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Upwork Overview

Mountain View, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (UPWK)
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Upwork is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.5 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they ... Read more

Mission: To create economic opportunities so people have better lives.

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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 with smart motivated people and still have a great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Upwork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart talented people with almost no typical workplace politics. Flexible hours and unlimited PTO make it so you can actually enjoy some time off work. I also really like the company mission and the direction the company is going in after going IPO last year.

    Cons

    Would not mind some better lunch options but they are not bad. because of company growth, it is very busy right now, this is not really a bad thing but it can be stressful.

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Upwork Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Upwork.

    Interview

    One phone screen and onsite, got the offer. People is nice and fair on the process. The management is really dedicative and even call you on the weekend to discuss the offers detail. The general feeling by just looking into the management background, it looks like the company is doing well and should have some future.

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Upwork Awards & Accolades

  • Career-Launching Companies list, Wealthfront, 2016

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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