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Freelancer Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Able to work from home on a part/full time basis (in 11 reviews)

  • Smooth interface, flexible working hours and easy to find good clients and projects (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to find a nice opportunity as freenlance when you are new in system (in 6 reviews)

  • Given the nature of the industry, sometimes long hours are necessary (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Treasury Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Treasury Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours
    Independence
    Openness
    Workload control
    No office politics

    Cons

    Lack of Benefits
    Lack of Job Security
    Health Insurance
    Lack of Bonuses
    Variable Income
    Variable Workloads


  2. "Freelancer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bosses, great pay, nice office

    Cons

    strict end date for project


  3. "I control my schedule."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy freelancing because I control my schedule and am responsible for my own project management, invoicing, etc. I spend time at home, which is also wonderful.

    Cons

    Freelancing is not great when projects are inconsistent. I have been taken advantage of my previous clients, but I've learned to always have a contract!

    Advice to Management

    Self, keep doing it.


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  5. "it is amazing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Translator in Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - Translator in Egypt, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is so easy ... and comfortable

    Cons

    translate a lot of books

    Advice to Management

    you are very good


  6. "Freelance Creative Director"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Freelancer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freelance is great when you have it.

    Cons

    You don't always have it.


  7. "Good place to find great projects to work on and great feedback"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to find great projects to work on and great feedback.

    Cons

    Currently I find no cons at this moment.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more sophisticated app and provide on for Microsoft Surface RT arm version.


  8. "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freelancer full-time

    Pros

    Lavish team lunches, opportunity to move up and take on more responsibilities, direct access to CEO and senior management

    Cons

    Expect to work some unpaid overtime

    Advice to Management

    Focus on team building and skill building


  9. "Life Sucker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freelancer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paycheck? Weekends off .. Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    No training... none.. zip .. No communication......No recognition.. Out of this world sick rules either a 24 hour notice or written up

    Advice to Management

    take care of your front line people because without them this company would be nothing


  10. "Web Developer/Designer/Graphics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I get to meet lots of different people and enjoy seeing them upon my job well done.

    Cons

    I am tired of chasing the next contract and trying to collect past due balances.


  11. "Stay Away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart at taking your money
    Fees for developer not finishing project

    Cons

    Bad Support service. best to stay away
    everyone(probably freelancer bots) low ball you
    offer cheap for project then boom real price appears. waste of time
    deposit is easy then withdraw takes forever. like a month
    and you got to verify identity
    requires the employee to pay the percentage upon accepting the job, regardless if the job is real or not.

    Advice to Management

    shut down



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