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?

iTutorGroup

We’re an online education platform.

Hanno

We’re a team of UX designers that design and build digital products for startups and enterprises.

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

Ciao Bambino is a family travel planning guide and vacation planning service.

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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?

Taksa Technology Solutions

Started remote.

Five Q

Yep. Saw this puck moving in this direction and just skated there a long time ago.

Scrapinghub

We started remote and never looked back. It’s in our DNA. We could not run Scrapinghub otherwise.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

MomsRising

Working remotely has allowed us to hire the best people wherever they live.   This is of huge value.

Intridea/ Mobomo

Very.  It enables us to hire only the best. Location isn’t a limiting factor when it comes to finding top talent.

Eyeo GmbH

We have an international product available to users all over the world so we believe it to be important to also have an international team…

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

X-Team

Productivity, happiness from true work/life balance, and the power of documentation. We’re infinitely more productive when we don’t arrange meetings for the sake of meetings,…

Batchbook

There is a freedom and sense of trust that comes with remote work that attracts a certain type of employee. Not everyone is able to…

WAKA Kickball & Social Sports

The biggest benefit is absolutely the ability to have a true work-life balance. I have employees here that have literally taken a 50% pay cut…

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

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…

Greenback Expat Tax Services

With the explosion of technological advances, we don’t believe that businesses today need a physical location to operate successfully. So we don’t view our structure…

TNTP

TNTP has always had a central office, but we’ve also always been primarily virtual. From the very beginning, we knew our people were our biggest…

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