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    138 companies answer 9 questions.

    Working remotely comes with unique day-to-day challenges. From the initial step of implementing remote policy to nurturing company culture while operating remotely, we ask leading remote companies to share how they approach running their distributed teams from an operational level.

  • Wordfence
    My co-founder Kerry takes all the credit for setting up our amazing guidelines, policies, compensation packages and benefits programs. She worked...
  • Hippo Education
    Right from the start we allowed most people to choose. There are a group of us now that tend to work in the L...
  • Ciao Bambino! Inc.
    Formally. All hires are brought into the company under the premise that they work remotely.
  • Sanborn
    It can. Culture is half core values, and half what everyone puts in. We keep our core values prominent and everyone...
  • DevriX
    Sure, by following a similar transparent process and a welcoming environment nurturing remote teams and rewarding proactiveness, feedback, and criticism. Our...
  • AirTreks International
    We have a strong company culture, and we are 100 percent remote. We do this by making sure our company core values...
  • SitePen
    Everyone in the company is encouraged to provide ideas, suggestions and contribute to initiatives that they’re interested in and are...
  • VIPKID
    Our head of community in the U.S., Kevyn Klein, is critical for this process. She understands our teachers so well because she talks...
  • AnswerFirst
    We consider our remote employees for any event we plan as a company. We limit office parties to only twice a...
  • Simple [A]
    When introducing any change as significant as distributing operations, we recommend defining discrete steps and rolling out any change in iterative...
  • Crossover
    Stop considering and take the leap! We started out as a remote team and we didn’t look back. We think...
  • Trade Conductor
    You have to go all in. And you really have to be good about telling people what you expect from them. They need to...
  • Scrapinghub
    Probably the biggest challenge is having to deal with multiple time zones. In our case this is as worse as it gets because we...
  • GitLab
    It’s hard to have visitors. People feel weird about coming to your home. Now that we have an office, it feels like a...
  • Inpsyde GmbH
    Finding the right people, who can manage themselves, be focused at work and able to work on their own.
  • Go Fish Digital
    We use several tools to maintain constant communication throughout the day.  Sqwiggle is our on-demand video platform, Attentiv.com offers us a constant stream...
  • Ultimate Software
    We utilize many different communication tools, such as Slack, Skype for Business, Sococo, and of course conference line/email. We also...
  • PeopleG2
    We utilize conference calls for solving immediate issues as well as for operational meetings. We hold “Cockroach Meetings” if a problem requires immediate attention...
  • Qkids
    We are always adapting to new technologies, as they help us better communicate with our teachers. For...
  • Envato
    In the past we have had more remote workers, but in recent years our Melbourne team grew so it became necessary...
  • ThirdPath Institute
    We used to have employees who worked in different states, but over time we have found it valuable to live close enough to each...
  • ezhome
    Our entire company is online from 3pm-7pm GMT which means we have a 4-hour window for all hands meetings, daily...
  • Buffer
    We are very conscious of the times that different teammates work and ask them to include it in their Slack profile...
  • TOK.tv
    Slack and JIRA—the platform we use to track development tasks—are asynchronous tools, allowing us to manage communication even with...

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