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These Companies Mastered Remote Work Long Before COVID-19

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2021-Cheapism-Choice_Remote-Work-CompaniesThe coronavirus pandemic spurred a move to remote work, and some companies have even promised to make the change permanent — good news for employees who don't miss their draining commute. But FlexJobs, which connects job seekers with remote work and publishes an annual list of the 100 employers offering the most, says some companies championed this movement long (long) before COVID-19 made it necessary, mastering the details over years for a relatively glitch-free experience. Here are the employers that FlexJobs found on its "leaders list" every year for the better part of a decade.

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ADP
ADP

ADP

A global provider of business outsourcing and payroll processing since 1949, ADP reports more than $10 billion in annual revenue. The company has historically offered flexible schedules and remote jobs in the human resources and recruiting fields, including full-time 100% remote jobs.

Recent job openings: Senior payroll implementation consultant, senior application developer, associate client support consultant

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Anthem
Anthem

Anthem

The nation's largest not-for-profit managed health care company, Anthem employs more than 35,000 people in the United States — including associates working remotely everywhere from Denver to Las Vegas and Portland, Maine. Although the company is well-known for offering medical and health jobs, it also hires for insurance, research, and analyst roles.

Recent job openings: Associate medical director, pharmacist program manager, customer care representative

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CVS
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CVS Health

With neighborhood drugstores and minimarts around the country, CVS needs little introduction. Based in Rhode Island, CVS employs about 25,000 pharmacists nationwide. In the past, the company has hired for remote, part-time, flexible schedule jobs in many disciplines beyond merely medical and health, including in account management, sales, insurance, and customer service.

Recent job openings: Call center representative, regional administrative assistant, care manager registered nurse

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Dell
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Dell Technologies

Founded in 1984 by a 19-year-old, Dell has become a household name in tech with offices around the globe and a vast and diverse family of businesses encompassing Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, and VMware. In addition to offering plenty of remote opportunities, Dell offers flexibility in scheduling, job sharing, and compressed workweeks. "The company recognizes that technology is driving workplace transformation and making it possible to work from almost anywhere, so it provides team members with the freedom to choose the work style that best fulfills their needs on the job and in their personal lives," according to FlexJobs.

Recent job openings: Product marketing manager, internal strategy consultant, senior consultant, professional services

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Humana
Humana

Humana

The health care company Humana has racked up 13.8 million members since its founding in 1961. The company employs about 49,000 people and has long offered remote job opportunities in fields including human services, medical and health, sales, insurance, and consulting.

Recent job openings: Care team support assistant, senior learning design professional, lead data scientist

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K12
K12

K12

Remote education has become a coronavirus standard, but K12 was already there as one of the nation's leading providers of online education programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. It's offered temp jobs, freelancing, flexible scheduling, and remote work in education and training.

Recent job openings: Social studies teacher, K-3 reading professional, compliance clerk

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Kelly Services
Kelly Services

Kelly Services

The Kelly staffing agency connects workers with top businesses and Fortune 100 companies in a range of industries, including with "nontraditional workstyles" and flexible work arrangements. Opportunities have included freelancing, remote, and work-from-home opportunities in various fields.

Recent job openings: Loan processor, data entry operator, financial analyst

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Parexel
Parexel

Parexel

This international biopharmaceutical services organization has received a long list of awards and accolades for employee satisfaction. According to FlexJobs, Parexel aims to support work-life balance with a variety of remote opportunities in such fields as research science, medicine, and health.

Recent job openings: Global training business partner, proposal and contract specialist, request for information content manager

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Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco
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Salesforce

One of the most successful cloud-based software companies on the planet, Salesforce shines as one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" — for 10 years running — and one of Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Companies." Salesforce has offered flexible and remote jobs in such fields as sales, account management, consulting, software development, and business development.

Recent job openings: Strategic account manager, regional vice president, data engineer

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SAP
SAP

SAP

Software manufacturer SAP was founded in 1972 and now has clients in more than 180 countries employing more than 65,000 people. The company hires regularly for freelance, temporary, and remote jobs. Past opportunities have included work in computer and IT, software development, human resources and recruiting, and accounting and finance.

Recent job openings: Cloud architect, support manager, senior DevOps engineer

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United Health Group
United Health Group

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group actually includes two businesses: United Healthcare, which provides insurance and benefits, and Optum, a technology and information-enabled health services company. The company employs more than 240,000 people. It has historically offered part-time, temporary, flexibly scheduled, and remote jobs in medical and health fields.

Recent job openings: Associate general counsel, health engagement marketing specialist, billing representative

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