Better technology has enabled corporations to reduce their office real estate costs as well as provide employees with the flexibility of working from home. Don’t be fooled though, organizations set strict target goals for these remote workers to ensure expected output.
Another shared advantage between the employer and employee is the flexibility of handling projects, workstreams and overall workload. For example, if you are based in a different time zone than some or all of your team, there is an expectation that both parties will “work” unconventional hours to get things done. At the same time, your daily “9-5” schedule may not be set in stone. Of course, schedule expectations should be discussed directly with your manager as they may vary from org to org.
Over the past five years, we have seen a significant increase remote job listings. The most common jobs are in IT/ Computers, Health, Administration, Sales, Training, Finance, Education and marketing. One of the things to consider during your non-remote work interview is negotiating “flex-time” or work from home days. More and more employers are open to this concept so keep that in mind in your next interview.
Below is a list of the top 100 companies that are offering remote work from home opportunities. Enjoy!
|A Place for Mom|
|Achieve Test Prep|
|American Heart Association|
|Citizens Financial Group|
|Erie Insurance Group|
|GE – General Electric|
|Grand Canyon University|
|Hartford Financial Services Group|
|Haynes & Company|
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|IT Pros Philadelphia|
|Overland Solutions, Inc.|
|Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc.|
|Science Applications International Corporation – SAIC|
|Sungard Availability Services|
|Sutherland Global Services|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|U.S. Department of the Interior|
|U.S. Department of Transportation|
|University of Maryland University College|
|Western Governors University|
|World Travel Holdings|