you can be highly productive at work and still have plenty of time for life outside of the office. That’s why we offer a generous time-off policy. In fact, for salaried employees, we don’t track vacation or have official holidays. Instead, you can take as much vacation as you think is appropriate, as long as you get your job done and don’t impact the team’s work.”

Where Hiring: Austin, TX; New York, NY; Los Gatos, CA; Santa Monica, CA & more.

What Roles: Sr. Software Developer -Test, VP of Engagement Growth Marketing, Director of The Roku Channel, Sr. Product Manager of Roku TV, Software Engineer of New Products, Senior FP&A Manager, Sr. Hardware Engineer, Senior Software Engineer of Roku Voice, Senior Stock Administrator & more

What Employees Say: “Strategic moves in the right direction. for e.g. The Roku Channel, Roku TV program and Audio products. Very quick in learning from mistakes and ditch fancy buzz projects early in the stage. The best talent in the industry. From Machine learning, AI engineers, all the way to SOC gurus.”—Current Employee

Hubspot

Policy Details: “Our exciting perks and benefits include unlimited vacation, a retirement savings plan matching program, $5,000 a year for continuing education, and comprehensive health and dental insurance, just to name a few.”

Where Hiring: Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; Portsmouth, NH & more.

What Roles: Data Analyst in Sales Operations, Remote Customer Success Manager, Senior Content Editor, Director of Corporate Development, Senior Manager of Customer Support, Migrations Specialist, Leadership Development Partner, Partnerships Account Executive & more.

What Employees Say: “[Flexible vacation] allows people to be autonomous and get their work done and still make personal time off decisions.” —Current Employee

Dropbox

Policy Details: “Work-life balance is an important aspect of wellness. That’s why we provide generous time off policies for everything life throws your way. Whether it’s a new baby (new parent leave), a family vacation (paid time off), or a nasty cold (trust sick leave policy), we’ve got you covered.”

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; New York, NY & more.

What Roles: Product Manager, Software Engineer Internship, Growth Analyst, Design Researcher, CX – Technical Support Specialist, Paid Media Manager – APAC, Network Reliability Engineer, Strategic Customer Success Manager, Workplace Business Analyst, Manager of Risk & Compliance, Product Engineering Manager, Diversity Business Partner & more.

What Employees Say: “The unlimited paid vacation policy is amazing! The company trusts employees to be reasonable and responsible, which is really empowering.” —Current Employee

KeepTruckin

Policy Details: “We offer fantastic benefits, a phenomenal office culture, unlimited PTO, and a stocked kitchen.”

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Nashville, TN; Buffalo, NY

What Roles: Business Operations Manager, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Software Engineer Intern, AP Specialist, Account Executive, IT Manager, Head of Business Operations, Head of Design, Product Operations Manager, Director of Learning and Development, VP of Sales – Mid Marketing & Enterprise, Channel Program Manager, iOS Engineer, Test Automation Engineer & more.

What Employees Say: “Compensation is great, opportunities for advancement are endless, and you always get support for anything you’re working on that you need. This company has done an incredible job getting top talent and great people. It’s honestly, a joy to come to work everyday, not to mention the flexibility when you need it to take time off.” —Current Sales Employee

GitHub

Policy Details: “We encourage Hubbers to build amazing things with a high level of autonomy and self-direction. Work/life balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible work schedules and unlimited PTO. We believe that if a job allows for it, people should work wherever they’re happiest.”

Where Hiring: Remote & San Francisco, CA

What Roles: Event & Sponsorship Marketing Manager, Technical Support Account Manager, Director of Global Sales Development, Manager of Workplace Operations, Creative Director, Strategic Finance Analyst, Field Marketing Manager (Remote), Senior Analyst of Data Analytics, Public Relations Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “Health insurance is the best I’ve ever had. Not only does GitHub absorb the costs, they also contribute to the HSA account on my behalf. They match 401K and also any charitable giving I do (up to a certain percent). We have unlimited time off for vacations or sick time. An extremely liberal family leave for new parents (4 months off for either parent). As a remote worker, they will set you up with a home office and give you a new laptop every 2 years. They also contribute to phone charges and have a very liberal T&E policy.” —Current Employee

Workday

Policy Details: “Sure, we offer a number of awesome benefits—such as unlimited time off, discounted backup child and elder care, dozens of onsite amenities, subsidized ride-sharing, and more—to make our employees’ lives easier, but we recognize that life is more than what happens at work.”

Where Hiring: Pleasanton, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Chicago, IL; Boulder, CO; New York, NY & more

What Roles: Developer Evangelist, Manager of Software Development Application, Value Manager, Customer Success Manager, Director of Customer Success, Delivery Assurance Manager, Product Designer, Senior Manager of Sourcing Business Technology, Marketing Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “PTO is based on you and your manager. As long as you’re doing your job, you can take time off.” —Current Employee

Glassdoor

Policy Details: “Salaried employees participate in our Vacation Matters policy that allows employees to take vacation time when they need it without worrying about vacation accruals. Hourly employees receive up to three weeks of Paid Time Off as well as two floating holidays and one day off each quarter to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.”

Where Hiring: Mill Valley, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Uniontown, OH & more

What Roles: Director of Learning & Development, Business Operations Product Analyst, Creative director, Customer Success Manager, Senior Product Manager of Jobs Experience, Front Engineer of Site Discovery, VP of IT – Business Applications, Director of Sales Strategy, VP of Data, Sr. DevOps Engineer & more.

What Employees Say: “Having paid time off is just a really nice extra bonus to have so I could go on some type of family vacation or visit my parents every year or so.” —Current Senior Account Manager

Grant Thornton

Policy Details: “Grant Thornton is the first firm in our industry to offer flexible time off — a testament to our dedication to putting our people first and making sure they are able to enjoy healthy, balanced lives. The policy lets employees take as much time off as necessary to attend to their personal needs. This extra time will allow employees [to] bring their whole selves to work, making them even more effective and focused when they serve clients.”

Where Hiring: Alexandria, VA; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Washington DC; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX & more.

What Roles: Business Process Consultant, Tax Intern-Summer, Data Science Analyst, Senior Strategy Manager, Financial Management Consulting Associate, Strategy Manager, Data Visualization Analyst, Deputy Program Manager, Strategic Planner & more.

What Employees Say: “No balance, and can’t lose days. Have to work around an approval system, but still great to have.” —Current Audit Senior Associate

GE

Policy Details: “The US GE Permissive Approach to Paid Time-off is peace-of-mind for my family, my team and me. Of course, I always coordinate with my manager. Permissive time just adds another tool to the toolkit. It is great knowing that we are not being measured on the amount of time we are at work or not, but rather on delivering on our priorities.” —Current Employee in GE Aviation

Where Hiring: Wind Filed Service Deputy, GE Research Technical Fellow Intern, Principal Infrastructure Architect, Research Scientist Corrosion, Aerodynamics Engineer, Executive Counsel of Global Investigations, Research Scientist – Computer Vision, Production Operators, Sr. Technical Project Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “Permissive time is offered so you can take as much paid time off as you want as long as your manager approves.” —Current Human Resources Manager

Kronos Incorporated

Policy Details: “Benefits like flexible working arrangements, myTime (open time off), and an employee assistance program recognize that you have a life outside of the office and give you the freedom to balance your life the way that works best for you!”

Where Hiring: Lowell, MA; Newark, NJ; Indianapolis, IN; Chicago, IL; Irvine, CA & more

What Roles: Learning Consultant, Manager of Customer Engagement, Manager of Services Programs & Effectiveness, Escalation Manager, Sales Executive, User Experience Researcher, Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Practice Manager – Manufacturing, Payroll Analyst, Sales Executive & more.

What Employees Say: “Unlimited time off with myTime, multiple growth opportunities within the organization, casual fun work environment with large break area and snack bar, various employee activities every month hosted by an employee-run group.” —Current Workforce Solutions Consultant

StitchFix

Policy Details: “There are also general perks like 4 month paid maternity and paternity leave, unlimited vacation, and not overly long hours.” —Current Data Scientist

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA & more

What Roles: Manager of PeopleOperations, Warehouse Team Supervisor, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Director of Strategy, Director of CRM Strategy & Operations, Product Manager of Client Engagement, Assistant Buyer, Global Treasury Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “Great health insurance, unlimited PTO, the best snacks/kitchen I’ve seen, not obscene hours, employee discount, free gym in the building.” —Current Employee

SADA Systems

Policy Details: “Unlimited PTO. More awesome benefits include competitive and attractive compensation, huge performance-based bonuses, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401K and more.”

Where Hiring: Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA

What Roles: Cloud Solutions Architects, Cloud Support Engineer, Data Engineers, Data Engineering Managers, Senior Data Engineers, Senior Software Engineers – Backend, Business Development Associates, Client Partner Executives, Business Development Managers & more.

What Employees Say: “I love the PTO policy! Unlimited PTO allows me to take a personal day for adult things like doctor and dentists without having to worry about my actual vacation.” —Current Employee

Monetate

Policy Details: Unlimited vacation policy

Where Hiring: Conshohocken, PA; remote for certain positions

What Roles: Javascript Engineer, Senior Product Manager, Customer Success Manager, Site Reliability Engineer & more.

What Employees Say: “Unlimited PTO, paid maternity leave, stock options, flexible work environment (both in terms of locations and hours). Medical benefits are affordable and comprehensive. No 401K matching. Employees in the PA office get free catered lunches every day.” —Current Employee

Procore Technologies

Policy Details: “Need to take a vacation? Or maybe you just need a mental break? Procore provides value-driven paid time off. No accruals, no ‘use it or lose it’ game playing with your vacation bank, just straight up openness, ownership, and optimism.”

Where Hiring: Carpinteria, CA; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Willmar, MN & more

What Roles: Senior Business Analyst – Customer Success, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Data Research Specialist, Sales Development Representative, Director of Customer Success (Latin America), Senior IT Manager, Senior Manager of Facilities and Maintenance, Group Product Manager, Sr. Competitive Intelligence Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Head of Marketing Automation, LATAM Channel Manager & more.

What Employees Say: “Dogs in the office! Flexible time off that they actually expect you to use (on top of a genuinely healthy view at work-life balance).” —Current Employee

CoverMyMeds

Policy Details: “In addition to CoverMyMeds’ unlimited vacation, we also offer leadership training, an on-site chef who serves free/nutritious lunches every day, paid benefits, supportive community involvement, flexible work-life balance and an amazing program called CoverMyQuest (each year, employees have three minutes to present a passion, idea or lifelong dream for a chance to win one of eight $4,000 mini-grants during our week-long CoverMyQuest).”

Where Hiring: Columbus, OH

What Roles: Sales Engineer, Data Analyst, Strategic Data Partner, Privacy Director, Director of Engineering, Sr. Director of Pharmacy Network, Software Development, Marketing Data Analyst, Public Relations Manager, Manager of Payer Accounts & more.

What Employees Say: “Flexible PTO policy. This does not mean ‘untracked’ but it means we’re all adults and are treated as such. Paid time off is at the discretion of each supervisor how they go about handling, but technically 3 full weeks are offered. As long as you give your supervisor notice or a decent heads-up, things like doctor’s appointments, events for kids, illness etc. they are very flexible. By allowing this flexibility, we work hard in return.” —Current Employee

 

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