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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.

  • The Cheat Sheet
    From the very beginning, our founders (Damien and Derek Hoffman) knew that we would be a completely virtual company. Most media companies are based...
  • Tropical Travelers
    The company was started as such.
  • Chargify
    It began organically — the company co-founders lived in different geographic areas. As the company began to grow, it made sense to...
  • Equivity
    We maintain a healthy company culture by constantly seeking new ways to connect employees with other employees over a variety of...
  • TaxJar
    This all comes down to hiring. It’s critical to hire like-minded folks who genuinely want to work together. For us,...
  • 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...
  • Canonical
    There are a number of events and all staff communications that strengthen relationships and ensure we have an engaged, high performing...
  • TeamGantt
    We make sure to all get together as a company on a regular basis.  For example, we have two team members...
  • Edgar
    It all starts with the hiring process – we put a lot of time and effort into hiring people who embody our...
  • Trello
    Structure and communication are key to having success with remote work. Having a set of tools everyone uses, and make sure everyone on the...
  • Inpsyde GmbH
    Live, breath, think, love remote. Don’t do it because others are telling you it is the best. You have to...
  • Dell
    First, do your due diligence. Explore if—and to what degree—your organization can support flexible work arrangements. Talk with other...
  • Scribendi
    Finding and vetting qualified editors from around the world to meet the volume demand during busy periods has been one of...
  • GitHub, Inc.
    One thing we’ve seen is that you have to invest a lot of time and energy into hiring well. Growth is hard, but...
  • Bitovi
    Onboarding – It can be challenging to onboard new hires who have never worked remotely before. Day one looks quite different being...
  • Pagely
    We utilize Zoom.us for weekly all hands, and individual teams hold their own weekly Zoom standups. Everything else is in...
  • Ultimate Software
    We utilize many different communication tools, such as Slack, Skype for Business, Sococo, and of course conference line/email. We also...
  • Jungle Scout
    We rely on tools such as Slack, Zoom, and Trello to communicate and plan our daily work commitments. I’m not...
  • VIPKID
    Our team has just gotten a lot bigger. Our head of teacher recruiting, Bel Chan, has done an amazing job with...
  • BELAY
    We leverage video conferencing more and more to communicate and “see” one another. It has helped fill communication gaps by allowing...
  • AirTreks International
    We developed a concept of core hours and started to avoid hiring from locations where the core hours are during the...
  • Remote Year
    Time zones are always a challenge to address, especially in Remote Year with our global presence.  We find that making sure...
  • ezhome
    Our entire company is online from 3pm-7pm GMT which means we have a 4-hour window for all hands meetings, daily...
  • AnswerFirst
    Currently, all of our remote employees are in the same time zone. We are a 24/7 operation so we do encounter scheduling...

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