Did you start with a remote team or switched later to remote?

19 remote companies like GitLab, OnTheGoSystems and Kinsta talk about if they started with a remote team or switched to remote later

Why remote?

Remote company managers are talking about why they are running a remote team and how did they start. They also share ideas about what are the biggest benefits of remote work and why it's here to stay.

Hiring remote

Remote team leaders about building a remote team and how are they hiring for remote jobs in their company. They also share tips about how to stand out when applying for remote jobs.

Managing remote

Practical tips from remote companies about managing a remote team – how to measure productivity, where to work from and about planning company retreats to bring the remote team together.

Working remotely

Remote team leaders answering questions about their daily life in a remote team regarding communication, tools and more. They also share tips for companies planning to start working remotely.

For GitLab, being an all-remote company did not start as an intentional decision. It was a natural evolution as our first team members started choosing to work from home. Now we have more than 800 team members in more than 55 countries around the world.

August 21, 2019

GitLab

The first single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle
πŸ™ 253 locations
🌎 51 countries
πŸ€“ 501+ members

Kinsta was started by a group of four founders spread between London and Budapest. Initially, all new hires were made in Budapest. However, by the time the team had made the 10th hire they had gone remote. Today, the remote team is larger than the team that works out of our one physical office in Budapest.

February 10, 2020

Kinsta

HIRING
Managed WordPress Hosting
πŸ™ 44 locations
🌎 21 countries
πŸ€“ 51-200 members

We started with a remote team, having part of our development in Serbia and management in Israel from day one. Shortly after we hired an employee from Ukraine, roughly at the same time I've read "Office Not Required" by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried, and from there to a fully remote team the path was very short.

February 14, 2020

ScholarshipOwl

The fastest route to scholarships
πŸ™ 11 locations
🌎 10 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

We started to hire for remote positions to access the larger talent pool. Without means to relocate every prospective candidate to Estonia, and with very little patience regarding the red tape it entails, going remote was the only real option.
After testing it on one team, we knew it was a perfect solution.

August 21, 2019

Toggl Plan

HIRING
Beautifully simple planning
πŸ™ 10 locations
🌎 10 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

We started remote and will stay that way forever.

August 14, 2019

SafetyWing

HIRING
Insurance for Nomads
πŸ™ 9 locations
🌎 7 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

We have always been remote, there is no office space to go to!

November 28, 2019

Hexagonal Consulting

HIRING
Company of experts in Faveod
πŸ™ 9 locations
🌎 2 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

We have had a handful of fully remote employees since 2014, but this year we have shifted our focus to more intentionally recruiting and hiring distributed folks. In Q1 2020 four of our five new hires have been remote! We are hoping to hire at least 50% remote for our new headcount this year.

February 25, 2020

Elevate Labs

HIRING
Discover your mind’s limitless potential.
πŸ™ 9 locations
🌎 2 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

In 2012 we started with a team in office, then in 2014 only our Marketing manager was fully remote, and then our Development team began to phase out the office! We started to make 'remote-first' a priority and finally in 2019, we've gotten rid of the office for good!

August 15, 2019

marketgoo

Easy SEO Tools
πŸ™ 6 locations
🌎 3 countries
πŸ€“ 11-50 members

We have always been remote. When Michael, my co-founder, had the original idea for the business he was living London and I was in Geneva, so we started remote and stayed that way.

We have had people working for us in: UK, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland, France, China, South Africa and the US.

February 12, 2020

Stacker

HIRING
Build your next app, fast
πŸ™ 4 locations
🌎 3 countries
πŸ€“ 1-10 members

Switched later, so I got the opportunity to try both sides.

March 20, 2020

Brigadarrojada Lda

Creative problem solving techniques at your service.
πŸ™ 3 locations
🌎 3 countries
πŸ€“ 1-10 members

I started as a remote team of... one. And I still am!

October 9, 2019

RemoteHub

Find your next remote team to join
πŸ™ 1 locations
🌎 1 countries
πŸ€“ 1-10 members

The company began providing services in Alaska only back in 2017. It adjusted to remote first in January 2019.

December 21, 2019

Rovira Business Services, LLC

Project Management (Remote)
πŸ™ 1 locations
🌎 1 countries
πŸ€“ 1-10 members

We had a soft start to remote working with a core hours launch in January 2018. The entire company switched to Everyday Flex in November 2019.

December 16, 2019

Quality Compliance Systems

Creating a Fairer and More Compassionate World
πŸ™ 1 locations
🌎 1 countries
πŸ€“ 51-200 members

Boldy is a remote-first, employee-focused company, offering its talented team the freedom to build their own schedules, work remotely, and be an integral part of amazing businesses for the long term while developing their own fulfilling careers. We are winners of the prestigious When Work Works award and are Great Places to Work certified.

October 9, 2019

Boldly

Premium Subscription Staffing
πŸ€“ 51-200 members