Phone Work From Home For Accolade Support

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accolade supportWorking for Accolade Support is essentially working for a virtual call center. You do all the things you would normally do at any call center: take customer complaints, give tech support, try to sell things to inbound callers, but you do it all from home. If you have experience in customer service and can provide a quiet background (at least during certain hours of the day), this may be the job for you.

Here are some basics:

Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 18 and up
  • Corded phone w/landline and headset
  • Quiet working background
  • DSL, broadband or cable modem (no wireless connections)

Pay: $7.25 to $9.00 per hour
Payment Frequency: Weekly
Payment Method: ?
Open To: United States only

More Details

To work for Accolade, you must have high speed internet and you cannot use a wireless connection. Also, your telephone has to be corded with a headset — no internet phone or cell phone, just a land line. They want people with good customer service skills, so it’s important to add that to your resume if it’s something you’ve done before.

If Accolade Support follows up on your emailed resume, they will probably want you to do some training and take a little test. They will provide the training materials. You will also have to do a voice audition so they can see if you have a professional tone suited for the job. A phone interview might also be required. The pay is a little on the low side when compared to some other work at home opportunities, but when you figure that you’re doing it from home it doesn’t seem so bad. You can eliminate the price of gas and other work-related expenses from what you make.

One big downside to this job and others like it are the fact that you have to be able to guarantee no background noise while you work. This is impossible for most parents, who also happen to make up a large portion of the people looking for work from home. When you have kids, especially young kids, you just can’t guarantee no noise. If they’re asleep, they might wake up screaming. You just never know! That’s the main reason why I have always shied away from virtual call center jobs, even though I do have some customer service experience. I think you could make it work, kids or no kids. You could just take your chances and work while they are sleeping, or get someone to watch them while you work. Parents of school-age children should be able to work while their kids are at school. There are lots of parents who work for these types of companies and get by OK.

Accolade Support only wants part-time workers, and if you are hired they will ask you what hours and days you are available to work. During these times, you need to be at the ready for calls. The call volumes will vary depending on how busy they are, but you are still compensated hourly. When you work for this company, you sign up to be an Independent Contractor which means you are responsible for your own tax stuff — they don’t take taxes out on you, but they will send you a 1099 at the end of the year so you can settle up with Uncle Sam.

Want to apply?

Go here to get started. Please comment below if you have any experience with Accolade that you would like to share.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie October 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Hi,

I attempted to apply for this through the email they provide on their page. The email was returned. Would you have any suggestions on a job that offers evening or late night part time hours? Thanks.

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2 Anna October 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hi Stephanie, you might consider Convergys: http://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/2011/07/call-centers-at-home.html If I’m not mistaken, they have both part and full time positions and also may offer flexible scheduling (evening hours). I can’t confirm that they have that available right now, but you may want to look into it.

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3 a martinez July 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm

hr-ts@tier3support.com is the correct email address.

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4 Elle W. November 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I know this is much later, but you might want to look into a real company. There are quite a few big name companies who hire WAH, but usually part-time or temporary. I recommend Sutherland Global Services. They are based in Rochester, N.Y. They are hiring WAH consultants but you’re an actual employee, not a contractor. Plus they offer benefits to full time employees! Pay starts out roughly at $9/10 an hour but I know some positions pay way more. The biggest draw here though is the convenience of working from home, plus being an employee and getting benefits. Check them out! Here is the link: https://workathome-sutherland.icims.com/jobs/8101/consultant/job

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