Meet the Company That's Going Above and Beyond for its Employees
Upwork (formerly known as Elance-oDesk) provides opportunity to skilled freelancers around the world. Upwork connects more than 10 million freelancers with more than 4 million businesses, so the right people can find the right jobs.
“We have millions of freelancers who are successful because of the opportunities we provide,” says Katrina Benjamin, a senior manager of freelancer success. Benjamin, like all Upwork team members, loves hearing about and sharing freelancers’ success stories.
And, just like the team is really invested in its users, the company is really invested in its team. “The treatment that we receive when we enter the office is amazing,” says Garnor Morantes, a senior manager of community and education. “Our company really takes care of us.”
For example, there’s “Buzz,” a happy hour put on by a different department every week. Team members love the chance to hang out, indulge in some drinks, and celebrate their wins—and since the departments compete for the title of “best host,” the ante is upped every week.
Upwork’s employees also love playing with the office dogs, digging into catered lunches, going to fun office social activities, and working from home on Wednesdays.
“We are doing something very uncharted, but I know that the culture that we are building today, around the types of people and things we invest in, things we care about, and the values of the company, will continually remain the foundation as we evolve,” explains Hayden Brown, VP of Product Management.
So if you’re ready to, as Senior VP of Marketing Rich Pearson puts it, “work with great people on a huge problem and impact the world by doing good,” check out the Upwork offices, then go get your next job.