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    139 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.

  • Appen
    Organically. Appen has been operating mixed remote and in-office teams for many years.
  • Timely
    Policy is a dirty word in a healthy remote working culture I think. As soon as you have to legislate your...
  • Jungle Scout
    It was a decision I made early on and decided to roll with it. I was already living the lifestyle when...
  • Big Universe, Inc.
    Yes. While our employees work in different states and alone from home, no one feels like they are working alone because they see each...
  • Speak
    I think company culture could be defined as the way that people think and act within your company, the way they treat each other...
  • Fire Engine RED
    Absolutely! It’s important to help everyone feel engaged, and we do this in a variety of ways. Our CEO holds an all-company meeting...
  • DataStax
    We train our new employees on our company culture, which is based on Accountability, Visibility and Respect. We have weekly onboarding...
  • 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...
  • TaxJar
    We hire folks with extensive remote experience. We know they’ll thrive in our environment. We get the team together in...
  • 10up Inc.
    Go all in, if you’re going to make the leap. In order to select and build the tools, systems, habits, and culture that ...
  • Toggl
    Teamwork cannot suffer after changing your workplace philosophy, so it’s important to have the team be involved since the planning stage. Also some...
  • Melewi
    The best piece of advice that I can give you is to examine everything that you know about a traditional working...
  • Vork Inc
    One of the biggest problems is finding a team to build the application with the right skills at the right cost...
  • Kin HR
    The early phase of adaptation can definitely be challenging. Finding talent that can enjoy being a part of a distributed team...
  • Time Doctor
    Communication across time zones means things can take longer than you would like. For instance, if I send an email on...
  • Hippo Education
    These seem to come and go a little. Slack has been a game changer for us especially with the addition of video chat on...
  • GitLab
    We add issues in GitLab for everything. Everybody comments, we work on the issues and then we link to the Merge Request where the...
  • Bitovi
    We use a number of communication tools and place an emphasis on over communicating. Our daily internal communication tools includes Slack,...
  • Canonical
    Remote working had previously not been as widespread as it is becoming. New tools and ways of working has made it...
  • Knobs.co
    We’ve developed a knowledge base that contains core elements everyone needs to know. Not only do new staff need to...
  • Eyeo GmbH
    The team is constantly growing, so communication changed. We need to make sure to stay as transparent as possible, for example by sharing meeting...
  • Buffer
    We are very conscious of the times that different teammates work and ask them to include it in their Slack profile...
  • AnswerFirst
    Currently, all of our remote employees are in the same time zone. We are a 24/7 operation so we do encounter scheduling...
  • ezhome
    Our entire company is online from 3pm-7pm GMT which means we have a 4-hour window for all hands meetings, daily...