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Turing.com Review by Nigeria’s Joy: Flexibility in Work Allows Me to Enjoy Life More

Flexibility in work at Turing allows me to enjoy life more, says Nigeria’s Joy in her Turing.com review.

In our Life at Turing series, we spoke to Nigeria’s Joy to get her review of Turing.com and understand how remote work is allowing her to enjoy life more.

The often glorified culture of overworking has brought hardships and disrupted work-life balance for countless around the world. No wonder everybody loves to have a job that gives them the opportunity to work happily and the freedom to live their lives. 

Turing.com, as a deep jobs platform, is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe to listen to their stories and experiences.

In this blog post, we spoke to Nigeria’s Joy, who has been working with Turing since December 2020, about how she thinks about Turing as an organization and what she likes/dislikes about us.

Joy’s Turing.com review:

Speaking about the change that she has noticed in her life after joining Turing, Joy said, “With Turing, I’m able to maintain sufficient work-life balance, engage with hobbies and a lot of personal tasks with ease.”

On being asked what motivated her to select Turing as her place of work, Joy mentioned that she was seeking new and better opportunities that would help to grow as a professional working with an international organization. And when she came to know about the boundaryless concept, she happily accepted the offer.

Joy also touched upon the compensation part as she gave her review about the salary structure. She happily mentioned that Turing offers excellent compensation and ‘definitely better than local salaries’ in her vicinity.

But a workplace is not just about money. When asked whether she feels valued as a professional at Turing, Joy replied saying her journey with Turing has so far been splendid with no signs of negativity at all. 

On the subject of equal opportunity to women, Joy said, “At Turing, the opportunities are endless for both genders.” I’ll always recommend Turing to my friends, she said.

Finally, summing up her journey so far at Turing, she gave us a 10 out of 10.

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If you’re a talented developer looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home, then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing offers long-term, full-time remote software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

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By Oct 1, 2021
Turing.com review by Sam from United States: ‘It is a fantastic place’
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‘Turing Is a Fantastic Place to Be with a Lot of Really Cool People,’ Says Sam from the US!

Turing is a great place to be with a lot of really cool people, says Sam from the United States in his Turing.com review.

This time in our Life at Turing series, we spoke to Sam from the United States about his experience at the company and got to know how remote work has helped him to be more productive.

There’s no doubt when you work with people from different countries, you get to learn so much about their culture and way of living. You grow rapidly with newer ideas. Diversity often makes us realize that we are so different, yet so similar. 

Sam’s Turing.com Review

“It is a fantastic place to be with a lot of really cool people to meet and exciting projects to be a part of,” Sam said while talking about his first reaction about Turing. 

One of the best things about joining Turing is that the company offers high-quality opportunities to remote workers from around the world. People at Turing get to work with the best engineering minds from the comfort of their homes and grow rapidly by working on full-time, long-term projects.

On being asked why he joined Turing, Sam said, “I joined Turing because I wanted an opportunity to work with a fast-growing company that is diverse, international and gave me the flexibility to work from anywhere.”

The work at Turing is both challenging and fun. The company rewards the best people with a compensation that far exceeds the salary level of their local economies. Turing actively encourages its employees to refer their talented friends to apply for Turing jobs.

“I would definitely recommend Turing to my friends. As I said, it is a place to get involved with a lot of fast and exciting projects that are having a real time impact,” Sam said.

Turing.com is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top US software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe regularly to listen to their stories and experiences.

If you’re a talented developer looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing.com offers long-term, full-time remote US software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

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By Sep 15, 2021
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Gültekin from Istanbul Reviews Turing.com, Says Remote Work Has Helped Him Spend More Time with Family

In his Turing.com review, Gultekin said he would recommend Turing to his friends and other developers who want to start their dream job.

“I would recommend Turing to my friends for sure as well as to other developers who want to start their dream job or any company that wants to work with high-quality developers,” Gultekin said.

In this blog post, we spoke to Istanbul’s Gültekin, who has been working with Turing as a Machine Learning Engineer, to know how he thinks about Turing as an organization and what he likes/dislikes about us.

Gültekin’s Turing.com review:

Speaking about the change that he has noticed in his life after joining Turing, Gültekin said, “I have joined Turing mainly because of all the successful team members in it and achieve possible goals with them. Also, using my machine learning knowledge to vet developers and match them to their dream job, excited me.”

On being asked what motivated him to select Turing as his place of work, Gültekin mentioned that working remotely, in general, helped him spend more time with family, and also there are no time-consuming necessities, such as traveling to the office, which in result not only saves time but also increases the work efficiency.

When asked whether he would recommend Turing as a workplace to his friends, he said, “I would recommend Turing to my friends for sure as well as to other developers who want to start their dream job or any company that wants to work with high-quality developers.” 

Finally, summing up his journey so far at Turing, Gültekin gave us a 10+ out of 10. He concluded, “We have many team members from all around the world who are the best at what they do. Furthermore, our directors and managers set up really good goals for us to achieve, and while doing so we get so much to learn and improve ourselves.”

If you’re a talented developer looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing offers long-term, full-time remote software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

Turing.com as a deep jobs platform is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe to listen to their stories and experiences. If you want to share your experiences with us, reach out to me at [email protected]

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By Sep 9, 2021
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Turing Review: How Much Do Developers Earn with Turing?

Remote software developers from across the world answer the debated question: What are Turing salaries like?

Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. For this reason, Turing aims to democratize career opportunities for exceptional software developers. The organization’s intelligent talent cloud provides long-term, remote, Silicon Valley-caliber jobs to engineers across the globe. Turing developers work with elite US companies in various industries—from medicine, insurance, finance, automotive, to consumer electronics, without requiring a visa. Though this blog does not aim to reveal actual Turing salaries, it summarizes the developers’ opinions on their overall income levels after joining the organization.

Turing is devoted to helping engineers find great jobs with leading firms. The organization recently earned a coveted spot on Forbes’ List of America’s Best Startup Employers for 2021. In addition, in a recent survey conducted by the company, an astounding 100 percent of the surveyed developers shared that Turing is “much better” (82%) or “better” (18%) than other remote work platforms. 

Turing.com Salary: Remote Developer Jobs Survey

Turing Developer Survey: An astounding 100 percent of the surveyed developers revealed that Turing is better than other remote work platforms.

But let’s head over to the main question.

How much do Turing jobs pay?

While money is not the only factor motivating employees to do their best, it’s certainly a primary consideration. A recent study quotes “unsatisfactory salary” as the most significant factor responsible for employees quitting. It is evident that even if employees enjoy their work, they have no qualms about moving to a different organization if a competitive salary isn’t part of the picture. To get the skinny, we reached out to some of Turing’s developers to learn ‘How much do Turing developers earn?’

A Turing salary is higher than the market average in most countries

In a recent study, 87 percent of employers said their company is experiencing skill gaps. Ninety-five percent said it’s difficult to recruit skilled professionals. The message is clear: There is only so much top-tier talent out there. If organizations want to attract the best people, they need to compensate them well. Employers that do not offer competitive pay put themselves out of the race when hiring great talent.

Turing recruits the best minds in the field. Hence, it offers competitive salaries that surpass the market average in most countries. After all, the best talent deserves the best pay.

Here’s what Dhey, a software engineer from India, had to say on Turing’s pay policy: “I was working at Amazon for two years. But with Turing, I feel like I have the best of both worlds—I work in Silicon Valley from my home, with amazing pay and incredible growth opportunities.”

Alexey, a web developer from Moscow, Russia, revealed: “I have over 13 years of experience in web development. However, the remote projects in Moscow were not up to my liking. That’s when I found out about Turing. I fell in love with the vibe of this organization. My earnings have doubled since I joined Turing, and my career is growing very fast.”

Yet another developer from Nigeria, Aliyu, shared: “[Because of Turing] I have a much higher income and a stable job with a US-based company. Here, there’s more respect, more freedom, more salary—basically more of everything! It’s hard to think about how many talented developers spend hours applying for mediocre jobs when they can apply to such amazing jobs at Turing.” 

Turing developers have high productivity and retention rates 

Low salaries lead to high turnover, costing companies vast amounts of money. But that’s not all. Low wages often result in low productivity. Poorly remunerated employees are less invested in their jobs. While employees receiving higher salaries, know that the organization values them. Better pay also incentivizes a culture of high output. 

High productivity and retention rates are a reflection of a solid team. Therefore, Turing offers competitive salaries to ensure that its employees are well-compensated, motivating them to go above and beyond. 

A Brazil-based developer, Robson, shared: “I am never going back to freelancing again! [Turing] pays developers what they’re worth. When I was freelancing, I got low hourly rates, and I ended up working with very demanding customers. I often did the work of both—the designer and the developer, for the price of one! I was working hard but was unable to make good money. I’ve been a part of Turing for over a year now. They promised me a steady income, timely payments, and opportunities to work on interesting projects when I joined. I’m happy to say the company has delivered on all its promises! It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!”

Juan, a full-stack developer from Argentina, added: “I remember googling ‘Turing software engineer salary’ on multiple occasions before joining this organization. I was not sure what to expect. But now, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be staying with this organization for a long time. I earn twice as much compared to my last job and work on projects that challenge me and broaden my skill set. So far, it’s been a great ride!”

Turing jobs aim to promote employee well-being

A low salary often leads to stress impacting both health and work. And thus, Turing is dedicated to helping employees accomplish their professional and personal aspirations through a healthy compensation and work schedule. 

Manaf, a front-end developer from Jordan, said: “Apart from work, I spend most of the time with my family. I am happier to say that I now live a happier and healthier life. I am also doing well financially because my job provides me with higher compensation. I save a lot of money as I work from home!”

James, from Kenya, shared: “My experience with Turing remote jobs has been phenomenal for me. I start my day by hitting the gym. Then, I manage my chores and watch my favorite movies. I feel more productive and creative with the kind of flexibility Turing has.”

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Turing Salary Review: Peter on ‘How Much Do Turing Jobs Pay?’

Peter, a full-stack developer from Nigeria, added: “I used to be a teacher five years ago. But now I’m doing what I love—building software! I have also started feeling more confident [about my career] and seeing rapid growth in it. My income is exceptional compared to local salaries. I bought my own dream house within eight months of joining. I have accomplished all things that I couldn’t three years ago.”

A full-stack engineer from Columbia, Sergio, noted: “This remote software developer job has changed my life completely. I am [way more] productive now. Earning in dollars has strengthened my financial health. Moreover, Turing has fulfilled my dream of being a digital nomad. Next week, I’ll be working from a different country.”

Frequently, the best talent gets poached by hiring managers and head-hunters. However, a well-compensated culture encourages employees to commit to their jobs for the long haul. Turing believes that the true strength of an organization lies with its people—and great talent should always be well-rewarded. 

The organization sees its developers and employees as valuable, appreciating assets. So rather than limiting the profits to executives and investors, Turing shares the company’s success with people who add value to the organization—the employees. In addition, it aims to push a culture of equality, one employee at a time. 

If you’re a brilliant developer looking for remote software jobs in any of these skills, Turing may be able to help you very quickly. Head over to our Jobs page to know more!

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By Sep 8, 2021
Emiliano from Mexico loves working at Turing
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Mexico’s Emiliano Loves Working at Turing: ‘I Consider Myself to Be a Remote Work Advocate’

Emiliano from Mexico reviews Turing.com, says remote work empowers him to make the most out of his time and live his best life.

This time in our Life at Turing series, Mexico’s Emiliano reviews Turing.com and tells us how remote work is giving him the opportunity to enjoy life more.

Turing.com is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top US software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe regularly to listen to their stories and experiences.

Emiliano’s Turing.com review:

People dream to work according to their convenience but sadly, they find themselves in this vicious cycle of a 9-5 job. When people work as per their preference, they are more productive and Turing understands this very well.

Talking about the best part about remote work, Emiliano said: “It feels really empowering to make the most of my time when I am not commuting.”

When asked why he joined Turing, Emiliano said, “I joined Turing because I am excited about the future of work. I consider myself to be a remote work advocate.”

Emiliano also shared his views on how remote work was helping talent all over the world to have the best jobs. He said it was now possible to offer people exciting job opportunities regardless of where they were born.

Opening about the team that he works with, Emiliano said: “My team has very clear goals that make me manage my time and distribute them throughout the day so that is pretty helpful to maintain the work-life balance.” 

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If you’re a talented developer looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing.com offers long-term, full-time remote US software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

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By Aug 31, 2021
Ivan from Moscow reviews Turing.com
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‘The Compensation I Get At Turing Is Better than What I Could Get in Moscow,’ Says Ivan in His Turing.com Review

Russian Data Science expert shares his Turing.com review on remote software jobs, working culture, salary, work-life balance, and Silicon Valley opportunities.

In this edition of our Life at Turing series, we spoke to Ivan from Russia to know about his review of Turing.com. 

We regularly reach out to people working with Turing.com to listen to their success stories and understand how the company has helped them achieve a better work-life balance. Let’s find out how Ivan has benefitted by working remotely with the organization. 

Ivan’s Turing.com review

Since its inception, Turing has been advocating for remote work and the enormous benefits it brings for both companies and software developers. Connecting the best developers around the world with top US companies has been Turing’s number one goal. Professionals working with the company have managed to quickly scale up their skills and value. 

So, when we asked Ivan what motivated him to work remotely, he responded by saying that he was looking for options that would allow him to work from anywhere in the world and he found Turing to be a good fit. 

“I’m from Moscow but currently in Georgia, which is one of the benefits of remote work,” Ivan said.

When asked about his overall experience since joining Turing, Ivan said that he found the work culture to be innovative and forward-thinking. He added that the team culture at the workplace was great and up to his expectations.

Coming to his salary part, Ivan said: “The compensation [at Turing] is better than what I could get in Moscow. I’m already suggesting this [remote] format of working to all my friends.”

Turing as a company is not just about delivering high-quality technological solutions but committed to a lot more. It has managed to establish an approach that breaks conventional work culture. The organization aims to offer a platform that is free from any kinds of boundaries and discrimination. It offers equal opportunities to every individual regardless of who they are and where they come from.

Join the #boundaryless revolution with Turing

If you’re a talented software developer looking to work with the best US companies from the comfort of your home, then try Turing jobs now. Turing is always looking to hire the brightest minds for the best organizations. If building a career as a remote developer excites you, then start applying today. Secure the best full-time, long-term software jobs and join the #boundaryless revolution. 

 

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By Aug 25, 2021
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Turing Reviews: ‘I Can Travel, Visit My Family and Friends While Still Working,’ Says Shadrack from Kenya

Developer from Kenya reviews Turing.com, remote software jobs, working culture, salary, and work-life balance

This time, in our Life at Turing series, we spoke to Shadrack to know his Turing.com review. Let’s find out what he had to say.

There’s no doubt today’s professionals seek a perfect balance between work satisfaction and personal time. Numerous studies have found that a better work-life balance helps people stay innovative and motivated in the workplace. It also helos them accomplish their professional as well as personal goals.

To help talented professionals get a sneak peek into Turing’s work culture, we reached out to people working for the company from around the globe to learn about their experiences.

We spoke to Shadrack from Kenya in this blog, where he opened up about his likes and dislikes about the organization.

Shadrack’s Turing.com review: What does he think about us?

Talking about the noticeable changes in his life since starting with us, Shadrack said, “Turing allows me to work from anywhere in the world. I can travel, visit my family [and] friends while still working”.

When asked about why he joined the organization, Shadrack mentioned that he chose us to get access to world-class opportunities and increase his professional skill set. According to him, the quality of work that one gets here is both challenging and exciting. 

Turing selects the top 1% of developers in the world through a rigorous process that involves 5+ hours of tests and interviews.

Explaining his monthly compensation, Shadrack said: “The compensation here [Turing] is high; it’s higher than whatever you get locally.”

Turing has always tried to build a workplace that is for all without any barriers and discrimination. On being asked about his experience here, Shadrack said, “You get to work with friendly individuals who are willing to step up and help you in case any challenge arises.”

The Kenya-based developer also shared his thoughts about the equal opportunities that both men and women get in the organization. “You might be from anywhere in the world, but if you have the talent, then you’ll excel here,” he noted.

When asked whether he would be willing to recommend Turing as a workplace to friends or family, Shadrack said he definitely would. 

Finally, quantifying his Turing.com review, the  rated us an astounding 10 out of 10.

Join the #boundaryless revolution with Turing

Turing.com is constantly looking for talented developers from across the globe to work for top Silicon Valley companies. If building a career as a remote developer sounds appealing to you, then start applying for Turing jobs today. Grab the best full-time and long-term remote software development job opportunities and join the #boundaryless revolution right away. Take your career ahead from the comfort of your home and enjoy a better work-life balance.

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By Aug 20, 2021
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How to be a successful remote software engineer

This blog post covers how a developer can be recognized, find a remote job, and be successful working remotely. However, it’s important to understand what is in it for organizations hiring remote developers.

*Full Disclaimer: All the views expressed in the blog are solely my personal views and biased based on my personal experience. The best-practices, technologies, or benefits listed are no silver bullets. The article is focused on engineers in the web development space. 

Remote working is not a new concept but working remotely is gaining popularity during these times. Many organizations are forced to rethink how they work. Covid-19, has impacted every person in the world, but with the challenges the pandemic has created comes opportunity.

There has never been a better time to work remotely, especially for engineers. Many organizations have now turned remote-friendly, some have also started hiring developers from regions unheard of – the reason? Untapped potential!!

This blog post covers how a developer can be recognized, find a remote job, and be successful working remotely. However, it’s important to understand what is in it for organizations hiring remote developers.

Why organizations should hire remote developers

It would be unfair to say that organizations do NOT want to hire remote developers as they are bound by government laws which prevent them from going beyond their country to hire a person on their payroll. It’s only possible for large corporations.

Let’s first understand the benefits of hiring remote engineers. As an organization you can:

  • Hire engineers who have untapped potential – these engineers have high productivity and are eager to learn.
  • Hire engineers from countries with lower GDP – allows you to pay people less than you would if you hire local talent.
  • Add diversity to your company culture – allows sharing different ideas and perspectives that you did not have before.
  • Become a 24×7 company – by hiring engineers in varied timezones you can move faster and support customers globally.

Now that you understand why a company wants to hire you, let’s discuss why a developer would want to work remotely.

Why engineers should consider remote jobs

There are many benefits (and few drawbacks) of working as a remote engineer. 

  • Choose your hours – Since you work in a different timezone, you can choose the hours you want to work, though it’s important to have some overlap. (more on that later)
  • Work with people with diverse backgrounds – there is a different thing about people who are well-traveled, right? Why is that?
  • Get paid more than your peers – you can only earn what your industry pays you, what if you changed the local industry? 😉
  • Choose where you work– Home, Coworking office, Coffee Shop? It’s recommended though you have a consistent setup (again, later!)
  • Better work-life balance – Save time traveling, get more time off (remote organizations are usually flexible), be with your loved ones often.
  • Choose your own technologies – though it helps get better jobs depending on the tech you work with, organizations are looking for the skills you’ve developed to help them identify what you’d work on.
  • Immense growth – working with people globally brings a lot of different perspectives allowing you to 10x your growth.

Why would organizations consider you

We have established that organizations want remote engineers, now let’s look at why an organization would consider you? What do you need that makes an organization believe you are remote-friendly?

Open Source Contributions
Organizations want to look at the work you have done. 

  • It increases the credibility of your work
  • It shows that you love writing code
  • It gives them a glimpse into the code you write

Remote-friendly technologies
If you are looking to join a startup, most likely they use technologies that are popular right now. Having experience in current tech is a great way to get noticed. Some of these technologies are (but not limited to):

  • Javascript (Node and React)
  • GraphQL
  • Python (Django)
  • Kubernetes and other cloud devops experience is a huge plus

It usually helps to be able to work on both backend and frontend (Full-Stack), since it’s crucial to be self-driven in a remote environment.

Solid previous experience and profile
Organizations love when they find a person who is a great problem solver. Working on multiple projects and industries, at different roles, are usually indications that you will do well in their company. Companies will also check your Linkedin profile to understand you better. Having an updated profile and strong recommendations from previous employment can go a long way towards helping you find the right remote job.

Attitude
I saved the most important one for the last. Companies hire for attitude rather than skill. Skill can be learned, but attitude takes a long time to correct. Having the right attitude is the only way to get good remote jobs. 

So what do I mean by having the right attitude? 

Display a willingness to learn more about their company, show a genuine interest in the company’s industry and what it cares about. Read the company’s vision, its core values, culture, and apply only if these attributes excite you. It’s essential that you’re a quick learner so that you can developed the required skills to perform at the company.

How to find remote jobs

So, if you have what it takes to be a good remote engineer, the question is, how do you find a remote job that you love?

Apply to a company’s remote jobs (via portals or company website)

If you do a quick search on Google, you will see many platforms like WeWorkRemotely, remote.co, and others.

You can start by looking at the skill you want to target and applying on the posts (make sure you research the company before applying). You need to have a great cover letter. Cover letters are a great way to express why you are the best person for the job they posted. A strong cover letter makes you stand out as companies receive 100s of applications.

Which application do you think they are most likely to open first? The one with the cover letter! You can also search for companies which are remote-friendly and apply directly via their websites.

Freelance

Freelancing is also another way to get jobs. Freelance positions offer more flexibility and let you have a better work-life balance. Freelance work also gives you the chance to choose your hourly rate, but you may sacrifice job security, and you might also waste time hunting for your next gig.

Platforms like Turing, guru, Upwork, and freelancers are good places to find remote gigs.

Personal Connections

Twitter is a great place to build relationships with other fellow developers. These connections will help you find your next job. 60% of organizations hire people that are referred by the people already working in their companies. This means the more people you know in the industry, the better chance you will have to get a good job.

Turing.com 

Turing is a unique platform that bridges the gap between a freelance platform and a job portal. It is truly focused on the developer’s well-being, growth, and tools to be successful in working remotely.

Turing is different because:

  1. You do not have to hunt for jobs – Turing will understand your goals and find you a job that you want. 
  2. You get long term work – You will work with a real company as their team member. You get the benefits of the company you are working for under turing. 
  3. You still get the flexibility as you choose your own hours and your rate.
  4. Turing pays you on time – you do not have to follow up with your clients to get paid or depend on a rating system to get jobs. 
  5. Turing handles issues that may arise between you and the client. 

Turing gives developers peace of mind by allowing them to focus on their skills and their job instead of spending time doing administrative work that reduces their productivity.

Working Remotely

Getting a job is only the first step. There is a lot more that you need to do to be successful at your job. 

Communication
Being an effective communicator is the key to being successful at a remote job. Working remotely means you need to make extra efforts to communicate with your manager.

  • Have regular check-ins with your manager (weekly as well as monthly)
  • Have at least 3 hours of time overlap between yours and your team’s work hours. 
  • Make sure you and your manager(and your team) are always on the same page, and that expectations are clearly understood. 

Turing.com actually does a great job improving your communication with your manager. 

Self-driven
You need to be self-driven. The more you have to depend upon another person on the team, the more difficult it will get to be productive in your job. It certainly helps if you are a full-stack engineer, as this allows you to do both the frontend and the backend by yourself – if it is not possible then you must try to separate (but not isolate) your responsibilities.
The more time overlap you have with your team, the more flexible you can be with respect to separating your work responsibilities.

Setup
Having a decent office and workstation setup is very important. You cannot be productive at your work if you have “pebbles” on the race track you are trying to win.

  • Make sure you have a good (and consistent) place to work
  • Your environment should be distraction-free
  • Good camera and microphones to have calls with your team. 
  • A fast computer that can handle your daily workload

Trust
Remote teams are happy and do more if they trust each other.

Here is a great article.

With this, I wish you luck finding a great remote company to work at. It can be hard, but rewarding. I trust that turing.com can help you find the next job that you love. 🙂

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By Oct 27, 2020
Developers Corner

Things to know to get hired as a Turing Engineer

To help you out, we’ve reached out to some Turing engineers who passed Turing’s tests with exceptionally high marks and are now enjoying their time working with Silicon Valley companies. We asked them to share what they think is most important for a software engineer to know or do before applying to Turing.

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a software developer who is considering applying for Turing.com. You might have just learned about Turing a few minutes ago, or you might have already gotten past the teaser coding problem on Turing’s landing page, created a profile, and are now staring at an extensive list of Turing tests. Either way, you (most likely a high-achieving and high-aspiring software developer) are on the right track. The number of high-profile silicon valley companies that hire  remote software developers through Turing  is increasing each week, and more than 160,000 software developers have signed up for Turing in its first year alone. You’re smart to be jumping on this opportunity now! But, if you’re like most developers, some part of you is likely starting to wonder if you’re sufficiently prepared to dive into the application.

Even the most seasoned software developers can get anxious in the days or hours leading up to a technical interview. So, to help you out, we’ve reached out to some Turing engineers who passed Turing’s tests with exceptionally high marks and are now enjoying a remote software job with top US companies. We asked them to share what they think is most important for a software engineer to know or do before applying to Turing. We even asked the primary designer of the Turing Tests himself, Turing’s VP of Engineering, Zan Doan, (previously an Engineering Manager at Facebook) to give his thoughts. Here is what they said:

1) Sharpen your problem-solving skills

First and foremost, as in any silicon valley technical interview process, Turing engineers are expected to be expert problem solvers, able to manipulate data structures and common algorithms to solve a variety of problems while optimizing for speed and efficiency. Everaldo, a Turing engineer based in Curitiba, Brasil, gave the following advice:

 “Turing applicants should familiarize themselves with sites like HackerRank and Codewars, where they can sharpen their problem-solving skills. They should also study dynamic programming and Big O notation to understand techniques for coding challenges, since, if you implement a naive solution, it will get a lower score or might timeout if the solution is quadratic or exponential.”

Everaldo also recommended studying the well-known book “Cracking the Coding Interview” by Gayle McDowell. Not a bad idea considering one can always count on seeing a few Stanford CS students crouched over that “little green CS bible” in the Stanford dining halls during the interview season. Mastering the material there will put you in a position to get the same caliber jobs that many of those same Stanford students are pursuing!

2) Know your tech stacks

One thing that is relatively unique about Turing’s tests is that you have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery in an array of tech stacks with which you’re familiar. Whether you’re a Swift iOS developer, a MongoDB + React + Node.js full-stack developer, a Frontend developer with expertise in Flutter, a Python developer capable of scaling a Django backend, or anything else, you can find corresponding tests on Turing’s platform. Dhyey, a Turing engineer based in Ahmedabad, India, says, “Make sure to take and pass as many tech stack tests as possible. Proving you have a range of skills will make you eligible for multiple roles and increase your chances of getting hired.”

Doing well on these specific tech stack tests might require a little review before you jump into them. Zech, a Turing engineer, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, recommends you do the following:

 “Take a little time to lightly review anything about that particular technology or language you’re not very familiar with because the tests tend to assess your knowledge about it from end to end. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should dive into a full-on ‘study for exam mode’ but just refresh your knowledge of a few things. If you’ve used a language/technology professionally for some time, you should pass the test without much problem.”

3) Showcase your technical experience

Investing time into filling out all the details of your profile and past experiences may be a hassle, but it will give you an edge over other vetted candidates. Dhyey emphasizes this point saying, “since the process is highly competitive and there is very little human interaction, it is very crucial for your profile to accurately reflect your ability for you to get picked over other vetted candidates.”

If that alone doesn’t convince you of the importance of highlighting your past accomplishments, projects, and experiences, this is the area that Zan Doan, the primary designer of the Turing Tests, also believes is most important. He says: 

“The word I would use to describe the best Turing developers is ‘hands-on.’ Turing jobs often require developers to adapt to a startup environment and make an impact quickly. Because of this, Turing tests not only ask the candidates questions about their general work experience but also hands-on questions about detailed implementations.”

Showcasing your ability to excel in a hands-on environment by taking care to describe your past technical experiences in your profile accurately will prime you for success on Turing.

4) Finally, prepare your workspace for success.

The Turing application process is similar to any technical interview, with the added caveat that the online tests (and later on, the possible interview) are all done remotely, meaning you’re in charge of preparing your space. 

On this point, Zech recommends, “make sure you’re in a relaxed environment with little to no distractions. You’ll need to have a working and stable internet connection, especially since you can’t retake an exam within three months in the event you fail.”

Similarly, if you qualify for an interview, Everaldo says, “it’s just like a regular interview: be ready, on time, dress code, be polite, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Also, it helps to have a good setup for the interview. Have a strong Internet connection, headset, mic, and test the setup before the meeting.

And that’s about it! If you feel well-enough prepared in the above four areas, you should have no problem feeling confident clicking “start” to begin taking Turing’s tests or signing into a remote Turing interview. Silicon Valley opportunities are at your doorstep. The most beautiful thing about Turing’s application process is its hyper-focus on finding talent. We believe talent can be found anywhere and can be of all races and genders. And if, by chance, you’re not successful in your first shot at applying to Turing, a computer science education has become so democratized that we’re confident you can study up, come back, and succeed another day.  Remember, at Turing, we know that not only is talent universal, but opportunity as well.

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By Sep 17, 2020