Toptal Reviews by Developers

A collection of video reviews and testimonials from Toptal developers.

Video Reviews

Luís and Vadim are real members of the Toptal network. We produced these videos so you could hear directly from them about their experiences with Toptal.

Luís Martinho, JavaScript Developer

Vadim Dagman, iOS Developer


We asked our developers to provide us with testimony about their experience with Toptal.

With Toptal I learned that freelancing did not have to be an emotional and financial roller-coaster, as a lot of people had warned me. I saw how you could have a steady flow of interesting work with thoughtful clients without needing to be constantly switching hats from salesperson, to accountant, to debt collector, to whatever it is you actually do. I was able to spend my time doing what I did best, not spreading myself thin across support activities.

I started working at Toptal a couple of years ago, and I've never had any reason to feel like it wasn't like the right decision — everyone here is highly supportive. I've had many opportunities to work with highly talented people, and I've learned a lot from them. With the growing importance of remote work, I feel like Toptal is clearly the best place to find top-level projects.

Internet and Toptal gave me the opportunity to get more out of my efforts as a software developer. Working with people from all over the world is both rewarding and inspiring. This is a unique moment in history to start working remotely.

Daniel Nuske


In my brief time working with Toptal, my life has completely changed. The opportunity to pick a project you want to work on, flexible hours, meeting new people and learning a lot of new stuff in short time is great. Now it’s even possible to plan a trip and just go – I can work from wherever I want! Joining Toptal was the best decision of my life!

Joining Toptal was the best choice I made as a software developer. Being a skilled developer doesn’t help much if you don’t find a company that really needs one, no matter wherever he is. Few companies, if any at all, are willing to screen developers worldwide and trust them to add them to their team. Toptal joins top companies to top developers around the world, screening both parts and taking the risks, which after their excellent screening process are few. Toptal is another proof of the importance of good ideas for both people and companies.

What I really like about Toptal is the level of professionalism, starting from the first contact through the whole interview process to landing my first job. Toptal did not care about my CV or years of experience, instead they tested my skills thoroughly. Not only did they grade my programming skills, but also my ability to communicate clearly and deliver my work. Shortly after I was accepted I found my first job which I really loved. I would be not able to find similar job where I live, but with Toptal that doesn’t matter. Join us!

Patrik Bona


Working for Toptal has been a career booster. After a year and some months of being part of the Toptal community, I feel that I can take any project in any language or technology. Toptal gives you the tools to face any challenge, technical or not.

I’ve been freelancing off and on for the last decade. An an independent I often find myself struggling with clients in three areas: finding interesting work, client management and getting paid on time. This of course comes with the territory, but as an engineer I only really care about one of those things (well, getting paid on time helps too). Toptal lets me focus on my craft, and they bring me new and interesting projects based on my skills and experience - clients where I can excel and deliver quality software and Toptal takes care of the other things. I get paid on time too!

After many years of working for big companies, I found myself needing something that allows me to get my hands on cool and challenging projects. Since I started working through Toptal I have more time to focus on my personal growth and make decisions on what direction to move next. I am also able to focus just on my work - no bureaucracy and paperwork anymore. It just works.

If you are a software developer looking for freelance work, Toptal is THE resource you need. It’s not just a job marketplace, Toptal is your recruiter. Once you are in their roster you don’t need to worry: Toptal staff will quickly match you up with their large database of clients and make sure you get the job fitting your area of expertise. From then on all you have to do is deliver good work, and you can be rest assured you are always getting paid and never run out of engagements.

My overall experience at Toptal as a developer has been excellent. I joined after a rigorous screening process to find myself among elite developers in my own city. I had high expectations and Toptal exceeded most of them. The things I value the most are the projects, for there are always great projects to choose from. The application process for a project is simple, and the payment flow is smooth. All these factors help me save time which I use towards billable hours.

A year has passed since I’ve started working at Toptal, and I couldn’t be happier. Always working with top clients, always working with the latest tools and technologies, and always getting paid on time - what else do you need? Toptal’s story is that of an endless quest for knowledge and success through continual improvement.

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