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Leapforce Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
33 Reviews
3.0
33 Reviews
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33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its definitely a great work from home opportunity for those who would not get bored easily (in 48 reviews)

  • It is also good work for graduate students who tend to need flexible hours from their supplemental employment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Most times, there are no tasks available (in 7 reviews)

  • In no way would working this position for any amount of time contribute to your career (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for working from home

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leapforce

    Pros

    flexibility, working from home, independence

    Cons

    not much hours and less pay

  2.  

    Good for additional income and "nest egg" building.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Leapforce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a legitimate work from home contract position. If you preform well there should be no shortage of work for you. You can work whenever you want, providing that there is currently work available on your project(s).

    Cons

    Working at home can become a bit boring without the social aspect of working with others. But they do have a chat feature that, I guess, adds some sort of socialization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, legitimate job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Leapforce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good and the work was fairly steady. Sometimes there would not be tasks available, but that wasn't really the company's fault. There seemed to be good communication between the company and its' 1099 employees. It's a legitimate, fair job that many people would enjoy.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to apply and be accepted - the test was hard and you are not given much preparation time. Your work would be reviewed monthly, and many "errors" found were very subjective. Based on the nature of the work, answering questions and tasks appropriately meant that you had to give subjective answers. Ultimately, though, it's a good job and great for people who want to work from home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Okay job for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Leapforce part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule,
    No commuting,
    No supervisor,
    Good for college students to work at their dorm.

    Cons

    Not enough work,
    No paid training,
    Exams are lengthy,
    Work can be very tedious sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working as a Google Search Engine Result Evaluator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Result Evaluator in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Result Evaluator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Leapforce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You actually do work at home, they will pay you. They tell you it's not a full time job - and it's not.

    Cons

    - IF they dispute any hours then you need to have records - very detailed records. I started from day 1 so I always had them.
    - They will ask you to review criticisms of your work. Some times from a few days ago, sometimes from a few months. Sometimes their criticisms were correct, sometimes they were horribly incompetent. You don't get paid for this time.
    - It gets REALLY boring after a few months (at least for me)...
    - Poor rate of pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alright but got burned out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator

    I worked at Leapforce as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, learn more about the internet, flexible and set your own hours.

    Cons

    Work shortages, tedious, not much chance for advancement, reviews of your work can sometimes feel unfair and feedback doesn't help you learn what you did wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't base judgement on all of your work based on a small sample that was reviewed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ehhh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Search Engine Evaluator
    Current Employee - Search Engine Evaluator

    I have been working at Leapforce part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They do pay once a month and as long as you have work you can work up to 40 hours a week (once your account hits the unrestricted status). You can work your own hours as long as there is work, which there hasn't been most of the weekend.

    Cons

    Sure, this is a great job for stay-at-home moms who have babysitters. You cannot work this job with kids running around in the background. You just can't. You either have to wake up at the crack of dawn and try to work before the kids awake, or you have to do it when your husband gets home or after you put your kids to bed. I am lucky if I get 10 hours a week because my husband works all the time and isn't home until late. So I don't get to work until after he gets home. I'm not going to pay a babysitter to watch my kids during the day making 13.50 an hour. It's nice to get paid but when it's once a month and you submit your invoice on the first of the month and don't get paid until the 21st, that sucks! You have to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the pay weekly like ZeroChaos does! Seriously! The training should be paid for and so should all the time spent learning new tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strong work for part-time income.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Search Engine Evaluator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Search Engine Evaluator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Leapforce part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remote work with flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks take a while to develop the skills to rate them accurately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better email communication would help but overall they are consistent will the more important communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good part time work while in school or looking for career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contartor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Independent Contartor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Leapforce part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is good work for someone just out of school looking to earn some money while in the middle of their job search. It is also good work for graduate students who tend to need flexible hours from their supplemental employment. I will say, it is probably not the best choice for full time income for families--they have been known to drop people without notice. I never experienced it, but I've heard about it and I would be too paranoid to risk putting all my eggs in the leapforce basket.

    This is also a great part time job for someone with a social science background. Having really good working knowledge of social and cultural contexts of search queries and quick research skills makes this job pretty simple. Don't over think it. Just get familiar with the rules and keep it moving.

    Cons

    The tasks themselves were repetitive and sometimes the rules were confusing. Also, the time limits stressed me out...But I don't think they take it as seriously as all that. Towards the end I was pretty lackadaisical about it and was only working an hour or two a month before they let me go. I might start working for them again...if I can figure out the re-qualification process (it is REALLY opaque).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you never speak to anyone from leapforce on the phone, it is always email...they're pretty good about getting back to you but the style is terse, kinda robotic and you don't get a sense they care about you, just what you produce. Which is fine, given the nature of the work but if you need clear guidance or mentorship you will find it frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    It can be tedious at times, interesting at others.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leapforce

    Pros

    On your own time and schedule an independent contractor can log in and perform a limited variety of tasks focused on rating internet search query results.

    Cons

    There is a (very) limited amount of work. Usually I receive no more than an hour of work per day. Also, you are not paid for time preparing and adapting to new task, which can sometimes be quite significant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more work to your contractors.

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