Toptal - Not bad, not great | Glassdoor
  1. "Not bad, not great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toptal

    Pros

    They take a huge commission, but they do have good clients.

    Cons

    The aforementioned huge commission, and a general culture of not trusting their contractors / treating them like commodities

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, just don't come across as so evil

    Toptal2019-07-16
  1. Helpful (6)

    "A break down.."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    During the interview process I worried this would be too good to be true. Well, it's the real deal. I'm grateful to be a part of a successful and growing company that's an industry-leader bringing inventive and disrupting ideas. It's dedicated towards constant self-improvement and has a thoughtful growth plan. ✔ PEOPLE: Being fully remote I was shocked at the relationships I quickly built and continue to develop across...

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    Cons

    ✘ Toptal isn't for everyone. If you just show up to work just for a paycheck you won't succeed or like it here. Toptal is for people that care about what they do, are driven for a greater purpose, and want to have impact. ✘ Remote work requires someone that is a self starter and passionate so they can stay on the ball. It also requires a strong ability to communicate proactively.

    Advice to Management

    ✵ There are people here that really care and appreciate the proactive and fresh ideas you're bringing to the table. The new initiatives to further our culture and company are thoughtful and inventive. Thank you! ✵

    Toptal2019-08-08
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great work experience, set me up for the future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toptal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being in startup mode I was allowed to work on projects that were essentially out of my job scope helping me gain valuable knowledge and experience. There is never a shortage of projects to work on it just requires being observant of what's going on around the company and asking to be involved. There is a strong openness and transparency across the organization which is refreshing but can be confronting for newbies...

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    Cons

    Remote isn't for everyone, you don't have ad-hoc meetups like in an office so it does require everyone to take initiative to engage with others and ask questions. The company does run lean so be expected to not just "show up" but be asked to do things above and beyond regularly - this isn't a big con but people should be ready to work! When I was there, there were holes in management which caused communication problems...

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    Toptal2019-08-08

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