[post updated 1/9/18, originally posted 2/2013]
One common question about The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work is how many other companies are primarily distributed, with a majority of employees working remotely. WordPress.com is among the most well known, with over 200 employees all working from wherever they like on the planet. But how many others are there?
Here’s are some companies we’ve identified. If you know of others please leave a comment, and note how many employees the organization has, and what % are distributed. You can also read the FAQ of questions about the book, many of which are about remote work trends and WordPress.com’s example.
- Basecamp (formerly 37 Signals)
- WordPress.com/Automattic (245 employees)
- GitHub (100 employees)
- Kalypso LP
- MCF Technology Solutions
- Copyblogger (source)
- StackExchange (50/50)
- MySQL (70/30)
- Art & Logic (70 employees)
- LullaBot (35 employees)
- AppendTo (23 employees)
- UniversalMind (65 employees)
- Basho (115 employees, 50% remote)
- ScrapingHub (60 employees)
- UpWorthy (37 employees)
- Inc.’s list of 125 mostly or all remote companies [new]
- A similar list, crowdsourced
- Traditional companies with liberal telecommuting policies can be found here.
(First edition of this post written by: Shawn Prenzlow)