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The Top Remote Work Companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) Hiring For Work-From-Home Jobs in 2021

We are pleased to present a list of companies that have realized the benefits of remote and hybrid work, and are hiring for work-from-home jobs in the Asia-Pacific region.

The pandemic has forced a sea change in the way that companies regard remote work. Today, both remote and hybrid work have become standard practice, and this trend is only likely to accelerate as companies figure out both the support and structure needed to make remote work productive.

If you are interested in remote work from home jobs, we invite you to take a look at our list of the best remote companies to work for:

Adobe
Hybrid
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Gloria Chen, its chief people officer, said, “The future of work at Adobe will be hybrid, Flexibility will be the default.”

Airbnb
Hybrid
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Airbnb says it doesn’t plan to require its employees to return to the office until September 1, 2022. CEO Brian Chesky said during an earnings call in May that his company wants to develop an “anywhere lifestyle” for employees. Even when employees return next September, they won’t be expected to spend all week in an office. The company is still working out the details of its balance between face-to-face work and remote work.

Allen & Overy
Partial
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Allen & Overy expects its lawyers and staff to be able to work remotely 40% of the time on average in the future, management has told the firm, the latest move by a major international firm to change its working practices.

AMGEN
Partial
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In a recent statement, the company said, “Most of our employees who are currently working remotely will continue to do so for a majority of their time, even after the pandemic ends…Our intent is to create a more flexible environment that intentionally combines the benefits of remote and in-person working.” 

AMAZON
Partial
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“Our thinking is predicated on what we believe will be most beneficial for customers, while also trying to give employees more flexibility in their work environment and lives,” the memo said.

Apple
Partial
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In Apple’s CEO’s, Tim Cook, email to the staff, “Employees also have the chance to work remotely for up to two weeks a year, “to be closer to family and loved ones, find a change of scenery, manage unexpected travel, or a different reason all your own,”

Atlassian
Partial
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“We’ve had a belief that talent exists everywhere in the world, not just in Silicon Valley,” CEO Scott Farquhar, an advocate of remote working, told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. “We’ve built a great company, tapping into a global talent base and so the idea of ‘Team Anywhere’ is that talent still exists anywhere. It just doesn’t happen to need to exist within 50 kilometres of an existing office.”

BP
Hybrid
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Chief executive Andy Briggs said, “but our business has been able to operate very well working from home, so we’re continuing to do that at the moment… although many of us are pleased to see our children go back to school.”

Cisco
Hybrid
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Fran Katsoudas, Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer of Cisco, said, “The purpose of physical space must change. Offices will be retooled to be centers of collaboration and purpose. Katsoudas added that the hybrid work approach would also help the company meet its sustainability goals.”

Citi Group
Hybrid
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Jane Fraser, Citi’s Chief Executive Officer said, “The majority of roles globally will be designated as Hybrid. These colleagues will work in the office at least three days per week and from home up to two days per week.”

Coinbase
Remote First
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Coinbase says it’s adopting a “remote first” approach to work. Almost all of its employees can continue working fully remote if they choose, CEO Brian Armstrong said in a blog post. Anyone who wants to return to an office can do that.

DBS
Hybrid
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Piyush Gupta, DBS’s chief executive, said, “ “radically transform” its structure by adopting a hybrid working model that allows employees to work remotely or in the office, creating more flexible work arrangements through job sharing and retraining 7,200 employees in data analytics, artificial intelligence and other emerging areas of technology.

Dell
Partial
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Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO at Dell: ‘Yes, Remote Working Is Absolutely Here To Stay’

Deloitte
Partial
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“There will be a greater focus on outcomes, as opposed to inputs,” Deloitte CEO Adam Powick said. “So it is less about when and where you work but more about the value and outcomes that you deliver. “We think this is a fundamental shift in the way we work.”

Deutsche Bank
Partial
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James von Moltke, Deutsche Bank’s chief financial officer, told Bloomberg that “it’s a range of 40 to 60 percent, we think, of flexibility…. It will really be up to the employee, but in a structured way with the manager so we know when people are expected to come to the office,” he said.

Doordash
Partial
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DoorDash says it’ll phase in a hybrid work model next year, wherein most of its employees will split their time between in-office work and remote work.

Equinix
Hybrid
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Hwa Choo Lim, VP Human Resources, Equinix Asia-Pacific said, “for Equinix, we’re adopting a hybrid workplace environment where we identify personas of employees based on what their roles require – whether they can afford to work remotely or not.”

Experian
Hybrid
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“Employees offered more choice about setting their own working environment. Investments in technology and collaboration will empower people to work anywhere.”

Facebook
Partial
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“We’ve learned over the past year that good work can get done anywhere, and I’m even more optimistic and remote work at scale is possible, particularly as remote video presence and virtual reality continue to improve.” Zuckerberg wrote.

Ford Motor Company
Partial
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“The balance between remote and in-person work will depend on the individual employee’s needs and those of their manager,” said David Dubensky, chairman and chief executive of Ford Land, the company’s real estate subsidiary.

Fujitsu
Partial
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Fujitsu will shift away from the conventional practice of working from a fixed office towards a seamless system that allows employees to freely choose the place they want to work, including from home, hub, or satellite offices, depending on the type of work they do.

GoPro
Partial
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“GoPro fully supports its employees who want to relocate for whatever reason, be it to pursue their passions, be closer to family or otherwise,” GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman wrote in a blog post. “We proactively encourage our employees to relocate if that will make them feel happy and appreciated.”

Grammarly
Remote First
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“By ‘remote-first,’ we mean that our modes of collaboration will assume every team member is remote,” writes Grammarly CEO, Brad Hoover in a June blog post.

Hitachi
Hybrid
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The industrial conglomerate announced a set of policies Tuesday to encourage telecommuting, as it joins a growing list of Japanese companies prioritizing results over hours spent at the office. The policies apply to about 70% of its domestic work force, or roughly 23,000 employees.

HSBC
Partial
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HSBC is to have thousands of employees working permanently from home, in the latest sign that some of the changes wrought by coronavirus could outlast the pandemic.

Hubspot
Optional
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“We’re going to shift to a hybrid remote-office model where career growth is equitable for everyone, whether you do your best work in an office or in a home office. It’s the right thing to do for our employees and candidates, and for growing a company we’re proud of long-term.” Katie Burke wrote in a Hubspot blog post.

IBM
Hybrid
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Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said, “80% of the company’s employees may stay in hybrid roles indefinitely, spending “at least three days a week, maybe not all eight to 10 hours, but at least some fraction of those three days, in the office.”

Indeed
Hybrid
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Its new guidelines will see staff either go completely remote, switch between working from home and working in the office, or work full-time in the office. The models assigned for each employee will depend on their role in the company.

Infosys
Partial
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Infosys CEO & Managing Director Salil Parekh said that flexibility will remain critical and the company will allow flexibility for employees to work from different locations at various times.

JP Morgan
Partial
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JP Morgan is to have thousands of employees working permanently from home, in the latest sign that some of the changes wrought by coronavirus could outlast the pandemic.

Julius Baer
Partial
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All employees are eligible to work remotely from home as long as their function and the related tasks do not require in-person presence at the workplace (unless restrictions apply due to cross-border taxation).

KPMG
Hybrid
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KPMG spokeswoman Zoe Sheppard said, “As part of the firm’s new hybrid way of working, from June onwards, the expectation will be that KPMG’s people spend up to four days in the office spread over a fortnight, with the rest spent at home or at client sites.”

LinkedIn
Remote First
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“We anticipate that we’ll definitely see more remote employees than what we saw prior to the pandemic,” Hanson said in a Wednesday interview ahead of the announcement, adding that some jobs would require in-office work.
 
Mastercard
Partial
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“Today, a large percentage of our team is working remotely, even as most offices remain open,” a Mastercard spokesman said. “At the end of the day, our employees will make the decision on when they feel comfortable returning to an office. They know their personal circumstances and needs”.

Merck
Hybrid
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Carl Segerstrom, Merck’s senior vice president and chief talent officer said, “We recognize that many of our employees have valued the flexibility to work remotely when possible. Working remotely can, in many cases, enhance efficiency — especially when it comes to “heads-down,” individual work.”

Microsoft
Optional
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“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live, and work in new ways,” says Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, in a note to employees. “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles, while balancing business needs, and ensuring we live our culture.”

Novartis
Optional
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“We think this is the future,” Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. The flexibility should allow Novartis to “access talent pools we would not have been able to access in the past.”

Oracle
Hybrid
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“Oracle is implementing a more flexible employee work location policy and has changed its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas. We believe these moves best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work,” a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC

Parexel
Hybrid
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PAREXEL was also recognized by FlexJobs as a “Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2018,” its fifth consecutive time on the list. The list recognizes companies that are remote-friendly, allowing for employees to telecommute either on a full- or part-time basis. PAREXEL offers its nearly 20,000 global employees flexible work options, including telecommuting, flexible schedules, and home-based employment.

Pfizer
Partial
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Albert Bourla, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Pfizer, “Also, we had to make sure we adapted very quickly to a remote way of working, and that went surprisingly well and provided everyone much needed flexibility.”

Pratt & Whitney
Hybrid
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“Like every organization, we had to rapidly adjust to a new normal,” said Chris Calio, President of Pratt & Whitney. “For our office-based employees, the transition to remote work in March 2020 was disruptive. But it caused us to redesign how we get work done, allowing our employees the greatest flexibility while preserving collaboration — and we’re now carrying those benefits into the future.”

Reddit
Remote First
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Reddit has said it will give all of its employees a chance to work remotely full-time. It’s also said it will continue to pay employees who relocate away from coastal centers their current salaries, regardless of local salary norms.

Red Hat
Remote-first
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Email from Jennifer Dudeck, Red Hat’s senior vice president and chief people officer, “Red Hat’s global default to remote guidance is extended through the first business day of 2022. We ask that anyone who can work remotely please continue to do so. We will continue to make available access to offices, customers, gatherings and events where country-level conditions allow, enabling associates to make individual decisions about their best working environment.”

Salesforce
Optional
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“An immersive workspace is no longer limited to a desk in our Towers; the 9-to-5 workday is dead; and the employee experience is about more than ping-pong tables and snacks,” Brent Hyder, the president and chief people office of Salesforce, wrote in a blog post announcing the change.

SAP
Hybrid
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SAP’s executive team, including CEO Christian Klein, sent a letter to employees today that said, ” Your feedback shows you’d like us to extend our hybrid work environment to allow for maximum flexibility going forward. SAP is adopting a 100% flex work plan so that its 102,400 employees around the world can opt to work from home, at the office, or remotely.”

Schneider Electric
Partial
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Jean Pascal-Tricoire, Chairman and CEO at Schneider Electric states, “We live in a global, digital and ever-changing environment. Trust, empowerment and agility are more vital than ever in interactions amongst colleagues, partners and customers. At Schneider Electric, we call this New Ways of Working: our philosophy on the future of work for individuals and teams, reflecting the broader societal shifts while supporting continuous business performance and the unique needs of our employees.”

Schroders
Partial
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The move will empower employees to adopt working practices that best meet client responsibilities, business requirements and their individual working patterns, while also ensuring that we still have face-to-face interaction to maintain our culture of collaboration, innovation and strong productivity.

ServiceNow
Partial
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Lara Caimi, Chief Customer and Partner Officer said, “What I think the reality is, hybrid is the new normal, and it’s really all about flexibility and choice, right? And it’s not just a shift in like location policy, which is I think what a lot of people focus on, and that’s a huge part of it, but it is much broader of how we’re going to make sure that we drive this in a healthy way going forward.”

Shopify
Remote First
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“As of today, Shopify is a digital by default company. We will keep our offices closed until 2021 so that we can rework them for this new reality. And after that, most will permanently work remotely.” Lütke tweeted.

Siemens
Hybrid
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Roland Busch, the deputy CEO and labor director of Siemens, wrote in a tweet, “#Covid19 gives us a chance to reshape our world and reimagine work. To empower @Siemens employees to perform their best, our #newnormal working model will offer 2-3 days mobile working.” 

Slack
Optional
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“Slack is going to become a much more distributed company,” explained Robby Kwok, Slack’s senior vice president of people, in a blog post announcing the change. “That means most employees will have the option to work remotely on a permanent basis if they choose, and we will begin to increasingly hire employees who are permanently remote.”

Snowflake
Partial
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CEO Frank Slootman said, “This whole notion that the office is your workday home, we realize that is nonsense. Offices … need to be there for specific purposes — for events, for training, for meetings, specifically — but not a place to hang out 9 to 5. That’s definitely changing. It’s really going to reduce the real estate footprint that companies have.”

Starhub
Hybrid
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“We believe that the hybrid work model is the way forward, as it provides our staff with a good balance between flexibility, face-to-face collaboration and interaction, and appropriate safe distancing safeguards, ” a spokesperson said.

Stryker
Partial
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Stryker offers flexible work options ranging from fully remote to a hybrid model. 

Tata Steel
Hybrid
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Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice-President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel said that flexible working not only portrays an organisation’s intent to create a workplace for the upcoming generations but also solidifies its intent to cater to the needs of its diversified workforce across geographies.

The Coca-Cola Company
Hybrid
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Susan Lowe, people & culture director for Coca-Cola Amatil’s Pacific region said, “It’s about challenging people’s mindsets around productivity,” Lowe said. “If you’ve got really clear objectives, measures and expectations in place, then it shouldn’t matter where the person is.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Hybrid
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Thermo Fisher’s CHRO and SVP, Lisa Britt says expectations for greater flexibility are the norm, so Thermo Fisher is actively working to enable flexible and hybrid work opportunities where appropriate, and in the company’s and employees’ best interests.

Twitter
Partial
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“If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen” said Twitter’s vice president of people, Jennifer Christie, in a statement to CNN Business.

Uber
Partial
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“We feel that this combination of in-person and remote work will give people the freedom to do their best work while staying connected to their colleagues,” a spokesperson said.

UBS
Hybrid
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A spokesperson for the Swiss investment bank said it was “committed to offering our employees the flexibility for hybrid working (a mix of working from the office and from home) where role, tasks and location allow.”
 
USAA
Hybrid
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USAA said it is making the move as the company embarks on a process to “reimagine our workplace,” offering its 36,000 total employees greater flexibility in how and where they work, depending on their job.

Veeva Systems
Partial
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Work Anywhere means you can work in an office or at home on any given day. It’s about getting the work done in the way and place that works best for each person. This applies across all locations and departments.

Verizon
Hybrid
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Pambianchi, executive vice president and chief human resources officer said, “Like a lot of other companies, we had to pivot to find ways for employees to work from home,” Pambianchi said. “We had a lot of success with that so for a number of our teams we decided to make more permanent work from home groups.

VMware
Partial
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Rich Lang, SVP of human resources wrote, “We are empowering our team to choose to work permanently remote, “flexible” or near a VMware office, or from a VMware office full-time. Employees can work from any location that accelerates their productivity and advances their personal and professional goals during and after the pandemic.”

Are you interested in remote work, hybrid work, or being part of a distributed team?

Have you always wondered what it’ll be like to work remotely from Singapore, India, Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia or other countries in Asia? With remote work, the world is indeed your oyster.

We hope you have found our list useful. If you know of any companies that encourage remote work that are not currently on our list, please fill in the form below to inform us. Thank you!

Definitions for Remote Work Policies:

Companies adopt different policies for remote and hybrid work, and here we list the most common ones:

  • Optional: Employees can choose whether they want to work from home or the office.
  • Partial: Based on their individual role and situation, some employees are given the option to work from home.
  • Hybrid: The company has employees working from home part of the time and the office the rest of the time.
  • Remote first: Working remotely is the primary option for most or all employees, meaning that few (if any) employees are required to perform their roles from an office.
  • Fully remote: The company does not have any physical office space.

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