Work from Home Automatic Data Processing – ADP

Not all ADP jobs offer telecommute options from the start

Remote worker doing an ADP job from a desk in his home office.

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Based in Roseland, New Jersey, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is a Fortune 500 company with offices worldwide. It is the largest provider of human resources services in North America. Services include payroll, talent management, human resource management, benefits administration, and time and attendance records. Founded in 1949, ADP also provides services in Latin America and the Pacific Rim and to more than 125 countries in all.

ADP is regularly listed among the top ten companies for working from home, although that option might not be available to you at the time you are hired.

The ADP Route to Working From Home

Not all of ADP's jobs have remote or telecommuting options. Also, most of its positions don't offer this perk to new hires right off the bat. In many cases, you must become employed on-site by the company first, then you can transition to telecommuting. But if you're interested in a long-term position with a global company and a future option of working from home, ADP might be a good choice. The company maintains one or more locations in just about every state.

Employees in many fields at ADP work from home because the company strongly supports telecommuting. Its webpage says, “We support virtual meetings and actively encourage our associates to telecommute when possible.” About 6,500 employees work for ADP remotely as of 2018.

Although ADP does not necessarily hire people specifically to telecommute and the perk typically comes later, the company does hire some new employees to work from home offices. These employees are usually tied to a specific location. This is fairly common among companies that offer work-from-home or remote positions because it makes taxes and payroll issues easier to manage.

Work-at-Home Job Types Within ADP

Most of ADP's telecommute jobs are in the U.S. The types of jobs include sales, information technology, human resources, talent acquisition, instructional designers, account development, and several management positions. As with all companies, the list of available positions changes frequently, so, it is a good idea to check their listings on a regular basis.

Sales jobs seem to offer the most "home office" openings as of 2018, but ADP does offer a number of other on-site flexible schedules, as well as part-time and full-time positions. Most work-at-home positions report to a location-based supervisor in the U.S., Latin America, or Europe.

Requirements and Qualifications

The requirements for jobs at ADP vary widely by position type, as they would with any company. You're applying for a particular position, regardless of whether it's a work-from-home opportunity or on-site, so you'll need the necessary experience and credentials to qualify and be considered for the opening. Most ADP work-from-home positions require a college degree and some level of experience. 

Just as requirements will be job-specific, so will salary. ADP's benefits begin on the first day of employment and are available to all employees. However, the actual benefits offered to the employee may vary by country.

ADP offers U.S. employees medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts (FSAs), 11 personal days and holidays a year, tuition reimbursement, scholarships, a credit union, and more.

Applying to ADP

ADP lists all current openings on its website, and most state the land-based location that the position is either associated with or that requires on-site workers. These listed openings are typically positions where you can hire on, then later transition to working at home.

The left side of the page offers a multitude of options you can select from to help you sort through the openings, such as the type of job you're looking for and in what language and location. And while there's a tab for "Home Office Jobs," when you click, be prepared to see a blank page. Check back frequently because these jobs are filled quickly.

You can also simply enter a search for the type of position you're looking for without dealing with numerous tabs, but again, you'll find mostly on-site positions.

Try posting a personal profile on the website, and keep an eye on third-party job sites. Some offer the assistance of linking you up with an ADP recruiter who can match your skillset and education to the best position for you.

Companies listed in this or in other work-at-home company profiles might or might not be hiring at this time. Please research job openings carefully with an eye toward how your skills match their needs before initiating contact.