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…

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…

Dell

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

See all 46 answers

What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

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…

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…

Packlane

The flexibility of choosing my own suitable work environment, having the privacy to stay focused on work and tune out distractions, and the time and…

See all 31 answers

How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Simple [A]

This question is well-phrased because it uses the word “integration” instead of “balance.” I used to find myself carrying a lot of guilt and stress…

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…

Big Universe, Inc.

By being disciplined about work such as starting and stopping at regular hours (e.g. 8am to 6pm). I also work out of coffee shops at…

See all 105 answers

What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

AnswerFirst

Be sure to have an active social life outside of the home. Even if you just do a routine walk through the neighborhood, that is…

Blossom

I like meeting people, so I make sure to have at least one meeting over coffee each week. I also work from a co-working space…

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…

See all 25 answers

What is your favorite business book?

SimpleTexting

4 hour workweek by Tim Ferriss

DataStax

The latest fad book that overly simplifies very hard problems 🙂

StudySoup

The Power of Habit Titan, John D Rockefeller Biography

See all 49 answers

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

Sococo

It’s about the journey, not the destination.  

Bitovi

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

GitLab

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

See all 59 answers

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

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…

Intridea/ Mobomo

Worst location? Hmm, probably middle of nowhere Florida 🙂  The best location – Amsterdam (hands down!).

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…

See all 63 answers