oDesk – Why Work For Us?

oDesk is now Upwork. Please find us at https://www.upwork.com/ or the Upwork Glassdoor page.

Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it faster and easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Upwork's vision is to connect businesses with great talent faster than ever (within minutes). Businesses find, hire, collaborate with and pay freelancers around the world via Upwork. Freelancers earn more than $1 billion annually via Upwork.

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oDesk Reviews

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  • Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at oDesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, the mission, the work and the lifestyle are great.

    Cons

    Fewer "Manager-level" employees get to manage teams than elsewhere


oDesk Interviews

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Interview Difficulty

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    Web Performance Optimizer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at oDesk (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    They'll just ask you about your experience and some sample sites that you've worked on in the past. Some technical questions for some clients but that's all.

    Interview Questions

    • If you don't have an experience yet, well maybe if they ask you for some sample works that you've done before.   Answer Question

oDesk Awards & Accolades

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TechCrunch 50 , TechCrunch, 2009
INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies , Inc. Magazine, 2011
INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies , Inc. Magazine, 2010
INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies , Inc. Magazine, 2009
13 startup stars on the verge of an IPO , Fortune Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.odesk.com
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

oDesk is now Upwork. Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it faster and easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Upwork's vision is to connect businesses with great talent faster than ever (within minutes). Businesses find, hire, collaborate with and ... More

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