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…

Dell

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

Trade Conductor

My “office” is my computer and my phone and my flight and my suitcase.

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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…

OpenSnow

I work a lot, but I don’t have set hours, so it’s less stressful when planning meet-ups with friends and family. This is the biggest…

Mokriya

The ability to choose the living and working situation that works best for you. It sounds cliche, but a happier employee is a higher performing…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Greenback Expat Tax Services

My husband and I run Greenback together and we have three small children (ages 5, 2 and 11 months), so it’s always a bit of…

Speak

I like that you describe it as integration rather than balance, that’s definitely the case when you’re working from home or going to the gym…

Doist

It’s difficult since I am very passionate about the work we are doing and I could spend all my time on it. Nevertheless, as the…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

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…

Melewi

Go to a remote location once in awhile –  a place where there is no Internet so that you can at least spend a couple…

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…

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What is your favorite business book?

NodeSource

From Zero to One – Peter Thiel

Envato

Drive by Dan Pink. Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose is my mantra!

Kin HR

Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is as relevant today as it was way back then.

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

Aha!

The best boss I ever worked for told me, “She with a plan wins.” I reiterate this statement to the team quite often — it…

Bitovi

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Balsamiq

Our motto is “life’s too short for bad software!” When it comes to challenging times, I often say “if it was easy, someone else would…

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

Teleport

Worst must be a late night call in an airport hotel room you’ve been stuffed for a cancelled flight, with almost-nonexistent wifi and half-eaten banana…

Go Fish Digital

It’s usually a family member’s house during a trip.  Extended family and in-laws never seem to have good internet connections – it is like a…

Scrapinghub

I’ve worked remotely pretty much since I started my professional life in 2000. First fixing computers (that I brought home to repair), then managing servers,…

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