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Updated May 10, 2021

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4.0
78%
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Upwork President and CEO Hayden Brown
Hayden Brown
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work from home Wed cannot go understated(in 31 reviews)

  • "1M in talent grants to companies fighting COVID, which helped those companies succeed but also helped Upwork freelancers work at a really trying time(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "they should concern about freelancer more than clients(in 9 reviews)

  • "Writing winning proposals takes time and effort(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      Mar 18, 2021 - Web Scraper in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It works really well and easy

      Cons

      I think there are none

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Work Life Balance.

      Feb 9, 2021 - Data Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learning Path and exposure to many tools.

      Cons

      Extended hours of work is a bit stressful.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Dec 24, 2020 - Content Writer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are plenty of opportunities with the added benefit of flexible timings

      Cons

      The competition is overwhelming. Most clients either work with top-rated freelancers or those that accept low wages for good ratings.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Job

      Oct 27, 2020 - UpWork Freelancer in Quebec, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of jobs available and flexibility.

      Cons

      Long waiting process for contracts

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great hours but you eat what you catch

      Aug 27, 2020 - Marketing Specialist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible hours great learning experience learn at your own pace work at your own pace COVID safe

      Cons

      you eat what you catch

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great website to bring freelancers and clients together.

      Apr 29, 2020 - Freelance Writer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Payment protection, Open communication opportunities, Responsive

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Jul 16, 2019 - Web Developer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed and work honestly to deliver software.

      Cons

      Not get other benefits. just work from home and enjoy

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Highly Ambivalent

      Dec 25, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic and experience team of dedicated and team-oriented members.

      Cons

      Organization is very compartmentalized. Info not shared well across departments and teams, leading to duplication of efforts and needless 'reinventing the wheel', a waste of time and resources. Technology platform can be challenging/buggy, but is improving.

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Asp.net Web Application Developer

      Oct 25, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Can work from anywhere, any place. As long as you can finish your tasks, that's fine.

      Cons

      Now a days its difficult to get good jobs.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice

      May 10, 2021 - Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enhances my skills and develop my critical thinking ability

      Cons

      If you are an individual programmer you have to shoulder all of the workloads if you found a client

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