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?

Vork Inc

Mobile app to connect, share, and solve problems in trusted networks.

Buffer

Buffer is an intuitive, streamlined social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive meaningful engagement and results on social…

SitePen

Our team provides professional web development, consulting and training services to support enterprise development organizations.  Our customers look to us for expert advice on architecture,…

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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?

Big Universe, Inc.

We started out working from home in our initial years, then got an office for just over a year but weren’t really using it much.…

AirTreks

AirTreks is a 30-year-old company that at one time received Silicon Valley funding and had a big office in downtown San Francisco. We worked from…

DVMelite

We started as remote.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Articulate, Inc.

Extremely important given our entire culture and business is founded on the remote principal.  We’ve been remote from the beginning.

InVisionApp

Our existence as a remote team has been intentional since day 1. It enables us to tap into talent from all across the globe, rather…

Batchbook

Remote work is very important to our business model. Because we are open to remote employees, we have access to a much bigger talent pool.…

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

Toptal

Being a remote company means that I can open up LinkedIn or any platform and hire just about anybody there. Think about that for a…

GitLab

We can find talent anywhere and invite them to join our team. They can do the things that they love the most, arranging their schedules…

Packlane

Unique recruiting advantage, with access to a wider pool of talent The costs savings are substantial The convenience factor of not having to commute The…

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

Hanno

Right from the start as a small team, we found ourselves working remotely as we were split between London and Russia. It wasn’t our intention…

LoveToKnow

The company started as an all telecommuting venture, partly as an experiment to see if an office was really necessary and to avoid a commute…

SoftwareMill

The founders have never worked in an office, so it was a natural thing to do. What strengthens the decision is that people usually love…

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