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Konsus Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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  1. "Konsus is the best option for being a remote Designer!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Konsus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of exciting design work that I get to choose from, there's now a strong career path opportunity going from a Designer, Senior Designer and then Art Director. I'm able to work fully remote, have a flexible schedule and get to work with a great global community!

    Cons

    They’ve been hiring a lot of talented designers but still need more since there’s so many projects these days


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Working for Konsus as a Graphic Designer"

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    Current Freelancer - Graphic Designer
    Current Freelancer - Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work on your own time

    Cons

    Limited jobs available
    Mainly powerpoint jobs
    Low pay rate

  3. Helpful (16)

    "This company will only work for entry level, or offshore designers - don't bother to apply if experienced"

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    Former Freelancer - Illustrator
    Former Freelancer - Illustrator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Konsus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good idea for working model, allows for flexibility, interesting work

    Cons

    Americans can not live on $10-12 an hour, I can make more working as a cashier at Trader joe's or Aldis -- which does not require a college degree, software knowledge, expensive graphic design software subscriptions, and a pricey computer. This is not fair to experienced graphic designers, and this is yet another thing like e-lance that cheapens the industry and is turning graphic design and illustration into a field that barely pays enough to eat.

     I don't feel like working 39 hours a week and still being homeless. FYI in my state (NJ) they have figured that it takes AT LEAST $20 an hour to be able to secure a 2 bedroom apartment. get a clue....

    The good reviews must either be fakes or offshore employees that can afford to live on $10 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue about market rate salaries. Get off of flex jobs and other job site.... this is not a legit job opportunity for anyone with experience, just another scam that suits offshore workers and cheapens American salaries. A global economy is only good if the salary suits ALL economies.....

    Konsus Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – CEO & Founder

    Thanks for your input!

    Its indeed challenging to make a fair incentive model that is equal to residents of all countries. We're sorry to hear that the $12 base rate for Chart Designers did not... More


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Paying 10-12$/hr to Experienced Designers who paid 100K for education is appaling"

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    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer

    I worked at Konsus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your only pro is that you can work remotely. So the company takes 90% of the money for themselves. (Yes, design clients pay at least 100$/hr to agencies. It is absolutely offensive to underpay designers who may have various reasons to want to work remotely, including disability and family obligations. The "normal" starting salary for a junior-mid designer is about 50k (25$/hr) plus benefits, and for an experienced designer it is 65-90k, or a minimum of 45$, but here you have to be the top performer to make 40k a year which is quickly becoming a new minimum wage.

    Cons

    Lower pay than a checkout clerk in ShopRite expect you have student debt for going to college.

    Advice to Management

    You will absolutely not attract or retain actual talent with this setup.

    Konsus Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – CEO & Founder

    Thank you for writing this review!
    As you can imagine, it is challenging to make an incentive model that is equal and fair to residents of all countries across the globe. We're sorry to hear that... More


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Dont bother"

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    Former Freelancer - Freelance
    Former Freelancer - Freelance
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There were not any except maybe the work from home/freelance aspect which creates freedom

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, poor chain of command, they pay low and CHARGE HIGH - just another freelance site that does not do much for employees

    Konsus Response

    Jun 25, 2018 – CEO & Founder

    I am sorry you feel this way! We spend a lot of money and resources on acquiring customers and building tech that makes the order process and project execution as simple and hassle-free as possible... More


  6. Helpful (33)

    "Freelance Graphic Design Application Process"

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    Former Freelancer - Digital Engagement Strategist in Washington, DC
    Former Freelancer - Digital Engagement Strategist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Konsus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Straightforward online application form.
    Some questions infer they want to get to know you as a person.

    Cons

    Spent a good amount of time answering questions and then find out they have a policy where every graphic designer starts at $10/hour. Your rate may increase if your work is good. This is fine if you're an entry-level designer but if you have more experience don't bother wasting your time with their lengthy application.

    Advice to Management

    List the hourly rate on your job description.

    Konsus Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – CEO & Founder

    Thanks a lot for submitting this review. We have now stated the salary policy more clearly.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Flexible way to Work"

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    Current Freelancer - Freelance Graphic Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Graphic Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Konsus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time to work. Project managers help to adjust time to a Freelancer's schedule.
    Friendly guidance and management is very organized.
    Variety of projects that are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Pay for very certain projects can have a fixed pay.

  8. Helpful (21)

    "Seems like a cool Startup, but envisions a corporate mentality"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Konsus as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced
    Good clients' contacts
    Great co-workers, both PMs and Freelancers.

    Cons

    As a Project Manager you end up working most of the time for free.
    Not worth it financially.
    Both founders seem great guys, but Konsus vision does not reflect what they're saying and trying to achieve.
    No career growth.
    No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Being stuck with corporate mentality ruins the startup culture, and eventually you won't be able to get top talent working for you.


  9. "Konsus"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible environment
    - remote work
    - friendly

    Cons

    early stage startup with heavy working load


  10. Helpful (2)

    "designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Konsus full-time

    Pros

    there is a flexible work arrangement

    Cons

    the pay is only suitable for entry level designers