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Earning a spot on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards list for the “Best Places to Work” is a prestigious honor enjoyed by only 100 companies annually. Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work” list highlights U.S. employers, including small, medium, and large companies, with the highest ratings for workplace satisfaction, as calculated from more than 2 million employee-submitted Glassdoor company reviews.
From November 2, 2015 to October 30, 2016 Glassdoor accepted company reviews from current and former employees offering opinions on the pros and cons of working for a given employer, advice for managerial improvement, and rankings of key workplace satisfaction criteria like a company’s culture and values, compensation packages, CEO performance, and work-life balance. After reviewing upwards of 2.1 million company reviews, Glassdoor compiled the 100 top employee-ranked companies into their 2017 “Best Places to Work” publication.
Virtual Vocations’ Company List Is Where Employee Satisfaction and Telecommuting Meet
Upon reviewing Glassdoor’s 2017 list of the “Best Places to Work,” we were pleased to discover not only that such a wide variety of telecommute companies made Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award winners, but also that they were so highly recommended by current and former employees. At Virtual Vocations, we’re eager to connect telecommute job seekers with top telecommute-friendly employers known for hiring geographically dispersed job candidates to telecommute on a full-time or part-time basis, because we understand what motivates job seekers to pursue telecommuting jobs.
During our National Work & Family Month Celebration in October 2016, we polled registered Virtual Vocations members about the role telecommuting plays in their quest to achieve greater work-life balance. From the more than 1,000 survey responses we received from Virtual Vocations members, who represent both current telecommuters and those actively seeking remote work opportunities at the time of the survey, we discovered that telecommuting jobs are so desired by the modern labor force that more than 80% of our survey respondents reported they would be willing to accept lower wages in exchange for the opportunity to work remotely at least some of the time.
Thankfully, as more companies embrace flexible work arrangements, telecommuters don’t have to choose between top wages and working from home. Telecommuting has become such a part of the 21st century labor market that, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, instances of remote work among the non self-employed have increased by 103% since 2005. The boom in telecommuting would not be possible without industry leading employers, like those featured on Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work List”—employers who recognize the mutually shared benefits of the telecommuting lifestyle through increased job productivity and employee satisfaction.
Inspired by Glassdoor’s desire to inform job seekers of companies renowned for their employee satisfaction, we compared Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work” employers against entries in our Telecommute Companies Database—a storehouse of thousands of telecommute-friendly company profiles—to determine which of Glassdoor’s top companies for 2017 are also telecommute-friendly and form our own list of the most recommended remote companies.
20 Most Recommended Remote Companies
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Adobe Systems is the global leader in desktop publishing software that helps customers create, distribute, and manage digital content in a variety of ways. Among the company’s marquee brands are Acrobat, Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver. Adobe Systems offers telecommuting work arrangements for a variety of professionals, especially those with expertise in IT consulting and development, sales leadership, and client success management.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a San Francisco-based company that provides an online marketplace enabling users to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Airbnb connects people to travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. In addition to their San Francisco headquarters, Airbnb has satellite offices around the world, and provides a variety of remote work opportunities to Translators, Air Ambassadors, and Community Organizers.
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a major provider of cloud services and content delivery networks. The company strives to increase the speed, reliability, and security of Internet services for their clients and regularly makes available remote work opportunities for qualified candidates experienced in information technology.
Headquarters: Cupertino, California
Apple Inc. is one of the most recognized and buzzworthy providers of personal electronic devices, computers, and software. The company has a global presence with offices around the world and employs a large number of people to work from home as Personal Computer Advisors and Technical Support Professionals.
Headquarters: Lindon, Utah
BambooHR is a leading human resources software provider for small and medium-sized businesses. They’ve created a flexible core HRIS system that allows users to track time off, training, and benefits, as well as see all employee information in one location, generate reports, and integrate applications such as API, benefit enrollment, payroll, and performance review applications, and much more.
Headquarters: Florham Park, New Jersey
BASF is the leading chemical engineering company, founded over 150 years ago in Germany. Originally focused on working with dyes, the company has expanded to plastics and other forms of chemical engineering materials integral to packaging products for businesses located around the world. Remote employment opportunities with BASF are frequently available for U.S. residents experienced in account management.
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Chef Software, Inc. is a venture funded computer software business based in the “Emerald City.” The company develops and produces software to enable IT departments to automate processes that allow them to configure, deploy, and scale servers and applications. Chef hires telecommuting Customer Engineers, Software Developers, Solutions Engineers, and other information technology professionals to work from home-based offices.
Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington
Concur Technologies—a division of SAP (also featured on our Most Recommended Remote Companies list)—is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management software solutions. Concur is telecommute-friendly and offers a variety of remote employment options to talented professionals, especially those with backgrounds in human resources, information technology, project management, and sales.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Genentech is a biotechnology company. It is a subsidiary of Roche and works to find treatments and solutions to the world’s most difficult-to-treat ailments. Currently, Genentech is focused on developing treatments in the fields of oncology, immunology, tissue growth and repair, neuroscience, and infectious disease. Many sales and account management positions with Genentech are telecommute and involve extensive travel within a territory.
Headquarters: Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Goodway Group is an independent advertising technology and media targeting agency. The company offers customized programmatic media buys, search engine marketing via paid media (display, video, mobile, social), paid search (SEM or PPC), and an advertising product suite that measures, analyzes, and reports how offline, in-person sales are impacted by online digital advertising campaigns. The company is a bootstrapped, private, and family-owned business that employs a distributed team who enjoys full-time jobs with benefits and paid time off.
Visit Glassdoor’s Goodway Group Company Reviews page to learn more about what it’s like to work for this telecommute-friendly employer straight from professionals who have.
Headquarters: Mountain View, California
Intuit Inc. is an American company that develops financial and tax prep software and provides mobile, data, and cloud solutions. Its flagship products include Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax. Since its founding, Intuit Inc. has expanded to operate not only in the United States, but also in India, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Telecommute job seekers interested in working from home for Intuit should consider remote jobs in seasonal tax preparation, field sales, and customer service.
Headquarters: New York, New York
InVision is responsible for producing the world’s leading design collaboration platform, which is used by more than 800,000 people every day. The company’s presence can be found in some of the world’s biggest tech brands, ranging from Uber, Evernote, and Twitter to Adobe and Salesforce. InVision regularly seeks to hire virtual and partial telecommuting Technical Support Engineers, Test Engineers, Account Executives, Sales Development Representatives, and Customer Advocates.
Headquarters: Rochester, Minnesota
The Mayo Clinic is the first and largest not-for-profit medical group practice, and is ranked number one in more specialties than any other hospital in the world. Almost 4,000 doctors and 51,000 support staff members represent the ever-growing collective of employees and contractors within the Mayo Clinic family of services. Interface Designers, Documentation Support Specialists, Medical Coders, and Patient Appointment Coordinators, among other remote staff, are offered work-at-home opportunities through the Mayo Clinic’s growing initiative to provide alternative scheduling and employment arrangements.
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
Microsoft Corporation, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services. Its most recognized products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office Suite, and the Internet Explorer Web browser. Microsoft frequently hires telecommute job seekers to fill vacancies in a variety of employment sectors such as software development, technical support, and business development.
Headquarters: Mountain View, California
LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network that connects job seekers and industry experts to employers. The site boasts more than 450 million members across the globe, some of which are executives from every Fortune 500 company. LinkedIn’s main offices are distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada; however, the company is known for offering telecommuting opportunities that allow remote job seekers to work from the location of their choice. Telecommuting jobs at LinkedIn are commonly available in areas like content management, customer service, accounting, recruiting, account management, consulting, and sales.
Headquarters: Santa Barbara, California
PayJunction is a Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider that services thousands of businesses in every U.S. state. Since 2000, PayJunction has rapidly become a leading developer and provider of cutting edge merchant technology. It has formed strategic alliances with leading financial institutions and technology partners to deliver the most comprehensive services in the industry. The company’s Sales and Marketing Representatives work remotely with minimal travel.
Headquarters: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Paylocity is a human capital management business that functions as both a software company and as a payroll company. Partial Telecommuting Software Developers, Virtual Payroll Implementation Consultants, Remote QA Leads, and Telework Client Relations Managers are regularly hired to work from home for Paylocity.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Salesforce.com is the world’s leading company specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Founded in 1999, Salesforce.com quickly expanded across the U.S. and now has a global presence. Salesforce hires staff to work remotely in numerous areas, but especially in sales, account management, software development, information technology, and consulting.
Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany
SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software. The company employs approximately 75,000 people and helps companies of all sizes improve their industries. SAP regularly employs Telecommuting Presales Specialists, Remote Retail Account Executives, and Home Based Customer Engagement Executives to work remotely.
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
World Wide Technology is a systems integration company that specializes in providing services to the enterprise commercial, public, and telecom service provider sectors. This FORTUNE 100 “Best Company to Work For” chart topper offers its industry leading clients expertise in Unified Communications, Security, Datacenter, Wireless Mobility and eCommerce. Experienced UX Designers, Systems Engineers, and Network Engineers are typically offered full telecommute or partial telecommute positions with World Wide Technology.
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Unlike other job aggregation services, Virtual Vocations publishes hundreds of new telecommute job vacancies every day, verifying that each job posting will allow you to work from home a minimum of 20% of the time. It’s our mission to ensure that Virtual Vocations members receive fast access to the most current and best virtual job listings online. We even provide Virtual Vocations members with customizable email alert options, giving them instant access to the newest available telecommute jobs curated based on their job search preferences.
In addition to complete access to our Telecommute Jobs Database, Virtual Vocations subscribers receive a variety of exclusive telecommute job resources designed to give job seekers the highest opportunity at success in their telecommute job searches. Here’s a sampling of some of the exclusive telecommute job resources we offer for boosting your hireability and connecting you to the right telecommute jobs and employers:
- Telecommuting Handbook and Interview guide downloads
- A Telecommute Toolkit featuring e-courses like Create a Winning Telecommute Resume and Telecommute Job Searching for Mid-Level and Professional Job Seekers
- Action plans and downloadable resume templates
- Access to Industry Guides to help you navigate your search for a telecommute job in popular categories like Education and Nursing
- Free access to our Telecommute Companies Database filled with thousands of profiles of telecommute-friendly employers known for hiring qualified professionals to work remotely
- Search Filters that allow you to search for human-screened telecommute jobs by job category, type, telecommute status, travel requirements, and more—all to ensure you are applying to be most appropriate telecommute jobs for your experience, skill set, and job flexibility needs
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