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Zirtual Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "I loved that I could work from home which meant pajamas all day" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Zirtual believes in a Work - Life balance and a win - win - win for the company, clients, and employees and it really shows" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some of them were even surprised and sometimes annoyed that most assistants work from home" (in 5 reviews)

  • "I'm sure it was easier for the contracted employees to come and go but the employees did not have the freedom they advertised" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "SUCH an awesome place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have no idea what you're in for!! I have LOVED every minute at Z. I got freedom in my life, worked with such amazing people and SO much support no matter what dilemma I faced. I was SO sad to leave Zirtual but I was offered a management position with higher pay. I could not recommend this place enough. Management was SUPERB. Coworkers were always helpful when they could be!

    Cons

    There was nothing bad about my time at Z!

    Advice to Management

    You've got a great thing going. Don't change!!


  2. "Good in a pinch, but pay is terrible unless you take on a ton of clients"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zirtual Assistant
    Current Employee - Zirtual Assistant

    I have been working at Zirtual full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work/life balance is ok, very friendly and supportive management. You get to meet a lot of interesting clients and some of them are pretty friendly.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, unless you take on a ton of extra work. Some clients are also rude.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your assistants better.

  3. "Virtual Assistance"

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

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

    Pros

    Working Remotely and computer provided to use for work.

    Cons

    Onboarding clients wasn't easy at times and not great for moving up since those positions are in office only. Company went under over one weekend.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I loved it until I was laid off."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant
    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the relationships I made with coworkers and clients alike. Even when things get stressful and deadlines start to close in, it's those people who help you through it.

    I loved that I could work from home which meant pajamas all day. My clients were amazing. When the company went under in 2015 (before Startups acquired them) I was able to take my clients with me and I continue to work with each one today.

    The training Zirtual gave us was wonderful. I owe them for preparing me for my business now.

    Cons

    I was told there would be a work/life balance but that wasn't the case. If you were an employee, you were required to have all of your time accounted for, down to breaks and lunch. There was no time to "vacuum" or take care of your children if you needed to. If anything, not having to commute was the only time saving part. I'm sure it was easier for the contracted employees to come and go but the employees did not have the freedom they advertised.


  5. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zirtual full-time

    Pros

    young energetic passionate talented people

    Cons

    inexperienced unorganized professional back ground


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No money"

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    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant
    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It's nice to work from home and have the possibility of flexible hours.

    Cons

    You're an independent contractor. Meaning you'll be paying for insurance and taxes out of pocket making this job about$ 10-$12/hr. Not livable for me but maybe for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Team/Bad Former CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zirtual full-time

    Pros

    Great team, smart people, moved fast.

    Cons

    I was laid off from Zirtual like everyone else on a Monday morning at 4:00am with an email by the former CEO. Zirtual is now owned by a different organization so I cannot say what they are like now. The team I worked with was amazing, but being laid off like that wasn't so great.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great job if you have another source of income"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zirtual full-time

    Pros

    Got to work from home
    Great team collaboration
    Got to make new connections with people across the country

    Cons

    It was a startup so things weren't always clearly defined
    Pretty large workload for such a low hourly rate


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pod Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zirtual full-time

    Pros

    Was great working with my team of VA's!

    Cons

    The company leadership had a lit of work to do, they were kind of a disaster at the time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Job, Terrible Pay"

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    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Zirtual Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work with a flexiable schedule. Lots of support available if you know where to look.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. I was promised I could reach my full client load in a few weeks, but after 2 months I was still making very little money.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more support and respect. That includes paying a decent wage.


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