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?

Time Doctor

Do you know what your team is doing right now? Get real-time insights into what members of your support team are doing right now. Time…

Working Solutions

We provide business process outsourcing services to clients and their customers through our work anywhere workforce of home agents.

Envato

At Envato we help people bring ideas to life. We run Envato Market where millions of creatives buy and sell digital goods. These include website…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

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…

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…

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?

Collage.com

Yes, Collage.com started as remote.

Greenback Expat Tax Services

From the very beginning, Greenback has been a 100% virtual company. We are all a highly energetic, positive, resourceful team working virtually across the globe.…

OpenSnow

We started remote from day one.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Remote Year

Remote Year has a unique perspective on remote work because as a business, we help professionals from other companies advance their careers while traveling the…

FlexJobs

Remote work IS our business model. As a company that specializes in and promotes flexible work options, our own remote workforce is showing that we…

Sanborn

Remote work is key in two main ways. First, it lets us focus on the work.  We’re more productive and happy, which makes our work…

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

Coalition Technologies

Too many to name, but briefly, remote workers bring cultural diversity, a wider range of experiences, and different viewpoints. When different viewpoints come together, that…

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,…

Stack Overflow

It keeps our hiring and retention numbers strong. I also think it allows some people to be more productive, and it’s better for me as…

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

The Geller Law Group

Remote work is essential to our philosophy of creating a work environment premised on providing lawyers a firm where they can do interesting legal work…

Doist

Access to the entire world’s pool of talent, rather than just limiting ourselves to professionals in one specific geographical location. Lower costs– there are less…

Incsub

We have been a boot-strapped business from the beginning, having never outspent our revenue, taken any loans, or investor money. This means we have to…

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