FAQ

What is a benchless consulting firm?

A consulting firm that secures work first and the people to do the work second.

What is a fractional engineering leader?

A CTO, principal engineer, or team lead that splits their time between companies.

Typically a fractional leader will work at a given company for 10-20 hours per week.

How do you find people?

We post our open roles on linkedin and typically hear from 100s-1000s of people per role.

For each role we’ll technically screen 10 of those people and provide two options.

How do you vet them?

We use a network of fractional engineering leaders to run role-specific technical screens.

We generally ask candidates to walk us through how they’d build something relevant to the role we’re hiring for.

We do not run role-independent screens.

How long does it take you to find people?

1 week.

How do you make money?

We provide the engineers and fractional leaders we find as contractors through Forward and we markup their rates.

How expensive are your engineers?

Most of the engineers we provide range from $25 to $125 per hour.

Most of the fractional leaders we provide range from $175 to $350 per hour.

These ranges are inclusive of our markup.

What type of commitment do you require?

The searches we run are free and require no upfront commitment.

All of our contracts are at will and can be cancelled with one week’s notice.

Can you help us make full time hires?

Yes, if you’re hiring internationally.

There’s little to no difference between finding international contractors and international FTEs.

If you’re hiring a U.S. based engineering executive, we can help with that too.

What if my company can’t hire internationally?

We can employ international contributors on your behalf.

Can you spin up teams?

We have experience building teams of up to 20.

We typically anchor the teams we build to U.S. based fractional engineering leaders.

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