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 Hanukkah off? We know the feeling.
Companies with limited PTO policies can be a pain, especially this time of year. 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!
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; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Portsmouth, NH & more.
What Roles: Software Engineer of Sales Content, Software Engineer of Reporting Tools, Customer Success Manager, User Success Coach, Implementation Specialist, Global Director of Marketing Operations & more.
What Employees Say: “It allows people to be autonomous and get their work done and still make personal time off decisions.” —Current Employee
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: Lead Talent Moderator, Data Scientist Manager, Executive Assistant to General Counsel, Sales Operations Project Manager, Product Analyst, Growth Manager, Head of Diversity & 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
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Policy Details: “Unlimited vacation; flexible hours: work when you’re most productive; work remotely: work from wherever you want in the world (Costa Rica, anyone?)”
Where Hiring: Remote; Austin, TX & New York, NY
What Roles: VP of Marketing, Digital Optimization Analyst, Email Marketing Specialist & more.
What Employees Say: “I love that you can take as much time off as you need. Plus, there is a health stipend and other benefits. I would like to see a health insurance plan, but even without it, the benefits are great.” —Current Senior Writer
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: Accounting Manager, Sales Operations Manager, Data Engineer, Senior Application Engineer, Director of HR Operations, Enterprise Support Agent, Director of Social Impact & Responsibility, Channel Enablement Lead & 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
Policy Details: “We also provide competitive benefits programs in every region in which we do business. While our benefits plans vary in availability in our different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as a Honeywell employee.”
Where Hiring: Phoenix, AZ; Golden Valley,MN; Minneapolis, MN; San Bruno, CA; Atlanta, GA; Nebraska City, NE; Greer, SC
What Roles: Scientist, Sales Manager, Field Service Leader, Product Marketing Manager, Fire Alarm Install Specialist, Assembler, Experienced Mechanical Engineer & more.
What Employees Say: “Vacation is ‘unlimited’ which is to say, ‘take as much as you dare.’ There does not seem to be any problem with arranging vacation time however, I think I would prefer earned vacation days such that the employee ‘owned’ those days.” —Current Senior Optical Engineer
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; San Francisco, CA & more.
What Roles: HCM Consultant in Payroll, Configuration Management Database Intern, Senior Software Development Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Delivery Assurance Manager, Director of Global Talent Acquisition Solutions, Senior Associate Copywriter, Customer Success Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Unlimited, which is great. Need to approved by manager.” —Former Product Support
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 the non-profit of their choice.”
Where Hiring: Mill Valley, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL
What Roles: Lead Data Analyst, Director of Product Design, Financial Analyst, Associate of Business Operations, Director of User Experience Research, Lead Full-Stack Engineer, Senior Software 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
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 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: Customer & Growth Strategy Manager, Business Analyst, Financial Manager, Tax Accounting, Risk Advisory Services Associate, Internal Controls Senior Associate & more.
What Employees Say: “Grant Thornton has transitioned to FTO. There have been mixed reviews among the employees. Most dislike it and miss their defined days. However, it is a big advantage if your contract permits you to burn at a higher rate and take time off during lulls.” —Current Associate
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: San Ramon, CA; Belfort, NY; Boston, MA; Niskayuna, NY & more.
What Roles: Technical Program Manager Analytics, Senior Director Commercial Leader, Summer 2018 Business Finance Intern, Power Electronics Engineer, Lead Controls Engineer, Marketing Intern, & 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
Policy Details: “Time away works differently at Netflix. We don’t have a prescribed 9-to-5 workday, so we don’t have prescribed time off policies for salaried employees, either. We don’t set a holiday and vacation schedule, so you can observe what’s important to you—including when your mind and body need a break. We believe in working smarter, not harder.”
Where Hiring: Los Angeles, CA; Los Gatos, CA; New York, NY & more.
What Roles: Senior Quantitative Analyst, Product Manager, Senior Manager of Content Strategy, Senior Reliability Engineer, Coordinator of Physical Production, Coordinator of Original Film Publicity, Visual Communications Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “The entire culture at Netflix is like nothing I have ever experienced. Do yourself a favor and read the culture deck online. My wife is having a baby soon and I can take up to 1 year paid leave – they put you and your family first. Open PTO, breakfast and lunch everyday etc. and I could go on and on. However, the most important benefit is not in the ‘package’ but in the culture where you are set up for success, given the right context and autonomy is the standard.” —Current Content Localization Specialist
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; Remote; Indianapolis, IN; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Lake Mary, FL; Nashville, TN & more.
What Roles: Senior Software Engineer, Services Architect, Principal Scrum Master, Desktop Support Technician, Sales Executive, Senior Financial Analyst, Cloud Incident Manager & 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
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
What Roles: Marketing & Customer Insights Associate, Digital Merchandising Associate, Associate Planner, IT Network Administrator, Corporate Tax Manager, Manager of Data Science, Technical Recruiter, Retail Warehouse Associate, Warehouse Team Supervisor & 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
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; Bellevue, WA & more.
What Roles: Marketing Coordinator, Business Development Associate, CRM Functional Consultant, Software Engineer, Office 365 Deployment Engineer & 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
Policy Details: Unlimited vacation policy
Where Hiring: Conshohocken, PA; San Jose, CA & more.
What Roles: Visual UI Designer, Digital Consultant, Software Engineer, Director of Sales Operations, Platform Consultant, DevOps Engineer, Enterprise Sales Director & 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
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: Austin, TX; Carpinteria, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; New York, NY; Chicago, IL & more.
What Roles: Enterprise Sales Engineer, Business Development Manager, Business Systems Analyst, UX Manager, Internal Communications Specialist, Executive Facilitator & 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
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: Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH & more.
What Roles: Hiring hundreds of Account Coordinators, Data Analyst, Database Administrator, Contracts Manager, Agile Business Analyst, Director of Specialty Access Programs & 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