Toptal Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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Toptal CEO, Co-Founder Taso DuVal
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  1. Featured Review

    "My favorite place that I have ever worked"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Team @ Toptal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great culture - people are really smart, motivated, talented, but also genuinely nice and a pleasure to work with. - Management gives a lot of autonomy and support/guidance when needed.

    Cons

    - None that I can think of.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company works fully remote which means gives employees some serious mobility advantages. Enjoy traveling or hate going to the office? No issues with that here. Make sure you do your tasks and no one will care where you are. You also have unlimited leave days if you wish to disconnect. The salary is really competitive and the job really makes you use all your skillsets.

    Cons

    During the beginning 6 months, you are advised to limit your off days so you can better integrate with the team.


  3. "Very Satisfying Remote Position!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    The freedom to work from anywhere in the World and maintain a sense of "team" that I have never felt before.

    Cons

    Timezone changes can be a little tricky in my position.

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  4. "Working at Toptal"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Toptal is a pleasure. It's a wonderful balance between the structure provided by steady employment and the flexibility that comes with freelancing. Toptal actively encourages employees to experience the world, while providing numerous resources to help them improve their skill sets and increase their chances of growth within the company.

    Cons

    For some, it might be difficult to adapt to a completely remote lifestyle, but Toptal invests time and energy into helping employees feel comfortable and productive.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging, meritocratic and exciting place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    A bold company looking to build something truly innovative in a rapidly emerging industry. The rapid growth creates lots of opportunities for those with the entrepreneurial spirit to take advantage of them. Minimal politics with a focus on outputs and what people do not just what they say.

    Cons

    Rapid growth of the company means many of the management processes and systems you are familiar with at a large company are still being developed. Individuals who are self-motivated and comfortable working in less structured environment are most likely to succeed.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure & Flexibility to work from anywhere, anytime. Great culture & people to work with. Good work life balance. Its a dream job for me :)

    Cons

    Don't see anything as of now.

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Spend an hour or two with this team and form your own opinion about us"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    FULL DISCLAIMER: I'm a part of the recruiting team. I'm writing this review not because I've been asked to (I haven't), but because I'm tired of seeing negative reviews showing up on this page that are recycling years-old data points and painting an inaccurate picture for candidates of a team that I'm very proud to be a part of. Toptal is a rapidly-scaling start-up, and like many companies, we made mistakes and broke some things early on. It happens. If you're trying to truly move fast and innovate, breaking eggs is a necessary part of the early recipe. Change is necessary and sometimes painful, but as someone who has watched things evolve firsthand for the last four years, I believe the changes have been positive. They’ve helped a good company strive for greatness, and achieve it regularly in departments across the organization. For the last two+ years, the executive leadership and overall direction of the company have elevated dramatically, and it’s made this a great place to work. The company has become much more people-centric, and as a result, over 40% of our hires last year were Toptalers referring friends and former colleagues. The benefits and perks have improved. The internal mobility opportunities are fantastic for autonomous, responsible people who thrive in dynamic organizations. Our communication is direct and honest, always with the intention of trying to help people grow. The feedback we receive from candidates who interviewed with us but didn’t end up joining the team is nearly unanimous in its positivity, both relating to how they were treated as people and their overall enjoyment of their interview experience. I encourage anyone curious about joining us to throw their hat in the ring and meet with us for a few hours: regardless of the ultimate outcome, I’d be shocked if you didn’t have a good experience with us (and I’d personally want to hear about it so we can continue to get better).

    Cons

    Toptal isn't for everybody. The company has a very high bar and pushes its people, and most of our teammates are committed to each other at a "sisters-and-brothers-in-arms" level. We don’t want to let each other down. In that vein, we look for people we can rely on when things get tough (and in a 40%+ YOY growth organization, things do get tough). It stretches all of us outside of our comfort zones. Toptalers need to be open to direct, constructive criticism and be comfortable defending their viewpoints with data, not just intuition. If that doesn't sound like fun to you, it probably won't be.

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  8. "Love It Here"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work-Life Balance and Environment

    Cons

    Loss of Dress Sense and Face-to-Face Social Skills

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  9. "Great opportunities for people outside of the US"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from anywhere (within a reasonable time difference) You get to choose the projects that you work on Pays more than local jobs from Latin America You get a debit card that you can use in most businesses

    Cons

    No paid vacations or any benefits other than your salary Toptal's cut is huge (can charge the clients twice what you actually get)

  10. "all good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - QA Engineer 

    I have been working at Toptal full-time

    Pros

    all good, nothing to add

    Cons

    no cons, nothing to add

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