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  1. "Love the flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    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.


  2. "Not Bad At All"

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

    Pros

    nice employees, great office, good cause

    Cons

    slow to accept change in the tech area


  3. Helpful (3)

    "All that glitters..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    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).


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Needs stronger leadership"

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

    I worked at Freelancers Union full-time (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 to be challenged to your limits.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in strong managers who can actually lead.


  5. "Office Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great until it isn't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Needs stronger leadership and more consistency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. "SMART,SIMPLE AND A HUGE PLATFORM FOR ANY ENGINEER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    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.


  10. "nice place, good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freelancers Union full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freelancers Union has commitment to improving the well-being of all workers; it offers a sense you're making the world a better place for everyone.

    Cons

    It's a great building in a great location but the open floor plan is annoying. It's not unlike anything else in New York City, so it's not really a complaint, it's just how it is.


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