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?

Summit CPA Group

Summit CPA Group is changing the way people think about accounting. We are a distributed-model CPA firm that specializes in both Virtual CFO Services and…

Scrapinghub

We help people and companies get data and information from the web. To do that, we provide a group of tools for developers looking to…

Mavens

Mavens is a healthcare and life sciences focused team whose mission is to connect people to cures using cloud technology.

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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?

Taksa Technology Solutions

Started remote.

Greenback Expat Tax Services

From the very beginning, Greenback has been a 100% virtual company. We are all a highly energetic, positive, resourceful team working virtually across the globe.…

X-Team

Almost entirely remote, but we did start with an HQ in Melbourne. The office environment was fun and collaborative, but ultimately our remote team was…

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How important is remote work to your business model?

Workfrom

Our model is in many ways built around remote work. The traditional office is going away and people are working from places and spaces of…

ICUC Social

ICUC was built on a remote workforce. With a global client list and service offering, it is critical that we focus on the management of…

Universal Mind, Inc.

The most important characteristic of our remote workforce is that it fits our culture and values. We promote and maintain a “family comes first” work…

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

Appirio

This goes back to flexibility. With our remote work we also offer flexibility within schedules. For our employees, flexibility is the biggest benefit. Working remotely…

Dell

Work flexibility allows team members options for how, where, and when to do their work. These options create a collaborative work environment between the needs…

Formstack

Recruiting top talent is an obvious benefit to remote working. New hires don’t have to leave their cities or uproot their families, which makes us…

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

Canonical

As an Open source company we are already supported by the Ubuntu community that has a global reach. It made sense for us to have…

CloudPeeps

One of our advisors and angel investors is Joel Gascoigne at Buffer. I’ve long been an admirer of how he’s built his company and work…

Skillcrush

Remote work is the number one way we’ve found to give ourselves flexibility, and to stick with our intersectional, feminist ideas that say if we’re…

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