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  • Customized service
  • Access to international markets
  • Allows employees to work from anywhere in the world
  • Ability to employ talents globally
  • New hires finding it difficult to adapt
  • The problem of offloading employees
Company Background

Oyster is a company that operates as a hybrid Employer of Record (EOR). They operate in most countries as a distributed HR consulting firm with physical locations while maintaining a diverse remote team at the same time. The company was founded in 2020 by Tony Jamous and Jack Mardack. Since then it has been handling staffing duties for companies around the world.

Plans & Pricing

Oyster has a platform that allows you to decide whether to hire talents with them standing as the employers of record or hire their services as contractors. You are allowed to work with two contractors for free on the platforms. More than that would require a paid subscription. Below are the available plans.

or $699/mo
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For contractors, you are to pay $29 per contractor per month.


For this package, you are to pay $399 or $699 per month if Oyster acts as the Employer of Record (EOR) for your company.


Here, you’ll have to get custom pricing for additional HR and legal services alongside the usual payroll processing services.

Features & Functionality
General Features

Local Health Benefits: Oyster runs a health benefit plan that covers all team members at a competitive rate. These health benefits are available to employees in all the 175 countries that Oyster covers.

Aggregated Invoices: The invoices of your employees can be managed in one portal, you can pay all your team members around the world from the same place, in just a few clicks.

Expense Reimbursement: Another stand-out feature of Oyster is that it has a reimbursement tool. With this tool, you can reimburse your employees anytime they purchase what they need to effectively carry out their tasks.


Oyster supports several accounting integrations. As of the summer of 2021, Oyster announced that it is working on integrations with HRIS providers.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Reporting
  • Onboarding
  • Performance and Goals
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting / ATS
Human Resources
  • Employee History
  • Job Profiles & Administration
  • Benefits Information
  • Organizational Charting
  • Compliance Data
  • Report Builder
  • Pre-built Reports
  • New Hire Portal
  • Manager Tracking Tools
Payroll Management
  • Pay Calculation
  • Payroll History
  • Direct Deposit Files
  • Off-Cycle/On-Demand Payment
  • Benefit Plan Administration
  • Payroll Tracking & Auditing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Salary Revision & Increment Management
Employee Self Service
  • Employee Login
  • Update Personal Information
  • Request Time Off
  • View Job History
  • Employee Recognition
Performance Management
  • Performance Plans
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Review Status Tracking
  • Review Reminders
Recruiting / ATS
  • Job Requisition Management
  • Company Website Posting
  • Publish to Social Media
  • Job Search Site Posting
  • Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Notifications & Alerts
Ease of Use

The Oyster payroll system is designed to make managing your employee payments easy. The software is user-friendly and with several resources on it to make learning and navigation easy.

Customer Support

According to research, Oyster has one of the best customer services. Their support team is proactive in providing the necessary information you need to take your business to the next level. You are allowed to reach via phone, email, online request form, and live chat.

Phone Support
Phone Support
Phone support available to all users, regardless of package.
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is a live chat
There is an option for all users to email the support team.
Final Word

Oyster is an excellent company that helps with payroll processing, hiring of global talents and other PEO services. Even though it is still a new start-up in the PEO industry, its services are good for businesses looking to scale up and those looking to hire from the global market.

Augustine Ojeh
Author: Augustine Ojeh
Augustine is a freelance writer with a focus on organizational productivity; diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI); marketing and sales; and startup ecosystems in developing economies. He plays 8-Ball Pool when stressed and Chess when anxious.