September 24, 2017

5 Companies you didn’t know use remote working

By SpiderGroup

Remote working, or telecommuting, is becoming increasingly attractive to forward thinking companies.

It allows employees to achieve a better work-life balance and work when they feel more productive while allowing companies to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and not be restricted by location when it comes to hiring new talent.

Remote working comes with perks too; most companies offer to pay for annual get-togethers. This tends to be a week or a few days where all members of the company meet somewhere in the world, helping to build a stronger, tight-knit company. Did you know these top companies have already adopted remote working?


Dell is one of the largest technology companies in the world and is hoping to have half of its workforce working remotely by 2020.

Their goal is that everyone, from top level positions to lower-level ones, know that working remotely is part of the company’s culture and no one will be penalised for it.


Apple employs a gigantic remote customer support network. They’re called Home Apple Advisors and the job comes with perks like product discounts and career development. If candidates have management experience, they might be suitable for At Home Team Manager or At Home Area Manager roles.

While a desk job wouldn’t be 100% remote working, Apple states all jobs have schedule flexibility.


InVision is a well-established prototype design company, but did you know the whole company is remote? Not even having an HQ office. With over 300 team members in 19 countries, they use a series of web tools to make sure everything works smoothly.


Buffer became a totally remote team in 2012 and they haven’t looked back ever since. The 80+ employees are spread across the world and in different time zones. This means they can reply to 80% of their emails within an hour.


WordPress is owned by Automatic Inc which is a totally distributed company, employing more than 450 people spread across 40 countries. Regarded as one of the most successful examples of a totally remote company, Automatic – very much like InVision- states relying on a series of tools to make sure work is as efficient as possible.


You can read more on how to keep track of employees working remotely in our blog; we can equip you with all the technology you need to set up a remote working company. Plus, we ensure your staff have all the tools they need too. SpiderGroup is a Microsoft Gold Partner, with a team of experts at remote working technologies so for more information, get in touch by calling us on 0117 933 0570. You can also fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.


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