The start of the year always means one thing at FlexJobs: the release of our annual list of the 100 top companies to watch for remote jobs in the year ahead! These companies listed the most remote jobs (jobs that let you work from home) in 2016 and, therefore, are a good place to search for remote jobs over the course of this year. This post first appeared on FlexJobs website on Jan 29, 2017.

Each year for the past four years, we’ve analyzed the job posting data in the FlexJobs database, which currently contains flexible job histories for over 47,000 companies, to find the 100 companies that posted the most remote-friendly job openings throughout the last year. “Remote-friendly” means the openings must offer some level of telecommuting (the levels on our site are 100 percent, mostly, some, or optional telecommuting).

If you’re hoping to find a remote job this year, it’s a good bet that these will be some of the top companies with remote jobs in 2017.

Remote Jobs Continue to Climb

As part of our analysis of jobs listed on FlexJobs in 2016, we looked at how remote job listings have grown. Remote job listings increased 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, and 52 percent in the last two years, signaling sustained and solid growth in remote job listings.

In tracking remote work’s growth over the last several years, it’s clear that telecommuting isn’t just a perk or a momentary trend—it’s becoming an accepted way of working, and is often used strategically by companies to reduce costs, improve productivity, increase retention, hire the best talent, and reduce the negative environmental impacts of commuting.

For more interesting information about remote jobs and the companies that offer them, head over to the official Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs page!

Three Things to Note About This List

Companies marked with * are FlexJobs Featured Employers. These companies partner directly with FlexJobs to post their remote and flexible job openings, and to attract the best talent. You’ll see them highlighted throughout our site by the FJ Star icon.

These companies have often been committed to remote work for years. Many of the companies below also made our list of the top companies with remote jobs in 2014, 2015, and 2016. We are happy to see their continued commitment to flexible work options!

This list is based on 2016 job posting data. Due to the recently announced federal government hiring freeze, government agencies listed below may not be hiring at the same rates—or at all—in 2017.

100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2017

100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2017

To view more information about each company, and see its past job openings, click the company name. FlexJobs members will also see current open jobs.

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  1. Appen*
  2. LiveOps*
  3. Amazon*
  4. TeleTech*
  5. VIPKID*
  6. LanguageLine Solutions*
  7. Working Solutions*
  8. Kelly Services*
  9. Sutherland Global Services*
  10. UnitedHealth Group*
  11. Hilton Worldwide*
  12. Cactus Communications*
  13. Convergys*
  14. Xerox*
  15. Kaplan*
  16. Dell*
  17. Intuit*
  18. U.S. Department of Agriculture*
  19. K12*
  20. Humana*
  21. ADP*
  22. IBM
  23. BroadPath Healthcare Solutions*
  24. CyberCoders
  25. Allergan
  26. Salesforce*
  27. Anthem, Inc.*
  28. SAP*
  29. IT Pros*
  30. Robert Half*
  31. Wells Fargo*
  32. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*
  33. PAREXEL*
  34. CACI International
  35. CSI Companies
  36. CSRA
  37. Connections Education*
  38. Worldpay*
  39. Nielsen*
  40. Thermo Fisher Scientific*
  41. Vivint Smart Home
  42. VMware*
  43. A Place for Mom
  44. Appirio*
  45. U.S. General Services Administration – GSA
  46. Direct Interactions*
  47. World Travel Holdings*
  48. nThrive*
  49. Aon
  50. Westat*
  51. Adobe
  52. U.S. Department of State
  53. Sodexo*
  54. Covance*
  55. McKesson Corporation*
  56. Edmentum
  57. U.S. Department of the Interior
  58. Haynes & Company*
  59. Teradata*
  60. SecureWorks
  61. Eaton
  62. Real Staffing*
  63. US-Reports*
  64. PPD – Pharmaceutical Product Development*
  65. American Express*
  66. GreatAuPair*
  67. The Hartford
  68. Grand Canyon University
  69. Motorola Solutions
  70. Western Governors University*
  71. Walden University
  72. Crawford & Company
  73. Overland Solutions, an EXL company*
  74. Cigna*
  75. SYKES
  76. About.com
  77. AmerisourceBergen
  78. Citizens Bank*
  79. U.S. Department of Commerce
  80. Infor
  81. Achieve Test Prep*
  82. hibu
  83. CyraCom
  84. Kronos
  85. CVS Health*
  86. Blue Cross Blue Shield
  87. AbbVie
  88. HD Supply*
  89. TEKsystems
  90. Perficient
  91. HCA – Hospital Corporation of America
  92. Lenovo
  93. BCD Travel
  94. Cornerstone OnDemand
  95. DataStax*
  96. FlexProfessionals*
  97. JPMorgan Chase
  98. Kforce*
  99. Teleflex
  100. American Heart Association*

Companies marked with * are FlexJobs Featured Employers. These companies partner directly with FlexJobs to post their remote and flexible job openings, and to attract the best talent. You’ll see them highlighted throughout our site by the FJ Star icon.


Top Career Fields with Remote Jobs

In this list of the 100 top companies for remote jobs, there are clear trends in terms of the career fields where these companies hire regularly for work-from-home jobs.

Here are the top career fields with remote jobs, followed by examples of companies from this list hiring for those types of jobs:

  1. Medical and Health: UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Inc., CVS Health
  2. Computer and IT: Dell, Perficient, CyberCoders
  3. Customer Service: Sutherland Global Services, Amazon, Convergys
  4. Education and Training: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, K12, Kaplan
  5. Sales: Worldpay, Cornerstone OnDemand, hibu
  6. Finance: JPMorgan Chase, Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo
  7. Government: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Why People Want to Work Remotely

At FlexJobs, we hear regularly from job seekers who are actively looking for jobs that allow telecommuting. We recently asked people to tell us why they value work flexibility, and over 600 people responded.

When it comes to remote work in particular, professionals told us they want to work from home for a huge variety of reasons:

To Find More Time, and to Be More Efficient—at Home and at Work

Christina L.: “I like work flexibility because I waste too much time daily getting everything prepared to bring to work for my husband, myself and my son, especially commuting for two hours each day. I would be so much more productive and efficient if I would work from home!”

To Volunteer and Be Involved in the Community

Cindy B.: “I like work flexibility because it allows me to keep running my after-school program for homeless kids. I love the synergies that working with the kids and flexible work allow.”

To Manage a Chronic Illness

Nancy A.: “I love working from home—setting my own schedule and be able to work in my pjs. I have been a remote employee for about 15 years now and would never go back to an office. I have fibromyalgia and some days are really tough. If I had to add a commute onto my day, I would never be able to do it. Working from home with flexible hours allows me to take care of myself as well as get my work done.”

To Reduce Stress

James: “I like work flexibility because I love the freedom of making your own schedule and not having to punch a clock. Plus, doesn’t hurt that I don’t have to be stuck in rush hour traffic or in a stuffy cubicle. A lot less stress and more time at home=success to me!”

To Juggle Life as a Military Spouse

Julie P.: “I like work flexibility because my husband and I have a rainbow baby making a grand entrance into the world in seven weeks and I don’t want to miss any little smile or cry because I’m at work. We thank God for another opportunity to be parents and aren’t going to take a single moment for granted. My husband is in the military and works long hours, so I’m excited to work from home and have the flexibility to help support our family while raising our little bundle of precious, and still be there to make my husband lunch when he comes home!”

To Be Healthier

Jess: “I like work flexibility because I enjoy working at my own time and having work-life balance. A big plus: cooking healthy meals throughout the day is SO much easier with a work-from-home job versus a traditional 9-to-5 site!”

To Balance Work with Being a Caregiver

Elizabeth H.: “I like work flexibility because it is essential for me to work from my home office/studio. I am my mother’s primary caregiver. She is 95. Work flexibility allows me to be close by in case she needs anything. This gives us both peace of mind and the best quality of life for her. It allows me to work hours that accommodate her needs and still serve a company or client, who can benefit from my skills and experience. It is the means for me to have a life balanced with my work. I am very grateful to FlexJobs for helping me find credible employers that allow me to work remotely with flexible hours.”

To Find Stable Work Situations Amid Regular Moves

Sara S.: “I like work flexibility because my husband’s education and job as a pastor has moved our family to six different states. With a flexible job, I can continue working with the same company and do not have to be on the job hunt every time we move.”

To Make EVERYTHING Better

Susan: “I like work flexibility because…of many reasons. I can travel to exciting places and work from there, then play the minute I am free. If I need to be with aging parents or sick children, I can work from home with a flexible job. When I suffered an injury and had to walk around on crutches on the ice to drive to my job, I saw the value of having a flexible job working from home to avoid bad weather situations. Choosing to work a flexible home-based job saves on carbon emissions. The type of foods you eat from home are much healthier compared to take out or preserved dinners. A flexible job gives a person time to participate in physical activities with family and friends instead of commuting two hours every day. Having those two hours back in a day to do productive things towards my house like cleaning or cooking or just spending time with my family and friends is amazing!”

Readers, are you ready to find a great remote job in 2017? What stands out to you from this list of the 100 top companies with remote jobs? Share your thoughts below!

Brie Weiler Reynolds is the Director of Content and Community at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Brie provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media.

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