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?

Pagely

Currently operating out of a partly finished basement, but working on improving that. 😉

InVisionApp

I have a fairly standard setup when working from home: I use a MacBook Air that I connect to an external display for that extra…

Eyeo GmbH

Dedicated study under the roof (far from the family noise) with relevant books nearby, a decent monitor, keyboard, mouse and chair. Docking station for company…

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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…

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…

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…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

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…

Remote Year

Managing work-life integration is an ongoing effort. I personally find looking at larger time scales—months instead of weeks, for example—is most helpful when planning in…

Qkids

I love my work—in fact, this is not a job, it’s become part of my life, and I’m enjoying it. 

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

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…

Dell

Have your office space in an appropriate location not within areas used during personal time. Learn that the work will still be there in the…

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…

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What is your favorite business book?

LoveToKnow

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

Inpsyde GmbH

There is no one favorite business book, in each of many books is some wisdom in it.

NodeSource

From Zero to One – Peter Thiel

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

Inspired HR

“Find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life”

StudySoup

“Play like you have zero lives left”

Working Solutions

Failure is not being wrong or making a mistake…it’s not doing what you set out to do.

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

Equivity

Worst: Economy class in an airplane.   Best: A quiet coffee shop at 6 a.m.

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,…

SimpleTexting

Worst: working at home with my daughter crying in the background. Best: On the beach somewhere tropical like Dominican

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