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?

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…

Canonical

I work from my home office in Florida, USA.  

Vork Inc

Almost anywhere apart from my desk! When I am at home in Berlin, I work from the couch upstairs, shifting my position for Skype calls…

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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!

ezhome

I used to live in San Francisco and loved my job at Dropbox. However, when my husband was offered an opportunity to move to Barcelona…

Mavens

The flexibility and the ability to focus on things without distractions. If I need to get my head down I can close the door, mark…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

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…

Origin Eight

Consciously disconnecting — it’s an art, and something that I continuously refine.

MomsRising

Working from home it is easy to work when I need to and do other things as I wish. I often combine work and exercise…

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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…

FMTC

If you’ve done a good job building your business, you should be able to disconnect and trust your team. I find the first 2-3 days…

Packlane

Get a dog. They demand your undivided attention at times, require long walks outside, and in some cases my dog even takes it upon herself…

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What is your favorite business book?

StudySoup

The Power of Habit Titan, John D Rockefeller Biography

Eyeo GmbH

Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux

Flex Professionals

I recently finished reading Brigid Schulte’s “Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time”. I read it for her research and writing related…

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

Groove

You don’t get what you don’t ask for. It’s probably the most valuable lesson most first-time entrepreneurs learn.

Toptal

“If you’re going to go fast enough to succeed, you’re going to make mistakes. How you deal with those mistakes…that’s the key.” – Dan Levin,…

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?

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…

TeamGantt

Worst: Starbucks with bad internet. Best: From a boat 🙂

GitHub, Inc.

I’ve had some really productive times working in coffee shops and mid-flight on planes, but also other times those same environments have been terrible. Most…

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