On the first day of Virtual Vocations’ celebration of National Work & Family Month 2016, we highlighted 12 Flexible Telecommute Jobs Ideas for Working Families. Today, we’re expanding remote work resources for working families and outlining the 20 best family-friendly telecommute employers.
Family-friendly telecommute employers are companies that not only regularly seek to hire qualified candidates to work from home, but also consistently demonstrate that they value the needs of working families and their desire for work-life balance.
When crafting our “20 Best” list of family-friendly telecommute employers we used a two-step research approach in which we (1) examined Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” for 2016, which acknowledges companies that go above and beyond for working moms, and (2) compared that list against our Telecommute Companies Database to determine which of Working Mother’s award winners are also top remote employers that promote the telecommuting work model. Here are the results:
Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
With yearly revenues of more than $30 billion, Accenture operates as a professional services firm offering solutions in areas like information technology and consulting. Accenture employs more than 336,000 individuals worldwide while promoting gender equality, inclusion, innovative work lifestyles, benefits for parents, and more female role models within STEM careers.
The company has been named to the Thomson Reuters list of the “Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally” and is one of Virtual Vocations’ own 10 Remote Employers that Promote Diversity.
Headquarters: Roseland, New Jersey
Also on our list of diverse telecommute employers is ADP, LLC—one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions in the world. ADP regularly extends telecommuting opportunities, especially in consulting, to professionals in a variety of industries.
As part of the company’s policy of fostering a work environment centered on diversity and inclusion, ADP facilitates flexible work environments for their employees, more than 7,000 of whom work virtually. ADP’s offerings include flexible telecommute jobs, flex work scheduling, and on-site daycare services for full-time on-site employees and partial telecommuters. Employees who work from home, but who also need assistance with daycare, can enjoy discounts to off-site daycare center services.
Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
Another company on our list of family-friendly telecommute employers that utilizes flexible work arrangements is Bank of America. This global financial services company that caters to 57 million individuals and businesses and is the second largest holding bank in the U.S. Bank of America made our list due to their variety of employee programs that promote work-life balance. These flexible work benefits include the following:
- Job Sharing: Allows two non-overtime-eligible employees to hold duel responsibilities for a given position
- FlexTime and Compressed Workweeks: Adjusting work start and end times so as to shorten a standard work week into fewer workdays
- My Work®: Gives pre-approved employees opportunities to work from home
- Select Time: Based on need, it reduces an employee’s responsibilities or work schedule for a given position
Headquarters: Tysons Corner, Virginia
Capital One Financial Corporation is a U.S.-based bank holding company that specializes in financial products and services like credit cards, home and auto loans, and checking and savings accounts. Capital One regularly hires Remote Sales Managers and Telework Customer Service Specialists for home-based roles throughout the United States.
As one of Virtual Vocations’ family-friendly telecommute employers, Capital One is touted for their parental and family leave options. New birth parents can take up to 18 weeks for maternity leave and eight weeks for paternity leave. Family leave plans also have been established for new parents who have welcomed a child into their family via foster care, adoption, or surrogacy.
Headquarters: New York, New York
Deloitte, whose staff of more than 200,000 professionals worldwide provides consulting and financial advisory services to businesses, is one of the four largest professional services firms in the world. The company made our inclusive telecommute-friendly employers list because Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte’s CEO, is first woman in history appointed to run any of the United States’ large professional services firms, but Deloitte also should be celebrated for their commitment to working families.
Beginning September 2016, Deloitte activated a family leave program allowing mothers to access up to six months of paid maternity leave. Additionally, all Deloitte employees can rely on the new family leave program to provide relief, in the form of up to 16 weeks of paid time off, should they need step away from work to care for an aging parent or ill spouse or partner.
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
EY (Ernst & Young) is a world-renowned accounting firm specializing in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. Typically, the company’s telecommuting staff works from home in areas such as information technology and human resources. EY, which offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to new parents, is committed to advancing women in leadership roles. The company recognizes that businesses that outperform their competitors are ones in which women occupy top leadership positions in board rooms.
Headquarters: Fairfield, Connecticut
General Electric (GE) is a Fortune 100 electrical and electronics manufacturer specializing in products for water, power, lighting, energy management, appliances, oil, gas, intelligent platforms, aviation, healthcare, and transportation. Most commonly known for manufacturing and retailing household appliances for kitchens and bathrooms, GE offers an exclusive appliance store to their current employees and retirees. General Electric families can go online to register for the exclusive appliance store, then login to shop for and save thousands of dollars on items like washers and dryers, refrigerators, and ovens.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Genentech—a biotechnology company and subsidiary of Roche—works to find treatments and solutions for international diseases and ailments that are often difficult to treat. In addition to offering telecommuting work opportunities in career categories like account management and sales, Genentech offers employee programs and perks aimed to ensure their employees and families live their best lives.
Partial telecommuters, who still spend some of their time working or traveling to Genentech offices, can enjoy company perks like on-site car washing and hair cutting services as well as private facilities where nursing mothers can relax while pumping or nurse their babies, who can stay on-site at Genentech employee daycare centers.
Additionally, Genentech practices a comprehensive approach to healthcare benefits coverage for employees and their families. These benefits cover eligible full-time employees and their dependents as well as eligible part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week and their dependents. Under Genentech policies, a spouse or domestic partner and biological, adoptive, step, and foster children, as well as legal charges, can be covered under a company health plan.
Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is an American multinational information technology corporation that provides hardware, software, and services to customers. This California-based tech powerhouse employs more than 315,000 people, many of whom work from home in the information technology and sales departments.
Telecommuters, as HP employees, have access to a variety of programs designed to make sure current employees, as well as retirees, have the best possible experience with Hewlett-Packard. HP employee programs and perks include discounts on company products, access to recreation groups and clubs, an internal classified service, and more.
Headquarters: Armonk, New York
IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. It provides a wide range of technology and consulting services, including a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management, and the world’s most advanced servers and supercomputers. IBM regularly offers full-time employment opportunities featuring telecommute work arrangements for both U.S.-based and international job seekers.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
As a company specializing in semiconductor design and manufacturing, Intel Corporation‘s computing products can be found in PCs and servers, phones and tablets, consumer electronics, and more. The company employs more than 100,000 individuals and posts revenues of more than $55 billion annually. Intel is a telecommute-friendly employer that hires qualified professionals to work remotely.
Headquarters: Lexington, Kentucky
Although it’s headquartered in the “Bluegrass State” of Kentucky, Lexmark International, Inc. is a global technology leader in the software sector. It specializes in the automation of information-driven processes for industries like manufacturing, education, government, retail, healthcare, financial services, and more. Lexmark International, Inc. is a telecommute-friendly employer that regularly hires qualified professionals to work remotely in a variety of positions.
Headquarters: Kenilworth, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc.‘s roots date back to 17th century Germany when the Merck company was formed. Merck & Co. was founded in 1891, but officially become an independent business in 1917. It offers biologic therapies, animal health products, vaccines, and prescription medicines. Merck & Co. is a telecommute-friendly employer that hires Telework Scientific and Medical Affairs Directors, Partial Telecommuting Clinical Research Associates, and other professionals for remote roles.
Headquarters: New York, New York
MetLife, Inc., a company originally founded in 1864 to insure Civil War disabled veterans, was the leading nationwide insurer by 1909 and has remained so for over 100 years. The company provides life insurance and employee benefits policies to consumers and businesses. It operates on a global scale and offers telecommute work opportunities in areas like claims adjusting and sales consulting.
Headquarters: New York, New York
Headquartered in “The Big Apple,” PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the world’s second largest professional services firm measured by 2013 revenues and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG. PwC has offices in 776 cities across 159 countries and employs over 180,000 people. Seasonal telecommuting positions are available to Auditors and Tax Specialists with travel varying from 0% to 40%.
Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey
With more than one hundred years of experience, Prudential Financial, Inc. is one of the world’s largest financial services institutions. The company has more than $1 trillion in assets and has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential Financial employs telecommuting professionals to work from home in a variety of sectors, especially sales and management.
Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a banking and finance company that has been in business for more than 150 years. They offer customers services such as retail banking, mortgage options, asset management and more. They were awarded a Gallup Great Places to Work award in 2015. PNC offers various telecommute positions for software developers, engineers, and other technology related positions. Positions are full time and may require travel.
Headquarters: Tucson, Arizona
Co-founded in 2007 by siblings Laura Spawn and Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations, Inc. is rooted in a family-centric business model. The company operates a telecommute job aggregation service that helps job seekers find scam-free telecommuting job leads safely, easily and quickly. Their service is powered by a 100% virtual, highly trained staff of telecommuters, many of whom are work-at-home parents that were drawn to work for Virtual Vocations because of the the flexible scheduling options available to their remote employees and independent contractors.
Learn more about how Virtual Vocations has fostered flexible work arrangements for its telecommute team by reading Virtual Vocations’ staff profile of Peggy Reinbold-Wasson—the company’s Quality Control Manager as well as a work-at-home mom and military spouse living and working abroad.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit organization providing comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. This, “Best Places to Work” award winner serves a population of over 1 million people in the Atlanta region. WellStar Health Systems currently employs over 12,000 staff members and is consistently offers triage specialists, medical coders, and documentation specialists work from home opportunities.
Headquarters: Schaumburg, Illinois
Zurich North America is part of the larger entity Zurich Insurance Group. As a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider, Zurich North America supplies business insurance, property and casualty Insurance, specialty products and programs, and corporate and other insurance services. The employer regularly hires telecommuters to work remotely in sales, case management, nursing, risk engineering, and insurance auditing.
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