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Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.8 138 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie

Matt Barrie

(33 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • i can work from home, according to my timing, (in 5 reviews)

  • Free time to pursue other endeavors (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits and lots of networking (in 5 reviews)

  • Underpaid for amount of work done (in 2 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's great to work for yourself but expect stress-producing dry spells and major fluctuations in income. Obviously, no boss - yet you still have clients, of course. Set your own schedule.

    ConsPlan for the worst in terms of income and be prepared to be your own cheerleader day after day. This is harder than it sounds and it can be tiresome being an outlier.

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    I love working for myself

    Freelance Web Developer (Current Employee) Mesa, AZ

    ProsI can work from home and set my own hours

    ConsHaving enough business/money/time to work. I still have my day job unfortunately...

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet off your butt and get to work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Writer, copywriter, technical writer, content developer, script writer, and so much more . . .

    Writer, Designer, Developer (Current Employee) Marblehead, MA

    ProsThe ability to work a range of interesting clients on a range of interesting projects.

    ConsToo much uncertainty, too much time spent chasing down the next job or chasing down the last invoice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince I am my own upper management, all I can say is, "my! What an astonishing upper manager you are!"

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    Magazine design

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsEnjoy the work, but a fragile business

    ConsToo much looking around for what's next!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the content, not the medium or structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding job with inconsistent work load.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours. Work-life balance. Doing what you love daily.

    ConsThe work is always up and down. Some months you are very busy, other months no work at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not for everyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI am able to schedule my own hours, bu sometimes this means working when I don't feel like it.

    ConsThe pay is not always reliable. Sometimes income is uncertain, something one must become familiar with.

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    I love to work with creative people

    Freelance Graphic Designer (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI will deliver always and enjoy

    Consnone I have been involved for fifteen years

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare everything, knowledge is good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    freelancer is the way to go

    Freelance Writer (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    Prosfreedom of choice, meet lots of people

    Conssometimes things are slow, but things work out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Freelance Compositor for indie movie

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet to work at home

    ConsUnderpaid for amount of work done

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    Love to learn all aspects and one day change the cinematic world

    Manager FACILITIES (Current Employee) Oakhurst, NJ

    ProsWork great in teams and alone, nice dude

    ConsLong stretches of no work

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate, less will go wrong with more communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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