Roy Gilbert

This $2.75 Billion Company Employs Only Remote Workers. Here’s How It Works

GitLab was never intended to be an all-remote company. Things just worked out that way. When it launched in 2012, the tech business comprised only CEO Sid Sijbrandij, working at home on his computer in the Netherlands. His first hire was in Serbia, and GitLab engineering fellow Dmitriy Zaporozhets, based in Ukraine, later joined as a co-founder. Soon everyone recognized the efficacy of eschewing a centralized workforce. "I hired a few people in the Netherlands, and they came to my house," Sijbrandij says. "But […]

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