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?

Timely

Timely is booking software for service businesses like salons and spas. We make it easier for small business owners to work, grow and live their…

Doist

Doist’s mission is to inspire the workplace of the future by creating simple yet powerful productivity tools that promote a calmer, more balanced, more fulfilling…

Sanborn

We’re a full service digital creative agency. Our core competencies are web, mobile, social consulting and management, video (live action and motion graphics), digital strategy…

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

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.

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…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

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…

Hanno

We did–we’ve been 100% remote right from the start (although we considered being non-remote at one point in our history). I’m eternally thankful that we…

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…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Groove

Remote is a core part of the way we run as a company, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it a part of our “business model”…

CloudPeeps

Remote work is the most important thing in our business model. The entire premise of CloudPeeps is about matching talented individuals with online-based, remote work…

Canonical

Everything you do at Canonical has the potential to improve millions of people’s lives and have a real impact in the world. We have a…

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

SitePen

The biggest benefit of being remote is the ability to hire the best people for the job, regardless of location and retaining amazing people who…

GobySavvy

One of the biggest benefits of a remote workforce is knowing that we have team members in India, in Australia, in Germany, in the UK,…

Blossom

I think the different work culture is the biggest benefit, at least for us at Blossom. It’s awesome to be able to just go for…

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

OpenSnow

It was happenstance as we developed a solid team and no home office. Now we can’t imagine having a home office.

Hippo Education

We are nontraditional in just about every way. It was kind of a no-brainer. We expect a tremendous amount of productivity but if you are…

TaxJar

The earliest employees had all worked together before and were excited to work together again. None of us lived in the same city, so we…

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