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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ultius in April 2017.

    Interview

    When you apply, you first take a grammar test that is fairly simple, in my opinion. If you pass, the "interview" is a sample paper they ask you to write on a topic. They respond fairly quickly, within a few days if I remember correctly, letting you know if you've advanced to the next stage. They also provide feedback on your paper, which is useful. You set up a time for a phone interview, which is basically just someone walking you through the steps of setting up your account, etc. I think they asked one question: "Why do you want to work for Ultius?" They give you a chance to ask any questions you have. My phone interview experience was very pleasant, and the interviewer I had was very friendly. We even talked about the weather that day where I am versus where she was!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Ultius?   3 Answers

    Ultius Response

    Mar 2, 2018 – HR Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to review our company. We strive to make the interview process enjoyable for the applicant, and are happy to hear it is important to you too. We allow the... More


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Ultius (Baltimore, MD) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Very easy. I saw the ad on Craigslist and emailed them. Within a few hours they responded and gave me an assignment and 2 days to complete it. After a day they called me and conducted a phone interview. I was hired during the phone interview but had to wait a while to be placed in the system and under go training videos.

    Interview Questions

    • How long have you been writing   1 Answer

    Ultius Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Hello! We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your interview experience. At Ultius we strive to make the freelance writer experience as positive as possible, and that... More

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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ultius (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is the worst, and lets you know what type of place this is. I had to do a writing sample, which was fine. Then, I had a three hour phone-interview block that you *better* realize is in *standard* time, not savings (why do that trick?). They called at 2:59 into that 3 hours block. Why? This is the writing business. If a writer is a good writer, why make them wait 2 hours and 59 minutes into a 3 hour block. That's not interviewing, that's playing games. The person that interviewed me has absolutely nothing about this company on her Linkedin page, and has ZERO writing experience. The place is already shady -- darn near doing college kids' work for them at times, so this is not surprising. I got the job, but only after playing that game. I have another editing job and I'm published regularly in two magazines, so this job was only for more money. Good thing, b/c that interview process turned me off. I almost said "no thanks," but I figured once I got the job, I would do work and take whatever money they offer (although it's not that good, if you are an established writer). Most good writers would have just moved on. And, so, that tells you about the quality of the writers at this place - this is a sweat shop of sorts, using young, or out-of-work writers. No writer with a good career is working at a place like this. This is about profits and the interview process lets you know that. I suspect this company won't be around more than four or five years, at best. I doubt I'll do much more and I probably won't even give notice. This place isn't worth putting on your resume unless you are desperate. And, it many cases, I think this place may end up hurting you if you are job searching. The interview process lets you know that from the minute they test your willingness to wait 3 hours for a phone call, even though you've already proven your skills as a writer with your resume, cover letter, writing samples, and skills test. That's just insane.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your availability, do you have a working internet connection, etc.   1 Answer

    Ultius Response

    Mar 3, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Hello and thank you for leaving feedback based on your interview experience with Ultius. We are pleased that you accepted the offer to find work with us as a freelancer. We are sad to read that you... More


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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Ultius in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online; after the application was reviewed, I was sent an email that had instructions for a paper that was to be written within 3 days on a specific topic. Following review of the paper, I interviewed on the phone and was asked some basic questions about the company and had a chance to ask questions about the position.

    Interview Questions

    Ultius Response

    Feb 24, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Hello and thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to see that the interview process was relatively quick and was proficient in determining if you would be a good fit for our team. Now that you... More


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ultius in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was more lengthy than I expected, but it also showed me that the company was serious and that the job wasn't a scam (since I found it on Craigslist, I had my reservations). I first turned in my resume, then they had me write a three page paper on the importance of music in childhood education. They really liked my paper and said it was written perfectly. Then I was invited for a phone interview. I passed that interview as well and was then sent a bunch of files that I had to read about the company policy, the website and how it works, and what they expected of their writers. There was also little quizzes that checked for comprehension that I had to pass after reading each file. When I finished that, I was officially hired and ready to start working.

    Interview Questions

    Ultius Response

    Mar 16, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share about your positive interview experience with Ultius. We take a lot of time and care when selecting candidates who have applied to join our Writing Team. It is... More


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Topeka, KS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ultius (Topeka, KS) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted a sample draft. Following the review of my sample draft I had a phone interview. I was very pleased with the process. I found the interviewer to be very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions

    • What my familiarity with the company.   1 Answer

    Ultius Response

    Feb 25, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    We are pleased to hear how smoothly and efficiently your interview process went for the Freelance Writer position. Each writer is carefully screened to ensure they have not only the writing ability... More


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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ultius in June 2014.

    Interview

    There is none. They simply give you an essay prompt and call you to hire you. Very easy. No background check. On there website it says they only hire graduates from top universities, but they will hire anyone! You dont even need a degree.

    Interview Questions

    • Just an essay prompt. They dont even screen people! They will hire felons and other criminals so if you have a felony you can easily get a job here. Just write a decent response to the essay prompt.   Answer Question

    Ultius Response

    May 29, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Thank you for leaving feedback based upon your interview experience with Ultius. We would like to address a few merits from your post, specifically the hiring of college graduates. One of Ultius... More

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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Ultius in October 2014.

    Interview

    After submitting a cover letter and resume via email, I completed a short essay based on a topic of management's choosing. Then I had a job interview over the phone, where I was told that I have excellent writing skills and would be a perfect fit with the company. The whole process felt low-pressure overall and management was very informative as to what to expect.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your thoughts, ethically, about the work Ultius does for clients.   1 Answer

    Ultius Response

    May 5, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Thank you for this informative and helpful feedback! We are pleased to hear that the interview process was efficient, informative and positive. We always like to prepare our future writers for the... More


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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ultius.

    Interview

    A few stages. First an email contact asking for a writing sample, with 3 days to turn it around. They responded by email with some critiques and scheduled a phone interview. After that was just paperwork and orientation, which took a few days.

    Interview Questions

    Ultius Response

    May 28, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Hello and thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that the interview process for the freelance writing position with Ultius, Inc was both efficient and positive. We consider the screening... More


  10.  

    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Ultius.

    Interview

    The hiring process was smooth. I did not have any issues. Management is timely with their responses on how you can better perfect your craft.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There are set payments for the projects.

    Ultius Response

    May 30, 2016 – Hiring Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We are always grateful for any additional insight from our writers regarding their experience with the company, including the interview process... More


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