About Upwork

Upwork is the leading online talent solution. We empower businesses with more flexible access to quality talent. Through Upwork’s matching technology and services, companies have access to a global pool of proven professionals so they can scale their teams dynamically to meet business needs. Upwork also provides skilled professionals with access to more opportunities. 

Upwork’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. The community of independent professionals working via Upwork spans many categories including software development, creative & design, finance & accounting, consulting, operations, and customer support—over 8,000 skills are represented. Skills freelancers offer include:

  • Web Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Design & Creative
  • Writing
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Accounting & Consulting

More than thirty percent of the Fortune 500 use Upwork. Clients include Airbnb, Automattic, GE, and Microsoft.
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Benefits and perks

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Retirement benefits

Retirement benefits

Upwork offers a traditional pre-tax 401(K) along with an after-tax Roth IRA option. Upwork matches 50% of every dollar contributed by employees into their 401(k) up to $5,000 per year. Employers match is fully vested after 1 year of service.

Wellness benefits

Wellness benefits

We reimburse employees up to $50 per month for fitness related expenses. We have a corporate partnership with 24 Hour Fitness, but you can apply to your preferred gym or approved wellness expense.

Equity benefits

Equity benefits

Upwork offers equity as part of our standard compensation package. We also allow qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price.

Unlimited time off

Unlimited time off

Take as much time off as you want as long as it doesn't interfere with your ability to do your work.

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Number of employees

201-500

2015

Hayden Brown

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