Working from home is much more commonplace nowadays than it was ten years ago. When I first started researching work from home (probably about ten years ago), I had a lot of trouble finding anything through a basic Google search that didn’t lead me straight toward a scammy-looking website. Thank goodness that’s no longer true!
Even so, many people still feel uneasy about the idea of working from home and worry that they may be taken in by a scam every time they apply for an online position — especially if it’s a company they’ve never heard of before.
I decided to create a list of popular companies that actually do hire people to work from home. These are companies that you and probably everyone else have heard of, but you may not have realized they offer work from home positions! These are major companies and corporations — household names. If you are paranoid about scams and feel “safer” applying to work from home for a company that you know about rather than one that’s new to you, this list may be a good starting point:
1-800-Flowers – Read Review – This popular flower company has work from home customer service positions available several times per year. The best times to check for work from home jobs with this company is during Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas.
AAA – Triple AAA has frequent openings for work at home travel support specialists. It may be necessary that you’re local to Phoenix, AZ for these positions. Search “home-based” on the jobs page to see if they are hiring.
Airbnb – Read Review – This major company has remote openings on occasion. You can browse their Jobs page and look for any position with “remote” listed for the location. I’ve seen photography and translation positions listed at times.
Amazon – Read Review – I think we all know about Amazon! And yes, they regularly hire home-based workers to handle their customer support. Most of the time these jobs are limited to people in specific states. You can do a search for “work from home” on their Careers page to see if they need home-based workers.
American Airlines – This major airline occasionally hires work from home reservation reps. These are location-specific because the company requires that you train onsite prior to working from home. They are not always hiring. You will have to do a search on their Careers page for work from home jobs to see if they are.
Best Buy – They have occasional openings for work at home chat agents to provide tech support. Requires some experience in providing support for mobile apps, Apple, and Microsoft products.
Capital One – Read Review – They hire work from home customer support agents. You usually have to live in a certain state so you can come in for training first (I often see them recruiting in Virginia and Florida).
Carnival – Read Review – This major vacation/cruise company usually has virtual job openings. You can work as a virtual vacation planner or a remote sales agent. Use the keywords “virtual” or “work from home” in their job search box to find the remote openings.
Coca-Cola – Coke has occasional openings for remote customer service team members. It may be necessary to physically train in their office before working from home, so it’s location-based. To see if they have a remote opening, you’ll have to do a search for “work from home” on their careers page.
CVS Caremark – CVS has lots of remote positions available although many are location-based. You can work from home for CVS as field service techs, nurse educators, Medicare billing/fulfillment among other things.
Dell – This major company has lots of remote positions available. They hire home-based field marketing managers, sales engineers, customer service reps, claims processors, and more. Search “work from home” on their careers page to see what home-based positions are open.
Discover – Has work from home customer service jobs available as part of their military outreach program. You must be near the Dover, DE Air Force Base to qualify.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car – Read Review – Always hiring work from home reservation agents. Like many of these jobs, you may have to live in or near a specific city, but they have openings in lots of cities nationwide.
FerrellGas – Has occasional work from home customer service rep positions. This is location-based because they require six months of onsite training prior to working from home. You may need to be local to Liberty, MO, but it’s possible they may sometimes hire for this position in other areas, too. Select “Customer Service” under job type on their “Careers” page – there will be a lot of listings to scroll through. Unfortunately they don’t appear to have a keyword search box.
Groupon – Groupon has occasional work from home customer service positions available. You may need to be local to Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana.
Hilton – Read Review – This major hotel company has frequent openings for work at home reservation agents, customer care coordinators, and also guest experience specialists. You may need to be local to Dallas, TX or Tampa, FL to qualify for these positions as they require onsite training prior to you working from home.
Lego – Lego has the occasional need for work from home community moderators. It’s usually preferred if you are bilingual.
Mayo Clinic – This company uses work from home medical transcribers. You must have at least two years of experience in medical transcription to qualify.
Neiman-Marcus – Read Review – They hire work from home customer support agents. This is another one that is usually location-based. The most recent home-based job openings for Neiman-Marcus have been for people in Texas. Search here using the keyword “work from home” in quotations to find the home-based listings.
Nordstrom – Has occasional openings for work from home customer service reps. Search “work from home” on their jobs page to see if they have it listed.
Rosetta Stone – Read Review – This popular language education company has occasional openings for home-based language tutors and teachers. Sometimes the jobs are not location-based and sometimes they are. You’ll have to search “work at home” or “work from home” on the Careers page of their website to find the home-based openings.
Xerox – Read Review – Xerox frequently has several work from home positions available. I’ve seen jobs in the medical/insurance field posted as well as data entry positions. You have to visit their jobs page and search “work from home” in quotations to see what is available at any given time since it changes.
You’ll notice that many of these positions are phone jobs and are also location-based. If you’re specifically looking for non-phone work, you can check out my non-phone resource page here to get pointed in the right direction.
Looking For More Reputable Companies Hiring Home-Based Workers?
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It’s $15 a month, but you can set your account up so it doesn’t bill you for the next month if you just want to try it out and see if you think it’s worth it. You can go here to check out FlexJobs.