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?

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…

Trello

I have a treadmill desk (which I love!) and an office with plenty of light.

Dell

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

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

Ultimate Software

You are able to have the freedom to work on your own time, and you also don’t have to deal with a commute!

iTutorGroup

Never having to disconnect from family.  

Scribendi

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

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

GitLab

I take some time every morning to go running with my girlfriend. I organize different fun activities during the weekends.

Appen

Being part of a remote team has made work-life balance a much easier thing to accomplish. I make sure that my down time is preserved…

Envato

I usually work Thursdays from home which allows me to take my kids to school, coach my kids basketball team and feel more connected with…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Project Ricochet

I make time to exercise daily. I do ten miles on my bike each day at sunset on a bike trail near my house. I…

Jungle Scout

Develop good habits and remember that it’s OK to switch off sometimes. Also if you’re stuck on something or you have worked too many hours,…

Crossover

Once you’re done for the day, really try your best to be done for the day. It’s tempting to check in on your work email…

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What is your favorite business book?

DataStax

The latest fad book that overly simplifies very hard problems 🙂

Toggl

“From good to great” by Jim Collins

Answer Connect

‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” Mark Reiter, “The Design of Everyday Things” Donald A Norman, “Lean In” Sheryl Sandberg, “Spark” John J…

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

Edgar

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” (Earl Nightingale)

Intridea/ Mobomo

“If it’s not a little scary, it’s not worth doing!”

Canonical

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.…

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

The Cheat Sheet

I’m picky about my work locations so the worst place I’ve worked was a busy McDonald’s, which really wasn’t that bad. The best place is…

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…

Timely

Worst location is probably going to be tomorrow. It’s my youngest son’s first day of daycare. I want to be present, but not get in…

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