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?

Hanno

We’re a team of UX designers that design and build digital products for startups and enterprises.

Flex Professionals

FlexProfessionals is a niche staffing agency that specializes in part-time, flexible work arrangements. We basically connect growing businesses in need of affordable talent to professionals…

iDoneThis

iDoneThis is a Web-based application that helps your team stay on top of what everyone’s doing. Every evening, we send out an email that asks…

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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?

Five Q

Yep. Saw this puck moving in this direction and just skated there a long time ago.

Groove

Yep, remote from day one.

Knobs.co

We started out working remotely.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Summit CPA Group

Extremely important.  We work remotely with almost all of our clients.  So, it is important for our team to experience the same issues.  We conduct…

Teleport

Building what we build, it would be impossible to tell our people they can’t live wherever they want to live – either in shorter spurts…

Time Doctor

First, it allows us to be our best user for our product. Second, it allows us to source talent from all over the world. Not…

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

Taksa Technology Solutions

Better Efficiency More Productivity Savings from overheads to the company which in turns goes back to employees as benefits. Valuable ‘Me Time’ with family.

Answer Connect

The biggest benefit is one that’s bigger than a few individuals or an entire company: reduced carbon emissions. Though not all jobs can be done…

Parse.ly

Parse.ly engineers report that the biggest benefit of the fully distributed team is being able to really focus on their work, and thus produce great…

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

ezhome

It is in one of our founder’s blood that remote work is the best way to work. We want to be able to hire the…

Qkids

We wanted to match our students with the best language educators around the world without having them physically traveling anywhere. A remote work setup helps…

Kin HR

We value autonomy and freedom at work. You don’t have to be in a particular city or an office to be happy or successful at…

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