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?

Fog Creek Software

Fog Creek Software makes developer tools to help the world’s best programmers make better software. We make Fogbugz, Kiln & Hyperdev. We also created Trello,…

Groove

We build help desk software that makes it easy for teams to manage customer support emails together.

Toggl

Toggl is the leading online time tracking tool for teams and solo users. It allows users to track the time spent on various projects and…

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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…

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…

Working Solutions

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

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

Ultimate Software

We made the switch because one of my team members referred a friend to be hired on our team, and she happened to work in…

Chargify

Yes, Chargify has been 100% distributed since day one.

Tropical Travelers

Yes, the company started as remote.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Boldly

Working remotely is an integral part of our business model, we don’t work any other way! I believe that the world is quickly moving towards…

Universal Mind, Inc.

The most important characteristic of our remote workforce is that it fits our culture and values. We promote and maintain a “family comes first” work…

1Password

It’s the core of it. Hiring people from around the world allows us to find the best talent, diversity we might not see in just…

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

BELAY

There are so many benefits that mean something different to each individual. Here are a few we see and hear about frequently at BELAY: Flexibility…

Trello

Having a remote workforce gives us the ability to have the most talented workers, and also the ability to focus on productivity. Being in an…

Tortuga

We’re able to hire the best people, regardless of where they are, and help them to work (and live) on their terms. Luckily for us,…

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

Jackson River

As a technology company it just made sense from the very beginning. We also found that hiring was much easier with the whole country as…

DataStax

DataStax provides products that are “wrapped around” open source software. The early employees were engineers who came from the open source world where there is…

Balsamiq

We started that way. It came natural for us. No-one likes commuting, and we value work/life balance quite a bit. Plus we want to hire…

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