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Textbroker International Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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Textbroker International CEO Phillip Thune
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Pros
  • Flexibility with work times, casual atmosphere, can work from home if sick, regular assessments, training available (in 7 reviews)

  • They always pay on time, and you can work your way up to 5 cents per word if you're a good writer and pass the notorious proofreading test (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Any writing assignments under 4 stars are not only far and few between but also limited in size (in 5 reviews)

  • You can't really make a living at the lower pay levels (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good Place to Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Writer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Writer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Textbroker International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start writing if you want to wet your feet. I've had very few issues in 5 years and over 3,000 articles completed.

    Cons

    Low pay, unless you take the time to get on a lot of teams. Picky editing, difficult to move up past Level 4.


  2. "A Nice Hobby"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textbroker International part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have a range of topics and assignments to choose from as a writer/editor.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal. Undertake this if you need the experience and samples, and you're not wildly dependent on the income.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract and retain better talent, scale up your pay for freelancers.

  3. "Content Editor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textbroker International part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work times, casual atmosphere, can work from home if sick, regular assessments, training available

    Cons

    Low wages was really the only con

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textbroker International full-time

    Pros

    PTO - best I've seen in all my years of working to be honest.
    Open Office Floor plan

    Cons

    The pay is awful, not worth it at all to be honest. Lots of cliques when I worked there. The staff wasn't really friendly aside from maybe two or three individuals. Lots of nepotism and no room for advancement unless you're willing to kiss someone's butt.

    I also saw a few employees get fired for the most ridiculous reasons and honestly management should have been fired at that point too.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better, get a better healthcare package.


  5. "Upper mgmt needs to listen to lower people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textbroker International full-time

    Pros

    people are nice but the pay is bad

    Cons

    bad pay and no free food


  6. "flexible job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textbroker International part-time

    Pros

    Can take jobs at your leisure

    Cons

    sometimes assignments are easier to write about than others


  7. "Satisfied"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textbroker International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good people
    - clean workplace
    - willing to work with your schedule
    - good amount of restaurants in the area

    Cons

    - work/pay ratio was off
    - no chance for advancement
    - only good if your a college student. Not someone who wants to make a living becoming an editor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Freelancing Textbroker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in East Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in East Orange, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textbroker International part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You choose articles you're most comfortable writing about within specific deadlines. If the client doesn't like the article you do have the chance to revise. Plenty of work available from authors pool. In time, you can be invited on a clients exclusive team and receive direct orders as well.

    Cons

    Writers who want to make more money consistently may not like this site. Pay is based on your star rating.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work from home
    You can choose which articles to write
    Easy to start (but hard to get payed)

    Cons

    The website is clunky and outdated
    The pay is absolutely terrible, even for 4 and 5 star rated authors
    Editing and article guidelines are ... questionable
    There are mistakes in their placement examinations that they refuse to correct... hey, I guess we shouldn't expect Germans to know English.
    Most of the articles take too long to write for what they are worth... you would make more working at McDonalds and it would be easier too.
    The management doesn't care about you in any way, shape or form.
    They make it difficult to get payed. I had to constantly pester them with emails in order to "re-verify" my account and jump through hoops to get paid. Oh and they only pay through paypal.
    There are not a lot of orders available... the site is kind of dead. I sure as hell wouldn't hire Textbroker to create content for my company.

    Advice to Management

    Give all your money to charity and get a real job. You can't manage. You are the problem with the world today. Don't reproduce.


  10. Helpful (2)

    ""Low" Pay But Steady Work"

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

    Pros

    Typically lots of available work.
    Teams pay more money.
    You can choose what you write.
    I've earned a decent hourly wage, anywhere from $10-40/hour depending on the work.

    Cons

    Some of the choices for work are incoherent.
    Stress regarding editor reviews, which can be tough and will knock you down a level, making it harder to find decent work.


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