Tristan Senycia
Tristan Senycia reviewedYouTeamA fast and easy way to hire software engineers
 Recommended
Pros: 

Very straightforward hiring process, access to pre-vetted engineers and overall flexibility and speed of engagement

Cons: 

None so far

Differences between YouTeam & UpWork.

YouTeam has been designed to provide you the opportunity to rent talented engineers who work full-time within remote companies.

UpWork on the other hand has been optimised as a freelancer portal. Whilst companies do appear on the site through an option called ‘Agency Freelancing’, the hiring processes don’t really suit hiring from agencies. But why is that?

The next three points will explain how YouTeam is different from Upwork and demonstrate features which optimise the process of renting talent from within remote companies.

Pre-vetting

YouTeam thoroughly pre-vets companies before admitting them to the platform,

Upwork doesn’t run through this process, instead the onus is you to do your own due-diligence

The Hiring / Renting Process is different between the two platforms, in a nutshell:

YouTeam uses the booking paradigm (similar to Booking.com or Airbnb)

Whereas, UpWork has a process similar to Social Networks where you can reach out to everyone

Which leads us to the fourth main difference which is engagement model:

Upwork uses the Standard freelancing model - which means freelancers hired through UpWork tend to be working across multiple projects.

YouTeam on the other hand usually assigns full-time dedicated resources. In this way engineers aren't constantly switching between different projects.

Tristan Senycia has used this product for one year.