oDesk Reviews

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159 Reviews
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oDesk CEO Fabio Rosati
Fabio Rosati
7 Ratings

    Great for extra money

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    Current Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Current Employee - Virtual Assistant

    I have been working at oDesk as a contractor


    Flexilble schedule, opportunities to do work internationally


    Competing against people that will take $1 an hour for the same work.

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oDesk Interviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Computer Systems and Infrastructure Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at oDesk in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was very impressed with their interview process and how my HR contact guided me through it all. I was not local, which may be why it took almost two months for the process to complete. It started off with a test with very relevant questions to the position with a number of phone and Skype interviews with people ranging from future peers, managers, and employees from adjacent groups, with finally an in-person interview. Questions were both relevant and technical as well as personality-centric.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember specifics but there were some tough technical questions. Those I weren't sure of I instead walked through my thinking step-by-step, which was, I believe, well received by interviewer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a competitive salary right away and a place to grow my career, which made it easy to say yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

oDesk Awards & Accolades

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TechCrunch 50, TechCrunch, 2009
INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

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Website www.odesk.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Our Story

In 2002, Odysseas Tsatalos was getting a Silicon Valley startup off the ground and wanted to collaborate with his friend Stratis Karamanlakis, an expert engineer. The only problem was that Stratis lived in Greece, and working with someone half a world away was pretty much unheard of at the time.

So they did what any enterprising tech-heads would do—they created...

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