Buyers Guide 2021


Top code assessment platforms for screening, interviews, and projects

  • Industry history and outlook
  • Customer reviews of 10+ platforms
  • Hire remotely efficiently at scale
  • Competitive analysis & comparisons
  • Best practices & recommendations
The shift to remote work

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies moved hiring processes from in-person to remote. On top of that, mass layoffs across industries mean that your job postings receive even more candidates than ever before. One of the companies we work with recently started scaling their full-stack engineering team and receives 200 applications every 30 days. They want their engineers in different time zones to interview and recommend the top candidates. How is any technical recruiter supposed to possibly coordinate a hiring effort in these circumstances?

The learn to code movement has introduced new career opportunities to many people, which is fantastic. But it’s also made technical recruiting more challenging, as the overwhelming majority of applicants don’t have the required experience for the jobs they’re applying to. That’s where code assessments platforms come in.

There are many code assessment platforms with countless features and differences which can be exhausting to navigate. But don’t worry – we’ll walk you through many of them so that you can make an informed decision. Remember that not long ago, most companies just asked candidates a series of riddles and hired based on vague, irrelevant, and biased criteria. Thanks to code assessment platforms, today’s hiring process is far more equitable, sustainable, and scalable. You’re on the path to a better future!

Learn more about:

Coderbyte | For tech-forward organizations that value the candidate experience and prefer a self-service user experience.
Codility | For traditional organizations with less modern technology stacks that need to assess candidates on basic problem solving, algorithms, and coding challenges.
HackerRank | For banks and multinational organizations that require and can afford compliance, heavy-duty security, and extensive onboarding. | For startups with infrequent hiring and limited budgets, that require pay-as-you-go plans without the bells and whistles.

About the Authors

daniel borowski

Daniel Borowski,  Founder & CEO

Daniel Borowski is the Founder & CEO of Coderbyte. He has worked as a software engineer at leading tech companies including Meetup, BuzzFeed, Alpha, and MongoDB. Daniel has interviewed and been interviewed at countless companies, big and small.