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"Challenging but interesting workplace"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great work-life balance (especially those work from home Wednesdays)
- Opportunities to work on projects with cross functional teams - managers are pretty open to allowing participation just as long as your main job duties are performed
- Still has a startup essence (i.e., you are expected to take on various responsibilities even if it doesn't fit under your position) where you get to wear different hats and learn on the job
- Transparent upper management - we have weekly metrics meetings and monthly all-hands meetings where upper management has the opportunity to share hard numbers and expresses how they feel the company is doing

Cons

- HR hasn't done much to merge the two company cultures (there are still a strong presence of two separate cultures)
- There is no clear route for advancement

Advice to Management

Consider career advancement opportunities to existing employees prior to looking at external candidates.

Other Employee Reviews for Upwork

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best job I've ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is endlessly interesting. We're actually changing how people work, and in turn how they live.
    You get to have an impact on something really meaningful: work and people's livelihoods
    We're in a high-growth market and have barely scratched the surface.
    People are really smart.
    People are very team-oriented and collaborative.

    Cons

    Since the merger between Elance and oDesk, it does feel like a bigger company (in fact, it is)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people fun environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Upwork as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very nice. CEO is always around and accessible. Company-wide meetings allow anyone to express their complaints.

    Cons

    Not as many perks as other startups when I was there. Interesting mix of people. Upper level hierarchy is interesting.

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