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?

GitHub, Inc.

GitHub is a suite of tools and workflows that is rapidly changing the way people build software—both in the open source community and within businesses…

Taksa Technology Solutions

Taksa is a leader in IT Application Outsourcing Services, that partners with its clients to simplify, strengthen, and transform your strategic objectives into creative deliverables…

Trello

Trello is a visual collaboration tools that gives teams a shared perspective on projects. Trusted by millions, Trello’s system of cards, lists, and boards helps…

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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?

Ultimate Software

We made the switch because one of my team members referred a friend to be hired on our team, and she happened to work in…

Crossover

We’ve been remote from the get-go. It’s at the heart of our company, and it wouldn’t make sense for us to have it any other…

Groove

Yep, remote from day one.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

iDoneThis

It definitely has a huge influence on how we work, on our processes and conventions. Being remote changes how you communicate — err on the…

TOK.tv

TOK.tv is a liquid company: working remotely is in our DNA. When we founded it back in 2012 we wanted to find the best talents…

Doist

Doist is– and always has been– bootstrapped, independent and profitable. Our remote-first structure has truly allowed us to thrive as a business. Since we don’t…

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

Trade Conductor

Personal freedom, time optimization, global reach, lower costs (no offices), and fewer meetings (I really dislike meetings). And I like that we are constantly connected.

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…

Collage.com

Avoiding a physical office allows us to recruit all over the country, instead of in a limited geographic area. We’re also able to give our…

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

DevriX

We were remote from day one. I used to commute for 3 hours a day to my last job, working solo from the office with…

Bitovi

Bitovi’s founders Justin Meyer (CEO) and Brian Moschel (CTO) set out to create a team to build amazing applications the right way. With this as…

Pagely

At first, it was because we were small and did not want to pay the overhead of office space and we utilized contractors for much…

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