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Upwork Benefits

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Employer Summary

Upwork proudly offers a comprehensive set of benefits to ensure employees are able to bring their whole selves to work. To allow for that, we aim to deliver world-class offerings and perks that cover your medical, dental, vision, emotional and family well-being.

  • Medical insurance for you and your family
  • Rich 401(k) offering with matching
  • 12 week fully paid parental leave with full pre and post pregnancy support network
  • Free meals and snacks 5 days a week
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement program
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • On-site perks such as chair massage, dry cleaning and more
  • Fertility and adoption subsidies
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits that are subsidized at 50%
  • Generous ESPP program.
  • On-demand back-up child care
  • 24 Hour Emotional Well-being support

Commitment to Diversity Statement:

At Upwork, we are committed to creating the most diverse and inclusive culture possible. Our community is made up of freelancers and businesses from 180 countries, and we believe the ability to provide a marketplace that empowers them and serves their diverse needs starts with employees. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is critical to the success of our business and our ability to further our mission of creating economic opportunities so people have better lives. We make a concerted effort to ensure these efforts are woven throughout everything we do, both internally and externally, in order to do our part in making meaningful strides towards equality.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • May 01, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    Overall great perks! Office team is proactive on getting diversity of snacks, meals, beverages. Many options!

  • Jun 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    Only one option for medical

  • Apr 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Director of Operations in Mountain View, California

    Best thing is that every benefit Upwork gives is relevant, applicable, and useful. They don't waste anything. Worst thing is that at the time I worked there, they did not match 401ks.

  • Jan 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Enterprise Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois

    50% 401k Match Unlimited PTO Free Breakfast and Lunch Company Equity - RSU's 50% match for commuter benefits Additional ESPP - Employee Stock Purchase Program Gym reimbursement and Gym in building Cell Reimbursement Many more I am probably missing. The benefits are incredible.

  • Jan 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Other in New York, New York State

    All freelancers, remote workers, any contracted worker, do not receive any type of benefits, NOTHING!

  • Dec 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Great benefits and package options

  • Nov 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Analyst in San Francisco, California

    They could have a better dental insurance partner

  • Nov 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Freelance Designer in Woodbridge, Virginia

    The flexibility allows for you to do other things!

  • Aug 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    Parking is not free in the city

  • Aug 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Costa Mesa, California

    There are no benefits working contract

Benefits Summary

List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (34)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • CheckmarkStock Options (13)
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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