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GTeam FZ LLC , gDev FZ LLC

**gTeam FZ LLC is a sister concern of Versata, Trilogy. Formally they were active on oDesk by the name of devFactory / gDev. Now a days they have changed their name to gTeam FZ LLC.** In short, all of these are just another name!!! Please find a very crisp review about this gTeam, gDev, devFactroy primarily active as a biggest employer on freelancing sites like oDesk, eLance etc. I want to write a lot about this DevFactory / gDev FZ LLC / gTeam FZ LLC (www.devfactory.com, www.gteamfzllc.com), but due to time constraint, I m trying to tell maximum in few lines.... Their intention is to save US government taxes, by routing their income from US to Dubai (a tax free zone!) And as IRS (Internal revenue services) wants a detail of every penny flows outside US by US firm, they have to legitimately show that they have hired people and paid them and that is how their Dubai firm had made a lot of profit!!! And this is why they hire people on oDesk and eLance. i.e. Just to show US authority (IRS), and Not to get any genuine work done!!!! And while achieving this(enforced payment to show IRS), they have done a mutual benefit contract with oDesk or eLance that while achieving their goal of saving tax, they will promote this freelancing culture and their sites. So for that, they will send invites to mostly all oDesk or eLance users, luring them with an extra ordinary payment offer (starting from 15$ per hour, 40hr/week), and lure them to apply for an interview and test. Then they will try to engage you maximum in the process using a highly un-predictable course of actions (in other words, you will be never informed in advance about what will happen when (exact in time)), and most importantly once you gave online test and a brief skype interview, you will never know from when your contract will start. **So they will try maximum to detach you from your ongoing work/job!!!!** Once offered a contract, their immediate goal is to annoy/irritate/frustrate you to terminate your contract (there are thousands of ways to do this, you will get to know once you get a contract). If you won't get annoyed enough to terminate your contract by yourself, they will kick you out siting a performance reason!!! **So, once they offered you a contract, their immediate goal will be to kick you out as soon as possible.** So that they can cover maximum number of freelancers in their budget! (of Course they don't have a money plant to pay you 10$ to 30$ per hour, 40hr/week!!!).They need to pay in proportion of book amount/profit they want to transfer from US to Dubai! So please don't get trapped!!! Don't leave your full time job looking at their luring offer! **They don't want to pay you for a long time at all, in fact they will try to get rid of you as early as possible after taking you on board!** And Finally, don't ever think that they have some serious/genuine work for you to get it done!!! It is the worst time pass in IT ever!!! Disclaimer: This is a personal views of a writer and do not constitutes any legal claims.
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#984710

I have just been interviewed by this company after giving the online test previously.The interview was quite good/ok, and they asked me to work at-least 8 hours delicately towards their work as I said that I wont leave my current full time job. And they said you have to be open to not just particular kind of work but any work.

I gave the interview for experience only but now I want an honest opinion on this...I would really appreciate that.

Thanks in advance.

#920916

very true

#883174

I've been doing an "assignment" as a test for the last couple of days, thank you for sharing this info, you saved my family's well-being :)

#861760

1) I don't understand how can make a financial vehicle. You must prove also pays not only hiring people.

2) You must have a reserve from start, so the ideea is to have extra income (freelancer).

3) 15$ per hour is not an extra ordinary payment offer.

I'm from Romania, a poor country. Here a programmer is payed with 1000 euro (800 has a beginer as C++ or Java programmer), if he has over 3 years experience in can achive 1500 euro. For 1000 euro the firm and employer pay 80% taxes. A rent for a floor (80 - 100 persons slimmed) from buiding is 10000 euro maybe more in center of Bucharest.

Of course you pay electrical power, water, medical insurance, life insurance,etc so for 1000 euro net the budget is 3000 euro for a person.

So if you pay 15 $ and you monitor every minute, is ok for them. Here in Romania come firms from Austria, Belgia, Italy, Spain open offices because is chip to buy a programmer from Romania (in Norway as example a programmer can have 10 000 euro plus taxes if is very good and has experience ). So is ok to come in Romania 3000 or more for a programmer competitive.

I think there is some advantages for GTeam from this schema:

1. Budged is fixed: 15 $ to 30 per hour.

No bonuses, no motivation, no team buiding, no rent buiding medical insurance, equipment for employer etc., Of course they have virtual enviroment budgeded also. 2. Results. If you don't have it you are kick out.

Also, if you are not competitive or come somebody to work for less than 15 $ or crises appear etc It's a jungle.

3. Is possible that managers could be incompetent, so if the project goes down probably you will be fired.

#835698

it is not true odes k can never make a fraud million of people are working in o desk .

#770145

For all the detail explanations of what happened with me and the real time wrestling between me and representatives of gTeam/devFactory is available in comment section of this review...

http://www.mouthshut.com/review/DevFactory-review-umlmpsmorr

#761524

I want to work with gDev...Please help me what can i do?

#746522

This is true

#732503

I am working for gdev now gteam, been with them for more than 2 years, my pay is good and very stable...I dont know why you were released, havent you asked yourself that?

#734162
@Satisfied Gteamer

Please search "devfactory review on mouthshut" on Google and find the review on mouthshut. Go through all comments written over there and you will get your answer. I can paste links here, so little hard-work will be needed :)

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Beware of DevFactory....

I want to write a lot about this DevFactory / gDev FZ LLC, Dubai (www.devfactory.com), but due to time constraint, I m trying to tell maximum in few lines....Their intention is to save US government taxes, by routing their income from US to Dubai (a tax free zone!) And as IRS (Internal revenue services) wants a detail of every penny flows outside US by US firm, they have to legitimately show that they have hired people and paid them and that is how their Dubai firm had made a lot of profit!!! And this is why they hire people on oDesk and eLance. i.e. Just to show US authority (IRS), and Not to get any genuine work done!!!!And while achieving this(enforced payment to show IRS), they have done a mutual benefit contract with oDesk or eLance that while achieving their goal of saving tax, they will promote this freelancing culture and their sites.So for that, they will send invites to mostly all oDesk or eLance users, luring them with an extra ordinary payment offer (starting from 15$ per hour, 40hr/week), and lure them to apply for interview and test.Then they will try to engage you maximum in the process using a highly un-predictable course of actions (in other words, you will never inform in advance about what will happen when (exact in time)), mostly when u give online test and a brief skype interview, you will never know from when your contract will start. **So they will try maximum to detach you from your ongoing work!!!!**Once offered a contract, their immediate goal is to annoy/irritate/frustrate you to terminate your contract (there are thousands way to do this, you will get to know once you get a contract). If you wont get annoyed enough to terminate your contract by yourself, they will kick you out siting a performance reason!!!**So, once they offered you a contract, their immediate goal will be to kick you out as soon as possible.** So that they can cover maximum number of freelancers in their budget! (of Course they don't have a money plant to pay you 10$ to 30$ per hour, 40hr/week!!!).They need to pay in proportion of book amount/profit they want to transfer from US to Dubai!So please don't get trapped!!! Don't leave your full time job looking at their luring offer! **They don't want to pay you for a long time, in fact they will try to get rid of you as early as possible!**And Finally, don't ever think that they have some serious/genuine work for you to get it done!!! It is worst time pass in IT ever!!!Disclaimer: This is a personal views of a writer and do not constitutes any legal claims.
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#991532

I have been with them for 3 years now, never felt like they want to kick me or anything similar. Hope this helps

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