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?

1Password

We make 1Password, a password manager that keeps you safe online. It stores all your personal information—passwords, credit cards, licenses and more—behind a single Master…

Sticker Mule

Sticker Mule makes it easy to buy custom stickers. We offer free online proofs, free shipping and fast turnaround. With prices starting at $19 and…

The Cheat Sheet

The Cheat Sheet is dedicated to providing audiences the information they want in an approachable, entertaining way. We want readers to save time and live…

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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…

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?

GitLab

We started remote, since Dmitriy was in Ukraine and I was in The Netherlands. We hired people in different locations and it just started to…

StudySoup

I’ve worked in both types of environments before, but we started this company as remote.

Summit CPA Group

We were a brick and mortar company for years. The switch was made starting at the top.  Me and my partner Adam, started working remotely…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

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.…

FlexJobs

Remote work IS our business model. As a company that specializes in and promotes flexible work options, our own remote workforce is showing that we…

Envato

It makes sense to tap into talent from all over the world rather than setting geographical boundaries. For some teams having people work across different…

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

Teleport

Ability to attract the top talent for their skills and values, not worrying about the added constraint of “who happens to be close to us”.…

DVMelite

We are able to tap into all of the great talent of people who cannot work out of the home.  There is an amazing talent…

LiquidSpace

One of the greatest benefits of a remote workforce is workspace freedom. Our employees have the flexibility to do work on their terms, which enables…

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

World Wide Web Hosting

The benefits of a remote workforce are so great; we never seriously considered the alternatives. Our business model is to run as lean as possible,…

Help Scout

It stems from the founder’s vision of building a company where people are autonomous and take ownership of their work. The acquisition of talent should…

Coalition Technologies

Remote work has been at the core of the company’s DNA since its inception. From the start, the company CEO saw the value in hiring…

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