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?

Toptal

I use a MacBook Pro, external monitor, iPhone, iPad, lab notebook, whiteboard, and good office chair. I usually work somewhere with a view (even though…

Dell

View some examples in this video highlighting what life is like for remote workers at Dell.

StudySoup

I work from my living room, or from our HQ in SF.

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

1Password

The flexibility. I love being able to go to a café and work there for a few hours each day, then return home when I…

Scribendi

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

Bright!Tax

No commuting! This leaves me with more time for working, instead of to-ing and fro-ing.

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Groove

I live across the street from the beach, so taking frequent breaks is easy. Plus my dog, Honey Badger, tells me when it’s time to…

Inpsyde GmbH

Not really good, I’m always available, so many times I don’t completely separate between work and life. But if I really want to, I do…

10up Inc.

I’m not sure I do. 😉 But that’s not a characteristic of remote work, necessarily; I blurred those lines at my last job, which was…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Blossom

I like meeting people, so I make sure to have at least one meeting over coffee each week. I also work from a co-working space…

komoot

I think it’s pretty similar to working non-remotely. Different people have different preferences, but I am quite outdoorsy and I like to move. Go for…

Buffer

I try to plan something for right after work, even if it’s just going for a walk. I think it’s important to close my laptop…

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What is your favorite business book?

Parse.ly

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Attentiv

I’m not huge on business books just because they tend to suggest one-size-fits-all approaches for problems that are typically very unique for each company.  But,…

LoveToKnow

I don’t have a *favorite* but I love getting great tips from inspiring leaders!

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

Bitovi

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Ushahidi

Structure without bureaucracy is essential.

VIPKID

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes—then learn how to do it later!” –…

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

Collage.com

I have a quick story about what was for a day or two the temporary worst location I worked remotely.  Back in 2008, I lived…

Modern Tribe

I worked for a month from Barbados in 2014 and Hawaii in 2010 from a condo overlooking good surf. I love the flexibility my life…

Summit CPA Group

The best place for sure is in the bleachers — watching my son’s baseball game.

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