Remote Worker Insights

140 companies answer 6 questions

Learn a bit more about some of the great people who answered the Remote.co Q&As as they share some of their remote worker insights and anecdotes on work-life balance, remote work environments, and more.

What is your personal remote work environment?

The Geller Law Group

I just moved to a new house, and one of the selling points was the amazing home office I would get to inhabit. It has…

Seeq

I have a dedicated home office that contains my standing desk, computer, other hardware, and bookshelves. It’s painted a lively, energetic color (yellow) and there…

Hanno

I tend to change things up a little bit throughout the day and I try not to be totally rigid about how I split my…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

Skillcrush

The glamorous answer is that I get to travel and work, which is true! The cool answer is that I get to work with amazing…

Scribendi

One of the biggest benefits is the flexibility it offers. It allows workers to strike a balance between work, family, and other responsibilities.

Tortuga

Freedom to manage my schedule based on what works for me. Even companies with flexible hours end up conforming to a schedule because of peer…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

World Wide Web Hosting

This has been, and I believe always will be, a constant evolution for me. Having a home office that I can walk away from at…

Tropical Travelers

It isn’t easy from an owner’s perspective. And as a single mother, it takes a lot of juggling. I’ve been in this business for 21…

Batchbook

I was at an awards ceremony earlier this year where someone said “There is no such thing as work life balance, it’s just life.” I…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Remote Year

If you have ever walked through a doorway and forgotten why you entered the room, then use that same trick in reverse. Need to disconnect…

Dell

Have your office space in an appropriate location not within areas used during personal time. Learn that the work will still be there in the…

Referral Rock

My last trip I uninstalled Asana and Slack from my phone and only a few key team members could call me in an emergency. If…

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What is your favorite business book?

Pagely

Pagely is essentially built on the principals of three books. Turn the Ship Around, Extreme Ownership, and Team of Teams. All of them reinforce the…

Knobs.co

The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

Summit CPA Group

E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber

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Do you have a favorite quote or bit of business wisdom?

Vork Inc

My leadership tips to myself: Focus on the end goal. Leaders lead. Be honest. Handy way to make decisions in a complex world.

CloudPeeps

Trust that everything in your career will work out the way it should, and that you can’t stuff it up if it’s meant to be.…

Stack Overflow

Our guiding management philosophy is: “Hire smart people and get out of their way.” I am also partial to a quote one of our developers…

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Where is the best or worst place you’ve worked remotely?

Hippo Education

Worst was a Lake House my family rented with a wifi router circa 1915. I had to work in the kitchen on top of the…

Equivity

Worst: Economy class in an airplane.   Best: A quiet coffee shop at 6 a.m.

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

Worst: The car on the side of the road. Best: Any Four Seasons Hotel.

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