Mission: To create economic opportunities so people have better lives.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Help bring online work to every corner of the world.
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.
Enjoy a healthy work/life balance, with great perks from free lunches and fun afternoon social activities to work-from-home Wednesdays.
I have been working at Upwork full-time (Less than a year)
I love Upwork! It’s a complete match made in Heaven for me and here’s WHY!
I absolutely love the people! Everyone I’ve had the pleasure to connect with has been nothing short of amazing. The people here are very passionate, mission-driven, collaborative, intelligent and are truly talented. Additionally, everyone cares about one another on a human level which is wildly respectable in my book!
I genuinely value the culture and work environment that Upwork has worked hard to build and maintain. I feel like I actually belong, I feel like I am appreciated. I love that I am able to voice my concern even if it means going against the grain. My voice is heard and it’s respected.
And I, of course, love the work that not only I do specifically, but what the company does as a whole. The impact we have on others is astounding! We provide opportunities to workers. And this goes far beyond just providing them a job assignment to receive a simple paycheck.
Also, there are excellent employee benefits and perks!
Long story short, I’ve never worked for a better company.
Pay could be a little higher, but I anticipate (for my personal situation) for my salary to grow.
Advice to Management
Continue to care for your employees. Continue to value their input and respect their opinions and ideas. Continue to listen to your employees. I've seen many companies fall short and not take the time to genuinely focus on their employees.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Upwork.
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.