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Toptal Overview

Wilmington, DE (US)
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year


Toptal is a network of the world’s top 3% of software engineering, design, and finance talent – available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support ... Read more

Toptal Reviews

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    "Forward thinking company and fantastic team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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


    - The ability to work remotely is great. Don't make the mistake though and think that remote work means less work. Expect to work just as hard, maybe even harder than you have before.
    - An amazing team that pushes you to grow, listens and takes feedback to heart.
    - Very forward thinking. Toptal is ahead of the game when it comes to the future of work, culture and overall business acumen.


    - I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con for myself, but others might. You will work very hard and untraditional hours.

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Toptal Photos

Toptal photo of: Toptal Coworking day
Toptal photo of: Toptal's Lead Engineering Blog Editor Demir Selmanović at Shift in Croatia.
Toptal photo of: Bozhidar Batsov, VP of Engineering
Toptal photo of: Bozhidar Batsov, VP of Engineering
Toptal photo of: People Operations Coordinator Cassidy Franklin working hard at a recent Toptal Coworking Day in Denver, CO.
Toptal photo of: Davide Moraschi, author of the PACKT book “Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy” at a Toptal-sponsored coworking day in Madrid.
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Toptal Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Toptal (Toronto, ON) in December 2019.


    A long and fruitless process that began to lose steam halfway through. The problem with Toptal is it is a meta context for the job market. As it claims to have a very elite “platform” for finding work, it is in constant competition with the real-world marketplace which moves far more quickly. After meeting with three representatives over a matter of several weeks, I was left to prioritize other offers for higher quality opportunities and lost interest in their convoluted onboarding process. This process involved presentations and mock projects, as well as primitive, email-based communication requiring compressed PDFs going back and forth through assessors with different and contradictory criteria. Felt like I was working with the bottom 3% rather than the top.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide a PDF portfolio with six projects explained in detail under 10 mb. Apparently online portfolios aren’t a thing.   Answer Question
    • Do a mock project that will be assessed with unknown expectations by two different people providing contradictory feedback. Offer 40 hours of research and design in 8 hours and provide it all in a 10 mb PDF via, you guessed it, email.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Toptal created to ignite conversation and provide leadership for this dynamic new future. Through provocative thought leadership and expert-based content, unites fresh insights and expertise, creating transparency and raising the bar for the industry.

  • Traditional talent models are under serious pressure. They represent a now-antiquated philosophy for pursuing opportunity: hire a pool of qualified individuals to respond to the needs of the business. Hire more as the business grows. But “hire and retain” just isn’t working anymore, and the struggle is redefining how companies will drive objectives in the future. Complicating things further, many staffing firms have adopted a “throw spaghetti at the wall” approach, rather than providing the specific, high-quality talent companies demand.

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