Hello there, thank you for your feedback and your questions. Here are some answers to them, hope you find them helpful!
- When that client contract ends, is it likely that the developer will face the choice of working on another technology for half the previous salary or quit? (ex. From Haskell to PHP)
Each of the developers is working on a contract basis. If the contract ends for any reason, they’ll be offered other opportunities they could choose to accept or not.
- Does the salary change with each change of client?
Salary expectations are defined by the developers - each of the opportunities is presented with a budget range. Most of the opportunities are long-term and change of clients is not expected to happen often. In any case, the salary can be re-negotiated in case of an event like contract extension, or new contract (change of client).
- Does the developer go without income in between contracts?
The developers are working as independent contractors, there is a collaboration commitment throughout the time of the contract. As there is a constant stream of positions, the “between contracts” time is minimal (if any) and it’s unpaid.
- Are there any benefits that offset such risks?
As we work closely with the clients, in most cases we know if the contracts will or will not be extended at least 4-6 weeks in advance. We use that time to explore other options and offer a few alternatives for the developer in case (s)he’d like to continue working with us. Outside of that, there are no other benefits that offset the risk.
- Is Adeva a global employment organization (GEO), and which countries does it have a presence in?
Adeva is a global community, and we act as a staffing company to satisfy talent/client needs. Our vision is to enable work without boundaries and create equal opportunities for developers everywhere.
The company is established in the US, but we work with tech professionals from over 35 countries worldwide.
- Is Adeva a Macedonian company?
The community movement started in Macedonia, then spread to multiple countries quickly. Legally, the company is established in the US.
- Does each developer who lives in a country without presence need to establish a sole proprietorship in order to keep local employment and tax laws separate, or is a third-party GEO used?
Depending on the local laws, the developers can register as sole proprietors or work as independent contractors. Every country has different employment regulations and we allow the contractors we are working with to choose what is best for them.
- Is the listed salary paid by Adeva to the employee (from which international transfer fees, GEO or sole proprietorship overhead, taxes/insurance/pension are taken)?
The listed salary is paid by Adeva to the contractor. The contractor is responsible for regulating the taxes/insurance/pension according to the local law in the country.