While core values are rhetoric at some companies, at Upwork, they’re priority one. The company is looking for people who, inspire a boundless future of work, put the community first, have a bias towards action, and build amazing teams. In fact, the quarterly LUV Awards—for Living Upwork Values—is an employee-nominated recognition program saluting employees who embody these values and positively impact their team and the Upwork community.
Upwork lives and breathes work-life balance. In addition to a generous 12-weeks of paid paternal leave, the team enjoys weekly “Work Online Wednesdays.” On these WOW days, full-time employees are encouraged to skip the daily commute and work from home, experiencing the life of a remote worker.
“Upwork enables people all around the world to do work they wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to do.”
“We all work so hard, but we also have opportunities to have fun, be silly, and connect with our colleagues outside of work. I think that’s important, because it sparks creativity and allows us to innovate.”