Virtual Vocations ranks 50 top remote employers from the 2017 Fortune 500 list. Learn more about these telecommute enabled companies expanding the scope of remote work across the globe.
Introduced on June 7, 2017, the 63rd annual Fortune 500 list is packed with some of the largest and most influential U.S. incorporated companies. According to Fortune,
“In total, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12 trillion in revenues, $890 billion in profits, $19 trillion in market value, and employ 28.2 million people worldwide.”
Which Fortune 500 Companies Are Top Remote Employers?
For consideration on their Fortune 500 list, the magazine ranks companies based on factors like their revenue and profits, number of employees, and total return to investors.
As the web’s number one telecommute-only job board, Virtual Vocations wanted to know more about flexible work arrangements offered by the top remote employers showcased in the 2017 Fortune 500 rankings.
To determine which Fortune 500 companies are also telecommute enabled businesses, we filtered the Fortune 500 through our Virtual Vocations Telecommute Companies Database, which is updated daily with employer profiles of more than 6,000 telecommute-friendly companies known for offering flexible and work-at-home jobs for qualified professionals.
50 Fortune 500 Telecommute Enabled Companies
The Top 50 Fortune 500 Telecommute Enabled Companies are highlighted below. Selecting the orange hyperlinked name of an employer on our list will allow you to view the business’s complete Virtual Vocations Company Profile.
Our team of Company Profiles Specialists, under the direction of the Virtual Vocations Employer Relations Manager, build company profiles to help ease the research burden of jobseekers who want to apply to work for employers who value the telecommuting work model.
Each employer profile features elements like the following:
- Company description and key details about their mission statement, headquarters, and more
- Link to the company’s website
- Links to the company’s social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn
- RSS feed of company news
- Graph of recent hiring trends
- List of the company’s open telecommuting jobs posted to the Virtual Vocations Telecommute Jobs Database
Without further adieu, here are the 50 top remote employers from the 2017 Fortune 500 list:
1. Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc. is a worldwide provider of personal electronic devices, computers, and software. Famous for their “i” line of products, like the iPhone, Apple completed more than $200 billion in sales during the last year and ranks as the largest technology company in the world, according to Forbes. Apple boasts a large telecommuting team of Apple product advisors and technical support professionals.
2. McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation is a Fortune 500 healthcare company specializing in pharmaceutical distribution, medical technology, and healthcare IT services. Their clients include physicians’ offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and payers. Telecommuting job titles with McKesson includTelework Systems Advisor, Virtual Medical Coder, and Home Based Sales Manager.
3. UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is one of the most diversified healthcare companies serving U.S. and global customers. Specializing in IT support infrastructures for healthcare, as well as clinical care, UHG is present in almost every branch of healthcare related services. This employer frequently hires Telephonic RN Case Managers, Remote Health Service Directors, and Telecommuting RN Consultants.
4. CVS Health
CVS Health is an American drug retailing company whose mission is to foster a supportive, engaged role for their pharmaceutical customers. CVS Health’s Telework Nurse Educator positions are home-based and require a significant amount of travel. The company also hires Telecommute Health Plans Account Executives to work remotely in sales and account management.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada, and selected global markets. The company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen offers remote opportunities in a variety of career categories including account management and project management.
6. Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. is the largest online merchandise retailer in the world. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, but conducts business from offices throughout the globe. Amazon is a telecommute-friendly employer that hires Virtual Operation Managers and Support Engineers. The company also regularly hires Online Sales and Customer Service Representatives to work from home, especially during the Christmas season.
7. General Electric (GE)
General Electric is a Fortune 50 electrical and electronics manufacturer specializing in products for water, power, lighting, and energy management, appliances, oil and gas, intelligent platforms, aviation, healthcare, and transportation. They are a telecommute-friendly employer who recruits a variety of qualified professionals to work from home especially in information technology, management, and sales.
8. Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications. The company takes pride in their award-winning wireless network, which covers 98% of the United States. The company offers their employees a variety of benefits, including the flexibility to work remotely in some positions.
9. Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health, which was originally founded as a whole foods company, eventually became a drug distribution brand after a series of acquisitions. Today, it is a global healthcare company focusing and reducing healthcare costs and providing medical products and services to hospitals and healthcare providers worldwide. Cardinal employs over 37.000 people, and is a telecommute-friendly company. They offer telecommute positions for Remote Patient Care Coordinators and more.
10. Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae, which is properly known as the Federal National Mortgage Association, is a telecommute-friendly financial services provider formed during the Great Depression under The New Deal. Their purpose is to expand the secondary mortgage market by securitizing mortgages in the form of mortgage-backed securities. Since the 2009 housing crisis, Fannie Mae has renewed their mission to help families buy, refinance, or rent a home and avoid foreclosure.
11. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., headquartered in “The Big Apple,” is the largest bank in the U.S. and a major provider of asset management and brokerage services, corporate and consumer banking, credit cards, global and investment banking, risk management, underwriting, and security services. JPMorgan Chase & Co. hires telecommuters to work remotely in funds and corporate relationship management, client advising, business development, and other similar roles.
12. Express Scripts Holding Company
Express Scripts Holding Company is a pharmacy benefit management business overseeing the prescription needs of more than 100 million Americans. Their portfolio of products and services includes specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, medical and drug data analysis, network-pharmacy claims processing, and home delivery. Express Scripts regularly employs qualified telecommuting professionals to work remotely in product management, nursing education, and clinical sales.
13. Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company, one of the largest U.S. banks, is an American multinational financial services company that offers consumer, corporate, and private banking, mortgage loans, wealth management, credit cards, foreign currency exchange, and other money-centered products. Wells Fargo is a telecommute-friendly employer that regularly hires a variety of IT specialists, advisors, and consultants to work from home.
14. Bank of America
Bank of America, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a global financial services company providing financial products to and serving more than 57 million individuals and businesses. Founded in 1998, Bank of America is the second largest holding bank in the United States. Telecommuting positions with this company are usually for technical consultants and financial experts.
15. Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services. The company’s best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office Suite, and the Internet Explorer web browser. Microsoft is a telecommute-friendly employer that regularly fills vacancies in a variety of employment sectors including software development, technical support, and business development.
16. Anthem, Inc.
Anthem, Inc. which was previously known as WellPoint, Inc., is a health insurance company serving more than 67 million customers. The company’s products and services include dental, optical, and medical insurance plans, Medicare supplement insurance, and life insurance. Anthem, Inc. regularly hires Telecommuting Nurses, Remote Case Managers, and Telework Program Managers to work from home or work remotely while traveling.
17. Citigroup Inc.
Citigroup Inc. is an American multinational investment banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan. Since 1812, Citigroup’s mission has been to serve as a trusted partner to their clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Their core activities are lending money, safeguarding assets, making payments, and accessing the capital markets on behalf of their clients. Citigroup offers a variety of remote positions to qualified professionals.
IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. The company 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 jobseekers.
19. Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is health company that comprises pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare, and medical devices as the world’s largest biologics business. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. They develop products under popular household names like AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, ROGAINE, and LUBRIDERM. Telecommuting job opportunities with Johnson & Johnson range from Remote District Business Manager to Virtual Key Account Manager.
20. Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac, formally known as the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, is a public, government-sponsored enterprise with a mission to stabilize the nation’s residential mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeownership and affordable rental housing. The company hires qualified professionals for a variety of remote positions, many of which require some travel. Their employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits package that can be customized to meet family needs.
21. MetLife, Inc.
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.
22. Aetna, Inc.
Aetna, Inc. is a major healthcare, dental, life insurance, and medical services provider. The company provides services on individual, corporate, collegiate, and governmental levels. Telecommuting has been embraced within the company and various positions are available as work from home or in the field.
23. PepsiCo, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc. is a global leader in the food and beverage industry. Their company is comprised of 22 brands including, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi-Cola. Their products are sold in more than 200 countries worldwide, and they strive to minimize their global environmental impact by conserving resources and minimizing packaging. PepsiCo, Inc. offers on-site and remote employment opportunities. Their remote positions are primarily reserved for distribution and merchandising roles.
24. Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation specializes in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Their 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.
25. Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc., with more than one hundred years of experience, 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.
Albertsons, founded in 1939, is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. In addition to being well known for providing wonderful customer service and great prices, Albertsons has a reputation for being incredibly charitable, donating over $270 million dollars of food in 2015. This employer will hire certain candidates for remote work in a variety of positions.
27. Humana, Inc.
Humana Inc. is a Louisville-based for-profit health insurance company and the highest earning business based in Kentucky. It is a Fortune 100 company providing a broad portfolio of health insurance and wellness products to a diverse group of customers, including members of the military, the elderly, and the self-employed. Humana Inc. regularly employs telecommuting salespersons, Registered Nurses, social workers, care and case managers, researchers, and IT specialists. Pharmacists are also hired to work remotely through the companies RXMentor program.
Pfizer collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to provide research-based biopharmaceuticals. Pfizer is widely known as the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company and specializes in immunology, oncology, cardiology, diabetology/endocrinology, and neurology. Consistently named a Top 100 Company, Pfizer offers remotely based positions to software engineers, marketing assistants, and project managers. It also regularly hires sales associates for extensive travel, telecommute positions.
29. American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
American International Group, Inc., which is commonly referred to as AIG, is a multinational insurance corporation that provides property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement services, and mortgage insurance to companies in more than 130 countries worldwide. It is a telecommute-friendly company that often employs individuals to work from home in consulting, underwriting, auditing and quality, financial advising, and property loss control.
30. Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. The company was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995 and is one of the world’s largest defense contractors. In 2009, 74% of Lockheed Martin’s revenues came from military sales. Lockheed Martin offers a variety of full-time and part-time opportunities, with telecommuting options, at its U.S. locations in 14 states.
Sysco, which is based out of Houston, Texas, is a global leader in the selling, manufacturing, and distribution of a wide range of food equipment and products. They operate more than 180 facilities with over 400,000 customers in restaurants, healthcare facilities, and educational facilities. This employer will hire a quality candidate to work remotely in a wide range of positions including marketing and analysis.
FedEx is one of the globe’s most recognizable transportation, business services, shipping, and e-commerce brands. It employs more than 300,000 individuals worldwide, many of whom work from home in sales, account management, or customer service. FexEx is consistently ranked in the Top 20 of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”
33. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which launched in 2015 during the division of the Hewlett-Packard Company, is a Palo Alto, California based IT firm. The company is comprised of four divisions: Enterprise Group, Services, Software, and Financial Services. Through their high-quality consulting, support, and education services, the company is working to make their customers’ environments more efficient, secure, and productive. Both on-site and remote career opportunities are offered at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Remote positions at this company have included Telecommuting Asset Recovery Consultant and Virtual Senior Asset Recovery Consultant.
34. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is a computer networking company founded by a small group of Stanford University computer scientists. The company is the worldwide leader in Internet networking and employs more than 65,000 people globally. Cisco Systems, Inc. is a telecommuting-friendly employer that regularly hires Telecommute Consultants, Remote Engineers, and Telework Technicians.
35. Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Hewlett-Packward, or HP, is an American multinational information technology corporation that provides hardware, software, and services to customers. HP employs more than 315,000 people, many of whom work from home in their information technology and sales departments.
36. The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, founded in 1886, is the world’s largest beverage company. They provide over 500 brands to consumers, including Coca-Cola and Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Dasani, and more. Coca-Cola products are available in more than 200 countries, and are consumed at rate of more than 1.9 billion servings a day. The Coca-Cola Company employs over 700,000 people, and offers a variety of telecommuting opportunities to qualified candidates.
37. New York Life Insurance Company
New York Life Insurance Company, which has more than 150 years of insurance experience, is America’s largest mutual life insurance company. The company provides a wide range of insurance, investment and retirement solutions to thousands of clients throughout the country. Headquartered in NYC, New York Life Insurance Company consistently seeks qualified agents and corporate employees to join their team.
38. Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise, is a Fortune 100 company that services government healthcare programs. Providing specialty healthcare services, the company also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations. Centene Corporation hires telecommuters for various roles within the healthcare industry.
39. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company is a leading provider of insurance services for both individuals and businesses. The company is part of the Fortune 100 and operates on a national level. Nationwide Insurance regularly hires Telecommuting Insurance Field Representatives and Telework Sales Specialists to work remotely.
40. Merck & Co., Inc.
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. They offer biologic therapies, animal health products, vaccines, and prescription medicines. Merck & Co., Inc. is a telecommute-friendly employer that hires Telework Scientific and Medical Affairs Directors, Partial Telecommuting Clinical Research Associates, and other professionals for remote roles.
Cigna is a global healthcare organization that provides life insurance, healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare services, and accident insurance. The company has over 35,000 employees and regularly offers telecommuting opportunities in a variety of roles, like consulting, case management, data analysis, clinical specialties, nursing, and more.
42. Best Buy
Best Buy is a leading consumer electronics corporation, and provides technology products, services, and solutions. The company is headquartered in the United States, and has locations in Canada and Mexico. Best Buy offers both on-site and remote work options, with some positions requiring on-site visits to customers.
43. Honeywell International
Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. The company currently operates 1,250 sites in 70 countries, and has over 129,000 employees worldwide, including more than 23,000 engineers and scientists. Honeywell hires qualified professionals for a variety of remote positions in IT, sales, account management, and more.
44. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA)
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, or TIAA, is a non-profit, financial service organization. TIAA’s core business focuses on retirement plan administration and annuity products. They manage employer-sponsored tax-sheltered annuity plans, contribution retirement plan for employees, educational, religious, and charitable organizations.
45. Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is a multinational information technology and computer services company specializing in database management systems and other enterprise software products, computer hardware systems, business intelligence, and communications industry solutions. They are a telecommute-friendly employer often in need of Remote Database Architects, Virtual Software Project Managers and Architects, Telework Consultants, and Telecommute Technical Sales Specialists for home-based positions.
46. Allstate Insurance Company
Allstate Insurance Company is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in the United States. It provides consumers with car insurance, home, property, condo, and renters insurance, plus insurance for recreational vehicles like motorcycles, boats, and more.
47. American Express Company
American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Based in New York City, New York and founded in 1850, they are best known for their charge cards and revolving credit cards. The company has more than 100 million cards in circulation in 130+ countries worldwide. Telecommuting positions are mainly for Telework Travel counselors throughout the U.S.
48. General Dynamics
General Dynamics is a global defense and aerospace company located in 43 countries worldwide and employing thousands of people globally. The company was founded in Delaware in 1952 and initially provided tanks, missiles, submarines and more to the military. Today, they focus on electric boat, land systems, IT and combat-vehicle products. The company offers IT positions with some telecommute capability. Travel to client-sites or office may be required. Positions are location based.
49. Liberty Mutual
Liberty Mutual is a diversified global insurer offering its services and products in 30 countries. It is a Fortune 100 corporation that employs more than 50,000 people around the world, who specialize in automobile, homeowners, accident and health, workers compensation, disability, and individual life insurance products. Liberty Mutual employs telecommuting field property adjusters, insurance investigators, and attorneys to work remotely.
50. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, also known as MassMutual Financial Group or MassMutual, is an American mutual life insurance company. MassMutual is one of the largest life insurance companies globally, with 1,800 offices and 13 million clients worldwide. MassMutual is a telecommute-friendly employer that offers offsite work arrangements to qualified professionals in fields such as sales and underwriting.
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