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The 20 Best Work-From-Home Jobs for 2020

by Hung Nguyen

Smallpdf presents you with our list of the best companies to secure a remote job this year, along with all the available work-from-home positions.

Many of us are thinking about the transition to working from home due to the current climate, especially since we're all getting a taste of remote work (thanks, COVID-19). You get to omit the daily commute, the need to dorn your formal work attire, and the stale microwaved packed lunches.

If you don't want to work for yourself as a freelancer or owning a business, recruitment site FlexJobs has published a list of the Top 100 Companies With Remote Jobs to Work for This Year.

Out of the 100, precisely 20 companies have made this list for six consecutive years. I will review these companies, their core functions, and the remote positions they offer—all you help you find your dream role!


As many of us are!

American Express


Headquarters: New York, USA

Number of employees: 60,000

Industry: Financial Services

A leading financial services entity, American Express strives on the flexibility of its remote workers. There are many part-time and remote roles with flexible work hours to meet its growing customer demand across the globe.

In response to its magnitude of work-from-home employees, the company has been quoted: "At American Express, we've been serving customers for more than 165 years. As the environment and our own business have evolved, we've been receptive to new ways to deliver our customers the superior service they've come to expect from American Express."

Recent remote roles include Collection Specialist, Auditor, and Sales Manager. The recruitment process is also entirely remotely. American Express interviews candidates via telephone or video calls. Furthermore, newly recruits are trained through self-learning or group video sessions.



Headquarters: Maryland, USA

Number of employees: 400,000+

Industry: Facilities Services

Sodexo is the world's 19th largest employer. Founded in 1966, the company offers over 100 specialized services, ranging from On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services, and Personal and Home Services.

With a second headquarters in France, Sodexo operates in over 80 countries and employs more than 400,000 workers. 2/3 of their employees are full-time, and 1/3 are part-time. As such, they offer many work-from-home jobs with flexible working hours, as well as freelance gigs.

At the time of writing, the company is currently looking for Registered Dietitians, Operation Support Managers, as well as Sales and Finance Managers.

CVS Health


Headquarters: Rhode Island, USA

Number of employees: 103,000+

Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness

Many don't know this, but CVS Health is the healthcare company that owns popular pharmacy retailer CVS (hence, it's aptly titled name).

With its slogan to "helping people on their path to better health," CVS Health owns over 9,000 retailers and employs over 25,000 pharmacists.

As one of the world's largest employers, CVS ranks within the Fortune top 500 companies. CVS is known to offer many different positions. There are many part-time pharmacist roles available at CVS. Moreover, it also provides many full-time jobs with remote work options. These include Administration, Customer Support, and remote Management roles.



Headquarters: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Number of employees: 110,000+

Industry: Computer Software

SAP (Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung/Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung) is a German tech company. The firm offers enterprise and SMB with software and services to manage daily business operations and customer relationship management.

The company operates over 180 countries, 25 industries, and according to Flexjobs, 84% of the jobs available are remote positions. Some of the roles that you can apply to work from home include being a Sales Executive, Software Developer, and Marketing and Communications Specialist.



Headquarters: New South Wales, Australia

Number of employees: 1,000,000+

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Appen is a technology services company that is well-known for its workforce of over 1 million "flexible workers." The company operates over 130 countries, supports 180 languages, and encourages remote work.

Appen's extended pool of remote workers supports clients in a broad range of industries. You will be taking on tasks to improve services and products relating to translations and localizations, search engines, social media, data collection, and e-commerce platforms.

A few of their work-from-home job titles include Search Engine Evaluator, Voice Data Collector, and Social Media Evaluator.



Headquarters: California, USA

Number of employees: 28,000+

Industry: Computer Software

Another software provider on the list, VMware, offers "cloud and virtualization software and services" to over 500,000 customers throughout their global client roster. They currently employ approximately 30,000 employees.

Although there aren't that many part-time roles available, the company is perfect for those who wish to transition into working from home full time.

The Dell-subsidiary offers many software development roles across their 50 locations, where remote workers report to. On top of that, you can also apply to work within HR Services, Account and Client Management, and Recruitment.

Kelly Services


Headquarters: Michigan, USA

Number of employees: 10,000+

Industry: Staffing and Recruiting

Kelly Services is an award-winning recruitment company. The company's foundation mentions that career advancements require one switching from job to job over time. As such, they help to connect employers and job seekers and specializes in temporary, freelance, and short-term assignments. Many of the job openings they have are remote, and employees can work from the comfort of your own home.

As a recruitment company, job varieties are very diverse. You can get a job in HR, Administration, Healthcare, Customer Support, and even remote IT roles. At the time of writing, they're looking for anything from being a Receptionist, Training Consultant, Data Entry Operator, to a full-fledged Software Engineer.

Many roles also offer the flexibility of splitting work between the office and at home. The availability of these jobs varies, depending on the needs of their clients and applicants.



Headquarters: London, UK

Number of employees: 29,000+

Industry: Education Management

The UK based Pearson offers content, tools, and digital learning services to students, educational institutions, employers, and public sector organizations over 70 countries.

The company aims to provide job seekers and students with increased employment and educational prospects through their assistance. Some of their services include MyLab and enVisionMATH, aimed at secondary students studying for their GCSEs and A-levels.

With roughly 40% of roles being remote, you can apply to work in Data, Project Management, Marketing, or as a Test Administrator. There are also seasonal and part-time roles for those who wish to reduce their workload, as they transition into working from home. These roles are useful for students taking a gap year, or parents re-entering the workforce.



Headquarters: Florida, USA

Number of employees: 10,000

Industry: Education Management

Kaplan is a provider of academic services and support for students, schools, and businesses. Founded in 1938, it offers many part-time and remote job positions. Furthermore, the company provides paid leave and discounts to their services for its employees.

Kaplin hires 85% of its employees as part-time workers, with flexible work hours. 87% of the roles available are remote. Many work-from-home jobs are for the instructor position, for various subjects, e.g., LSAT prep, accounting, engineering. You can also apply for more traditional roles that fit your credentials, including HR, support, administrative, and finance roles.



Headquarters: Massachusetts, USA

Number of employees: 15,000+

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Parexel provides biopharmaceutical development services across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Ease Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region. Their specialties include biotechnology, phase clinical research, eClinical solutions, pharmacovigilance, patient and site recruitment, clinical research organization, medical device consulting, and product development consulting.

100% of the company's workforce is remote employees. You can apply to one of their many full-time roles today. Some open positions include being a Clinical Site Manager, Path Manager, Data Management Lead, and Data Science Associate.

Named as Training Magazine's Training Top 125 list back in 2015, the company prides itself on its open communication, teamwork, integrity, and ownership.



Headquarters: California, USA

Number of employees: 42,000+

Industry: Internet

Anyone that has worked in Sales or Customer Relationship Management is probably familiar with Salesforce and their flagship CRM software. In fact, Salesforce is the number most popular CRM system globally.

Formally known as a Customer Success Platform, the Fortune 100 company caters to large enterprises and SMBs across the globe. The popularity of the company is due to the abundance of plans and flexible prices available for all sizes.

98% of their roles are remote, and you can apply today for a myriad of available positions within sales, account management, operations, and software development. There are also niche roles such as being a Learning Experience Designer, or a Business Architect.

Anthem, Inc.


Headquarters: Indiana, USA

Number of employees: 45,000+

Industry: Insurance

Insurance provider Anthem, Inc provides their healthcare-related to over 70 million people—40 million of which are on their family plan. With their operations mostly in the United States, most of their job offerings are remote.

You can apply to the Fortune Top 50 company today to one of their many health-related roles. There are many roles, such as a remote Auditor, Telephone Service Provider, Health Educator, and Social Work Case Manager.

Successful applicants have reported that they were able to thrive for a balance between work life and career by taking on remote roles at Anthem.

UnitedHealth Group


Headquarters: Minnesota, USA

Number of employees: 100,000+

Industry: Hospital and Health Care

UnitedHealth is a healthcare company. With their mission to "help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone."

On top of its offering of healthcare services, the award-winning, Fortune 6 company also offer technology and information-enabled services related to the healthcare industry. The two core functions provide a diverse range of operational, work-from-home roles, including Pharmacist, Data Analyst, Clinical Administrative Coordinator, Software Engineer, to being a Home Infusion Registered Nurse.



Headquarters: New Jersey, USA

Number of employees: 60,000

Industry: Human Resources

ADP provides various HR functions to businesses, including Human Capital Management, Talent Management, HR BPO, Payroll & Tax Services, Payment Solutions, Tax and Compliance, and Benefits Administration.

With over 60 years of expertise and a client base of over 600,000 organizations, the company employs over 60,000 employees (yes, many sixes!).

Many partial and fully remote roles are available via ADP's recruitment website, ranging from recruitment and HR services to software engineering, and finance.

BCD Travel


Headquarters: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Number of employees: 11,000

Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Dutch company CDV Travel offers services ranging from Travel Management, Audit Program Audit, and Hotel & Corporate Travel Program Analytics. It operates in over 100 countries, with revenue exceeding $27 billion in 2018.

As their client's customers may be traveling far and wide, so is the pool of their employees working from home. Many part-time and full-time remote roles include being a Travel Consultant, Program Manager, or Financial Analyst.



Headquarters: New York, USA

Number of employees: 30,000

Industry: Information Technology & Services

EXL offers operations and analytics management, including Decision Analytics, Finance & Accounting, Operations & Process Excellence, Utilities, Management Consulting, IT Audit, etc.

Founded in 1999, EXL has offers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. There are many remote and freelance jobs that you can apply. The most recent job openings include Insurance Appraiser, Credit Support Specialist, and Transaction Processing Analyst.

Dell Technologies


Headquarters: Texas, USA

Number of employees: 230,000+

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Dell is one of the largest tech companies in the world, the owner of the famous computer brand, aptly titled Dell. The umbrella brand also owns Secureworks, VMware, EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, and Virtustream.

With over 98% of the jobs are "remote," the company offer part-time jobs, flexible working hours, and full setup to ensure a productive digital workspace for all employees.

With the numerous companies under the conglomerate, Dell offers many jobs ranging over many departments, for those who wish to work from home. You can apply today to become an Account Execute, a Software Engineer, or a Customer Success Manager, depending on our skills.



Headquarters: Virginia, USA

Number of employees: 29,000+

Industry: E-learning

K12 is another online education services provider. With intentions to "remove barriers to learning and meet students where they are," the online platform has provided interactive classes and learning modules for grade school students since the late 90s.

As an e-learning service, most jobs offered at K12 are remote (99%, to be exact). You can apply today to become a teacher in many distinct subject areas, from kindergartens up to high schools. There are also roles for language learning or to become a counselor. Of course, you can also work from home and still aid K12's daily operations, e.g., being a Designer, Administrator, or Strategic Director.

Grand Canyon University


Headquarters: Arizona, USA

Number of employees: 4,000+

Industry: Higher Education

The only university on this list, Grand Canyon University has been "helping students find their purpose with next-generation education, including over 200 academic programs in high-demand fields."

Not only that, but the university also helps many remote workers to realize the dream of working from home. On top of the 4,000 full-time employees, GCU employs an additional 4,500 "adjunct faculty members." Many of the roles are within Education and Training and are to support the various departments on campus.



Headquarters: Kentucky, USA

Number of employees: 40,000+

Industry: Health, Wellness, and Fitness

Humana aims to deliver "personalized, simplified, whole-person healthcare experiences." Through a range of health and wellness-related products and services. A known employer of remote workers, they have over 40,000 employees and 13 million members.

The Fortune 500 company has won numerous awards, and have cemented themselves as a leading employer, with the award for "Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles Award" under their belt and almost six decades in operations.

You can apply today to become a Business Improvement Professional, Data and Reporting Professional, or even a remote Social Worker.

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Best of luck with your job hunt, and enjoy working in your PJs from your sofa!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Marketing Manager
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