Top 5 Australian companies with the best flexible & remote working policies

January 22, 2024
best flexible & remote working policies

Achieving a healthy work-life balance can be daunting, especially when genuine flexibility seems elusive for you. Well, we’re here to unveil the top five Australian WORK180 Endorsed Employers that are setting the benchmark for exceptional flexible and remote working policies.

At WORK180, we understand the intricate tapestry of professional life, and our mission is to guide you through this journey with empathy, support, and inspiration.

Join us in delving into these workplaces where flexibility isn’t just a buzzword but a fundamental aspect of their culture, allowing you to shape your career on your terms.

Benefits of working in a company with great flexible & remote working policies

Flexibility in the workplace has transcended beyond being a mere perk – it’s now recognized as a fundamental aspect that significantly contributes to employee well-being and organizational success.

Here are a few of the benefits you can expect from finding an employer with great flexible & remote working policies:

  • Reduced Commuting Stress: Remote work eliminates the need for daily commutes, saving you valuable time and reducing stress associated with transportation challenges, traffic, and long journeys.
  • Customized Work Environment: Remote work allows you to create a personalized and comfortable workspace tailored to your preferences, contributing to increased job satisfaction and overall well-being.
  • Improved Focus and Productivity: Working in a quiet and familiar environment can enhance focus and productivity by minimizing distractions commonly found in traditional office settings.
  • Better Work-Life Integration: Flexible and remote work options offer you the chance to attend to personal matters without sacrificing work commitments.
  • Increased Access to Job Opportunities: Remote work options open opportunities if you are geographically distant from a company’s physical location. This can be particularly helpful with the cost of living in certain regions. 
  • Flexible Health and Wellness Practices: You can more easily incorporate exercise, time to prepare healthy meals, and mental wellness breaks into your schedule.

How we calculate the best policies

Not only have all the employers we endorse on our website met our minimum standards to be there, but they also completed a detailed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) survey that requests further information about the drivers we know are important to improving DEI in the workplace. The result is a holistic and intersectional understanding of each company’s current DEI performance and employee offering.

The data helps us rank Endorsed Employers on the key metrics and benefits, like flexible and remote working policies, that jobseekers should know about a company – before they click apply! 

Which Endorsed Employers have the best flexible and remote working policies?

The data that makes up these rankings was correct as of 31 January 2024. 

Edits and updates may have been made since then. Check out our explore pages for the most up-to-date rankings.

1. Ericsson ericsson logo

Telecommunications | 1,001-5000 employees 

Formalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place.

Open to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview.

Flexible work options offered:

  • Compressed working week available to all employees
  • Flexible start and finish times available to all employees
  • Job-sharing arrangements available to all employees
  • Part-time contracts available to all employees
  • Rostered days off available to all employees
  • Time-off in lieu of overtime available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) options available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) permanently available to all employees

2. Displayr displayr logo

IT, digital & online media services | 51-100 employees

 

Formalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place.

Open to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview.

Flexible work options offered:

  • Compressed working week available to all employees
  • Flexible start and finish times available to all employees
  • Job sharing arrangements available to all employees
  • Part-time contracts available to all employees
  • Rostered days off available to all employees
  • Time-off in lieu of overtime available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) options available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) permanently available to all employees

3. Barwon Water barwon water logo

Mining, resources & energy | 251-500 employees

  • Formalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place.
  • Open to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview.
  • Flexible work options offered:
    • Compressed working week available to all employees
    • Flexible start and finish times available to all employees
    • Job sharing arrangements are role/team dependent
    • Part-time contracts available to all employees
    • Rostered days off are role/team dependent
    • Time-off in lieu of overtime available to all employees
    • Work from anywhere (remote working) options available to all employees
    • Work from anywhere (remote working) permanently, individual needs considered

4. AECOMaecom logo

Engineering | 1,001 – 5,000 employees

Formalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place.

Open to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview.

Flexible work options offered:

  • Flexible start and finish times available to all employees
  • Job sharing arrangements available to all employees
  • Part-time contracts available to all employees
  • Rostered days off available to all employees
  • Time-off in lieu of overtime available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) options available to all employees

5. Ciscocisco logo

IT, digital & online media services | 1,001 – 5,000 emloyees

Formalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place.

Open to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview.

Flexible work options offered:

  • Compressed working week are role/team dependent
  • Flexible start and finish times available to all employees
  • Job sharing arrangements available to all employees
  • Part-time contracts available to all employees
  • Rostered days off are role/team dependent
  • Time-off in lieu of overtime available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) options available to all employees
  • Work from anywhere (remote working) permanently available to all employees

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About the Author

Jacynta Clayton’s career started in recruitment advertising and employer branding, working with global clients to create and deploy strategic and creative content. Now she combines her industry experience with the knowledge from her psychology and professional writing degrees to write unique and resounding stories. As a WORK180 storyteller she relishes the opportunity to elevate the voices and experiences of so many amazing people, while also empowering and educating audiences on how to choose a workplace where they can thrive.

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