Upwork – Why Work For Us?

Say hello to talent without boundaries

The best companies win with the best talent. But great people can be hard to find. We’ve created an online workplace for the world – connecting clients with top freelance professionals from San Francisco to Sao Paulo.

Whether you need one writer or an entire team of programmers, we help you find the right experts to fuel your success. Our platform lets you work effortlessly with freelancers anywhere. Say goodbye to business as usual.

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PART EVOLUTION

Our story begins with two leading pioneers in online work: Elance and oDesk. Each had created thriving global communities with separate paths to success. In 2014 we realized that we could do more together and merged to form Elance-oDesk, combining ideas, technology and resources.

PART REVOLUTION

As we formed a shared vision, we saw that our impact would be even greater if we focused on building one great workplace. With the oDesk platform as the foundation, we kept the best of both legacies and added new innovations. In 2015 we re-launched the company as Upwork, representing a renewed vision and commitment to creating the world’s best online workplace – for existing and future customers alike.

CREATING OPPORTUNITY AND FREEDOM

Today, Upwork is the premier platform for top companies to hire and work with the world’s most talented independent professionals. We’re creating a world of unmatched talent and opportunity, where global teammates who are thousands of miles apart can work together seamlessly.

Work with a purpose. And a smile.

COME MAKE HISTORY

Help bring online work to every corner of the world.

DO STUFF YOU’RE PROUD OF

Be part of a fun and passionate crew reinventing an industry. Along the way you’ll draw a nice paycheck and work on projects that truly matter.

WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK

Enjoy a healthy work/life balance, with great perks from free lunches and fun afternoon social activities to work-from-home Wednesdays.

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  • Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Upwork full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, free food, good compensation, great CEO. Work at home on Wednesdays. Work is interesting and future looks good. Two offices: Mountain View and San Francisco (and lots of remote employees and contractors). Also, for those people posting reviews to Glassdoor and that use Upwork to find contract jobs, you aren't an Upwork employee! That is like saying you found a contract job in the San Jose Mercury News and you don't like working for the San Jose Mercury News.

    Cons

    Missing some of the perks of larger companies like a gym but so what. You're at a small/medium size company!


Upwork Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Upwork (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    An initial discussion with the director on the phone. This was followed by a phone screen about a couple of weeks later with an engineer. The final round was an all day interview session at the Mountain View office. The entire process took 2-3 months to complete, but this was probably because it happened over the end of year where people were probably off on holidays.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were mostly around algorithms fibonacci, tree traversal, sorting algorithms etc. The questions themselves were phrased typically in terms of hypothetical problems to which you would have to figure out which algorithm would be best suited to apply and explain on the whiteboard. These were then typically followed by questions around space-time complexity of the solution.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.upwork.com
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

Say hello to talent without boundaries. The best companies win with the best talent. But great people can be hard to find. We’ve created an online workplace for the world – connecting clients with top freelance professionals from San Francisco to Sao Paulo. Whether you need one writer or an entire team of programmers, we help you find the right experts to fuel your ... More

Mission: To create economic and social value on a global scale by providing a trusted online workplace to connect, collaborate, and succeed.

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