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Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "I enjoy the flexibility of being able to work from home and chose which available orders that come in" (in 10 reviews)

  • "I have been a freelance writer now for 8" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Editors don't read the notes on the project and have to be reminded of what's going on (a quick summary/overview helps with that)" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Barely any work available, sometimes only high school level work" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's a great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ultius full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love my job and can work whenever, however, and wherever I like. Not everyone can handle that freedom and responsibility which is presumably why there is a dissing review on this website

    Cons

    There is not a lot of team interactions. All you, all day. That's how you play.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real.

    Ultius Response

    Aug 21, 2018 – Writer Success Lead

    Hello! Thank you for taking time to post this review. We sincerely appreciate your honest and constructive feedback. In your review, you noted some of the positive merits of writing with us including... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You choose your work load, the payment is fair, and in peak seasons the work is plentiful.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's no work at certain periods.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job. Thank you!

    Ultius Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Writer Success Lead

    Hello! Thank you for taking time to leave this review. We are so pleased to read that your experience has been positive and enriching. If you need anything while you continue writing on the team... More

  3. "Support Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultius full-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment, great management! They have everything you need to feel like you're at home in the office.

    Cons

    Can get slow during their slow season.

    Ultius Response

    Sep 4, 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you so much for leaving a review! We strive to have a positive environment and are happy to hear you enjoy it. We worked hard to build a culture and office that is inviting and productive... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance Writer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexibility, you can choose your own assignments

    Cons

    inconsistent work; slow summer months

    Advice to Management

    get better editors

    Ultius Response

    May 19, 2018 – Writer Success Lead

    Thank you for taking time to leave this review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. It is a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed a few of the positive aspects of writing with Ultius including a... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Where are the orders for new writers? Please, show more!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the moment, I am a bit irritated because new writers aren't even being given the fair chance to prove themselves. There's always a catch. I've read many positive aspects from writers about working for Ultius, but these writers have been working for the company as freelance writers for at least six months. The pay is certainly fair for the work the writers do. Paying by the hour would be even better but to me, the pay is not the problem at all. So, I guess the pay, freedom to pick from a lot of different orders (once you've completed your first 20 orders) and freedom to take vacations when desired are some of the positives. I learn something new each week. Based on my own experience so far, the editors, interviewers and administrative assistance team are honest and respectful. This job is something great to add to your résumé if you're right out of college and need more professional experience in the writing field.

    Cons

    It is extremely difficult to reach the 20 minimum amount of orders new writers must complete in order to apply to have access to graduate orders, regular orders, and urgency orders. This makes no sense, and it's absolutely frustrating to refresh your 'Take Orders' page in your account multiple times throughout the day only to have just one or two orders showing up at max. New writers should be allowed accessed to at least half of the Freelance queue (default for writers). There are a lot more than two orders available, but they just won't allow new writers to have access to everything right from the get-go. New Ultius writers will struggle to complete even just one order starting out if they can't even find a topic they studied proficiently, or at least a little bit, in college. Good luck doing that based on the one or two available orders. All in all, there is no topic variety in the orders for new writers. This is a problem. You need a lot of patience starting out, and not all writers are patient because they just want to get started writing. The excuse of "low season" is a bit of nonsense because even during low season, more than two orders usually still exist each day.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new writers to see more than just two orders in his or her own account. Stretch it out to like eight or nine, and don't allow them to take urgency orders or graduate orders starting out. Not only is this more fair, but it guarantees new writers the chance to prove themselves being able to choose from multiple assignments in the regular queue category. This would also make it easier for editors to work with these new writers. Why would an individual, who majored in English or history in college, take an order in the subject of nursing or biology? That is not a good plan. This is turning away new freelance writers because they can't find work when logged in when the work is actually available for every other writer. Perhaps, this would be more fair if new writers received a higher pay for fewer orders starting out if they don't have to make any revisions. There should be some kind of a compromise here.

    Ultius Response

    May 7, 2018 – Writer Success Lead

    Thank you for taking time to provide this review! We sincerely appreciate your honest feedback. Based upon the information you have provided, we would like to address a few important merits. You... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dream Job Come True!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in America, OK
    Current Employee - Writer in America, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultius full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have found my dream job at Ultius, and am going on my fourth year as a writer. Ultius has allowed me more freedom and success in life with the ability to set my own schedule, chose my own jobs through interest and availability, and develop strong client relationships. I get paid to learn and help people, and I feel like my dreams have truly come true.

    Cons

    It would be great if a 10 minimum for a page was the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for being so supportive!

    Ultius Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Writer Liaison

    Hello! We would like to sincerely thank you for this review. It is such a delight to hear how much our writers, like you, enjoy being on the team. Based upon the information you have shared, we would... More


  7. "Not a Bad Way to Make Some Extra Money"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, ability to improve your writing

    Cons

    Slow times means that not many orders are available, editors can be unresponsive at times, clients can be unreasonable at times

    Ultius Response

    Mar 5, 2018 – Writer Liaison

    Hello and thank you for this review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide meaningful feedback. Based upon the information you have shared, we would like to address a few merits. You noted... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Editor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultius full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Accommodating to my schedule. Centrally located. Great office. Everyone in the office is very nice. CEO is very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Not very many. They've taken good care of me since I've been with them over 2 years now.

    Ultius Response

    Mar 2, 2018 – HR Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! Office location and appeal are very important to us. We want our staff to come to work in an appealing atmosphere, which is why we designed the... More


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ultius full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All of the staff are very pleasant and helpful. The work culture was amazingly positive.

    Cons

    Not a con against Ultius at all. The only reason that I am no longer there is a back injury from another job.

    Ultius Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Writer Liaison

    Hello! Thank you so much for taking time to leave this review. Your positive experience with the company is really what we work toward as a company. In your review it was noted that the staff are... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ultius part-time

    Pros

    Work from home, your own boss

    Cons

    Barely any work available, sometimes only high school level work

    Ultius Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Writer Liaison

    Hello and thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback you were able to provide as it informs us of the areas within the company that could benefit the most from small improvements. You... More