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Toptal Reviews

Updated 4 April 2019
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Toptal CEO, Co-Founder Taso DuVal
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Pros
  • "Don't make the mistake though and think that remote work means less work" (in 46 reviews)

  • "I can work from anywhere in the world" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "This job took some adjustment for me as this was my first experience working remotely with a fully distributed team" (in 21 reviews)

  • "There is little to no work/life balance in many departments" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Toptaler for Life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    Remote work. Task based work VS time based. Fair payment system, based on performance. Good support from management and awesome travel opportunities. When I suggest an idea, I am often amazed how quickly it gets implemented - managers really listen.

    Cons

    Paid USD only - be great to be paid in local currency if possible.
    The "unlimited vacations" policy recently changed - more guidance on vacations would be good - but this will likely happen, as more guidance is given.
    Sometimes there is too much micro management - but overall, the management are great to work with.

    Advice to Management

    I love when we have the "Founders Meetings" - more interaction with upper management would be welcomed. While I have a great relationship with my immediate managers, having more interaction with the Founders would be welcomed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fullstack Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    Fair salary and high-quality long term engagements.

    Cons

    Some working hours overlap is required for some engagements.

  3. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in Palhoça (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in Palhoça (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This review is based on my experience as a Toptal Core Team member. The freelancer network is different in many aspects (e.g., benefits).

    * 100% remote;
    * Working with a world-class team of highly skilled developers and learning a lot from them;
    * Healthy work environment;
    * Good work-life balance;
    * Good salary;
    * Paid vacation (~20 days a year) and paid leave on national holidays (~7 days a year);
    * Code quality and code reviews are taken seriously.
    * Incentive and many opportunities for learning and improving our professional skills.
    * When a new version of Ruby or Rails comes up, we start using it quickly. In this way, we are using the latest stable versions most of the time.

    Cons

    * None that I can think of so far.


  4. "Solid place to work in and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - plenty of people with a lot of knowledge and experience to exchange
    - solid salary
    - fully remote, though can be considered a con if you're not used to it. I'll sound like a HR guy, but not everyone is suited for this way of working

    Cons

    Nothing major I can think about.


  5. "Good organization in a remote environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toptal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - remote
    - good management
    - human approach
    - good work life balance

    Cons

    - you have to know yourself and what motivates you to work in a remote environment


  6. "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    - Team is friendly
    - The company culture is conducive to great work
    - The leadership team are great
    - Totally remote role - work from home or from anywhere!
    - The company does a great job of keeping everyone connected even though it is all remote

    Cons

    Not necessarily a downside, be prepared for remote work.


  7. "Great team, flexible hours, no clear career path"

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team.
    Flexible working hours.
    Quality of work is incredibly high.

    Cons

    The team management wasn't always this good.
    Lots of manual work.
    Product updates are slow but usually never incorporated.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up development.

  8. "Excellent Culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative team, management is very accessible.

    Cons

    Long hours since you help clients in all time zones.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay especially for people outside the US.
    Very Professional.
    They keep promises by giving the developer his salary even if the client walked away.
    They help developers decide their salary and sometimes advise them to increase it ! (although this will decrease their profit)
    They try to host physical meetups all around the world.
    Their online community and recruiters are very helpful.

    Cons

    Most of the work is web & mobile development using specific techs, but this is the nature of the market ....

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up !


  10. "recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toptal part-time

    Pros

    Continuous Learning Support
    Remote Friendly
    Great Job Offers

    Cons

    They could be more transparent about wages