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"Exciting Crowdsourcing Startup"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at CrowdFlower full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great location in the Mission, a block from Bart. Friendly team of super smart folks developing highly innovative technology. Great employee benefits, flexible hours and a great kitchen. We operate in an open, collaborative environment, use all the latest tools and technologies (very Apple centric with devices), and do quite a bit socially together after hours as well.

Cons

Everything's changing all the time.

Other Employee Reviews for CrowdFlower

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Turmoil"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CrowdFlower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative people with a passion for what they are doing.
    Breakfast food and unhealthy snacks abound.
    Beverages galore.
    Big office with lots of space.

    Cons

    Too many people who don't work hard or do the bare minimum.
    No structure or chance for career development.
    An events person earns more than most of the employees.
    Sales process consistently lies to clients.
    Employees told embellish results to maintain clients.
    24 hour job, always something needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "The Worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This start-up has a business model which is probably very profitable for senior management.

    Cons

    Despite scam artists at Crowdflower padding this site with positive reviews, this is a company that will throw you under the bus no matter how great of a contributor you are.

    Back in 2010 the CEO of Crowdflower, Lukas Biewald is quoted as saying the following when giving a presentation to a group of techies: “Before the Internet, it would be really difficult to find someone, sit them down for ten minutes and get them to work for you, and then fire them after those ten minutes. But with technology, you can actually find them, pay them the tiny amount of money, and then get rid of them when you don’t need them anymore.”

    Crowdflower now make profits of around $3 million per year.

    Many of their tasks pay less than $0.03 and take in excess of 5 minutes to complete, meaning hourly earnings for Crowdflower workers of around $0.25.

    Need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    Respect your contributors - they are the life source of your company


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