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?


OpenSnow.com makes weather forecasts for outdoor athletes.

Project Ricochet

Project Ricochet is a full service digital agency that provides cutting-edge web development and design services utilizing Open Source. We specialize in Drupal Development and lightweight Node…


Wordfence makes the most popular security plugin for WordPress. We protect over 1 million active WordPress websites to help keep attackers out and to detect…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?


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.

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…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

Five Q

Yep. Saw this puck moving in this direction and just skated there a long time ago.

Help Scout

Many of the earliest hires were together in Boston, but we quickly started growing our team outside of the home base. So, kinda-sorta.

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?


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…


Aha! was built on the promise and premise of remote work. We have been an entirely distributed company from day-one, and we now have team…

Remote Year

Remote Year has a unique perspective on remote work because as a business, we help professionals from other companies advance their careers while traveling the…

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

Articulate, Inc.

Building an amazing culture where people take responsibility and ownership to do the right thing and be amazingly productive.  

ICUC Social

Without set work hours and a physical office, working remotely gives employees the freedom to complete their projects and achieve results on their own time.…


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…

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


Budget, Compliance with having full-time employees, Skilled workers


I built the business out of a desire to support my family while maintaining the flexibility to live wherever I wanted and live a balanced…

Eyeo GmbH

We want to attract and hire the perfect candidates/employees for our team. In order to achieve this goal we cannot just hire on a local…

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