Across our team, there are almost as many different native languages as there are team members. Very few team members share the same time zone. We live on Slack, and we all use English as our glue language.
We use everything from Uberconference to Google Hangouts and Skype for mini-meetings.
Culture: The easiest way to be invited to leave the team is to be unkind to other team members or especially to clients. While we work in the business data domain, it often feels like a medical emergency room at work. Everything seems to be urgent; the client company's health often depends upon our work products. The platforms from which we extract data are often undocumented. Who would think working for a math-based business analytics company is so stressful?
But, we love the clients and the work. Unlike the mathematics of oil refining for example or war-making, this is a clean industry and our clients are trying to make the world a better place with their products. We are here to help them succeed.