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Upwork Overview

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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    "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    Fun loving team. Everyone gets along. Your opinion and ideas are highly valued. Everyone is willing to help. Team is always growing and you are able to explore other opportunities in the company. Plus, because Enterprise is still relatively young you see your work directly impact our success. Not to mention, all of the perks Silicon Valley-based companies offer; Unlimited PTO, catered lunch, remote options, casual dress, etc.

    Cons

    Upwork's Enterprise organization is relatively young, occasionally you run into the typical growing pains of a start-up, for example not having certain processes and procedures in place. That is all getting better with time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out and listen to the team for ideas and feedback.

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Upwork Interviews

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    Mediation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Upwork (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    They make you believe you are getting the job and tell you to standby for the final offer email but it will never come, not even a denial. Good thing I had another job for backup but if I didn't I would still be waiting to hear from them. The interview is laid back, ask a lot of scenario questions and ask you what skills are a priority for dealing with the mediation process. It was a virtual interview through google hangouts.

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Upwork Awards & Accolades

  • Career-Launching Companies list, Wealthfront, 2016

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