When we started Hubstaff, being a remote company was simply the obvious choice, and getting an office was never even a consideration. We understood the software that we wanted to create and the type of team we envisioned. My technical co-founder, Jared, and I began working from home, so Hubstaff started off remote from the very beginning. Once we were ready to bring on another team member to get a minimum viable product, it was an intuitive step for us to work with freelancers and people from all over the world.
Remote work is what we believe in. One of our core values is to be able to live and work wherever we want, and to have worldwide access to international talent. Working virtually is in Hubstaff’s DNA, and it’s what our software is all about. We use our own tools, designed to help remote teams work more efficiently, to help our team excel.
In this post I’m going to write about what our team looks like and what we’ve learned managing a remote team. This includes the benefits, the challenges, where our team stands today and how we operate.
What Our Remote Team Looks Like
Geographically, we have team members from Florida, California, Indiana, Illinois (all in the US), Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, the Philippines, Turkey, Bulgaria, and India. Across our development, marketing, and support teams we cover dozens of timezones. The most important aspect is that all of our team members have personalities that fit into our company culture and core values.
The Hubstaff team is caring, considerate, responsive, communicative and accountable. They are all highly skilled professionals who are key players for the business.