State of Remote Work 2020

Kevin William David
Director of Community @angellist. No 1 Hunter on @product-hunt .
State of Remote Work 2020

AngelList partnered with Buffer, collected data from over 3,500 remote workers to present "The 2020 State of Remote report".

Read on for the top stats, insights from real-life remote workers and companies, and the full set of data.

Kevin William David
Director of Community @angellist. No 1 Hunter on @product-hunt .

Some top stats from the report:

  • 97% would recommend remote work to others.
  • 80% primarily work from home.
  • 32% say having a flexible schedule as the biggest benefit.
  • 20% say loneliness and collaboration/communication as t… Show more
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Paul Steckler
Senior Vice President - @vexcel ,Chief of Staff - @amazon-alexa-3 Founder @bonavika, Sr Partner @ramp Catalyst • Director of Product at @microsoft & @amazon

"The takeaway? The majority of people who wouldn’t recommend remote work are primarily working remotely, but they’re not on a fully remote team. "

This is the big challenge. Most of the team is in an office, some of the t… Show more

Jens Finkhaeuser
Software engineer and entrepreneur. Prefers networking and crypto code to pushing pixels.

@Paul Steckler In my experience, the problem is the other way around: I'm perfectly fine with being a remote member of an in-office team, as long as my tasks are well enough defined. It's usually the rest of the team tha… Show more

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Stephanie McDonald
Recruiter at Zapier. I hire for our Engineering and Data teams. 100 percent remote-first company.

@Paul Steckler At Zapier, we don't use IM or email internally, we only use Slack as our async communication tool. Makes things so much easier.

Ulf Hamster
python fanboi who plays with ML frameworks

@Paul Steckler @Jens Finkhaeuser I worked partially remote (3/5 days). A mixed remote/office team is bad. 1) The 100% office people are so into their "structured" routines what are perceived as plain non-sense to remote … Show more

Stas Sușcov
Previously @skinvision, @courseware and @amplicare.

Thank you for the survey and for publishing the results, but I'd appreciate if in the next survey you target questions related to issues like:

  • Salary/Bonuses/Benefits happiness/equality
  • Opportunities/Career growth as a … Show more
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Dan Trapp
Growth Hacker & iOS Dev (Swift/SwiftUI). Spending 7 Figures+ /yr On FB & Google. 18 Yrs Experience. "I've seen him do incredible work. " - Christina @platejoy

One issue I've found with remote work when in relation to a marketing role is that stakeholders are far less interested in allowing a high-ranking marketer to work remotely vs. the equivalent in engineering.

The only pos… Show more

Stephanie McDonald
Recruiter at Zapier. I hire for our Engineering and Data teams. 100 percent remote-first company.

@Dan Trapp Couldn't agree with you more. Full distributed is the way to go!

Morgan Lucas
Likes the Cloud, SD-WAN, Javascript, Networking, and (distantly) Python.

Thanks for this. Personally, my biggest hurdle would not be loneliness - I'm more comfortable talking over text and chat than in person day in and day out. Being alone with my thoughts and still paid to work is a godsend… Show more

Stephanie D Galindo
Applies active listening, learning and time management skills to research complex issues, proactively manage people, streamline processes, and track deadlines.

I worked remote for 15+ years and miss it terribly. All my work was online or on the phone.Many jobs can be done remotely these days.

Biggest benefits were peace and quiet to focus, and no commute (and all that involves)… Show more

Joe Agster
Cloud architect. Full-stack developer. Software engineering leader. Dreamer. Father. * Add me as a connection! *

I've been working remote for 8 years, here is my personal insight on top of this data:

  • Having a spouse/partner at home with you is a huge plus

  • I combat loneliness by being more active in local tech community

  • Having stro… Show more

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Karla Jo Helms
Karla Jo Helms is the CEO of JoTo PR Disruptors. She speaks globally on how to harness the power of public opinion to drive and impact market perception.

Love the data. At JOTO PR, we have remote taped. We are always looking to streamline the systems and processes, but it has increased our productivity 40% and we have been able to hire quality talent from all over the n… Show more

Karla Jo Helms
Karla Jo Helms is the CEO of JoTo PR Disruptors. She speaks globally on how to harness the power of public opinion to drive and impact market perception.

@Stephanie D Galindo - I got your question via an email notification but I cannot see it here on this feed.... to answer your question, "curious - what is remote taped?" I meant we have the remote workforce proposition "… Show more

Stephanie D Galindo
Applies active listening, learning and time management skills to research complex issues, proactively manage people, streamline processes, and track deadlines.

@Karla Jo Helms - thank you! I hadn't heard that expression before! 😄

Arjun Mahadevan
working on something new // before: growth PM @dropbox | math, biz & stats @penn // into: tech, health & fitness, & boston sports

@Karla Jo Helms hey I'd love to hear more about what system you have in place / recommend for collaboration + what your comms touchpoints look like