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What Employees Say
- "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Buildbase.
- "Writers" was the most mentioned Pro at Ultius.
- "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Buildbase.
- "Editors" was the most mentioned Con at Ultius.
I worked at Ultius for more than 5 years
Flexible hours, but that's about it If you are new to the writing world, it's not a horrible way to make money (but you can't list it on your resume -- keep that in mind.)
*You are helping college and high school kids cheat. That is the job (they will tell you otherwise, but people are giving you their assignments and you are doing them. Period. (Yes, they will attempt... to say that's not what it is is, but that's exactly what it is.) *Terrible editors. Just awful. They would not be editors at any high-quality publication. *The pay-per-hour is abysmal for any seasoned writer *The customers (who are students who do not want to do their own work) can be utterly obnoxious at times, yet Ultius will punish the writers even if the student did not remotely provide enough information to complete the assignment. *Some of the deadlines are insane. Who does a 10-page paper in 12 hours? *You can never put this job on your resume. You can never cite your work. You can never get credit for the endless research you did while at Ultius; you're an exceptionally low paid ghost writer.
Advice to Management
None. It's basically a money grab operation and management isn't in this to make writers happy. They want to make it seem like they do, just enough to lure writers to work for Ultius, and keep them... there long enough to bring in the money. A Gilded Age model, if you will.