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?


Melewi is a Product, UX & UI design studio working with awesome businesses of all sizes from around the world – from innovative startups globally…

Articulate, Inc.

We make the world’s best online training software.

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?

Working Solutions

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

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…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?


We went remote about a year ago, and we put a lot of thinking into it. We laid out the pros and cons, talked to…


Our teams have always been remote.

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

We’ve always been remote.

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How important is remote work to your business model?


Extremely important! Remote work gives us the flexibility to work with the best talent anywhere and everywhere in the world. It has enabled Bitovi to…


It’s essential! Automattic started from the very beginning as a distributed company. It didn’t happen gradually, it was from the start.


Remote work is essential to our business model. Remote workers make up a sizeable chunk of our customers.

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

Authentic Form & Function

By far the largest benefit of the remote structure is the ability to bring the very best talent to the position we’re looking for at…

Eyeo GmbH

HR-wise one of the biggest benefits is of course being able to access a much bigger hiring pool. From the employee’s perspective remote work offers…


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…

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


We’ve had physical offices as two co-founders in the past but when we started hiring we were working from home and it was working well…


The earliest employees had all worked together before and were excited to work together again. None of us lived in the same city, so we…


I wouldn’t say we integrated remote work, but the company grew into it. At one point, everyone but the founders were remote and we liked…

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