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?

Fire Engine RED

Fire Engine RED is an innovative marketing, technology, and data solutions company that’s served the education market since 2001. We’re named after our CEO’s favorite…

Intridea/ Mobomo

Intridea is an internationally recognized leader in design, user experience, AngularJS, front-end engineering, and open source. A 2011 Inc 500 fastest growing company, Intridea develops…

Sutherland Global Services

Sutherland Global Services is a global BPO and technology-enabled services company offering an integrated set of back-office and customer facing front-office services that support the…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

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…

Working Solutions

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

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?

Bright!Tax

It started out as remote.

komoot

We used to have an office when we were a very small team—we even cooked lunches together and were a very close knit team since…

Sanborn

We’ve been around since 2004, so we didn’t start remote. And we’ve been a company that has relied heavily on collaboration from day one. A…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Simple [A]

[A]’s culture emerges in part from our distributed nature. We’re flexible, nimble, constantly learning, working across roles, teams, industries, and skills. It would be difficult…

OpenSnow

Remote work is essential to our business model. We want our forecasters to live where they forecast because local knowledge leads to more useful forecasts.…

Attentiv

While working remotely isn’t particularly impactful on how we run, it has shaped how we think about and design our software platform. Attentiv was created…

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

Knack

The implied foundation of trust. We give our team the autonomy to figure out how they can do their best work. This can only happen…

Kin HR

Employee happiness and satisfaction is more important than anything to us. And our employees are the happiest when they are given the choice to work…

Inspired HR

We have found there to be three key benefits of working remotely. The first is client service. By adopting a remote model, we are able…

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

Ushahidi

We started that way, as a handful of technologists from Kenya but living in different places we creating a tool to respond to the 2008…

Help Scout

It stems from the founder’s vision of building a company where people are autonomous and take ownership of their work. The acquisition of talent should…

Codebusters, Inc.

The data systems our jobs use are all technological and internet-based, so it behooved us to get a leg up on developing efficient and strategic…

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