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The best work-from-home companies today

Are you looking for a remote job or a flexible schedule? Wondering which company jobs are legit? That’s why you’re here. Good?

FlexJobs recently released its annual report Top 100 companies with remote jobs. There was quite a bit of roster shuffling for 2021, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce some of those work-from-home companies knowing they’re the real deal.

This list can be a great place to look for work-from-home opportunities if you’re new to remote work. I have also tried to include a mix of industries and opportunities. Several of the companies on the list are almost always hiring and are also companies that I have received good feedback from my community of readers.

list of best work at home companies

Sutherland Global Services

Sutherland has long offered remote opportunities. Most of these positions are in customer service and sales. These are typically full-time employee roles and may offer benefits. This can be a great transitional role for those looking to break out of the traditional work environment but aren’t ready to deal with the loss of benefits like health insurance that often comes with taking an independent contractor position.

lion bridge

Tester Jobs are a fan favorite in my community. Not because of the endless number of hours available to work, which is usually not the case, but because of the flexibility. Depending on the project, you can often work your weekly hours any time you want. And, it’s non-phone work.

That being said, some projects have more hours available than others. Some projects may only allow you to work one hour per week. But, this is a good job to keep in your back pocket in case you are able to carry on with the company.

This company offers multitasking jobs in addition to qualification. You are currently hiring raters, internet testers, interpreters and more.

upwork

While Upwork is known as the largest freelance marketplace in the world, they also need employees of their own to keep things running. Some of their most recent job postings include roles for tech workers, programmers, virtual assistance, and recruiting.

live ops

Liveops specializes in call center outsourcing. They currently work with more than 400 companies and have more than 20,000 agents at home.

Numerous entry levels, remote call center openings are available including food order taking, payroll support, roadside assistance and more.

working solutions

Working Solutions has a strong position in the world of remote work. The company has been around since 1996. They offer a good variety of projects in many industries. Numerous remote call center openings including senior customer care, tax season support and more.

TTEC

TTEC was founded in 1982 and currently has more than 50,000 employees worldwide. TTEC@Home is currently seeking call center agents in the US and Canada. You will need Internet access and a landline phone. The training is paid. Must be able to work 4-6 hours in a shift.

Current openings include those for licensed health insurance agents, auto parts experts, customer service agents, trainers, recruiters and more.

Kelly Services

Kelly Services is a well-known staffing company here in the US and has been on the FlexJobs Top 100 list since 2014.

KellyConnect is the division of remote work. As is typical with staffing companies, they help connect a large number of companies with qualified work-from-home agents. Positions can range from virtual assistant to accounting, customer experience, and more.

Some of these positions are full time. Some are part-time and/or temporary. Pay, qualifications, and job requirements will vary by client. They pay weekly and offer a bonus plan.

Step (formerly K12)

The education sector has experienced a work-from-home boom in recent years. K12 has been a leader in the online learning community since 2000. In December 2020, they officially became Stride K12 as they expand their reach of public and private online education options.

Most of their remote education and online teaching positions are state specific and may require a current license. You will also need previous teaching experience. The job board can provide you with all the necessary information.

transcribe me

TranscribeMe, as the name suggests, offers transcription services. While the pay isn’t the best, $15-$22 per audio file hour, they hire with no experience and the positions accommodate flexible work arrangements. It’s an opportunity to practice a little and work your way up to higher-paying transcription jobs.

LanguageLine Solutions

If you are bilingual, LanguageLine Solutions may be what you are looking for in a work from home job. They hire interpreters for almost every language. Some openings even have hiring bonuses available.

These are employee positions. Calls are taken by phone and video and cover a wide variety of industries: healthcare, government, insurance, finance, utilities, travel and hospitality, business, law enforcement, courts, and 911.

VIQ Solutions

Founded in 2004, VIQ Solutions is a leader among online transcription companies. They specialize in law enforcement, finance, business, and insurance transcription, though they occasionally have openings for general transcriptionists as well.

This company requires not only transcription work experience, but also experience in the field for which you hope to transcribe.

cactus communication

Cactus offers freelance, flexible scheduling, and full-time work-from-home positions. The positions they hire for are primarily scientific writing and editing. They typically require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a specific field of study, such as biochemistry or biomedical sciences. Current openings include medical editor, senior science writer, and more.

CVS Health

In 2018, CVS Health joined forces with Aetna. This meant more potential remote roles in additional areas of the healthcare industry.

Some recent job openings include enrollment agent, customer service representative, case manager, and more. Unsurprisingly, these roles require a high level of compassion and patience while helping patients navigate healthcare options and benefits.

Anthem

If you have healthcare experience, check out work-at-home opportunities with Anthem. They offer a wide variety of positions that can be performed remotely. Most require some specialized training. As an example, their most recent openings were for telephone case managers. These positions require a bachelor’s degree, three years of clinical experience, and a current RN license in the state in which you live. Anthem associates get paid vacations, comprehensive benefits and incentive programs.

Achieve test readiness

Achieve test readiness is on the market to help college students prepare for admission. They are frequently looking for teachers, content developers, and help desk representatives. If sales is your game, appointment makers and sales positions are also frequently found on the job board.

Shopify

Shopify helps small business owners build an online ecommerce presence quickly and easily. Most of its remote opportunities are for developers and engineers, though job seekers can sometimes find home phone jobs as well. Shopify is a global employer.

pearson

There are only a few companies that hire in-home test scorers. Pearson is one of those companies. They also hire transcriptionists, tutors and others to work from home.

These are often seasonal stalls. Please read the list carefully for requirements and time commitments.

eXp Realty

eXp Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages. This means more unique remote work opportunities for those with the right skill set and experience.

Some recent job listings include Incorporation Specialist, Agent Services Specialist, and Transaction Settlement Specialist.

EF Education First

Education First is one of the few English tutoring companies based in the United States. The company has been helping students around the world learn English for more than 50 years.

EF online teachers can choose their own hours and earn up to $20 per hour. You will need a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a US or UK university. Previous teaching, tutoring, homeschooling or tutoring experience is a must.

TIE UP

BELAY can add a 4.1-star Glassdoor rating to your remote work acknowledgments. This company hires virtual assistants, virtual bookkeepers, and web specialists.

Applicants need full time weekday hours availability as you will be “on call” for your clients. As a contract worker, you can work as little as 10 hours a week or even more than 40.

Bravely

All of Boldly’s virtual assistants are now W-2 employees. This is a common request among the WFH community. After all, it’s a lot easier to take care of those taxes when they’re already deducted from your paycheck!

Becoming a Boldly virtual assistant also comes with other benefits for employees, such as paid vacations and paternity leave. They also promote from within and offer ongoing training.

Current openings include executive assistant, paralegal, marketing and social media specialist, social media manager, and project manager. Boldly is also very supportive of military spouses.

Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma occasionally hires seasonal home-based customer service representatives. These usually have a location requirement attached to them. The most recent openings were employee positions with benefits available. One to two years of customer service experience is required.

UnitedHealth Group

If you have a background in healthcare, UnitedHealth Group is a company to look into, especially if you are a registered nurse. They have a variety of remote locations available.

One of the more recent positions offering 100% remote work was a telecommuter assessment and triage consultant; offered full-time daytime work hours.

If that doesn’t fit your needs, don’t worry! There were over 200 potential telecommuting positions when I updated this post.

Amazon

Amazon’s work-from-home jobs are some of the most coveted. Traditionally, workers wanted to snag one of the company’s seasonal customer service positions. Today, there is much more variety in Amazon remote work opportunities. From delivery jobs with Amazon Flex to transcription jobs in the company’s Alexa division, you’ll want to keep an eye out for job openings at Amazon.

More tips for finding remote work

These are just a few of the great work-from-home companies you can consider. You can see FlexJobs’ full list of featured remote companies here.

And finally, here are some tips to help you make sure you don’t miss out on any remote job listings that might be right for you. Good luck!

Published February 2020. Updated September 2022.