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3.8
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Sara Horowitz
8 Ratings
  1. "Love the flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Freelancers Union

    Pros

    Great time management. Like working remote. Flexibility is awesome. Creative and technically proficient. Promotes visibility and plays a key role in developing content production. Allows time for research.

    Cons

    time management, research, ever-changing deadlines.

    Freelancers Union2016-07-17
  2. "caregiver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freelancers Union full-time

    Pros

    Great to work on my own

    Cons

    benefits not that good, could provide better

    Freelancers Union2018-07-17
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great until it isn't"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Freelancers Union full-time

      Pros

      attracts great coworkers, lots of passion and energy, never a dull moment

      Cons

      environment can get unhealthy; there was a pattern of staff rising and falling in favor

      Freelancers Union2016-05-09
    • "Office Employee"

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

      I worked at Freelancers Union full-time

      Pros

      Good people, nice office, not sticklers for times

      Cons

      management, benefits are expensive and not much covered/

      Advice to Management

      narrow focus of projects, provide maintenance to them once completed.

      Freelancers Union2015-12-29
    • "Not Bad At All"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Freelancers Union

      Pros

      nice employees, great office, good cause

      Cons

      slow to accept change in the tech area

      Freelancers Union2015-11-24
    • Helpful (6)

      "All that glitters..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Freelancers Union full-time

      Pros

      Great staff to work with, fun location, laid back atmosphere amongst co-workers.

      Cons

      Spastic leadership - one week they like you next week not. All decisions based on "management's" arbitrary logic. Youth-centric, CEO is self promotion machine, ridiculously clickish, company will try to screw you over (deny unemployment, mess up references, lawsuits!) when/if you leave. Management is pretty on the outside. Good luck minorities.

      Advice to Management

      Stop being lame "liberals". Your mantras cooperation and team support are contrary to your actions. Pettiness is so high school. You are not a union (in so many ways).

      Freelancers Union2015-06-09
    • "A great place to work!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Freelancers Union

        Pros

        Loved the open work culture and office layout. there's a lot of team work involved.

        Cons

        Not a lot of room for growth

        Freelancers Union2015-03-01
      • Helpful (3)

        "Needs stronger leadership"

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        Former Employee - Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Freelancers Union full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great mission to help freelancers and promote the sharing economy. The place is pretty laid back and doesn't come with the stress as if working for larger companies.

        Cons

        Leadership in tech / IT group is very lacking. Their SDLC process is something you witness at very early start-ups, but considering they've been doing this for years they should be not be where they are at now. There is no growth opportunity at Freelancers, benefits/perks are sub-par compared to other places, not much training for new employees, and they don't have any type of structure to speak of. Also don't expect...

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        Advice to Management

        Bring in strong managers who can actually lead.

        Freelancers Union2014-08-19
      • Helpful (2)

        "Needs stronger leadership and more consistency"

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

        I worked at Freelancers Union full-time

        Pros

        Great people, flexible hours, convenient location.

        Cons

        Lack of consistency with promotions/pay grades, mission, and culture.

        Advice to Management

        The organization needs to transition from a small non-profit to a growing company with a non-profit and an insurance company.

        Freelancers Union2013-09-17
      • "SMART,SIMPLE AND A HUGE PLATFORM FOR ANY ENGINEER"

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        Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        You can work from anywhere. No work pressure.

        Cons

        A lot of risk is involved.

        Advice to Management

        Check the valid employers.

        Freelancers Union2014-08-29
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