We are excited to announce that Quartz unveiled its annual list of the best companies for remote workers, and Cobalt ranked number 15 out of 49 on the medium-sized companies list!
What makes a company a best place to work? It all depends on personal preferences, but at a high level, most people would agree it’s a place that treats you well, pays you fairly, and pushes you to reach your professional potential in a supportive atmosphere.
These same desires apply to a remote job—but there are also other considerations that ultimately determine your happiness and success at a remote company. Do you have the right equipment, relationships, and communication tools you need to work effectively? Do you feel included in your company culture? Are you trusted by managers and colleagues? Will you have the same opportunities for growth or advancement as you would in an in person office-going job? What happens if you’re just starting out in your career, are you being mentored effectively?
With that in mind, Quartz’s 2022 ranking of the Best Companies for Remote Workers celebrates businesses that clearly understand what’s needed when the workplace is distributed and clarity and cohesion don’t depend on showing up to a physical office.
Quartz worked with independent research firm Best Companies Group to conduct a two-part survey of each applicant company, one involving the employer and the other its employees.
The surveys assessed company practices and measured employee satisfaction in areas including leadership, pay and benefits, training and development, corporate culture, communication, and overall engagement. The survey scores determined the rankings, which comprises three lists separated by employer size: small, medium, and large.
We are proud to once again be on this list as a testament to the work we put into our culture and into making Cobalt a world-class, remote-first company to work at. Check out the full list of honorees here.
Methodology & Eligibility
To be eligible, organizations were required to have at least 25 full-time permanent employees who qualify as remote workers, along with being at employers with 100+ permanent full-time employees and at least 25% of the workforce remote. Temporary or seasonal employees, per diem, independent contractors (1099), interns, and consultants were not counted as full- or part-time permanent employees, and they were not included in the evaluation process.
A remote worker was defined as someone who performs at least 75% of their job in a location that is neither affiliated with nor fully furnished by their employer.
Eligible companies agreed to submit an employer questionnaire about their policies and practices, worth about 25% of each company’s overall score. They also agreed to let our independent research partner, the Best Companies Group, survey their remote staff, with employee sentiment counting for about 75% of the total score.