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?

Beutler Ink

I’m in the process of converting my spare room into an office, after my previous office got turned into my kids’ room, so currently I…

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…

Chargify

For me, an external monitor is key. I have a massive 32 inch Samsung display at my cowork space that I favor over my Apple…

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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…

iTutorGroup

Never having to disconnect from family.  

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Flex Professionals

It is a real challenge. Every day. I am learning to compartmentalize, to chunk my work into smaller pieces, and to set more realistic daily…

DataStax

Daytime is generally for work. Night time is generally for life. Sometimes I need to work at night. Sometimes I have to do personal things…

Summit CPA Group

My family is really important to me.  Working remotely is the perfect solution to travel sports.  I bring my laptop with me all the time…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

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…

Ultimate Software

Make sure to have a separate working space when working remotely so that you can shut down and walk away easily.

Time Doctor

Don’t work in your house all day long. Work in a coffee shop or in a co-working space if you can. If you can’t, then…

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What is your favorite business book?

SimpleTexting

4 hour workweek by Tim Ferriss

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…

Modern Tribe

Phoenix project or How I raised myself from failure to success in selling.

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

Intridea/ Mobomo

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

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!” –…

Help Scout

“The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.” — Seneca

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

ICUC Social

Great question! I love taking my laptop and finding a great, local restaurant (with wifi and outlets) for an extended lunch once each week. Otherwise,…

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…

OnTheGo Systems

After a big storm we had no power or Internet at home for a couple of days, so I had to find a place where…

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