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?

Formstack

Formstack is a technology company that understands big marketing problems and how to fix them. We use our robust online form building software as a…

World Wide Web Hosting

World Wide Web Hosting is an international leader in affordable Web hosting solutions for individuals and businesses. We provide shared, reseller, VPS, and cloud hosting…

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…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

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…

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…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

Knobs.co

We started out working remotely.

Hubstaff

Our company started out as a completely virtual business.

TaxJar

We’ve been remote since Day 1. And we’re proud of it.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

GitHub, Inc.

I’m not sure I’d say remote work is connected with our business model, since it’s possible that GitHub could’ve been built by a non-distributed team.…

Canonical

Everything you do at Canonical has the potential to improve millions of people’s lives and have a real impact in the world. We have a…

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

It is extremely important. The distributed environment allows for a true work-life balance and supports one of our core values, which is Family First.

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

VIPKID

For us, it makes recruiting teachers much easier. That’s how we were able to scale to 14,000 teachers in just a couple years. No need…

LiquidSpace

One of the greatest benefits of a remote workforce is workspace freedom. Our employees have the flexibility to do work on their terms, which enables…

Jackson River

Happier and more productive staff. People who have more control over their work places and work schedules are more inspired to create excellence.

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

Speak

We chose to be location agnostic from the company founding.  This meant that we could hire the right people – no matter where they live.…

OnTheGo Systems

Actually, we didn’t integrate remote work. OnTheGoSystems was born as a remote company. Our first members were from Israel (our founder Amir Helzer), Australia, Romania,…

Pagely

At first, it was because we were small and did not want to pay the overhead of office space and we utilized contractors for much…

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