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jessica r.

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Experience: Computers & Technology, Entertainment, Education

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5 Reviews by jessica

2/27/21

This company's work culture is just the poorest that I have ever seen. The managers and editors completely ignore the staff of writers. I don't see how anyone can run a business the way they do. Seriously, do you know what happens when you ignore people? They go away and find work somewhere else.

They pay out one of the lowest rates in the industry. The editors do nothing but cause problems. When you do manage to get one to reply to you, they are always nothing but nasty, rude, and manipulative.

If you are going to work for this company, start looking for other work the moment they onboard you so you can get the heck out of there. The work environment and culture is like having to swim around in a vat of toxicity.

10/2/20

Those quality control specialists are really unskilled and poorly trained in this company. They are the ones who determine the quality of the tutors' work, which could affect promotions.

My quality specialist made an obvious error on my evaluation, and it's going to be a nightmare to get it removed. The quality specialist railed away about what the QS thought was an issue, but there was no issue. The QS simply failed to double check his/her own work and did not double check the student's document.

Now I have to live with this black mark on my account FOREVER and this accusation of helping the student cheat because the QS MADE A MISTAKE on my report.

There is no excuse for this level of incompetency, and from what I have heard, this happens ALL THE TIME.

This company is a tremendous waste of time. Don't even bother. You can work for other companies where the staff is much better trained than the staff at this one.

4/14/19

I have not used Stevan Abelson's test prep service, but I needed to write this review because I wanted to let the world know how dishonest this individual is.

First of all, it's possible that he is lying about his job experience. I had him as a teacher at the College of Saint Rose, and he taught one of my school psychology classes as an ADJUNCT professor. If he really is an adjunct professor for special education, I have no idea what in the world he was doing teaching in the College of Saint Rose's school psychology program. On that baiss alone, Saint Rose should lose their certification for their scholl psychology program.

In addition, during my class, Stevan Abelson abused this poor guy in class because he was disabled from pain. Abelson encouraged other students to abuse him because he needed a break. It was a long class. He also made him explain why he needed a break and reveal his physical disability to the other students, which is illegal. I'm surprised the College of Saint Rose has anyone going to that school after that.

I witnessed it all, and I felt very bad for the student in class who had to suffer at his hands. Abelson's website is all about serving the needs of disabled students. I would not trust this man to teach anyone anything, especially a special needs student, for which he does not really have the education or training.

If you do have a special needs student, it's better to get someone who has their education in the subject rather than Abelson, who is an administrator and a poor teacher who violates students' rights.

3/30/19

Like sitejabber says, it doesn't get any worse than this. Stay away!

They lure you in, promising you will make all this money and you can be promoted, but the reality is that once you earn the money, the bottom pay they offer out of any writing industry whatsoever, they start applying fees to get back as much money from you as they can.

There are some writers who say this company is okay, but they most likely see it as a better alternative to starving and cannot get work elsewhere.

I was with this company for a few months, and they kept at least 30% of my earnings because of fees they claimed had to be applied. They invent negative customer feedback, for example, and then hold your pay for three months or longer after that, hoping you'll be desperate enough to keep working so you do not starve.

If you can manage to get into a better company, which is literally any other company in the entire world, you're better off doing that than working for this group of crooks.

3/30/19

This company claims to have a competitive work environment. It's more like aggressive and hostile. It is really difficult to make any money there.

I actually know a lot of writers there, and they all say the same things, so when the writerbay representative answers this to defend the company, just keep in mind that so many of their writers feel this way, they are bleeding money every day instead of remaining profitable... and allowing their writers to remain profitable too. A writerbay rep will most likely respond to this with something like, we have hundreds of orders every day, our top writers make thousands of dollars, blah blah blah. It's all just a bunch of hogwash. That might be the truth for the handful of writers that they favor, but the rest of us have to fight to get orders.

Really, the problem is in the QA dept. who is in charge of assigning orders. They bottleneck all of the orders and then only assign one out of every ten or twenty you apply to. The only explanation I can think of is that they have a lot of fake orders rolling around to make them look really busy. Those orders drop off after sitting in the cue for a little while. I believe that their writer earnings are fake too... no ONE human being can make 5,000 a month unless they write at least 20 pages a day at $20 a page, and believe me, unless they have a special cue for a handful of writers, getting an order for 20$ per page is like seeing a unicorn in a rainbow. Plus, when there are orders for this amount, usually, the task is really impossible unless you have a paper that is prewritten and you can type 120 words a minute. I wish! I have friends who can do it, but when they do, they can't do it grammatically correctly either.

Many of us are leaving. It's too late now. We need to actually work for a company that allows us to make money. Your representative's attempt to CYA is not going to convince the rest of the world that your company does not have a real business that offers writers real money.

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Admin W. – Writerbay Rep

Dear Jessica, thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure, such reviews help us to improve our services. Jessica, let us build a constructive dialogue here, be it for the public, or in a private messaging.
‘They all say the same things’ - that is actually about a human psychology. Please check the reviews for any popular company and you will see that the majority of comments are negative ones. Why is is so? Because:
1) the satisfied employees are usually too satisfied to leave any comments;
2) the competitors of the market tend to create their ‘sincere’ reviews.
Why am I so sure? I am constantly checking those people in our system and, of course, face difficulties in seeing their profiles at WriterBay. Please do not take it personally, as I am writing about a popular tendency.
Regarding ‘fake orders’. Yes, we do have orders in our system that at a particular moment of time cannot be given to anyone. Such orders can be put on hold due to the numerous reasons, such as ‘waiting for a book,’ and others. We cannot assign an order if something is not clarified with it.
Jessica, please indicate your profile ID in a private message to me, or in email to support@writerbay.com and let us once again clarify this situation.

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