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Fancy Hands Reviews

Updated May 8, 2018
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Pros
  • You work from home whenever you'd like (in 43 reviews)

  • You choose when you want to work (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Example: 20 minutes of simple graphic design are worth the same as (in 29 reviews)

  • Low pay, many tasks will take longer than the allotted time, can be very stressful to work with certain managers/mentors (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time

    Pros

    There were plenty of tasks to complete and most of the work was somewhat enjoyable.

    Cons

    The pay was very low and the scope of the tasks should earn assistants FAR more money.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. Your entire business is built on hard work by overqualified people for far too little money. Your value proposition is your assistants, yet you reap all the benefits.


  2. "sales associates"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is not terrible until you find out you are not being paid for 1/3rd of your time

    Cons

    pay sucks, they say 10.20 per hour. Read the find print it takes 90 to 100 minutes to earn that because every-time you hang up, you don't get paid until the next time the phone is answered

    Advice to Management

    You think you are smart - you are criminals and Karma will catch you

  3. "Not worth my time"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to apply and get the job, start right away, make (some) money in 2 weeks at most.

    Cons

    Not getting paid for work you do. You will start a task, only to have someone else finish it and get paid for the work you have done. You basically have to be attached to your computer until the task is complete which can take 1-3 days. Not for anyone who wants to work 8 hours a day and be done. This is a round the clock position, and you only get paid like $2/hour.

    Advice to Management

    Assistants should get paid as they go, for every 20 minutes of work they do. No more of this pay at the end nonsense. The way it is set up, other assistants can steal your tasks from you if, god forbid, you ever leave your computer.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ok company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Fancy Hands Assistant
    Former Employee - Fancy Hands Assistant

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time

    Pros

    Depending on the tasks you take, it can be a pretty easy side job to have. Also, you can do it in the comfort of your home.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. If you're looking for a job that'll make you some decent money, then this isn't the job for you. It's good for a few extra dollars but nothing much.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "I hate it"

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

    Pros

    nothing at all. I hate it

    Cons

    everything about this company is a con

    Advice to Management

    How do I get out of being an assistant? This company is ridiculous.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Virtual Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Virtual Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Virtual Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, when you want to work.

    Cons

    Low pay, tasks are often difficult and worth much more than what an assistant earns- which is a whopping $3 dollars, mentors play favorites-Ex.- after an assistant's task is unclaimed because they didn't finish and are sent sometimes 5 reminders/warnings or more to finish task-and they don't, when a new assistant picks up the task some mentors won't approve task and try to send it back to original assistant who dropped the task -making a client wait days for an answer, ignoring Fancy Hands policy regarding unclaimed tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting mentors play favorites with assistants. If an assistant picks up a task that was unclaimed-don't let a mentor make an assistant feel bad or wrong for picking up an unclaimed task! The client is supposed to come first-and has been waiting for the task to be completed! If an assistant picks up an unclaimed task and completes it-the mentor should approve it-instead of trying to send it back to the original assistant who didn't complete it!! Start paying assistants more than the lousy $3.00 for tasks that always take longer than allotted time and are worth much more.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fancy Hands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are very few pros to this company. Ability to work from home, flexible schedule that you can change with your needs, ability to choose assignments.

    Cons

    Poor pay, work requests are often no estimated for a reasonable amount of time, many requests are unreasonable or unethical, requests for support are slow to respond and often unhelpful.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rate, screen requests better, improve support to employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many advances available. You choose when you want to work. Great employees.

    Cons

    Often not enough jobs available. If you start a task you have to finish in a timely fashion even if it has become inconvenient.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and helping make more opportunities for assistants. Stop hiring so many assistants. make more hourly jobs available.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, when there's enough"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    set your own schedule

    work on your own time

    interesting tasks

    Cons

    VERY inconsistent workflow

    inconsistent mentoring of work


  10. "Terrible place to work"

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

    I have been working at Fancy Hands part-time

    Pros

    I can't think of anything pros with this company other than they underpay us and treat us like slaves.

    Cons

    -Not getting paid for working 20 minutes
    -Managers yell at you as if you are a little kid in school
    -They act like they know everything but they don't

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your assistants. You are underpaying them for all the work that they do. Sometimes they get paid so little per task and they expect you to do it quickly so that the client can ask for another task. They won't even compensate you for that second task if there is still time left on the task. That's so stupid. What about the people who are just quick and fast? You should train the managers and mentors and teach them how to talk to people.


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