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Upwork Overview

www.upwork.com
Mountain View, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. Upwork makes it easier for the world's best businesses and independent professionals to find each other without the traditional barriers of set time and place. Freelancers on the site offer more than ... Read more

Mission: To connect businesses with great talent to work without limits.

Company Updates

  • Thanks to The Muse for including Upwork in this roundup of "companies that are going to be huge in the coming years"!

    11 Companies That Are Going to Be Huge (and Are Hiring Now)

    Everyone wants to be a part of something big. Just think of how amazing it must have felt to be one of the employees involved in the breakout of Facebook, or Uber, or Airbnb, or how great it would be to say "I work there!" when you see your office featured on Forbes' top lists.

  • We're honored to be on Wealthfront's 2016 List of Career-Launching Companies!

    The 2016 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List

    Today we are pleased to present our fourth annual list of US mid-sized technology companies with momentum. We publish this list because we believe these companies are the ideal places for young people to start their careers. Most Wealthfront clients are in their 20s and 30s, and their financial success will primarily come from success in their professional careers.

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Upwork – Why Work For Us?


Say hello to talent without boundaries

The best companies win with the best talent. But great people can be hard to find. We’ve created an online workplace for the world – connecting clients with top freelance professionals from San Francisco to Sao Paulo.

Whether you need one writer or an entire team of programmers, we help you find the right experts to fuel your success. Our platform lets you work effortlessly with freelancers anywhere. Say goodbye to business as usual.

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PART EVOLUTION

Our story begins with two leading pioneers in online work: Elance and oDesk. Each had created thriving global communities with separate paths to success. In 2014 we realized that we could do more together and merged to form Elance-oDesk, combining ideas, technology and resources.

PART REVOLUTION

As we formed a shared vision, we saw that our impact would be even greater if we focused on building one great workplace. With the oDesk platform as the foundation, we kept the best of both legacies and added new innovations. In 2015 we re-launched the company as Upwork, representing a renewed vision and commitment to creating the world’s best online workplace – for existing and future customers alike.

CREATING OPPORTUNITY AND FREEDOM

Today, Upwork is the premier platform for top companies to hire and work with the world’s most talented independent professionals. We’re creating a world of unmatched talent and opportunity, where global teammates who are thousands of miles apart can work together seamlessly.

Work with a purpose. And a smile.

COME MAKE HISTORY

Help bring online work to every corner of the world.

DO STUFF YOU’RE PROUD OF

Be part of a fun and passionate crew reinventing an industry. Along the way you’ll draw a nice paycheck and work on projects that truly matter.

WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK

Enjoy a healthy work/life balance, with great perks from free lunches and fun afternoon social activities to work-from-home Wednesdays.

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Upwork Reviews

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  • "Honest internet based freelancing agency"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Upwork full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reliable payment, solid system, great support team, easy to find jobs and employer, large network of companies and freelancers. Great user interface.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chalenge. I was working full time when the company was called 'oDesk' and they have a great reliable payroll system.

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Upwork Interviews

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Upwork (San Francisco, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    1st - Phone interview with Recruiter (Short)

    2nd - Phone interview with VP of Sales ( About 30 minutes, friendly guy, no bs with him )

    3rd - Onsite interview with 4 different people

    1st interview: Sales Manager Karen
    2nd interview: Account Executive with a guy named Brian
    3rd interview: Sales Development Rep
    4th interview: VP of Sales

    Interview Questions

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Upwork Awards & Accolades

  • Career-Launching Companies list, Wealthfront, 2016

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