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?

SoftwareMill

SoftwareMill is a Poland-based software house and consultancy that develops customised IT systems, especially backend solutions. We solve IT challenges such as system integration, data…

Summit CPA Group

Summit CPA Group is changing the way people think about accounting. We are a distributed-model CPA firm that specializes in both Virtual CFO Services and…

PeopleG2

Background Checks, Employment Screenings, Tenant Screenings

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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…

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…

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?

Codebusters, Inc.

No, we started with an office in downtown Santa Cruz. We decided to go remote because there was a decision to move the office, and…

Mokriya

Yes, Mokriya started off remotely and continued growing into a completely distributed team.

Answer Connect

We like to say we started in a garage and have now happily returned to one, thanks to remote working. Twenty years ago, our co-founders…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Crossover

It’s definitely at the core of our company. Our mission is to find the best talent in the world and match them with jobs according…

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…

WooThemes

WooThemes was born remote so it has always been an important ingredient in our recipe for success. Freedom of location has created a melting pot…

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

1Password

We are able to have people join our team who are passionate about building and supporting great software. There are huge advantages for customers, since…

Hanno

People assume that timezones might be a major problem for a remote team, but we actually find them to be a huge advantage. When we…

Project Ricochet

The flexibility that it affords is key. I’m a big proponent of efficiency and I know that not having to commute to an office gives…

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

Kin HR

We value autonomy and freedom at work. You don’t have to be in a particular city or an office to be happy or successful at…

BELAY

We saw a gap in the marketplace and knew people and organizations would benefit from the remote workforce. With a remote worker, you are not…

Inspired HR

We did the research and found that clients no longer what to pay for expensive offices, overeducated people, and huge project teams for relatively simple…

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