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?

Referral Rock

Our subscription-based software and services enable businesses of all sizes to run automated referral programs. 

The Geller Law Group

The Geller Law Group is a Fairfax, Virginia based law firm that specializes in estate planning, small businesses and family law.

Inpsyde GmbH

We create Plugins, Websites, Themes or any solution based on WordPress.

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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.

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…

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?

Seeq

We have been entirely remote since the beginning (formed in 2013).

Packlane

Once we had more than one person, we worked in a small office together for the first 2-3 months, and slowly transitioned to just working…

Melewi

Yes, it did.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

GitHub, Inc.

I’m not sure I’d say remote work is connected with our business model, since it’s possible that GitHub could’ve been built by a non-distributed team.…

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…

Articulate, Inc.

Extremely important given our entire culture and business is founded on the remote principal.  We’ve been remote from the beginning.

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

Project Ricochet

The flexibility that it affords is key. I’m a big proponent of efficiency and I know that not having to commute to an office gives…

AnswerFirst

Being able to provide a better work-life balance for our employees while still providing the excellent customer service our clients rely on.  

Ushahidi

As an employer: access to talented people who are passionate about the mission from all over the world, at a more affordable rate and from…

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

RunRepeat

Initially, going remote was a matter of equally good talent working from countries with lower living costs. I learned that I, as the founder, really…

Greenback Expat Tax Services

With the explosion of technological advances, we don’t believe that businesses today need a physical location to operate successfully. So we don’t view our structure…

DataStax

DataStax provides products that are “wrapped around” open source software. The early employees were engineers who came from the open source world where there is…

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