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SimpleTense Education Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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  1. "Company & it's concept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SimpleTense Education full-time

    Pros

    Good concept by them.. Company name have TENSE word in it but nowhere it's tense in working. It's very SIMPLE and straight.

    Cons

    Growing rapidly. Wish all the best.

    SimpleTense Education2019-08-20
  2. "A dream company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education for more than a year

    Pros

    very easy to get started and the support staff is tops. They are very proactive and don't leave freelancers hanging.

    Cons

    messaging can be very last-minute, but the support staff acts as a buffer to help me get through each task.

    Advice to Management

    I've worked for SimpleTense for less than a year, and so far, it's been very positive. The support from the staff is always friendly, and they find me the resources that I need so I can get the job done. I've freelanced at several other companies, and this is by far the most writer-oriented website. I write that's it!

    SimpleTense Education2019-08-02
  3. "Amazing Team, Amazing Clients, Amazing Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been with SimpleTense for more than five months now and I can envision myself happily working with this company for many years to come. In my nearly 20 years of experience as a writer and educator, I have rarely seen a team as supportive, knowledgeable, and dedicated as this one. It is very easy for freelance writers working remotely to feel expendable and isolated, but at ST, you truly feel like a valued member...

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    Cons

    Thye slow writing season. Summer months can lead to some challenges in securing writing projects, but spring and fall are very busy. Even in the slow summer months, however, I've managed to bring in a healthy paycheck--something virtually unheard of in the world of freelance writing!

    SimpleTense Education2019-07-18
  4. "Not Enough Orders"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is very supportive of it's staff and offers a lot of training and help to all of its writers. It's fun to get to research things and use your academic writing skills to make some cash. The pay is generally fair if you are a fast writer, which you should be if you want to work here!

    Cons

    There are NOT enough assignments to go around by any means. They get posted very infrequently, are usually for under 40 dollars and get snapped up immediately. I suspect the reviews here saying people are doing this full time are not real. I don't know how anyone could possibly be able to with the number of orders coming in. Some of the reviews on here seem fake, honestly. Also just fyi, this is 100% plagiarism. This...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't hire as many freelancers so there are more jobs to go around.

    SimpleTense Education2019-03-10

    SimpleTense Education Response

    July 14, 2019Manager

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We're glad that you have the opportunity to expand your academic writing chops. Re: the number of orders. There are several strategies to help increase the number of available orders. We use a tier system, and the stronger writers who receive ...

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  5. ""Freelance writer""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SimpleTense Education

    Pros

    The staff are pretty nice

    Cons

    I'm surprised to see only one other person calling this company out for what it is: a paper mill. Although not technically illegal, it's highly unethical and definitely plagiarism. The students aren't going to learn anything if they think they can just pay people to do their work for them. Also, professors will probably figure it out if the student doesn't have a good grasp on the English language and then suddenly turns...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn what ethics are.

    SimpleTense Education2019-03-17

    SimpleTense Education Response

    July 14, 2019Manager

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We'd like to remind you that our writers choose the tasks that they want to take on. Some simply require grammar checks, others are more editing-intensive, and others require additional work. Our writers are not obligated to take any task that they ...

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  6. "Professional, Caring and Passionate Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff support is unbelievable for a freelancing company. The company is very focused on not only serving clients, but providing writers with feedback that will help develop them in their own careers. The communication is remarkably clear, immediate and positive with staff. I have worked as a freelancer for a number of different places and in other full-time positions- I can say without a doubt that ST is among the...

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    Cons

    ST is very good about aiding writers with any challenges that come up, though I think one area of difficulty that often arises with clients is simply being able to find better access to online sources. I am fortunate that as an alumni of an institution that provides access to a large journal database, I may not have those issues nearly as much as other writers. Also, being able to assess whether an assignment is financially...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work: the attitude of staff is encouraging!

    SimpleTense Education2019-01-09

    SimpleTense Education Response

    May 31, 2019Manager

    Thank you for the warm thoughts and encouragement! As freelancers ourselves, we completely get the necessity of timely payouts. Re: journal articles. We can generally pull up journal articles on our end. Just give us the doi and some leeway, and we can deliver them via the messaging ...

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  7. "Fantastic Company for Freelancers"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education for less than a year

    Pros

    SimpleTense has been wonderful since day one. They provide all the resources necessary to complete the writing tasks as stress free as possible. The managers are friendly and always willing to help clarify details with clients and answer questions about the tasks. Anyone that is interested in freelance writing should give SimpleTense a chance, the company is, quite simply, fantastic.

    Cons

    None, I could not be happier with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the tasks coming, the more work the better!

    SimpleTense Education2019-01-07

    SimpleTense Education Response

    May 31, 2019Manager

    Wow! Thanks for the warm words! We are humbled and proud, as contradictory as that sounds. We are always looking to better ourselves--if you have any ideas how we can improve, please let us know. 🙂

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Why I stick around"

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    Current Employee - Task Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I stick around because this is a place where we are responsible for helping others. I stick around because it is fun to work here. I stick around because the company understands my needs and doesn't delay paying me on time. I stick around because the people I work with respect my opinion. I stick around because I am expected to get better at my job, a little bit every day. I stick around because every day is Day 1. I...

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    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, am messaged at all times of the day, work/life balance is something I have to actively manage

    Advice to Management

    Hold onto the vision of making this a place where others are expected to get a little better every day.

    SimpleTense Education2018-01-24

    SimpleTense Education Response

    May 31, 2019Manager

    We're glad that you're sticking around! Thank you for the kind words and we are thrilled that you find ST a stimulating work environment. Yes, it can be fast-paced and hectic at times. We attribute the large number of orders to the confidence that our clients put in us. The messaging ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Something New Every Day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Task Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    With SimpleTense, employees are constantly learning. As an administrator, I review assignments from every discipline, and it really is an education in itself. I have a doctorate in history, but I have stepped outside my comfort zone by tackling economics, musicology, biology, and geology. I have the opportunities to read books and watch movies that I normally wouldn’t touch. Plus, we’re a close-knit company, where every...

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    Cons

    Time is a luxury. Learning on the fly can be hard, and when you’re under time and internal pressure constraints, the stress factor can be high. Be prepared to work long hours during peak seasons.

    SimpleTense Education2018-01-24

    SimpleTense Education Response

    May 31, 2019Manager

    Thanks for the positive feedback! We're thrilled you have the opportunities to expand your horizons. Here's to clear sailing!

  10. Helpful (1)

    "A supportive work environment that encourages learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SimpleTense Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    have been working at SimpleTense for almost two years now. I like how ST encourages employee development. Everyone is happy to share what they know and they are constantly learning and reflecting, either by reading book or a blog post, or simply watching a movie. My supervisor has recommended several online courses to me. I have learned SEO, Facebook marketing, landing page design, and other skills since I joined SimpleTense....

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    Cons

    Work at SimpleTense can be very fast paced. You will need to multitask, handle tight deadlines, and handle work pressures.

    SimpleTense Education2018-01-24

    SimpleTense Education Response

    May 31, 2019Manager

    Best review on the website! Thanks for the very generous words! We're excited that ST nurtures intellectual growth and skill-building, and that you've gotten so much out of your time here! 😄

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