FlexJobs, a job service specializing in remote and flexible job opportunities, has announced its second annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs. Companies such as Amazon, Kaplan, ADP and Salesforce made the list, which features a variety of career fields and industries.
Overall, telecommuting has increased 80 percent nationally since 2005 – with more than 34 million workers in the U.S. already telecommuting at least occasionally. Once considered an employee perk, work-from-home jobs are now recognized for bringing bottom-line benefits to companies.
“The positive impact remote work options can have on a company’s bottom line and culture is increasingly being acknowledged by smart employers. The organizations on this list are among those leading the charge to show that remote work options are a part of successful 21st century workplaces,” says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “The Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2015 is also is intended to guide job-seekers in their quest to find legitimate work with trusted companies that have a successful track record recruiting and hiring telecommuters.”
This slideshow features the top 15 tech companies IT pros looking for remote jobs may want to consider.
Top Tech Companies for At-Home Jobs
Click through for the top 15 tech companies IT pros should consider when looking for work-at-home jobs, pulled from FlexJobs’ Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs.
TeleTech is a leading business process outsourcing company founded in 1982. TeleTech assists clients in enhancing customer relationships across a range of industries, from financial services and logistics to entertainment and travel. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, TeleTech maintains a global presence, operating offices in Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Poland, Ireland, and Mexico. TeleTech delivery centers are located in 24 countries around the world, giving associates valuable opportunities to work with diverse customers, clients, and cultures. TeleTech employs a team of over 40,000 professionals, including nearly 20,000 home-based telecommuting associates around the world.
IBM is an award-winning, global consulting and technology company founded in 1911. Throughout the years, IBM has undergone significant organizational changes including acquisitions of leading companies such as Lexmark, Lenovo, DemandTec and Kenexa. Headquartered in Armonk, New York, IBM employs over 400,000 worldwide employees and in 2012 was ranked second in the country by Fortune for having the largest number of employees for a U.S. based firm. IBM employs a diverse pool of professionals, and offers a broad range of career opportunities through its main units of sales and distribution, software, integrated Supply Chain, research, IBM Global Business Services, corporate business, and systems and technology.
SAP is a German formed and headquartered organization standing for Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung, or Systems Analysis and Program Development. Founded in 1972, SAP provides enterprise software and services in over 180 countries around the world while utilizing the skills and knowledge of over 65,000 employees. International headquarters for SAP are located in Walldorf, Germany, and a U.S. headquarters in located in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, overseeing operations supporting clients developing more efficient workflows.
Headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, Dell is a computer technology company established in 1984. With dozens of offices throughout the United States and abroad, Dell is one of the largest PC vendors in the world. This company is the sixth-largest business in Texas and was ranked number one in PC monitor shipments in 2013. As an employer, Dell offers multiple opportunities for flexible work. Employee work options include flextime, remote work, job sharing, part-time work and compressed work weeks.
Xerox is a world leader in document technology and related services and it has been in business since 1906. The main products created by Xerox include printers, copiers, scanners, digital printing, workflow solutions, and related solutions and services. Throughout the world, Xerox employs over 140,000 people. In the United States, Xerox is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, and it has 160 locations worldwide.
In operation since 1998, VMware is a global operation with a headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and over 50 operational worldwide locations. The public company employs over 13,000 individuals to support businesses in streamlining their IT operations. VMware has over half a million customers of cloud and virtualization software and services, including its most notable product, hypervisors.
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the award-winning Salesforce, also known as Salesforce.com, is a cloud computing company: the world’s #1 CRM and customer success platform. As a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to customers worldwide, Salesforce empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce’s innovative SaaS applications help clients, software developers, and partners create robust applications as needed, which maximize the benefits of multiple users interacting across a network. Salesforce serves over 100,000 customers around the world including AVON, Google, Pandora, LinkedIn, Girls Inc., and American Red Cross.
CyberCoders is a recruiting company that was founded in 1999 with the goal of bringing the best people together with the best organizations around the country. They called themselves CyberCoders initially because they started out with placing software developers into jobs, but then expanded to other areas of technology job placement. CyberCoders helps IT professionals find work in a variety of ways. Not only do they offer a job search database, but they offer a resume writing service to help candidates put their best foot forward. They have an extensive database of firms that are looking for IT professionals and a generous referral program that helps others earn money for referring their friends in IT. CyberCoders offers sales, recruiting and IT positions that are work from home opportunities.
Apple is a computer engineering and software company known around the world. Apple designs Macs, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has also reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple has operations across the United States, both in corporate and retail settings.
Red Hat is the Raleigh, North Carolina technology firm that dominates the market for Linux, the open-source computer operating system (OS) that is the chief rival to Microsoft’s Windows operating systems. In addition to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, the company’s product line includes database, content, and collaboration management applications, server and embedded operating systems; and software development tools. Red Hat also provides consulting, custom software development, support, and training services. Red Hat has telecommuting opportunities for software developers and remote sales representatives to work with high-level clients.
Adobe Systems is a software company that provides solutions and products for their customers to develop content and applications. Adobe is an innovative company with a broad range of products and solutions for a variety of industries, personal use and creative professionals.
EMC is a publicly traded, global cloud-computing company founded in 1979. Today, EMC is the largest provider of information infrastructure services in the world, specializing in systems integration, information security and information management. EMC works with a range of organizations, in both private and public sectors, of all industry and size, from small startups to Fortune Global 500 companies including banks, health care organizations, transportation companies, telecommunications providers and educational institutions.
Infor is a privately held software company that has been in business since 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. Infor offers business software and services to over 70,000 customers, such as pharmaceutical, aerospace, and high-tech companies while harnessing the talent of over 12,000 employees to carry out operations and provide exceptional service. Infor services customers in over 200 countries and territories around the world while offering products including enterprise business software such as performance, financial and inventory management.
Established in 1999, Dell SecureWorks provides information security services that protect the IT assets of organizations, as well as helps them to ensure compliance with regulations and reduce the cost of security. Clients of Dell SecureWorks can choose from services that include managed security, consulting, intelligence, incident response, and compliance. As a part of Dell, analysts are working 24/7/365 to monitor accounts with Dell SecureWorks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dell SecureWorks has customers located throughout the world.
Symantec is a leading global provider of solutions for business continuity; this company has been providing services and solutions since 1982. Although headquartered in Mountain View, California, Symantec has operations in nearly 40 countries around the world, employing over 10,000 individuals globally. The publicly traded company, Symantec, provides storage, security and system management solutions, which are designed to provide users with reduced downtime in order to keep business operations up and running.