Since the world and our working lives changed in the year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, more companies understand that it is both necessary and smart to move toward offering remote work to their employees and have begun to make accommodations in this past year.
“The coronavirus pandemic has permanently reshaped the workplace and how, when and where people work,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.
Employees are prioritizing jobs where they can work remotely as well, not only for their safety from COVID-19 but because many workers have come to realize that they are more focused, comfortable and productive when working at home.
FlexJobs has been compiling an annual list of Top 100 Companies To Watch for Remote Work since 2014, but in 2021, this list is more important and timely than ever. Here are the top 20 from that list.
Last updated: March 15, 2021
BELAY is a virtual solutions company in web support, copywriting and bookkeeping. They are known for workplace and schedule flexibility. BELAY seeks “trustworthy, reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated professionals who are ready to learn.”
Some open jobs: Virtual assistant, recruiter, bookkeeper, executive assistant and social media strategist
Kforce, which stands for “KnowledgeForce,” is a publicly traded staffing and recruiting firm that provides staffing solutions in technology, financial services, healthcare, communications and government sectors. Kforce is known for competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits packages and fostering healthy work-life balance. Kforce has received numerous awards for its excellence in business and employer practices.
Some open jobs: Customer service representative, manager of software engineer, project manager, lead accountant, data entry clerk, gaming market specialist and underwriting support
Aerotek is a global staffing and recruiting firm and a member of Allegis Group. It offers a variety of job types, including part-time, temporary, freelance, alternative schedule and remote jobs in a variety of career areas. Aerotek has been repeatedly named one of the best places to work in cities across the nation.
Some open jobs: Administrative assistant, call center role, payroll specialist, healthcare customer service representative, unemployment assistance representative, home loan specialist and more
Supporting Strategies is an outsourced operational support and bookkeeping firm focused on accounting services for small businesses, such as payroll and human resource administration. It is known for supporting flexible work and catering to a number of different kind of remote jobs, with both full- and part-time schedules.
Some open jobs: Cloud accounting manager, Peoplesoft remote accountant, bookkeeper and accountant
K12 is a leading provider of online educational programs and solutions for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. It offers educational solutions designed to benefit military families, homeschooled children, advanced learners, career-minded students, athletes and traveling performers. K12 is known for keeping a culture of healthy work-life balance and workplace flexibility, as well as such benefits as paid time off and medical coverage.
Some open jobs: Guidance counselor technician, student support advisor, high school science teacher, ELL instructor, assistant principal, instructional assistant and many others
Randstad is a global staffing agency and HR services provider serving clients in diverse industries such as finance and accounting, engineering, healthcare, IT, life sciences and logistics. Randstad has received numerous awards and accolades for its success in business and employee satisfaction.
Some open jobs: Customer service representative, loan processor, helpdesk representative, student recruiter, bilingual call center representative, debt specialist and more
EF Education First
EF Education First is an international language training and educational travel company that offers academic degrees and cultural exchange services. Eligible staffers receive generous benefits such as healthcare, a 401(k) with 25% company match, paid time off and travel opportunities.
Some open jobs: English teacher, German teacher, Danish teacher, ESL teacher for kids, business English teacher, Italian teacher for foreigners and more
Citrix is a global software corporation that develops virtual computing solutions and utilizes virtualization, networking and cloud solutions. Citrix has been named to the Top Places to Work list by The Mercury News and to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list. Employees can be eligible for such benefits as medical insurance, fitness programs, free healthy snacks, professional development opportunities, paid time off to volunteer and more.
Some open jobs: Field sales manager, networking sales specialist, corporate account manager, executive assistant and more
Cactus Communication provides communication solutions focused in academia and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The company works with academic societies, researchers, universities and publishers to deliver training, education and transcription services. Cactus Communications is known for a workplace culture that embraces diversity and strives to help employees blend work and play. It offers professional development and training programs designed to assist “Cactizens” in reaching their professional goals.
Some open jobs: Editor-polymer science, editor-genetics, editor-image processing, editor-cardiology and more
UnitedHealth Group is a healthcare company comprised of United Healthcare, which provides benefits and insurance coverage, and Optum, which provides technology and information-enabled health services. According to FlexJobs, “the company is guided by a set of fundamental principles, including performance, integrity, relationships, compassion and innovation.” UnitedHealth Group has been named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s list of the Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work.
Some open jobs: Associate contract administrator, senior network program specialist, data scientist, associate general counsel, clinical claim review nurse and many more
Transcom is a global business specializing in customer experiences, such as customer care, sales, technical support and credit management services. Transcom prioritizes a healthy work-life balance for employees and offers benefits that enable staffers to grow careers while doing remote work from their homes. The company has a “Transcom Cares” program, “to improve community engagement, develop more equality and diversity and invest in employee development.”
Some open jobs: Sales operation analyst, technical support advisor, director of client services, recruiting assistant, onboarding specialist, operations direction and many others
Robert Half International
Robert Half International is a global staffing and consulting firm. It is also the parent company of Protiviti, an independent firm providing auditing and business and technology consulting services. It has been acknowledged by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the Best Places to Work, named one of the 50 Happiest Companies in America by CareerBliss and recognized among FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs.
Some open jobs: Graphic designer, copywriter, paralegal, search engine optimization specialist, director of finance, digital project manager and more
Sutherland is a worldwide process transformation company that provides customer-facing services, back-office solutions and technology-enabled services for the entire customer lifecycle. The company has been named one of FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs and Achievers’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America.
Some open jobs: Employee resource associate, telecommunications chat associate, hospitality and lodging associate, manager of instructional design, telecommunication associate and more
TranscribeMe is an information technology and services company specializing in worldwide translation services. The company specializes in crowdsourcing, product-marketing feedback, customer-survey tools, voice metadata and biometrics, keyword spotting and transcription services for audio. Because its jobs are 100% remote, it offers flexible schedules and jobs in all time zones. It has won several awards for innovation.
Some open jobs: Transcriptionist, copywriter, accounting financial analyst
Williams-Sonoma is a well-known multichannel specialty retailer of home products. According to FlexJobs, Williams-Sonoma “fosters a company environment that celebrates success, customer satisfaction, a sense of purpose and urgency, an entrepreneurial spirit, inclusiveness and continuous improvement.” Employees are eligible for a “Total Rewards” program that brings benefits such as a 401(k) plan, healthcare, employee discounts, quarterly sample sales, commuter benefits and time off for volunteering.
Some open jobs: Most open jobs are some version of customer service agent
Kelly Services is a workforce staffing company that specializes in placing workers in diverse industries. The company promotes nontraditional work styles and offers a wide range of flexible work arrangements, including direct-hire, freelance, part-time, temporary-to-hire and remote, work-from-home opportunities. In addition to espousing values of integrity and respect, Kelly Services is an environmentally responsible organization that aims to reduce its environmental impact through waste reduction, conservation and preservation practices.
Some open jobs: Project manager, user interface developer, senior business analyst, communications coordinator, human resources manager and more.
Working Solutions helps clients “improve customer satisfaction, create better customer experiences, increase sales-close rates, attain higher-average order values and improve efficiency.” The company promotes flexible work arrangements and remote work which it believes helps employees be more focused and reduces overhead costs.
Some open jobs: Travel reservation specialist, bilingual Spanish sales customer service representative, insurance verification representative, Intuit TurboTax customer service representative, customer service specialist, sales development representative
Liveops is a virtual call center for enterprise customer service and sales needs. Liveops agents “can work around their lives by creating their own schedules, so they decide how many hours to work, and when” according to FlexJobs. A company that fosters flexible schedules and remote opportunities, it’s no surprise Liveops has received many awards, including the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
Some open jobs: Learning facilitator associate, digital communications specialist with agent experience, manager of client results in retail, agent experience program manager and more
TTEC (formerly TeleTech) is a business process outsourcing company serving clients in industries ranging from financial services to entertainment. “TTEC’s dynamic, inclusive culture is founded upon values that guide associates’ relationships with one another and with clients and their customers,” according to FlexJobs.
Some open jobs: Customer service representative in English, marketing analytics consultant, senior marketing consultant in campaign analytics, customer service representative and more
According to FlexJobs, Lionbridge, the top-rated company on this list, aims “to break barriers and build bridges all over the world.” Lionbridge provides localization and data services in more than 350 languages and partners with brands to help them connect with customers and employees across the globe. It also produces technology products meant to “increase the ease and speed of content flow on CRM platforms,” according to FlexJobs.
Lionbridge also prioritizes diverse hiring efforts and is “committed to a barrier-free employment process” delivering accommodations for all applicants, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. The company accommodates a number of flexible work schedules and remote work options.
Some open jobs: Online maps analyst, map quality analyst, speech recognition project, global games account director, U.S. Rater, social media assessor, media search analyst and more
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