Frequently
asked questions

About Teamway

What is Teamway?

At Teamway we are shaping the future of work by building the home for the world’s elastic workforce.

Through our global community fueled marketplace we connect great companies with the best freelance tech teams in a remote, elastic and mutually trusted setup. This empowers companies to transform into modern elastic organizations and it creates a new more inclusive work environment for our freelance members.

We are trusted by some of the most innovative companies in the world including IKEA, Better Collective, Verisure and multiple VC backed startups.

For Enterprises

General

Why choose Teamway?

We give you everything you need to find, hire, and manage top tech teams for a fraction of the cost of agencies. Four great reasons to choose Teamway:

Pre-vetted teams
We meticulously vet all of our talent so you don’t have to.

Flexibility
Scale your team up and down as needed. Month to month.

Make your budget go 4x further:
While others markup talent by up to 70%, we charge a flat-rate of 10%.

Full transparency and control
Track the progress of the project in your own dashboard.

How do I know which team is right for me?

When getting started you choose your project type. A new greenfield project or an existing project. The type if team we present you with depends on this and the technologies required. If you don’t know the tech stack yourself, your dedicated Teamway PM will help you define it. Once we have a clear overview we match you with the right team for the job in 4-5 days.

Do you do custom teams?

Indeed we do, contact us for more details.

Can i choose my dedicated team?

Our process is designed to eliminate all waste and keep this hassle-free for you, our customer. We present the team we believe is the best fit for the project but you can always request to see other options.

What billing options do you offer?

We offer credit card billing or invoicing.

How are you different from TopTal, Upwork, Worksome and others?

Other freelance platforms are optimized for individuals and with very little flexibility or quality control. At Teamway we are dedicated to pre-vetted teams with full flexibility. It’s the new way to innovate.

Where are the team members based?

Our team members are mainly based in Europe.

Testing and screening

How does your screening process ensure quality candidates that meet our requirements?

We screen our teams for communication skills, personality, domain-specific knowledge and a high level of professionalism. Approximately 6% of applicants pass the screening process.

Our process includes a variety of ways to determine skill and proficiency, including portfolio reviews, technical coding challenges, user or market research, business cases, project management backlog grooming, formal assessments as well as live problem-solving sessions as appropriate to the candidate and vertical.

All applicants complete a test project to demonstrate live proficiency with a project similar to what they would work on in a typical engagement.

Are English skills ever an issue when working with a Teamway expert?

No. Each and every Teamway member speaks and writes fluent english. In fact, before we invite candidates to tackle our rigorous domain-specific tests, we conduct lengthy interviews to ensure they have a high level of proficiency in English and have personalities well-suited to working with western technical teams.

Geography

Geography

Currently, we have experts in over 19 countries, most being in Europe.

Where do they work from?

The vast majority work remotely from their home office or a co-working space.

Pricing and payment

How much does Teamway cost?

Because we have experts all over the world, pricing can vary across several factors. We will work with you to find the right price point for your project and team. The average hourly rate of our members is currently 55 EUR.

How often will I be charged?

We typically invoice our clients twice a month, though there is some flexibility here.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept bank transfer and most major credit cards

For Talent

General

Why Teamway?

At Teamway we are shaping the future of work by building the home for the world’s elastic workforce.

Through our global community fueled marketplace we connect great companies with the best freelance tech teams in a remote, elastic and mutually trusted setup. This empowers companies to transform into modern elastic organizations and it creates a new more inclusive work environment for our freelance members.

Our teams are built from the world’s best permanent tech freelancers who have all passed Teamway’s rigorous on-boarding tests. We work with exciting startups, innovation labs and enterprises like IKEA and Verisure who use Teamway to accelerate innovation, build new products and make their organisations more agile.

4 reasons to join us:

– You keep 100% of your earnings. Just the way it should be!

– Don’t worry about landing new projects – we’ve got you covered!

– Become part of a thriving global community.

– Work in teams composed of the most talented tech freelancers.

How do I know which team is right for me?

The Teamway culture is based on mutual trust and transparency. Here is our Code of Conduct that describes it in detail.

Will I be able to select the project/client that I am working for?

Yes. Motivation matters! When we offer you a new project you can accept or reject it.

Are projects full time only or do you also have part time, are they short term of long term?

We have full-time and part-time assignments, length and type of projects vary between clients.

What resources will Teamway provide?

We are a bring your own device company, but some clients do provide additional resources for the project. Over time we will add more tools to the platform to help you do your best work.

What are the typical working hours/timezone that I need to work in?

We assume normal working hours 9 – 17 GMT+1 but we are a global remote community, so most teams and projects will have a few hours overlapping to make syncing possible.

Who will I be working with? Will I be a new member of the team or will everyone be new?

It will depend on the project and client, some projects are brand new (greenfield) and some are already in motion (brownfield). In some cases your team will consist only of Teamway members. In others it will be a combination of members from the clients’ team and Teamway.

How are the teams organized (both in terms of structure and work methodologies)?

Teams are organized by project and client needs. The work methodology depends on the clients needs, but mostly an agile methodology; SCRUM and Jira.

Are there any holidays in the contract?

Yes, we typically follow the national holidays of your country. If you need additional time off you can coordinate this directly with the client. Holiday is unpaid as our members are paid for the time worked.

Will there be an opportunity for education, mentoring and growing my skills?

Yes, as part of our community we will bring opportunities to learn from each other and others. At Teamway we highly believe in continuous learning on the job.

How does Teamway make money?

We invoice the client a 10% fee for our services on top of the freelancer rate. Simple and transparent for everyone.

Can Teamway provide me with a work visa?

We work globally and remotely, so unfortunately we can not help anyone with relocation and work visas.

What kind of job security will I have once hired?

You will have the contract and a notice period.

Is there any Insurance?

We are working on introducing this for our community members.

The application process

What does the recruitment process look like?

We have created a lean and transparent recruitment process:

1) You start by entering your personal information and what type of projects you are interested in.

2) A member of our team will contact you to schedule our first meeting to get to know each other better. This is an opportunity to ask any further questions about Teamway. If we agree to move forward, we will send you an assignment to be done in your own time.

3) Next step is a technical test and interview with a more detailed discussion on the available position.

4) Final step is the interview with the client.

How long does recruitment take?

The process will not take more than two weeks depending on the availability for interviews during the three steps.

When will I know if I was successful in my application?

Within days of your final interview, we will let you know via the email that you provided.

What does the onboarding process look like?

Once your application is accepted, we will invite you to our platform. There you will be able to sign the contract for the project. As part of our community we will be there to support you with further onboarding from our end. The client will also do their own onboarding for the specific project.

Will you store my data for future opportunities?

If the application is unsuccessful, we will ask you if you want us to keep your data and consider you for future opportunities. But we do not store any of your personal data unless you agree.

Working with Teamway clients

Do I need to set up my own company?

You will be invoicing us for your services so if your country requires you to set up your own company (most countries do) then yes.

What about taxes?

Each freelancer is responsible for their own local taxes as required by law.

What will my typical day/week look like in a Teamway project?

A typical day with many of our clients starts with a daily sync, and with bi-weekly sprint planning. But as we have various clients with various types of projects your typical day/week might look different.

Are teams permanent?

Teams are not permanent and they are dedicated to the client and project. But of course the same team could work on another project in the future.

How is my work tracked?

You log all your work in the work log on the Teamway platform. No other tracking. We promote trust and responsibility.  

Can a project be terminated early?

Yes it can, in very rare instances, but will depend on the project contract and notice periods.

Will I be working for Teamway or the client?

You will be working directly with the client but the freelancer contract is with Teamway.

How does the payments work?

You invoice Teamway at the end of each month, and we make the payment via your selected choice. We are currently working with Payoneer, Paypal and bank transfers in select countries.

Are there any career advancement opportunities?

Yes, we fully support career advancements. The next project can be at a step higher in salary and position.

Is there a community at Teamway and any additional work perks?

Yes, our community is super important to us! We have an active community channel to keep each other connected and up to date and also host community events. We are also setting up various community centered benefits.

What happens when a project is finished?

Once a project finishes you will be available to start another project and join another team. Before your current project has been finished we will match available projects for you.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to reach us via the@teamway.io or on LinkedIn.
And remember we are always available for a remote coffee.