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Interviews: Remote Companies
Distributed teams and remote based companies share about their remote work journey, experience, challenges, tools and tips by answering our interview questions. Take a look!
“I do miss the human interaction of the office environment, my colleagues said the same thing, but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. At some point we might have a small head office but I’m determined that our culture will always encourage flexible working.”
Cindy Krum is CEO & Founder at Mobile Moxie, a remote based Mobile SEO & ASO Consulting and Toolset founded in 2008, she shares remote work insights, learnings and tips.
“Companies need to start with a paint point in order to move to a remote work setting: most companies have a hard time finding top talent, and remote allows to hire the best, independently of their location.”
“There’s a communication barrier working online, you can get siloed really easily, so we hired a project manager to facilitate communication around projects, making sure they are moving forward and it has been amazing!”
“…when you grow a remote workforce at scale, there are some organizational and also team-level habits that shift. “
“Remote work, when managed properly can be a great fit for a company that is looking to remain flexible, and efficient.”
“To operate effectively we test and adept best approaches from other spheres. The model for our recruitment steps structure is a sales pipeline – the set of actions taken by sellers from initial contact to signing a contract. “
“At Scopic, we believe that trust is everything when dealing with remote workers. Micromanagers need not apply… We value individual and team output more than punching in a time card.”
“We’re all community people at heart and we see remote working as a tool that can enable people to choose to move where they wish. “
We’ve striven to ensure that our processes are as clear and simple as possible. This has helped to cut down on the on boarding time for remote workers and has helped them to settle in quickly.
We are not limited by location and can hire purely by talent and team fit. That’s probably the biggest advantage for us. We created remote processes that make us highly efficient in our daily work.
“…as long as companies turn a blind eye to remote, we’ll have the advantage! The best talent, and the most incredible company cultures I’ve seen were in remote teams”
“To operate successfully as a remote company, you need everyone in your team to incorporate the entire remote work lifestyle”.
We believe in people and confidence in the power to get the best results. Don’t believe a distance of 2m or 2000km is going to modify the desire to make things the right way and the team rapport
“Having the freedom of working remotely is having a positive impact on everyone’s lives, and it is a privilege to lead a team of happy people.”
“You expand your pool of candidates to hire and the company saves money on salaries and office space”.
“In the future and in 5 years’ time a remote team will be very normal”.
“Always hire people that are smarter than you. Find people you genuinely want to work with and can learn from”.
“The main advantage of being a remote company is the ability to hire the best people from anywhere in the world”
Since we decided that we wanted to be happy, and as we were happy working from home, we just did it.
The biggest advantage is that we get to hire top talent from all over the world for all the different roles in our agency.
Wade Foster is co-founder & CEO of Zapier, a tool that allows you to connect apps to automate tasks and save time – with a 100% distributed team.
Sam Pessin is co-founder & COO of Remote Year, a community of digital nomads from across the globe, traveling and working together during a year across 12 different cities.