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?


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…

Goodway Group

Goodway Group is a leading managed- services programmatic partner to local, regional and Fortune 500 brand agencies. We plan and execute digital advertising campaigns.


Speak is a team communication tool. We pride ourselves on being the simplest and fastest way to get an audio and video connection with your…

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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…

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…


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?


Born remote.


We’ve been remote since Day 1. And we’re proud of it.


We started remote from day one.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Origin Eight

It’s essential. We look for the best talent independent of location — that’s a key factor in delivering expertise and high-quality project results. It also…


Remote work is a cornerstone of Skillcrush’s business because it provides the flexibility and fulfillment that both our students and employees value most. Many of…

Project Ricochet

I believe that the core of what we stand for as a business could do fine with or without a distributed team. However, sourcing talent…

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


We’re able to expand the impact of our work – and improve the lives of thousands of kids – by working on the ground in…


Working remotely gives InVision team members authorship over their lives in a way many people can’t have if they’re working a traditional desk job. We…


The ability to recruit talent anywhere in the world, to me as CEO, is massive. My team is the most important factor in our success.…

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


During the most recent recession, it was designed as a way to reduce overhead and maintain staff.  We eliminated the need to pay for an…


We never integrated remote work—we started there! All of our employees have been remote since day one. Remote work made our business possible, not the…

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…

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