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  1. Good for clients, but sometimes really bad for workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CloudCrowd part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great for clients who need quality, inexpensive work, so when there's something to do, it's usually a repeat customer.

    - Pays the same day/night in most cases.

    - The pay is occasionally decent.

    Cons

    - ESL speakers from India flooded CloudCrowd to do categorization and similar projects. When those projects ran out, they paid native English speakers to edit their credentials tests so they could write. There are now ESL speakers randomly rejecting quality work and writing terrible articles that are a nightmare to edit.

    - The admins are either completely silent on upcoming work or make false promises. They frequently say they're uploading something "tonight" or "tomorrow" and several weeks will go by before the work is uploaded. While this seems to be an issue with the clients instead of the admins, the admins very rarely communicate with the workers to let them know when something will be available.

    - When there's a dry spell, working for CloudCrowd is stressful and frustrating. The admins don't always use the forums to let people know when something will be uploaded, so they will put up a small batch of the good articles at a random time. Unless you're on the platform and constantly checking throughout the day, you will miss out on work. Of course, even when the admins do let people know when something will be up, they are almost always several hours (or days) late, so you can't rely on that, either.

    - There are content reviewers who will reject work for asinine reasons. You can appeal these, but the appeals process can take a few weeks and the admins can be wrong as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open at all times and let people know when something will be uploaded a few hours ahead of time. If there's a delay, let us know. The lack of communication is going to be the end of the quality workers who can use other platforms that don't have this problem. Also, please ban the people who have cheated to get their credentials and produce terrible work. Editing these awful projects is a true nightmare.

  2. CC went down the drain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CloudCrowd

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The community - that's it.

    Cons

    Everything. CC is "merging" with CS, but it's not a merge. More like CS bought our clients and threw its workers a few rotten scraps. There is hardly any work, but the admins pretend like there will be. It's extremely frustrating. I've had it, I'm done. I will NOT work at CS unless they get their crap together - I did it in the past and will not do it again unless things really change there.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say.

  3. Waste of time (Try it if you'd like but you will be disappointed)

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

    I have been working at CloudCrowd part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to get hired
    Paid quickly (If you can find any tasks)
    Variety of work types
    You can work from home

    Cons

    A lot of site errors
    Some tasks don't work properly
    Hard to find available tasks
    Credential tests can only be taken at certain times (this limits available tasks by a lot)
    very low pay

    Advice to Management

    Product attribute value does not work. For one of the items I actually tried every combination because I was told that despite following directions and answering everything exactly as it was presented, that it was still wrong. After trying every combination the site said they were all wrong.

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  5. I learned a great deal about running all aspects of a business operations.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CloudCrowd

    Pros

    You can learn a lot and learn about distributed labor.

    Cons

    You will often work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Put business processes into place and follow them.

  6. Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Article Writer/Editor in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Contractor - Article Writer/Editor in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at CloudCrowd as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I get to earn extra income

    Cons

    Available work is sometimes limited. Website errors are frequent

    Advice to Management

    Improve your website and add more jobs

  7. Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Web Reviewer in Bayawan (Philippines)
    Former Intern - Web Reviewer in Bayawan (Philippines)

    I worked at CloudCrowd as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's easy and has good pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes they just run out of work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really

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