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?

ezhome

We are a home services company. We’re using data and technology and full-time service professionals to revolutionize the way U.S. consumers maintain and improve their…

Crossover

We source, test, and create remote teams for our clients. After creating customized teams, we also manage them for guaranteed productivity. In other words, we…

AirTreks

AirTreks helps people travel the world by providing travel planning services for multi-stop international airfare. AirTreks also supports companies wishing to outsource their airfare management.…

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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…

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?

WooThemes

Born remote.

Vork Inc

It started out as remote.

TNTP

I was one of TNTP’s first employees after its founding in 1997. We were virtual for some roles from the get-go, with CEO Michelle Rhee…

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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…

Codebusters, Inc.

It’s critical because there is such a fluctuating demand for HIM professionals, especially coders, that having people who can sign on from anywhere makes the…

Fog Creek Software

Our philosophy is if you hire the smartest people and give them everything they need to create, they’ll make the best products. Hiring remotely has…

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

The Geller Law Group

I think the biggest benefit of a remote workforce is permitting our team the ability to manage their lives and their work. While this set…

Sticker Mule

I think remote teams end up being more productive than local teams. Yes, there’s an upside to face to face meetings, but there’s a downside…

MomsRising

Being able to work with great people that are distributed around the country is a tremendous benefit for MomsRising.   People that are part of our…

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

Simple [A]

[A]’s reasons for working in a distributed team include: Access to the best [A]gents wherever they reside or move. Ability to hire local [A]gents where…

Groove

We were remote from the start, and the main reason was simply that I didn’t find the team I wanted locally, so I began looking…

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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