I work for a health insurance company as a trainer. My boss works in MD, I'm in Fl. She is very pro work from home. Love it & it makes work/life balance soooooo much better. I don't call out "sick" anymore or take vacation time just because. I work in shorts & a tshirt, most of the times shorts , & sit on my couch. & yes I train virtually, use live meeting from MS, IM for conversations, I have a webcam if I wanted to use it. It's a good gig. I've saved a lot on gas too, the office we do have in town is about 22 miles each way.
I used to work for a company that allowed people to work from home. Most of the people who could work from home were either programmers (working on remote servers anyway) or customer service (always on the phone, answering emails). My current company has working from home as an option, but only in emergencies, usually dealing with weather.
I work from home two days a week because it's allowed by my employer. I guess you would call it utilization management. We monitor and manage medicaid for foster care children across the state. Everything is done online through a secure server and over the phone. I'm hoping that in the future I will be allowed to work from home full time. Some in the company are allowed to do this, but the standard policy is just two days per week.
I am an information security officer for a large bank. I work from home 3 days a week and go in the office the other 2 days. I've been working there for 2.5 years.
They just don't really see a point for our team to take up office space when we can do our job from home. To be honest, I feel more productive while at work but at the same time, I can work additional hours at home without it seeming like a hassle.
There was a report our a while ago saying that people who worked from home can work about 20 additional hours before it feels like a burden compared to those who work 40-50 in an office.