Fancy Hands Reviews

Updated May 7, 2020

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2.3
26%
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33%
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Fancy Hands Founder & CEO Ted Roden & Joshua Boltuch (no image)
Ted Roden & Joshua Boltuch
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "I've stayed with them for so long because I get to work from home which is so convenient, while earning money and helping to raise my daughter(in 52 reviews)

  • "Flexibility to choose assignments and deciding when you want to work(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "The mentors/managers are really ridiculous(in 48 reviews)

  • "Some clients can be rude and have unrealistic expectations of what can be done in 20 minutes (1 task)(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company To Work For"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've worked for Fancy Hands for almost 6 years. I've stayed with them for so long because I get to work from home which is so convenient, while earning money and helping to raise my daughter. I've never had any problems or issues working here. I've been treated very well. I've had very positive experiences and have been some wonderful clients who I have worked with for years. This job works very well for me and I'm looking forward to the future and what it brings! I hope to continue to grow with the company!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list.

  2. "Fancy Hands Virtual Assistant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant in Pantego, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work from home.

    Cons

    Very little pay, not enough tasks available.


  3. "Not worth it."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can work from your home

    Cons

    pay is ridiculously bad seeing as many of the requests are completely unreasonable

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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Are the mentors on break?"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can see

    Cons

    Been waiting on a approval of my first task for 10 days now. Trying sending a email to support and got a failure email.

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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Pays the bills"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mentor in Alliance, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I can work (almost) whenever I want to. There are times where there aren't a lot of tasks to work on, but this also depends on the skills you have to offer. I have worked for Fancy Hands for almost 8 years. I have paid my bills with money left over. I have also worked very minimally when I work other jobs. I am a mentor, someone who proof reads assistants work. I can mentor here and there and put a couple extra bucks in my pocket.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of a con so to say. This work is as easy as making an appointment all the way to full blown research and website designs.

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  6. Helpful (9)

    "Terrible system to use"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time

    Pros

    You can make your own hours

    Cons

    Very difficult system to use, a simple task ends up taking way more time due to all of the regulations around how to use the system, emails, calls within the system. The credits and time is confusing, the back and forth between client, manager, etc takes too long and delays the task even more. A simple task that typically would take me 15 minutes to complete couldn't be finished and sent to the client within the days time due to all of these regulations.

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a wonderful company to work for. There is a learning curve trying to get used to the way things are done, and the mentors and management were more than patient in helping me organize my tasks and teaching the right way to handle a task. I've been here for five years working full time. You set your own hours and work from home. If you are diligent you can make a very nice salary. The tasks are very diverse and you can really broaden your skillset. You are paid every two weeks on time. This concept is amazing. If you need a job, you show up, claim some tasks, perform them well and get paid. I don't know of any other place where this is possible.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any. The rules are set up to be fair to the clients and the assistants. If there is a problem, or a glitch, management is right there to take care of it.

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  8. Helpful (12)

    "Not worth it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work when you want - sort of

    Cons

    Too many regulations for not enough pay. Disrespectful managers. You don't really get to work when you want because once you open a task with someone you HAVE to be on call for that person or you get penalized. The pay is not worth the amount of effort you'll put in. You'll be left wondering if anyone else in the world knows how to work google because some of the requests you'll get are SO STUPID.

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  9. Helpful (12)

    "Steer clear from this company!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I can't say there were any positive points for Fancy Hands and their other company, "ODO/On Demand Ops".

    Cons

    In all my years of working, this is the most disorganized, misdirected, and con of a company. I can't find one thing about this company that is good. They con their assistants and associates with their pay. They say they're this big company but looking at the amount of work and the "tasks" and "clients", they're clearly lying and maybe lying to their clients too?

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  10. Helpful (19)

    "ODO PAY IS A JOKE!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ODO and/Virtual Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time

    Pros

    Short answer - NONE! Again - NONE!

    Cons

    The ODO projects that they say pays $10.20 is just not accurate! It's more like 1.5 hours to make that much, and yet they still advertise it as such. How do these people get away with this stuff legally??!

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