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?

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…

Crossover

We source, test, and create remote teams for our clients. After creating customized teams, we also manage them for guaranteed productivity. In other words, we…

Acceleration Partners

At Acceleration Partners, we develop customer acquisition programs that deliver real profits. We start by aligning your business goals with expert strategy and best practices.…

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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…

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?

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…

Sticker Mule

We started out as a small team that was primarily focused on manufacturing. Our first hire in software development was in England and that went…

Go Fish Digital

We did start out remote back in 2009.

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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…

Hippo Education

Huge. We recruit the absolute best people from basically anywhere. It’s a huge advantage and I’m not sure we could work any other way.

Trade Conductor

It is critically important. We need to cover worldwide and all time zones. We need to give people flexibility in order to claim their flexibility!

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

Bitovi

We find the following are great bonuses of a remote workforce: Talent – A remote workforce makes it possible to connect and work with the…

Sococo

The ability to recruit talent anywhere in the world, to me as CEO, is massive. My team is the most important factor in our success.…

Chargify

One of the biggest benefits of a remote team is being able to attract and retain top talent anywhere in the world. We have Chargify…

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

NodeSource

We firmly believe that one’s life is more important than their job so why not focus on things like the time with your family, friends,…

CloudPeeps

One of our advisors and angel investors is Joel Gascoigne at Buffer. I’ve long been an admirer of how he’s built his company and work…

GitHub, Inc.

In the early days of the company, there was no physical office. The founders and very first employees in San Francisco all communicated using web-based…

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