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FlexJobs helped me to live the life I wanted to live! At one point, I had to put my job search on hold and they were very accommodating with my membership situation. After I restarted my search, I was able to find the job that works for me and fits perfectly into my life. Thank you, FlexJobs!!
If you want an objective, accurate of this website and its content from a current subscriber (and an experienced recruiter) read on:
The primary reason for the two star rating is that although the user interface is good, the job assistant and personal assessment / skills tests are good and interesting, the website falls short of delivering quality, desirable, 100% telecommuting jobs. Rather, if you perform a job search that returns only 100% telecommuting jobs (which is the prime reason most of would likely join this website) it removes about 50% of the jobs database (at least last time I ran a check). Included in these results, mind you, are temporary, freelance,contracted, seasonal, short-term, etc. So if you subtract those along with "questionable" employers, you are really left with little to choose from. Now there are several legitimate employers and some fortune 500 & 100 companies on the website, but the type of jobs are limited to technology and medical administration. Part of this is, I'm sure, is that employers are not too employee-friendly right now and probably not offering many telecommuting positions. I will say the website appears as though it was developed to genuinely assist its users in finding jobs, it's just the quality of the jobs reduces the site's effectiveness and interest - at least from my point of view..
I have signed up for one month
I login and see the jobs available
When I go to the job it asks me to login and pay
Have been trying this for 3 days now and have sent them a second email
So far no reply and no value for the one month subscription let alone apply for a job!!!!
The site showed many promising telecommuting jobs. However, not telling visitor about the fee until they are hooked seems sneaky.
I specifically listed "Contract/1099" in my search criteria with "remote" work options, but flexjobs consistently listed W-2 jobs with travel required. I can find a M-th traveling W-2 job anywhere as I've got at least half a dozen recruiters calling me monthly. I didn't need to pay the fiftysomething dollar annual subscription for those listings. They are all over the place on monster.com, glassdoor, etc.
For me, time is money. When I've conducted job searches in the past it has taken me hours a day to sift through all the junk jobs out there. With FlexJobs I end up paying the equivalent of someone else less than a $1/hour to do it for me. That's worth it to me. I have a college degree and have used FlexJobs to search for management level, telecommuting jobs. I was impressed that there were so many options and ones that would have taken me forever to research and find on my own. Most work from home job sites are free, but they listed a bunch of jobs that were menial or low-paying. Not a fit. I've also recommended this site to my family members (including a few recent grads) and friends and the feedback has always been positive.
I had a great experience as a FlexJobs user. It took a couple of months, but I used the service to find a really rewarding job working from home. In my experience, the fee was really worth it and they did what they promised -- weeded out all of the scams that are out there and provided legit, up-to-date jobs. I was especially happy that the jobs they matched me with met my education and experience levels. I would sign up again in a heartbeat if I was back in the job market.
I noticed that I was being contacted less from employers after applying than I was when using monster.com. I have health issues so I need to telecommute to stay afloat.
I received a message from an employer telling me that flexjobs posted a position that wasn't even open. Somehow flexjobs found an old page on this employers site listing a couple jobs they had open, but there was no way to even contact this employer in regards to the openings.
So, flexjobs wasted a TON of my time because this position was PERFECT for me and I wanted to make sure they knew I was here ready to start. I called them and left voice mails, and wrote them numerous emails, and finally they told me that flexjobs had no business posting a position that wasn't even open.
So how much time have I wasted applying for jobs on flexjobs? Who knows, all I know is I won't be renewing my subscription with them. Not all jobs are even telecommute anyway.
I am supposed to get a listing of job openings each day, this doesn't happen consistantly, and like I said, since I rarely hear back from any of the employers about my application, I have to think there is some foul play going on.
Signed up, and then cancelled within a few days. Site does not provide good leads for remote work despite its claims. This company continues to charge my credit card every 2 months for a three month subscription. Leaving messages on thier voicemail does not get a return call. Emailing using the cancellation system does not get a response. This is the third attempt at cancelling. Would NOT recommend this site to anyone looking for a remote position
I regret signing up for FlexJobs. I believe that it is a scam free site but the job postings are too specific (not mainstream). Applying and sending my resume has been a big waste of time, nothing ever comes of it. Another thing, my login information stopped working so I couldn't get back on the site. Despite my persistence in contacting them, no one has gotten back to me. Don't waste your hard earned money on this...it's nonsense.
Flexjobs has a job board that it says is legitimate and I don't dispute that at all. I am an Admin professional at an intermediate level and I could find no jobs that I qualified for with Flexjobs. It seems that most of the jobs on this site is for educated professionals with degrees, I'd say about 98%. To say the least I am truly disappointed. I was so excited about a legitimate site with work at home jobs! I don't mind the fee at all if I could find just one job for which I qualified!
The search engine is fancy but not accurate. All Commute doesn't mean all commute because when you read the job descrip. says you have to live in that state or no further than 100 miles. When you click on a job title it takes you to the company site to complete a long application and take numerous tests. So basically you are paying monthly fees for a link to click on. Not effective. Waste of money.
I was really excited about this website because it finally seemed real after having been searching on so many scam websites but then I went to sign up and of course there is a fee like everything else. I do not think that this is a reason not to join, charging a fee for resources is precisely how our entire society functions so why should this be any different? That being said, you have to be wary of what resources you invest in - so do your research first! These website are kind of like the stock market, you never really know how it is going to end up but you have to be smart about it either way. I am not discouraged because I do think that this site has a wealth of resources for me that I would not be able to find on my own so I may be willing to give it a try in the future when money is not so scarce.
I did a Google search for remote jobs. I came across this site and it gave different descriptions for available positions. There was one in particular that I would have loved!! HOWEVER, I go to sign up and not so surpisingly, there is a FEE!! If I could pay the fee, I wouldn't be looking for a job in the first place!!!
I am a single mother of two girls. I live in a location where decent jobs are non-exsistent. I needed a position where I could work from home and not have to worry about being home in time for the girls to get in from school or the outrageous expense of child care.
Needless to say, I am very disheartened by this and I would not suggest this site to someone in my situation.
Great site, above and beyond the others out there in the telecommuting and flexible work markets. It's national (and I think even international), and has a really wide variety of career categories. Really great resource, so happy to have found it!
I like the layout of the site and the overall goal of finding a work at home job or telecommuting job is great. Flexjobs does charge a monthly fee for the potential workers or telecommuters to work from home and I am a little skeptical about that because that does not seem right to charge people looking for jobs so I cannot give it a full heart. Flexjobs does have a good mission and job search sites that are legit are pretty rare these days. I wonder why they cannot just charge the businesses instead though, they are the ones with the money.
Much is to be said about on-line telecommute jobs. There are plenty of scams out there and you do have to do your homework and research. I give hats off to flexjobs.com for the owner the CEO...she screens the positions she does advertise for and has grown her business on the hearts of the truth. It takes monies to run a business. She started a business...it cost monies to invest in a business no matter if it is online or not. It takes only a true heart that has compassion and passion to make a difference for others...and I am one of those unique people that my inner passions are to make a difference. So I will invest this small fee to try out flexjobs.com Thank you for listening.
It seems this service does provide good leads to "work-from-home" & telecommuting jobs. The kicker, once again, is that they charge a fairly steep fee to "join the club". I'm NEVER OK with "pay to work". Don't care where they get leads from. It's SMARMY!
Premium » $49.95/year (Best Value - Save over $120!)
Unlimited access to the most current database of hand-screened telecommuting, flexible, and part-time job postings available; email alerts when new jobs are posted; easy profiles process; storage space for resumes and work samples; expert job search tips and guidance; excellent customer service; and more.
Basic » $14.95/month
Enjoy the same fantastic features and excellent customer service as with the Premium subscription, but on a month to month basis.
One should not have to pay for a decent job.
FlexJobs will find you the best available telecommuting and work at home jobs, and in doing so will save you so much in time, energy, and sanity during your job search. We offer two subscription levels based on your needs:
* $14.95 for a month
* $49.95 for a year* -- less than $5 a month!
Every subscription gives you:
* unlimited access to the most current database of telecommuting job postings available
* an easy, quick profile process that enables you to be found by hiring employers
* email alerts when new jobs are posted
* ability to upload your resumes and work samples, to make you more marketable to employers
* newsletters with news, expert tips, and special offers.
* The price of an annual subscription increased on May 15th. Please note: current subscribers are not affected.
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I say stay clear...especially after reading what FlexJobs is willing to do with personal information collected: sell to third parties. It's lengthy, i apologize, but scan they are prepared to do to you & your precious personal data:
Important Reminder - Please protect your personal information by never providing credit card, bank account, or social security numbers numbers to prospective employers. Although we do our best to remove any suspicious job postings or employer accounts, for more information on avoiding scams, please read the MSNBC article "Online job seeker says she was duped into scam."
FlexJobs is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the FlexJobs website.
This site provides access to third party content and links. You understand and agree that we're only acting as a conduit and that we have no liability related to the third-party, whether arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy or obscenity.
Collection and Use of Information by FlexJobs
In some areas of FlexJobs, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information, and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, preferences, gender, interests. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of FlexJobs, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.
Your data will be stored and processed in the United States. The information we gather on the FlexJobs site may be shared within the FlexJobs-affiliated companies on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services we offer or in order to undertake analysis of our database.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the FlexJobs site or refer a job posting to a friend, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the FlexJobs site to view the job posting. We do not store this information.
Our Use of Your Information
We use the information we gather on FlexJobs, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving our service, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies.
*****We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the FlexJobs site, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or *****potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new FlexJobs opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, such as career management advice.
We have areas on the FlexJobs site where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of FlexJobs, except as set forth below.
***** 1. We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular affiliate.
2. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
3. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
***** 4. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court.
Personal Information on Resumes, Profiles, Cover Letters, and Work Samples
Since FlexJobs is a career site, you can store your profiles, resumes, cover letters, and/or work samples in our database. In doing so, we give you two options regarding the accessibility of your information:
1. You can make your information available only to users registered with FlexJobs.
2. You can make your information available to any visitors to our site, including search engines. In doing so, your information is considered part of the public domain.
We attempt to limit access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, and human resource professionals, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of resumes by third parties who access such resumes while they are in our searchable database. However, the portions of your searchable resume (not your contact information) that are automatically made public in your FlexJobs profile are accessible to anyone who uses the FlexJobs service. You may remove your resume on FlexJobs or delete your profile on FlexJobs at anytime, but, employers, recruiters and others who have paid for access to the FlexJobs resume database or to obtain a copy of that database or have paid for access to the FlexJobs services, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access may have retained a copy of your resume or FlexJobs profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of resumes or profiles in these instances.
Posting to Public Areas of FlexJobs
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of FlexJobs or FlexJobs Networking, such as in online forums, blogs or chat rooms, or in the FlexJobs searchable resume database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of FlexJobs.
*****UPDATE October 21st, 2010.
I received mail from FlexJobs.com's CEO, Sara Fell. She had seen my commentary and wanted to clarify what her company does. Here's Her response to my original review here:
Sara F. says:
41 minutes ago
As CEO of FlexJobs, I responded last month about your review in the Conversations section. Again, while I wholeheartedly agree with your intentions of your anti "pay to work" comments, I think it's really critical to clarify that there is a HUGE difference between "pay to work" and "pay for service". FlexJobs has nothing -- nothing! -- to do with "pay to work" smarminess.
FlexJobs is a service to help job-seekers delegate the painstaking process of "pounding the pavement" to find legitimate, professional job leads. We have a team of researchers who scours the internet daily to find the best job leads, research the companies, and then compiles only the legitimate and approved ones on our site (along with hand-written descriptions on the job, the company, as well as other unique and valuable research for the job-seeker). FlexJobs ultimately saves our users an average of 40-60 hours a month (based on an active job search of about 15-20 hours a week) by not having to weed through ads, scams, and too-good-to-be-true biz opps.
I would be more than happy to provide you a free month on our service to evaluate us for yourself, and to see if you'd reconsider your poor rating after actually seeing what we provide and the kind of integrity with which we run our business. If you're interested in following up, please send me an email to sara at flexjobs dot com.
(I am in touch with Sara at FlexJobs, will be trying the service for 30 days, and will report back here on how it all unfolds, and eventual results. I assure all my summary will be fair and unbiased. Let's see what happens to my original rating. I am not above eating crow to be fair...smile. Ron)
Thank you for your time and consideration. Best regards,
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