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?

Trade Conductor

Tradeconductor works towards world peace through trade.

GobySavvy

We review client websites and apps to provide quick fixes to help convert more people and create more engagement from customers. This service is called…

Mavens

Mavens is a healthcare and life sciences focused team whose mission is to connect people to cures using cloud technology.

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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…

Working Solutions

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

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

TeamGantt

Yes.

DataStax

Yes, we started out as a remote organization.  

Parse.ly

The product team at Parse.ly has always had the option to work remotely. This is one way that co-founders Andrew Montalenti and Sachin Kamdar decided…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Formstack

Remote work has become an essential part of our culture. Our goal as a company is to “change lives through inspired software,” and I can’t…

Toptal

It is critical. It’s at the core of our basic business offering (high-end software development services available across the globe from anywhere in the world),…

FMTC

Our work does not have to be done remotely, but it allows us to hire the best fit for the job no matter where they…

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

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…

Edgar

Getting to choose from a wider, more diverse pool of candidates is an obvious benefit – we get to focus on what makes a candidate…

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…

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

Vork Inc

The founding team started remote—one in New Zealand, the other two in Berlin, but with the CEO always in another country. In addition we had…

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

A remote work model is cost-effective and enables us to hire a wide variety of talented people from around the world and not be restricted…

Blossom

Blossom was always distributed from the start. We never had a formal office. We still mainly use coworking spaces, cafes, drop by at companies from…

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