Why Remote

140 companies answer 6 questions

Choosing to take your company remote is not an easy decision. In our Why Remote section, we ask leading remote companies why and how they made the jump to remote. Here you'll gain insight from companies that were remote from day one as well as tips from companies that made the switch gradually over many months or even years.

What does your remote-friendly company do?

ThirdPath Institute

ThirdPath Institute provides coaching, training and workbooks to individuals and families looking for new and better ways to balance work and life. In addition, we…

Jungle Scout

We provide tools to help Amazon sellers launch, grow, and scale their businesses!

Jackson River

Jackson River builds software for nonprofits but ultimately we are a services company that happens to build software. We offer charities an innovative platform called…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

Working Solutions

Ensures we attract the best talent and retain it through meaningful and effective company programs and a positive culture.

American Express

World Service is the American Express global servicing network that delivers a unique Relationship Care® service experience. We focus on turning every customer interaction into…

Sutherland Global Services

CloudSource, the work at home division of Sutherland Global Services, employs customer service consultants from all 48 contiguous states to support industry leaders in the…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

Inpsyde GmbH

Yes, we did start right away as remote.

Toptal

Yes, we were remote from day 1.

Project Ricochet

We have been remote from day one!

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Pagely

It’s vital. Today’s economic environment and the gravitational pull of Silicon Valley essentially dictate that if a software/tech company not in the valley wishes to…

TeamGantt

It’s extremely important for a few reasons.  One is that we are much more productive working from our homes where we don’t have the office…

Bitovi

Extremely important! Remote work gives us the flexibility to work with the best talent anywhere and everywhere in the world. It has enabled Bitovi to…

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What do you consider the biggest benefits of a remote workforce?

Summit CPA Group

Remote workers tend to work more independently with less reliance on the co-workers.  Also, the talent pool is the entire United States and not just…

TOK.tv

When people are happy, they feel more motivated—they learn more; they are more productive. This is priceless, especially for a startup where levels of stress…

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

The biggest benefit is absolutely the ability to have a true work-life balance. I have employees here that have literally taken a 50% pay cut…

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What were the main reasons to integrate remote work into your workforce?

Taksa Technology Solutions

More Productive Work/ Home Balance Save on Travel Time & Money Comfortable Work Environment Give the savings that gets incurred from office space overheads back…

SimpleTexting

Budget, Compliance with having full-time employees, Skilled workers

Teleport

From the past experience at Skype (where we had our first 200 people spread across 10 locations), I know that it is _way_ easier to…

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