Best Telecommuting Companies
Here are our favorite telecommuting companies! We will continue to update this list, so be sure to check back often.
Brocade Communication Systems
Accenture does management consulting all over the world and grosses the most revenue of any consulting firm in the world. In 2014, they reported net revenues of $30 billion, and have approximately 323,000 employees from their clients based in 56 countries. As a corporation, they are widely known as a woman-friendly place to work, as five of their highest ranking officers are women. Accenture is big on helping their employees achieve work-life balance.
Adecco is an industry leader in the realm of human resources consulting and has its headquarters in Switzerland. With over 5,000 branches in over 60 countries, Adecco offers a wide variety of services, including temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition, and more. Adecco is a Fortune 500 Global company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
One of the leading healthcare benefits companies in the world, and a member of the elite “Fortune 100,” Aetna emphasizes the value of work-life balance as one of the reasons to offer flexible work options. Over 48,000 employees help Aetna serve over 22 million medical members, 14.3 million dental members, and 13.8 million pharmacy members (as of June 20, 2013). Aetna led the telecommuting charge over the past decade as a “grass-roots effort to retain the skills of talented employees” who would otherwise have lost their jobs when multiple locations were consolidated.
Best known for its credit cards, American Express is a major financial services company based in New York City. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most valuable brands and one of the world’s most admired brands by BusinessWeek and Fortune. Its 53,000+ employees have more to be thankful for, since American Express is also known as a company that allows telecommuting. This is true for a wide range of positions, ranging from call center jobs all the way up to corporate roles.
Serving nearly five million people, Amerigroup is a major player in the world of managed health care. They play a significant role in facilitating the healthcare of government program beneficiaries, including Medicaid and Medicare.
There’s a lot more to Apple than their popular products. Committed to recruiting and retaining “Apple people” who are passionate about their careers, they offer flexible and telecommuting options for many of their thousands of employees. One common job opening you’ll see at Apple is for At-home advisors.
AT&T is a world leader in telecommunications, so it’s understandable that they appreciate the value of employing remote workers. They now have 30,000 workers who telecommute regularly, and this has allowed AT&T to close down a complex of offices, saving the company millions in real estate and other office expenses. AT&T is the largest provider of cellphones and landlines in the United States, and has over 100 million customers.
Brocade is a major technology company based in California that specializes in networking hardware and software. It’s known as a corporation that is extremely fair to its employees, and has taken drastic steps—such as temporarily shutting down one of their entire plants—in order to avoid laying off any of their workers. With over 2 billion dollars in yearly revenue, Brocade is also a significant employer and has over 4,500 workers. Brocade also makes the list of best telecommuting companies, as 70% of their employees regularly work remotely. If you’re looking for an IT position, keep an eye on this company.
As one of America’s most popular financial institutions, Capital One is a major player in handling loans, credit cards, and banking. Capital One has also been growing at a fast pace in recent years, acquiring divisions from HSBC and ING Direct that have significantly increased the size of its operations.
Cisco is a large multinational corporation based in San Jose, California that produces and distributes networking equipment. It’s also a perfect example of how both a company and its employees profit by turning to telecommuting. By allowing employees to work from home, Cisco has saved hundreds of millions of dollars. Cisco even uses its own product, Cisco Virtual Office (CVO) to help employees telecommute to work, which allows their average employee to work remotely over two days a week.
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world, with over $32 billion dollars in revenue in 2013. It is based in New York City, and employs over 200,000 people, many of whom are located all over the world. Deloitte frequently ranks high on Fortune’s list of best companies to work for, and it has also topped the list of BusinessWeek’s list of best places to start your career. Its telecommuting record is extraordinary—over 85% of their workers do their jobs remotely on a regular basis, firmly placing Deloitte as one of the most telecommuting-friendly corporations around.
The core of Google is undoubtedly its wildly popular search engine, which fulfills over one billion web searches every day. This makes Google the internet’s leading search engine by far, with roughly two-thirds of all internet searches processed by Google. It capitalizes off this tremendous amount of traffic through its advertising platform, Adwords, which provides the largest portion of its more than $10 billion in annual profits. Google also dominates other markets through its acquisitions, such as its famous purchase of the leading video-sharing site, YouTube.
Hospital Corporation of America is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, and is a company comprised of ~165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers. HCA employs ~204,000 people within the U.S. and U.K. HCA employs telecommuters for positions such as recruiting, coders, analysts, and many more.
With over 100 billion dollars in annual revenue, IBM is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to manufacturing hardware and software. Moreover, with over 400,000 employees, IBM plays an important role in determining the work culture for other tech companies. A vice president at IBM predicted that as much as one-fifth of their entire workforce would soon be working remotely.
As the largest producer of computer chips worldwide, people all over the planet are familiar with the California based corporation. Consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for, it also regularly tops Fortune’s list of best companies which allow workers to telecommute.
The second largest bank in the world, and the single largest bank in the United States, JPMorgan Chase & Co is recognized around the world as a key international player in the financial sector. With assets totaling 2.5 trillion dollars—in large part due to its hedge fund, also the second largest in the country—it’s difficult to underestimate the impact that JPMorgan Chase & Co has on our economy. With almost 100 billion dollars in yearly revenue, it takes over 260,000 employees to keep this mammoth sized corporation thriving.
The largest not-for-profit medical practice on the planet, Mayo Clinic has a well-deserved name in the health care industry. Founded in 1889, Mayo Clinic has an illustrious history of serving patients with dedicated care, and it is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals to receive treatment. Additionally, Mayo Clinic performs a significant amount of medical research each year. Beyond its nearly 4,000 doctors on payroll, it takes a staff of 50,000 employees to keep Mayo Clinic functioning. It also happens to be an extremely employee-friendly working environment, earning the brand a fixed place on Fortune’s list of best companies to work for.
MetLife is one of the world’s largest health insurance corporations, employing over 65,000 people, and is the single largest provider of life insurance in the United States. In total, MetLife provides services for over 90 million people spanning several dozen countries around the world. With over 50 billion dollars in annual revenue and subsidiaries based in countless locations, it takes a tremendous workforce to keep MetLife functioning.
Founded by Bill Gates almost 40 years ago, most of us associate Microsoft with its Windows operating systems which have propelled Microsoft to being one of the world’s most valuable corporations. In recent years, Microsoft has significantly expanded its operations and entered new markets with much fanfare, including through its purchase of Skype in 2011 for $8.5 billion. Although we tend to think of Microsoft as a one-man show, Microsoft has 100,000+ employees helping the company stay on top, earning $77 billion in yearly revenue.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, MuleSoft is a company that provides integration software for connection applications, data-sources, and APIs, in the cloud or on the premises. MuleSoft’s AnyPoint platform is designed as an integrated set of individual products, and users can utilize part or all of the platform.
Pitney Bowes is a business services corporation that specializes in shipping and packaging, and also manufactures essential hardware and software. Its research operations are closely related to the success of their brand, and they famously own thousands of patents for various new technologies. Although document services is generally seen as being on the decline, Pitney Bowes has invested billions in acquisitions that will ensure it maintains its relevancy in the future.
Based in London, PricewaterhouseCoopers only trails Deloitte as the largest worldwide professional services firm. Their 2012 revenue exceeded $31 billion, and they are the fifth largest privately owned firm in the entire United States. Their employee track record is nearly perfect with minimal layoffs and a record of treating employees amicably when it comes to vacation time. Additionally, PricewaterhouseCoopers should definitely make the list of notable companies with remote jobs—the majority of their employees work remotely habitually.
Based in New York City, Reuters is one of the world’s most recognizable brands in mass media. Take advantage of the opportunity to join their 60,000 employees working all around the world by applying for any of the several positions that are posted on SkipTheDrive, ranging from consultant positions to product designing.
The single largest provider of healthcare in the United States, UnitedHealth has an annual revenue that surpasses 100 billion dollars. It is also one of the largest corporations that has made a significant move towards hiring telecommuters, and currently employs over 25,000 remote workers. One of the benefits of working with UnitedHealth is that they have options for all stages of one’s career. From associate director to entry level positions, there’s something for everyone.
Ranked at number 17 on Fortune’s list of the top 500 companies in the United States, it is the parent company of UnitedHealthcare, which is the largest health carrier in the country. More than just a single company, UnitedHealth Group represents several businesses, including UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, Ingenix, OptumHealth, and Prescription Solutions. It is a publicly traded company with over seventy million members across the country. It is also an employer of over 130,000 employees, nearly 20% of whom work the majority of the time from home.
A brand so well-known its name is synonymous with making copies, Xerox employs over 140,000 people worldwide. Offering “simple solutions to a complex world,” they recruit top-tier professionals in a range of positions that may also be available for telecommuting, including project managers, graphic designers, and social media developers.