Terminal removes the common barriers associated with hiring globally dispersed teams, opening up access to new markets of outsourced talent. We combine technology and services in a simple, scalable solution allowing our customers to scale quickly and efficiently. We would be proud to attract and retain your next, top-performing, remote team quickly, smartly and affordably.
Quality - Get access to the best engineers in the market, who are only available through the Terminal network.
Speed - Fill your open positions up to 40% faster, which translates to 80 more productive working days per open role.
Retention - Don't worry about losing your best team members. Our members love being a part of our community and stay 3x longer in their roles than the industry average.
Cost Savings - Hiring talent from Terminal can cut your overall hiring budget at least 25%.
Challenging, High-Impact Roles - Engineers vetted by Terminal want to grow and make an immediate impact. They are hungry for bigger challenges than they get in their local market.
Full-time Stability - Our tech talent want to be treated like a member of the team from day one. They want to support a single customer and want the stability of full-time work.
Flexibility of Remote Work - Like many workers around the world, engineers want to avoid time-wasting activities like sitting in traffic. Terminal offers them 100% remote work.
Community - Access to other brilliant engineers and to a team of Terminal employees dedicated to their success are often cited as a top reason members stay with Terminal.
Great question! Unlike these examples, Terminal offers comprehensive solutions to recruit, hire, manage and retain full-time remote engineering teams. The Terminal Talent Platform offers exclusive access to our talent, allowing for a fast, stress-free hiring process. The Terminal Remote Management Platform is what a PEO should be, offering a wide range of post-hire support.
Yes. One of the key benefits of hiring Terminal employees is that they will be dedicated to your business needs from day one as a full-time resource. In fact, one of the reasons why Terminal members love what we do is the feeling that they are treated as full-time members of your engineering team.
Yes. Much harder. Setting up for global hiring on your own requires a great deal of time and effort, and it’s a process that’s rife with hidden costs. Whether it’s finding the right markets for recruiting, legally establishing an overseas entity, or managing payroll and benefits, it adds up, and it adds up quickly. Your business can save time and money by partnering with Terminal.
Terminal considers each customer a true partner, so we take the time to listen to your team's hiring needs. This saves time as we only present candidates we know will be good fits for our organization.
On the recruitment side, Terminal talent specialists vet every candidate for the appropriate hard and soft skills needed to excel in each role. First, we probe the candidate's completed profile, assessing their self-reported experience and pedigree. Next, we speak directly to candidates, assessing their English proficiency, domain expertise, communication skills, personal qualities, special achievements, salary expectations and whether or not they would rank within the top 10% of their peer group. The most outstanding candidates are then introduced to the hiring manager. Our vetting process works, as over 4 in 5 candidates who receive an offer accept it.
You have the final say in the hiring process. Once Terminal’s vetting is complete and candidates are accepted by a hiring manager, each company conducts its own interview process, aided by the Terminal Talent Platform. This typically involves a combination of technical assessments (e.g., white boarding, paired coding, take-home project) and remote interviews, but companies have complete flexibility to determine how best to assess our candidates. All interviews are conducted remotely, typically via Zoom.
No. As part of the vetting process, Terminal declines any candidate who cannot use in English in a business setting.
In the past, Terminal has successfully hired 3-person teams in under 60 days and 10-person teams in under 90 days. Terminal promises clients will receive 5 qualified candidates per open role within 14 days of joining our network. Within 90 days of becoming our partner, customers or clients are expected to hire at least four qualified candidates.
Currently, we hire tech talent living in Canada, Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica & Mexico) and Europe (Poland & Spain). While Terminal has plans for expansion, having launched Poland, Spain and Costa in 2022, we are deliberate about the talent markets we enter. In fact, before deciding to enter a new market, we conduct a thorough analysis looking at 90+ specific market conditions, ensuring our partners receive qualified candidates.
The vast majority of Terminal members work in home offices, taking advantage of the home office set-up stipend Terminal provides. They also receive access to computer equipment, IT services and trouble-shooting.
Yes. This is a very common situation, and Terminal can step in to act as her employer of record. In this situation, your company would offload any legal risk or hidden hiring costs, while still benefiting for her work as a full-time team member.
The Terminal Talent Platform is a flat fee per hire and the Remote Management Platform is a monthly, recurring fee to manage your team. The biggest cost to building a team with Terminal is salary, which will depend on your tech stack, job descriptions and compensation philosophy. Unlike other solutions, we don't have a bench of engineers or a 'rate card.' If you're interested in learning more about pricing (and salaries), you should contact a Terminal representative now.
At the start of each new hiring period, you will discuss salary details with our Terminal specialist to ensure shortlisted candidates meet your expectations. From there, each candidate is free to negotiate their own specific situation. Unlike other solutions, we don't have a bench of engineers or a 'rate card.'
You will receive one invoice each month to be paid in USD, regardless of which or how many countries you have members in with Terminal. You will not have to deal with currency exchange or transfer pricing, as it's all handled by us!
We currently accept ACH and bank wires.
Yes, you can hire an employee directly into your company. During our initial conversations, Terminal can work with you to understand your specific requirements to establish a mutually beneficial arrangement in both the short and long-term.
In rare instances, when it's decided a hire isn't the right fit for your team, Terminal will work with you on making another hire to replace them. If the hire is replaced within 3 months of the start date, Terminal will waive any recruitment fees.
Yes, Terminal's Remote Management Platform is similar to a PEO/EOR. Many of our customers already have PEO/EOR solutions in place when they decide to work with us because they understand that senior-level engineers are highly valuable employee. As such, you want to offer these engineers more premium benefits and an elevated onboarding experience compared to a traditional PEO/EOR solution. The only consideration of having an additional partner like Terminal is that you will have to pay one extra invoice each month!
If you've ever worked with a PEO/EOR before, you may be familiar with the "race to the bottom" pricing and the multitude of fees that are tacked on over time when comparing contractor vs. full-time employment options. Terminal owns legal entities in all countries that we operate in, so that we can provide transparent and personalized support for the members that we hire. It's been called a "PEO on steroids" from some of our customers. Additionally, while EORs are necessary, they often don't tackle a company's primary problem - where do I find the talent to building up my team - and Terminal can.
When you’re hiring at scale and taking advantage of global talent pools, you will likely need to partner with a variety of partners to functionally support your new hires with tasks like onboarding and IT. This is certainly true if you work only with a recruiting agency. With Terminal, our holistic approach means you don't have to work with multiple parties to hire and manage teams. We make the process simpler and frustration-free. Many of our clients partner with us across multiple hiring markets, so we really do make the process simple and scalable!
Terminal focuses exclusively on full-time roles and doesn't hire contractors or gig workers. We accept only the best talent onto our platform and offer them incredible growth opportunities to work at some of the most exciting projects in tech. As a result, our employees feel like true team members, and this commitment and dedication shine through in their work and tenure, which is 3x longer than the industry average.
Terminal is not an outsourcing company, and for good reason. We aren't interested in maximizing profits by charging our clients the most and paying highly skilled engineers the least. Terminal promotes salary transparency and as a result, we deliver high-quality, tech talent that feel like they are a full-time member of your team...because that's exactly what they are. The long-term benefits of working with Terminal translate to consistent, high-quality work with happy, productive, team members.
In-house recruiting teams offer invaluable support, and several of our current customers have great internal teams; however, these teams often lack direct experience sourcing from international markets, and that's Terminal's specialty. Terminal can offer the experience, connections and networks in new, untapped and affordable markets. With Terminal as a partner, your internal team can refocus its efforts on the markets and network they know best.
We understand if that's the company's decision, but going it alone is rife with hidden costs. Researching which talent markets to enter, legally establishing an overseas entity or managing payroll and benefits across multiple regions and territories can quickly become overwhelming and expensive. Additionally, even in this model, many companies find local partners are needed. Before deciding to take this direction, we strongly encourage organizations to contact Terminal to understand the full picture and why similar companies have chosen to trust Terminal. Lastly, we've had many partners who work with Terminal for a few years to hit "critical mass" before further investing on their own in the long-term.