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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Only If You're Desperate"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Contemporary VA

    Pros

    Work from home, woman owned and run, good alternative for stay at home mothers, disabled, and students, work with interesting clients

    Cons

    Lack of respect, contractors treated more like employees than independent contractors, have to work the hours set by the company, mandatory unpaid training, contradictory rules and procedures, "internship" contract clause requires you to work minimum 15 months or incur $300 dock in pay

    Advice to Management

    Need to respect the idea of independent contractor, clearly identify job requirements and expectations from the start, be consistent in rewards and penalties

    Contemporary VA2016-07-12

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work from home"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Contemporary VA

    Pros

    Many people only write reviews about a company that are negative. CVA might have been a mess to work for a couple years ago but now they are great. They cleaned house and got all new upper management they are fantastic. I have see some mixed reviews on here, the interview process was easy for me. I got assigned to an team and begun work the next day on recurring tasks. I love being able to work from home. My hours... are flexible and I am always done by 5pm.

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    Cons

    Unpaid monthly meeting (this has been brought up in previous post, however they don't tell you thay it is once a month and only an hour long) No insurance - but your an contractor

    Advice to Management

    Y'all are doing great!

    Contemporary VA2018-02-28
  2. "You learn a lot...not all of it is good"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader and Virtual Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Contemporary VA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at this company for almost 4 years and while the positives include the amount of skills and training I received, it does not make up for the cons associated with this position.

    Cons

    Even though you are hired as a 1099, you have set work hours, very little flexibility and a GM who tries to micromanage everything being done...including wanting access to your calendar with full details so she can track your day. Overloading VA's with too much work and then being upset when they aren't perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at who you are and change.

    Contemporary VA2017-03-13

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