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?

Sticker Mule

Lately I’ve been traveling a lot so my work environment tends to be airplanes, hotels or my apartment. At home I have a 27” iMac…

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…

Collage.com

My wife (who also works from home) and I generally work from our 2nd bedroom, which is our home office.  There isn’t anything particularly special…

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What are the biggest benefits of being a remote worker?

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…

XWP

Flexibility, better work-life balance, and the ability to manage my own schedule so I have more time for family, friends, and hobbies.

Buffer

I love being able to travel and visit family and friends around the world. The freedom to work from anywhere is absolutely incredible and I…

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How do you personally manage work-life balance?

Sococo

I’m a bad person to ask that question! I personally work quite a bit, but that’s mostly because I love what I do so much.…

Intridea/ Mobomo

I like to write out my schedule weekly.  Keep a running list of to-dos and integrating personal activities throughout the day (i.e. grocery shopping, grabbing…

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

I set clear boundaries regarding work and personal time. This lifestyle means that they are always intertwined, but I do my best to try and…

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What tips do you have to disconnect when working remotely?

Must Have Menus

It’s very difficult to do, but extremely important. I try to have time with my family and friends as a regular part of my day…

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…

Ultimate Software

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

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What is your favorite business book?

Modern Tribe

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

Fire Engine RED

“Remote: Office Not Required” by Fried and Hansson

World Wide Web Hosting

I can’t narrow this down to one, so I’ll name a few. First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman Leaders Eat…

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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”

Working Solutions

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

SitePen

Development is always prone to pitfalls and hiccups, and as consultants we often operate on deadlines.  When kicking off a new project, my advice to…

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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…

Hubstaff

The Philippines has awful Internet, but I have a lovely home office set up there so it’s both the best and worst place I’ve worked…

Summit CPA Group

The best place for sure is in the bleachers — watching my son’s baseball game.

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