42% would recommend to a friend
(23 total reviews)
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- "The job is 100 percent remote so you can work from home, when traveling, anywhere that you have a computer and internet." (in 5 reviews)
- "Flexible hours when working at home" (in 4 reviews)
- "Management and the senior editorial staff were supportive." (in 4 reviews)
- "All the editors are awesome and work with the writer to create quality content." (in 3 reviews)
- "Part time work; low pay; depending on the available articles the topics can be extremely dull" (in 21 reviews)
- "the pitiful pay, the management (current), hostile work environment." (in 5 reviews)
- "This used to be a solid side gig, but the constant changes and incompetent upper management have killed the golden goose." (in 4 reviews)
- "Passive aggressive communication" (in 2 reviews)
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Found 23 of over 104 reviews
Updated Sep 14, 2023
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- 5.0Mar 4, 2023Full Time WriterCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCleveland, OH
There's always work available; those in charge are pretty friendly; you get to work from home; you get the requested time off and extensions you ask for; you can make how much you want
It takes forever to get paid sometimes
- 1.0Jun 5, 2023Writer, Editor, QAFormer Employee, more than 3 years
When I started, it was awesome with regular pay, an outstanding team environment, supportive team leads, and I loved it.
Hasn't been the same for the past nine months when things took an abrupt nosedive. Constantly tracking down payments that were late or incorrect, unresponsive management, HEAVY reliance on AI, complete chaos. They even let people go with no warning, including team leads who were giving everything to the company. I quit in solidarity and feel lighter.3
- 4.0Jun 19, 2023WriterFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
Learned about new SEO software I hadn't used before. Work was consistent.
Pay was very low for experienced writers.
- 2.0Mar 9, 2023CopywriterCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
It's flexible and nearly entirely up to your schedule if you can get in as an "OG" writer (meaning you can self-claim work rather than get assigned articles), which is great for someone who has other freelancing gigs and likes to diversify their income streams (like me).
They only pay 3 cents per word which is an absolute joke. I've been writing for Word Agents since 2020. Since then, their rate for work that requires the use of SEO optimization tools actually dropped from 0.4/word to just 0.33/word, which completely ignores all the extra work that goes into using these tools. When I asked about the pay rate dropping I never got a response. There's NO room to earn more over time or as your skills get better and better. They offer 0.4/word for weekend work or urgent orders, which is as high as a writer can potentially earn. Now, WordAgents is starting to use AI writing tools. They're not advertising this on their site or lowering the cost for clients, but they're now trying to get writers to edit terrible AI first drafts and pay us a fraction of what we would have earned writing it. The catch is.... the first drafts I viewed were essentially unusable and would have taken me just as long to edit as it would have taken me to write it from scratch. Briefs for writers vary WIDELY from client to client. No matter the amount of work each piece requires, payment is the same per-word rate.2
- 3.0Mar 19, 2023Content WriterFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCana, VA
They used to have consistent work A supportive team
Work is on and off Payment is not consistent and even forgotten No clear communication5
- 1.0Apr 27, 2023Content EditorFormer Employee, more than 1 year
There USED to be a lot of work and a big, fun team to work with. All of that has gone down hill.
Everything - the pitiful pay, the management (current), hostile work environment.3
- 3.0Aug 31, 2022SEO & Content WriterFormer Employee
This is a great entry-level freelance writing position to earn a little extra money. You'll receive the necessary experience to be a sufficient SEO content writer. The talent manager is very kind and the team of editors is very easy to communicate with.
Very low pay, no benefits, not good for long-term or full-time work.1
- 5.0Apr 7, 2022WriterCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearKannapolis, NC
WordAgents always has writing work available, and they're one of the best paying content agencies I've found. The editors and staff are helpful, and the Talent Manager tries to make herself available once a week to answer questions - even when she's not available to answer questions on Zoom though, you can always reach her by email.
Pay can be slow. You have to hit a specific word count goal every week, but the editors don't always return any edits quickly - it depends on how busy they are. And you have to wait until you receive the "order complete" email before you can list an order as complete on your pay sheet. Some clients aren't very clear about their expectations.1
- 3.0Mar 16, 2022CopywriterFormer Employee
Helpful for copywriters wanting to gain experience in the field
Not exactly the most organized company, so be prepared to be flexible.1
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WordAgents has an overall rating of 2.7 out of 5, based on over 104 reviews left anonymously by employees. 42% of employees would recommend working at WordAgents to a friend and 40% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -30% over the last 12 months.
42% of WordAgents employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated WordAgents 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.0 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.