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?

Packlane

Packlane is an online printing company that makes the process of ordering custom packaging easy and affordable for brands of any size by offering super…

Lullabot

The simple answer is that we design and build websites.

Trade Conductor

Tradeconductor works towards world peace through trade.

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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.

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…

Appen

Our combined human resources and recruiting team helps identify talent around the globe for our corporate, full-time openings, as well as the numerous independent contractor…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

DataStax

Yes, we started out as a remote organization.  

WooThemes

Born remote.

SimpleTexting

We’ve used freelance remote workers almost from the beginning as hiring in NYC where we originally started was unaffordable for bootstrappers like us.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Dell

It’s critical. Flexible work options reduce our impact on the planet, create happy and more productive team members, and help Dell win by attracting and…

Articulate, Inc.

Extremely important given our entire culture and business is founded on the remote principal.  We’ve been remote from the beginning.

BELAY

Remote working is our business model. We took the remote working concept and created an organization around its efficiency, necessity, and flexibility.

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

Formstack

Recruiting top talent is an obvious benefit to remote working. New hires don’t have to leave their cities or uproot their families, which makes us…

OpenSnow

Happy employees, responsible employees, no commuting, and no money paid for rent.

CloudPeeps

You are more mindful about the people you recruit and the team you build, which I think is a huge benefit. Remote work suits a…

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

Crossover

We started out remotely for several reasons: we wanted Crossover team members to come from the top of the talent pool and we could only…

Scrapinghub

Scrapinghub was built around the success of a very popular open source project (Scrapy) and we constantly apply things learned managing a large open source…

Workfrom

We built our company to serve a pain point and make it easier to work remotely. So we’ve been remote since day 1. Our founders…

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