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Clevertech Founder Kuty Shalev (no image)
Kuty Shalev
71 Ratings
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  • "this is not a con of CT itself, but of the remote work style(in 18 reviews)

  • "No benefits usual for non-remote companies, like medical insurance (for USA), gym, cafeteria or corporate parties(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Remote Dream Work, basically"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Saint Petersburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clevertech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Never ever saw any ridiculous control over work time like in TopTal. Amount of trust Clevertech gives us is surprising. There's only two restrictions: you have to be available for calls in your work time, and you have to deliver results before deadline. How you structure your actual work is up to you. 100% remote work: zero commute time, work from wherever you want, whenever you want. Paycheck at least comparable to first world countries but no matter where you actually live. And in USD, not in local currency! Payments are exactly at the payday, saw only one delayed payment in almost 7 years of being here. Package with swag every Christmas. Corporate training sessions on actual tech and management topics. Recent addition is annual separate budget for "personal improvement" whatever you want it to be. Like a paycheck increase but only for specific expenses.

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    Cons

    Contract is corp-to-corp, so you need to handle your taxes and pension yourself. No benefits usual for non-remote companies, like medical insurance (for USA), gym, cafeteria or corporate parties. It's not like there's absolutely zero benefits, though. 100% remote work: you have to find your own workstation and workplace to do your job. Also you must be online in your work hours, and you have to have your own higher-tier Internet connection overall. You have very little chance to actually meet and talk with your colleagues in person.

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    Clevertech2018-12-21
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Flexible, fun organization with a few growing pains"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clevertech full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and Intelligent Co-workers Remote Lifestyle allows flexibility Interesting Projects Regular Virtual Tech Presentations

    Cons

    Lack of visibility or input on assignments (new tools are in place to help though) Communication can be a bit lacking sometimes Little room for advancement No benefits beyond flexible days off

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving tools to help us communicate what skills and experience we actually bring to the table and use those to assign people to projects. Find more creative ways to provide some type of benefits since the org structure doesn't allow for health insurance or retirement plans.

    Clevertech2016-07-26
  3. Helpful (45)

    "It's a placement shop at the end of the day."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clevertech

    Pros

    You can work from 'anywhere' so long as you're prepared to be available any time.

    Cons

    Very little information about projects you're placed on. Could be 2 weeks or years, you don't know until it starts, and then you're left. No choice in the placement. Management assumes you're a 22 year-old nomad with no responsibilities. No culture to speak of. Felt very isolated for months at a time. Tried to cut pay after a few months. No benefits and 'Unlimited Vacation' is crap, don't fall for it. You're overloaded with work and can't take time off because of the unknown deadlines when the placement was started. Don't bother to plan a vacation either as you don't know if you'll be on a project, and the project comes first.

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    Advice to Management

    Start putting the culture that's advertized into practice

    Clevertech2016-08-05
  4. Helpful (43)

    "overworked outsourced devshop, do not recommend at all"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clevertech full-time

    Pros

    - work from home - salary paid on time - no water cooler talk - work on python or whatever you prefer technologies

    Cons

    - broken english, team from around world - everyone contractor, but called an "employee" - terrible team that manages server setup - no benefits, no work/life balance - extremely demanding projects - you have to wear too many shoes at once - no bonuses, no incentives besides salary

    Advice to Management

    no advice

    Clevertech2016-04-17
  5. Helpful (34)

    "«Outsource McDonalds»"

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    Web Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clevertech for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well, you got your [arguably one of the lowest on the market] pay on time.

    Cons

    Random management; Web developers have to communicate with client.. and then not.. and then again have to. No benefits, "PTO" that is mentioned here is tricky: you're being loaded with work and tension so much you basically burn out before you get to take a vacation. Advice to all current employees: don't put too much work in hoping you will get bonuses (you won't), take your PTO as often as you can (it does not add up), and look for a better gig while you're at it. I worked with these guys for way too many years, and as I got burned out I was thrown away in an instant. Basically, a great place to get burned out.

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    Clevertech2015-12-03
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