Crowdflower

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Exciting Crowdsourcing Startup

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Crowdflower full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great location in the Mission, a block from Bart. Friendly team of super smart folks developing highly innovative technology. Great employee benefits, flexible hours and a great kitchen. We operate in an open, collaborative environment, use all the latest tools and technologies (very Apple centric with devices), and do quite a bit socially together after hours as well.

Cons

Everything's changing all the time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Turmoil

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Crowdflower full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Creative people with a passion for what they are doing.
    Breakfast food and unhealthy snacks abound.
    Beverages galore.
    Big office with lots of space.

    Cons

    Too many people who don't work hard or do the bare minimum.
    No structure or chance for career development.
    An events person earns more than most of the employees.
    Sales process consistently lies to clients.
    Employees told embellish results to maintain clients.
    24 hour job, always something needed to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great Place for Small Changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crowdsource Worker in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Crowdsource Worker in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Crowdflower part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent support staffed by people who are always helpful and encouraging, promptly responding to complaints and questions. Tasks are described clearly with plenty of examples, sometimes bordering on the excessive and repetitive which in hindsight is actually good for reviewing one's own work. Working interface is flawless, generally fast to load and submit, with useful tools like bookmarklets and browser extensions.

    Cons

    Leveling system makes it hard for novices to advance: few tasks are accessible when you are just starting. I got lucky by coming in when there were real easy tasks at level zero, and managed to jump through upper levels in a couple of weeks, but then I saw dry spells where all of the tasks are for levels 1 and up which would easily discourage newcomers to continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless the clients insist, make all tasks open to any and remunerate only on the correctly done tasks. Many of the tasks, e.g. receipt transciption, can be done by anyone with sufficient attention. Higher level tasks that probably require judgement should be reserved for workers who had gone through extensive training or experience - presumably with higher pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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