For the fifth year in a row, FlexJobs announces the 100 top companies with remote jobs. These companies listed the most remote jobs in 2017, and that means they’re excellent contenders to lead the employer pack for remote job listings in the coming year. They’re also at the forefront of offering better, more flexible work options that allow professionals to balance work and life.
Each year for the past five years, we’ve analyzed the job posting data in the FlexJobs database, which contains flexible job histories for over 49,000 companies, to find the 100 companies that posted the most remote-friendly job openings throughout the last year. Remote-friendly means the openings must offer some level of telecommuting (the levels on our site are 100%, mostly, some, or optional telecommuting).
If you’re hoping to find a remote job this year, it’s a good bet that these will be some of the top companies with remote jobs in 2018.
Watch this video overview of the list, and see the full list of companies below.
Remote Work Becomes Standard Way to Work
In previous years, remote work has often been described as a trend or a perk, but by reviewing this data annually for five years, we’ve seen remote work’s reputation shift from a trend to an acceptable mode of working.
Remote Work on the Rise: According to the “2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce” report, remote work exceeds public transportation as the commute option of choice in more than half of the top U.S. metro areas. And remote work has grown far faster than any other commute mode. As of 2017, 43% of U.S. workers now work remotely at least occasionally, up from only, at the most, 9% of workers in 2007.
Careers and Job Titles for Remote Work: Five of the fastest-growing remote career categories are therapy, virtual administration, client services, tutoring, and state and local government. While a wide variety of jobs can be done from home, the 20 most common telecommuting job titles include teacher, writer, developer, analyst, sales representative, nurse, accountant, and program manager.
Notable Companies Supporting Remote Work: VIPKID earned the number one spot on the 2018 Top 100 list, with companies such as Amazon, Conduent, and Dell among the top 10 companies with the highest number of remote jobs posted in 2017. Some, such as PRA Health Sciences, Toyota, and Williams-Sonoma, are newcomers to the list, while others, such as Xerox, Kaplan, and UnitedHealth Group, have been featured on the list since 2014.
For more interesting information about remote jobs and the companies that offer them, head over to the official “Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs” page!
Two Things to Note About This List
The orange asterisk (*) denotes companies that are FlexJobs Featured Employers or companies that have one or more divisions as FlexJobs Featured Employers. They partner directly with FlexJobs to post their remote and flexible job openings and to attract the best talent. You’ll see them highlighted throughout our site by the FJ Star icon.
These companies have often been committed to remote work for years. 29 of the companies below also made the list in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. We are happy to see their continued commitment to flexible work options!
100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2018
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BroadPath Healthcare Solutions*
Commonwealth of Virginia
Robert Half International*
Thermo Fisher Scientific*
PRA Health Sciences
Vivint Smart Home
Grand Canyon University – GCU*
World Travel Holdings*
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Haynes & Company*
A Place for Mom*
Western Governors University*
Crawford & Company
PPD – Pharmaceutical Product Development*
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*
JLL – Jones Lang LaSalle*
State of Washington
University System of Maryland – USM*
State of Florida
Downloadable Guide: How to Find a Remote Job
FlexJobs has created a free, comprehensive resource to help professionals who want to start working from home. With 29 pages of actionable advice and information, this guide covers everything: how to tell if you’ll be an effective remote worker, the remote job market, job application and interview advice, resume examples for remote jobs, advice on staying away from work-from-home scams, and more!
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Video: Dell, VIPKID, and Hilton Discuss Their Open Remote Jobs
Watch this webinar for an overview of the remote job market right now, tips for finding remote jobs, and info from three of our top 100 companies currently hiring for remote jobs! The live event was held February 6th at 1:00 p.m. ET (12 dowCT, 11 MT, 10 PT).
Watch the video of this event!
Top Career Fields with Remote Jobs
In this list of the 100 top companies for remote jobs, there are clear trends in terms of the career fields where these companies hire regularly for work-from-home jobs.
Here are the top career fields with remote jobs, followed by examples of companies from this list hiring for those types of jobs:
Medical and Health: UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Inc., Humana
Computer and IT: Dell, Xerox, Teradata
Education and Training: VIPKID, Kaplan, Western Governors University
Sales: HD Supply, NCH Corporation, Williams-Sonoma
Customer Service: SYKES, Working Solutions, Amazon
Accounting and Finance: JLL – Jones Lang LaSalle, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase
Travel and Hospitality: Hilton, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
How to Find Your Own Remote Job
If you’re interested in working from home, there’s no better time to start searching for remote jobs.
The first thing to know is that looking for remote work is very similar to a traditional job search. You’ll need to do your research; put together tailored, interesting resumes and cover letters; and apply for job listings.
1. Research companies.
Check out the companies you admire most, the products/services you use on a regular basis, and both local and far-away companies. Scan their websites for mentions of “flexible work programs,” “work-life balance,” or key phrases like “remote work,” “distributed teams,” and “home-based.” You might be surprised at how many might offer remote work options.
Use the right keywords to search job search websites and search engines.
In searching for remote jobs online, you’re going to find a lot of scams. If you want to work from home, use keywords like “telecommute job,” “remote job,” “distributed team,” and “virtual job.” Avoid phrases that scammers use, specifically “work from home” and “work at home.”
2. Consider the most remote-friendly career categories.
According to this year’s list of the top companies for remote jobs, the most common career fields for remote work are medical and health, computer and IT, education and training, sales, customer service, accounting finance, and travel and hospitality
3. Update your resume and online profiles to include skills and tools related to remote work.
Write about your remote job-friendly skills, such as independent work, time management, written and verbal communication, troubleshooting technical issues, and being proactive with questions and ideas. Include a list of remote-specific technology you’re familiar with, such as IM programs (Slack, Google Chat), file sharing (Dropbox), document collaboration (Google Drive), video conferencing (join.me, GoToMeeting, Skype), and other remote collaboration tools.
4. Utilize your network.
Once you start asking, you may be surprised by how many people you already know who are working remotely at least part of the time. Reach out to your professional network to find out who’s already working from home, how they got there, and what their tips are for you to find the same type of work arrangement.
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