oDesk Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Current Freelancer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Web Developer Freelancer in Payson, UT
    Current Freelancer - Web Developer Freelancer in Payson, UT

    I have been working at oDesk (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to find jobs
    Lots of jobs to apply for
    Hourly jobs guaranteed pay

    Cons

    Fixed payments are not guaranteed for payment

  2. Great site to find a variety of freelance work

    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at oDesk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great variety of work in regards to positions and experience levels.

    Cons

    While there are some great clients on this site, its just a matter of finding them.

  3. Well-run company with cooperative office culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at oDesk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent leadership
    Friendly atmosphere
    Good perks
    Strong emphasis on work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited professional feedback for new hires

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Interesting business opportunities but adoption of new technology is slow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at oDesk full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business opportunity appears interesting as oDesk is market leader.
    oDesk believes in work from home, and that is a big plus for me. Many of my co-workers work effectively from remote locations.

    Cons

    Lots of old technology in use, and people are reluctant to implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Managers rarely give feedback.

  6. It's very nice to work at oDesk because you have the freedom to your schedule, and you're only working at home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Web Performance Optimization Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Web Performance Optimization Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at oDesk as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    home-based, you can choose your own schedules

    Cons

    no benefits but it's ok

  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at oDesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the mission, the work and the lifestyle are great.

    Cons

    Fewer "Manager-level" employees get to manage teams than elsewhere

  8. Smart people. Lots of ways to grow and contribute. Feel appreciated and respected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at oDesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Company believes in allowing each employee to have impact on the business, be compensated for it and have great work/life balance
    - The smartest group of people I have ever worked with
    - I feel I am truly making a difference and contributing directly to business growth
    - Lots of responsibility and ownership
    - Awesome benefits
    - Great company culture
    - Transparency from CEO
    - Fun work environment
    - IT has never denied me anything :)
    - Kitchen stocked with food - feels like home. Company provides catered lunch bi-weekly
    - Ping pong tournaments
    - Did I mention that people are fun?
    - We love the way we work

    Cons

    - no annual bonus
    - no 401K matching
    - at company events if you win a contest, likely your prize will be a Pez Dispenser - a giftcard would be better

    Advice to Management

    let's keep growing this company! Thank you!

  9. Great place! Working there was smooth, interesting, and fun.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Data Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Data Scientist in Redwood City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, fun, would totally recommend it. It's a mid size private company (~ 100 people), and that creates a very cosy environment. I had great time.

    Cons

    I don't have significant complains.

  10. I had a great experience at oDesk

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at oDesk as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While at oDesk I had the pleasure of interacting with extremely smart and talented co-workers. There is a true sense of purpose to the work they are doing. They office perks (food, drinks, etc.) are pretty great too.

    Cons

    I did not really have any negative experiences while I was there. Much of the company does work from home once a week so if you are constantly in need of structure you may not find it here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything

  11. Loving the way we work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at oDesk full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here is not only clever and talented, but they embody a spirit of collaboration and consideration.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but it will be a challenge to keep the culture as vibrant as we grow.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate roles and responsibilities as clearly as possible.

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