Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Work at Home With Alpine Access!

Companies that hire workers at home

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I wanted to share information on companies that hire work at home employees. This is first in a series of information on companies that hire work at home telecommute employees.

Companies That Hire Work At Home Employees

This entry is all about Alpine Access. There are many more companies I will be posting information about, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any!

Alpine Access

Alpine Access offers the opportunity to work at home as a call center representative. Their work at home positions are as a telecommuting employee, not an independent contractor like some companies. What does this mean for you? Well, for one thing, you will have benefits.

Alpine Access Work At Home Job Details

Work at home employees for Alpine Access are in-bound call center representatives. They receive phone calls from customers who are ordering products or services, inquiring about an order they placed, or asking general questions about the product or service. No outbound sales calls necessary!

What happens if you hit a snag? There are team leaders available by phone OR by chat room, so if you have any questions you aren't on your own!

Working at home with Alpine Access is very similar to working with any other call center; there are performance standards you must meet, and performance evaluations. Promotions are possible (still working at home, of course) and so are pay increases.

Work At Home Employee Benefits

The type of benefits Alpine Access offers their work at home employees is based on the employee's status. A work at home employee is considered part-time as long as they're working a minimum of twenty hours per week, and full-time after one year AND one thousand hours of working.

Alpine Access offers their work at home employees medical, dental and vision healthcare plans. Alpine Access also offers a matching 401k retirement plan. Benefits for Alpine Access work at home employees kick in thirty days from the hire date, as long as they are working a minimum of twenty hours a week. The 401k plan does not become available until the work at home employee becomes a full-time employee.

Paid vacation is available to full-time work at home employees only. Part-time work at home employees are allowed to take unpaid vacation time.

Pay rates at Alpine Access are competitive within the industry; according to the website, Alpine Access work at home employees average around nine dollars an hour, but pay is based on experience and skill sets, so may vary. Alpine Access work at home employees are paid an hourly wage, and payday is every two weeks. You will need to set up a direct deposit to get paid, but that just means you get your money faster! :-)

Work at home employees with Alpine Access are also eligible for career advancement, just like if they worked in an office setting!

Requirements to Work At Home with Alpine Access

There are technical requirements to work at home with Alpine Access. There are requirements for your computer, internet access, telephone, headset and home office.

Computer Requirements for Alpine Access

Your computer must meet the following requirements to work at home with Alpine Access:

  • Windows XP or Vista

  • Minimum of 2 GB free hard drive space

  • Minimum 1 GB RAM (2 GB if you have Vista)

  • 1 to 1.5 GHz processor

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768

  • Sound card & speakers

  • Up-to-date virus protection

  • Up-to-date spyware software

  • Operating firewall

Internet Access Requirements

Your Internet access must be:

  • DSL or Cable

  • Hard-wired to your work computer

  • equipped with Internet Explorer 6.xSP1 or higher

Telephone Line Requirements for Alpine Access

Your telephone must meet the following requirements:

  • Analog phone line

  • A dedicated line

  • Access Internet while on the phone

  • A regular, corded phone

Headset Requirements

The headset Alpine Access requires for their work at home employees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a corded headset

  • Have a noise canceling microphone

  • Have a mute button

  • Have a USB connection

  • Must be comfortable & be handsfree

Home Office Requirements

Alpine Access requires their work at home employees to have a comfortable and "ergonomically safe" office set-up. They also have a zero tolerance policy for noise, so your office must be a quiet room.

Alpine Access Work At Home Application Process

Interested? Applying to work at home with Alpine Access is easy. The first step is to make sure you meet all of their requirements I listed above.

The second step is to complete their online application.

After filling out the application, you perform a phone audition by calling a number and recording a message. Don't worry, it's a toll-free number, so you won't have anything on your phone bill!

As part of the work at home application process, you will take a skills assessment. This is basically just so the recruiters at Alpine Access can get a feel for your skill level of the skills required for the job.

Last, but not least, you will have a phone interview. During the interview, you will learn more about Alpine Access, and the work at home jobs they have available. If both you and the recruiter agree you are a good fit for the positions they have open, you will receive a job offer!

Once you receive a job offer, Alpine Access will do a background check, a drug test and a credit check. They charge a fee of $45 to perform the checks.

Will you apply for a work at home position with Alpine Access? Let me know, and I am looking forward to hearing about your experiences!

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Angela said...

I like what doing, pointing moms in the right direction with work from home jobs.

Jennifer said...

Thank you! I hope I can help someone with the research I've done! :-)

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