I bet most of us recognize the name Xerox – the company so powerful that its name has become a verb! Xerox has been around (although originally under a different name) for over 100 years – they were founded in 1906. They’ve flourished as a global company, employing over 100,000 workers and providing businesses everywhere with both office equipment (like printers and photocopiers) and business solutions. And, for the past 30 years, they’ve been offering greater job flexibility to their employees with their Virtual Office Program.
Xerox hasn’t just hired work-from-home employees to do their customer service, either – according to their website and the job listings I’ve seen, they also hire for quality control, software programming, systems development, image tagging, and more. There are some great entry-level positions there, and they also offer some that require extensive experience – perfect for mid-level executives or administrators who might want to work from home.
According to the site, they currently have remote employees working in the following capacities:
- Customer Care
- Tech Support
- Data Entry/Verification
- Image Tagging
- Quality Control
- Systems Development
- Software Programming
- Administrative/Business Support
Besides boasting over 8,000 Xerox work-from-home employees, the company also directly recruits veterans (and their family members) via their [email protected] initiative. They work with MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership), “Hiring Our Heroes” Career Fairs, and other organizations. Besides recruiting veterans or military spouses for work-at-home positions they are qualified for, Xerox also offers assistance to veterans transitioning to private employment with resumé tips, job search, and internal position matching.
These virtual positions with Xerox often come and go quickly, so you do need to be johnny-on-the-spot to apply for these. Keep your eye on my Work At Home Job Leads, or make it part of your daily routine to stop by the Xerox job boards – under Advanced Search, check the “Yes” box under “Virtual/work from home?” to find them. It’s at the bottom of the page. Also, make sure you note that many of these positions require you live in a specific geographical location or for you to travel anywhere from 25% – 100% of the time. To control these factors in Advanced Search, you can also select a Location and percentage of acceptable travel (under the “Travel (Up to…)” heading). You may apply for any positions you find by creating an account on their job board and filling the application out online.
Want an even easier way to find Xerox jobs you qualify for? Check out FlexJobs.
For example, Xerox is currently looking for a full-time work-at-home Marketing Representative – in Hawaii. One of the job requirements is that the employee must live on the island of Maui and have a valid driver’s license, although there are no travel requirements for the job. This is considered an entry-level position: a Bachelor’s degree is required, while a degree in finance or business is preferred. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills, leadership potential, negotiation acumen, and showed strong academic accomplishment. In this position, the Marketing Representative will manage the full sales cycle – meet sales targets, guide the decision makers for potential clients to the best Xerox solutions for them, coordinate with other departments, develop business plans, and more.
Another currently available position in the United States is Supply Chain Manager. No specific geographical location in the US is required; additionally, no travel is required for this job. This is not an entry-level position, though! Requirements include 10 years of experience in Print/Mail Production, Estimating, and Customer Delivery, financial and analytical acumen, high-level negotiation skills, previous participation in significant business projects, and more. The responsibilities of this position include detailed analyses of potential clients or suppliers, sourcing (including developing sourcing proposals, advising on supplier selection, sharing sourcing knowledge, etc.), and many more related duties.
While details on pay or benefits may be scarce, Xerox does highlight the general perks of a work-at-home position on their website. As a virtual office worker, you can expect to save serious money on gas – and, really, the “no commute!” aspect of work-at-home gigs cannot be emphasized enough, in my opinion!
You’re also sure to have a comfortable office – you’re the one decorating it, deciding on the lighting, and not having to deal with any coworkers, after all. (Any and all inconsiderate pet coworkers are absolutely not Xerox’s fault.) And you can achieve a better life/work balance when your office is at home and you don’t have to worry about time wasted in traffic. It’s pretty great.
Remember: check Xerox’s job boards often to find these work-at-home positions!