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Score 4.5 out of 5

Deel is a leading HR and Employer of Record (EOR) platform, supporting businesses through every stage of the employment lifecycle, in almost any country. Deel is suitable for businesses of any size who are looking for just one partner to handle their HR, payroll and compliance needs.

  • Hire employees and manage payroll in 150+ countries
  • The all-in-one Deel HR platform — say goodbye to multiple HR apps

bad handCons

  • Outsourced payroll solution not yet available in all locations
  • Not the cheapest EOR solution (but still the only provider with a free HR platform)

120 Currencies

Cost Per Employee

From $599 per month

Payment Options

Credit or debit card, direct debit. wire transfer, Wise, Mercury, Brex, Coinbase


Deel is a leading international Employer of Record and HR SaaS. A super-unicorn, most recently valued at $12 billion,  it provides global employment solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from micro-businesses through to large enterprises. The trust that the market places in Deel is reflected in its prestigious client list including Nike, Zapier, Dropbox, Reebok, Notion, Revolut and Subway.  

No other provider on the market provides as comprehensive a selection of HR and payroll solutions, as Deel. This includes: 

  • Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in 150+ countries, enabling companies to hire anyone, anywhere. 
  • A payroll solution (outsourced payroll) in 90+ countries
  • Deel HR, a free HR platform which unites EOR, payroll, and contractor solutions, as well as additional HR services
  • Visa support services, streamlining immigration procedures
  • Premium compliance options, including Deel Shield which provides iron-clad protection against the risk of employee misclassification
  • Extensive integrations
  • Additional HR services, including equipment registration, background checks and more. 
Read more to find out whether Deel is right for you in our 2023 Deel review. 

Key Features

1. Employer of Record (EOR)

Deel acts as the legal employer for global and remote teams all over the world through its global EOR solution. 

It provides: 

  • International hiring and onboarding in more than 150 countries through its network of owned entities and local partners
  • Global payroll and benefits administration, ensuring that employees are paid on time, in the right currency, and with all necessary deductions in place. 
  • Integration with the new (2023) full-stack Deel HR platform, meaning global enterprises can manage employees they directly employ (‘direct employees’), employees they hire through Deel EOR (‘EOR employees’), and contractors, all in the one interface. 

2. Payroll and payments

Deel is not just an EOR. It also has an in-house payroll solution meaning that the payroll of direct employees (i.e. employees for whom Deel is the legal employer) in 90+ countries can be managed on the one Deel platform. It also allows client companies to easily benchmark salaries, as well as to manage employee expense reimbursements.  

Deel offers 10+ funding methods for clients, 7+ payments methods for contractors, and supports payment using local bank transfers, SWIFT, PayPal, Payoneer, Revolut, Wise, cryptocurrencies and other options. 

Deel is the only global EOR that supports contractors through a physical payment card

3. HR

Deel now offers a complete Human Resource Information System (HRIS) solution, replacing the need for the many dozens of HR apps and programs that make up some companies’ HR stacks. This handles: 

  • HR analytics and reporting, including global costs and churn
  • Paid Time Off and expense tracking 
  • Enterprise-grade security and permissions management
  • A People Directory, collating personnel information across the company
  • Numerous add-ons and integrations including background checks. 

4. Compliance

Compliance is at the heart of the Deel HR solution, and is the reason that we rated it the best EOR for compliance in our top 10 EORs report. As an additional service, Deel offers ‘Deel Shield’ where it assesses workers for their correct classification as an employee or a contractor, and indemnifies the client for any misclassification liability.

All contractors and employees are set up with the right documentation on file, so they’re ready to work from day one. All employee information is held securely and in full compliance with GDPR requirements. 

Deel is also SOC2-compliant, and runs KYC checks. 

5. Platform 

Deel HR is a free global HRIS, saving client companies an estimated $20,000 on its tech stack. 

As well as enabling companies to manage EOR, global payroll, and contractors all from the same platform. Alongside Deel HR sits ‘Deel Engage’, a set of HR Slack plugins set up to help distributed teams to build culture and manage time off requests, 1-on-1 meetings, candidate referrals and more.

Deel HR meets the highest level of enterprise security standards with full GDPR, SOC2, and ISO 27001 compliance, as well as annual third-party audits to ensure platform and infrastructure security: Custom permissions ensure that employees only access the appropriate functions in the platform.

Meet the new Deel HR platform

Deel Pricing

Deel pricing depends on the type of worker that is engaged through the Deel HR platform: 

  • Direct employees — onboarding and payroll for employees hired directly through a client company’s own entity is prices on a custom basis. This can be managed in 90+ countries as of 2023.

  • EOR employees — starting from $599 per employee, depending on the country of hire

  • Contractors — starts from $49.99 per contractor. 

User Reviews

We looked at user reviews and scores on Capterra, Trustpilot and G2. The average scores (as of the time of writing) were:

No other international EOR has as many reviews, with as high an average score, as Deel. 

Pros and Cons


Benefits of engaging Deel include: 

  • Deel HR — a platform for “managing everything, everyone, anywhere”. Deel HR is an all-in-one global employment platform taking care of EOR, payroll, and contractors through one intuitive interface. 
  • The Deel API and 15+ integrations. Deel integrates with key accounting packages (such as Xero and Intuit Quickbooks) and HR platforms (such as BambooHR).  It also has an extensive range of Slack plugins (Deel Engage). 
  • Payment flexibility, including more than seven payment methods for contractors and employees, as well as cryptocurrencies, and 10+ payment methods for clients. 
  • Compliance and security. Deel Shield, plus enterprise-level security and data protection on its platform make Deel the no 1 choice for compliance-conscious businesses.  


Some potential downsides of using Deel include: 

  • Deel currently does not offer a payroll-only service in every country that it operates in. However, this is currently in development, and will be available shortly. 
  • The EOR solution is not the cheapest on the market (starting from $599 per employee). Note, however, that the Deel HR platform itself is free, meaning that overall, Deel is one of the most cost-effective full-stack HR offerings available, overall. 

Unique Selling Point (USP)

Deel means complete service and pricing transparency.  Deel has a claim to being the most trusted HR and employment partner in the industry due to the detailed and evidence-backed descriptions it provides of its products on its site and in its advertising. By contrast, many of its competitors are vague or evasive about their offerings. 

Client companies who need 100 percent trust in their partners, products and compliance can’t go wrong with Deel. 

RemotePad Score for Deel


4.5/5 Our expert score for Deel

Our team came to this score by considering the following components in the following weightings:

Employer of Record features25%
Payroll features10%
HR features10%
Compliance features10%
Platform features10%
User reviews15%

For each component, Deel received the following score:

Employer of Record features20/25
Payroll features9/10
HR features10/10
Compliance features9/10
Platform features10/10
User reviews14/15

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Deel — Our Take

Since its establishment in 2019, Deel has taken the global HR industry by storm. With its state-of-the-art Deel HR platform and full suite of employment solutions, Deel reduces the need for companies to have multiple subscriptions to HR SaaS tools. 

Deel is well-suited to businesses of any size who are looking for a one-stop shop for their HR and payroll needs. No other platform allows for EOR employees, direct employees and contractors to be managed together, with the same level of ease and platform functionality. 


Deel is headquartered in San Francisco, but is a fully remote company with employees located all over the world.  

Deel provides a range of HR solutions including global Employer of Record (EOR), payroll and contractor hiring services. 

Charlotte Evans

Fact checked by Travis Kliever

Charlotte speaks with authority as RemotePad’s recruitment and HR tech maestro. With a background in marketing, Charlotte has worked for major brands in the industry, including leading HR software provider, FactorialHR. Originally from Manchester, UK, with a bachelor’s degree from the Manchester Metropolitan University, Charlotte currently resides in sunny Barcelona, Spain.