Compare Freelancer vs Upwork BETA

See how working at Freelancer vs. Upwork compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Freelancer vs. Upwork. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Freelancer

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Upwork

Employee Ratings

  • Freelancer scored higher in 1 area: % Recommend to a friend.
  • Upwork scored higher in 6 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 5560 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 277 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Upwork employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Freelancer employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.2
Upwork employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Freelancer employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Freelancer Ceo Matt Barrie
80%
80%Matt Barrie
CEO Approval
Upwork Ceo Hayden Brown
86%
86%Hayden Brown
Upwork employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Freelancer employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Upwork employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Freelancer employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Freelancer has 2,501 more total submitted salaries than Upwork.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Graphic Designer35 Salaries
£31,196/yr
Software Engineer19 Salaries
£53,595/yr
Manager9 Salaries
£44,444/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Freelancer3 Salaries
£21/hr
Software Developer2 Salaries
£53,867/yr
Business Analyst1 Salaries
£849/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Freelancer" was the most mentioned Pro at Freelancer.
  • "Freelancers" was the most mentioned Pro at Upwork.
  • "Freelancer" was the most mentioned Con at Freelancer.
  • "Freelancers" was the most mentioned Con at Upwork.
Pros
Pros
"Freelancer"(in 344 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 214 reviews)
Pros
"Freelancers"(in 40 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Freelancer"(in 248 reviews)
"Hard to find"(in 95 reviews)
Cons
"Freelancers"(in 26 reviews)
"Fee"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good"28 Jul 2022

Former Freelancer - Project Manager

I worked at Freelancer for less than a year

Pros

Excellent for me. Very friendly staff

Cons

No downsides as it is perfect

Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

I have been working at Upwork full-time for more than a year

Pros

Everything about Upwork makes me excited to wake up and come to work every day (even if it's from my home office!). The people, the energy, resources, culture, training, it is all unmatched and... beyond extraordinary compared to my previous experience. On the sales side, you go through a sales training for your first month which is awesome. There is a team specifically dedicated to sales enablement and success and Upwork really puts their time and resources into ensuring their employees are taken care of in all aspects. All of the leadership is just so cool. That sounds funny to say, but they really hit the ball out of the park with the leadership team. They are diverse, well tenured, smart, outgoing, approachable and I'm excited for the opportunity to learn from them.

Cons

The only downside to Upwork is they aren't actually able to hire in every state and I'm not sure why. It is the first I've ever heard of this but it limits the talent you can refer to the company.

Job Postings

Freelancer has 13 more recently posted open jobs than Upwork.
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