Freelancers Union

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Freelancers Union Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
8 Reviews
3.6
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great mission and organization/ wonderful people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freelancers Union full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, general transparency, high-octane environment. A lot of smart people who are mission-aligned and enjoy the work

    Cons

    not great for anyone uncomfortable with uncertainty or vague goals. it's very much a start up environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs stronger leadership

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Freelancers Union full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission to help freelancers and promote the sharing economy. The place is pretty laid back and doesn't come with the stress as if working for larger companies.

    Cons

    Leadership in tech / IT group is very lacking. Their SDLC process is something you witness at very early start-ups, but considering they've been doing this for years they should be not be where they are at now. There is no growth opportunity at Freelancers, benefits/perks are sub-par compared to other places, not much training for new employees, and they don't have any type of structure to speak of. Also don't expect to be challenged to your limits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in strong managers who can actually lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs stronger leadership and more consistency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freelancers Union full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, convenient location.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with promotions/pay grades, mission, and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization needs to transition from a small non-profit to a growing company with a non-profit and an insurance company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewards for hard work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Freelancers Union as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    freedom and having the ability to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Projects can be difficult and no direction from client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    SMART,SIMPLE AND A HUGE PLATFORM FOR ANY ENGINEER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You can work from anywhere.
    No work pressure.

    Cons

    A lot of risk is involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check the valid employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    nice place, good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freelancers Union full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freelancers Union has commitment to improving the well-being of all workers; it offers a sense you're making the world a better place for everyone.

    Cons

    It's a great building in a great location but the open floor plan is annoying. It's not unlike anything else in New York City, so it's not really a complaint, it's just how it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good

    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Freelancers Union part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professionalism of the management staff

    Cons

    Training modules dedicated to each project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation and valorization of people

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great people, dysfunctional leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freelancers Union

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the sense that you're working on something bigger than you, the fact that everybody in New York knows you and thinks you're hip.

    Cons

    Incompetent people get promoted to the top. It's turning into a traditional insurance company. Having friends who got screwed over by the insurance company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a pay scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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