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Should be sued

Have been with them for around 8 years, Customer service is beyond terrible.
They do not screen or really take any steps to protect consumers from fraud.
Their "freelancers" could be a monkey, who gets the job, does nothing at all and then you expected to pay.

My latest experience, they suspended my account and accused me of posting jobs asking people to work for free.

Naturally i demanded an explanation within 24 hours, to receive nothing back for a month.
1 Month later, i received response stating that their staff made a mistake, and a sorry.

Sorry but sorry is simply not good enough, yet account remains suspended and i am certain i have parrot who answers my emails, simply because he repeats himself.
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took me 3 years to understand the real nature of this website

I've been using this website as freelance for more than 3 years, most of the times without big issue.
ops forgot already about the useless id verification, quite impossible to sorted out.
impossible to add another foreign bank account.

This winter I start to work on my own project so I hired a freelancer to get the job done with a project contract with a % of upfront payment.
Freelancer did never deliver the job, and the support was almost reiterate all the time, that they cannot do nothing.

odesk cannot do nothing but they get 10% over all my past contracts as freelance and as a company. I'm not going to use this anymore for the future a lot of best other website offer the same service with best guarantee.
I'm going to cancel my profile and ask to do it the same to all the one I referred.
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Makes me meet potential clients

Easy to use site, no problem on looking for what i need.
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ID verification biggest hitch ive ever seen on any website!

finally i decided to sign up on o desk, as recommended by a lot of search results. so i signed up and i was so happy that i could start working there . but i was totally wrong ! cuz as soon as i tried to send my first job proposal they asked for phone verification. i successfully verified that and went back to start the job, but they said stop again u need to verify ur id too ! i was frustrated, however i decided to send my documents. but to big surprise they wanted id documents with my address and signature on it !! oh my god ! don't they know that id documents may vary all around the world and they are in different types ?
i live out of us and i have no signature or address on my id documents. so should i be considered as a fraud and not get verified ?? i think they better restrict their website to us citizens only ! by the way they tend to suspend accounts without any previous alert !
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Horrific Id Verification Process

I was a very happy oDesk user up until a couple days ago, when they suddenly decided to suspend my account with absolutely no advance notice or warning. I've employed many talented contractors using this website over the last couple of years, and I was astounded to see them act so unprofessionally. So I tried to chat with one of their customer support people, and after many long waits and disconnects, I finally got someone on there. They told me that I needed to verify my id by sending scans of my passport and bank statements. I say, well no problem, it'll take just a few minutes right? WRONG!

Unfortunately, my id verification was declined shortly after I sent the documents. The problem is that outside the USA, most country passports do not have addresses. Also, bank statements are not in English outside of English speaking countries. Yet, they expect your passport to have an address on it, and your bank statement to be in English! So what to do? It seems nothing can be done. I'm just very very frustrated, losing business, and having to deal with these really incompetent support people have worn my nerves thin.

I hope they sort this horrific verification process, because they're really upsetting and angering their most loyal customers like myself. And without employers, contractors will just move on somewhere else. WAKE UP ODESK!
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Useless

The most useless, incompetent freelancing site I had the displeasure of trying to register with. For six weeks they kept my account on suspension trying to convince me that my UK passport address and bank statements did not match up in meeting their ID verification requirements and that my British passport was not in English.
I had to point out to them that of course my passport address and bank statement address did not match up, UK passports don't have addresses on them.
Round in a circle we went, for six weeks. The complete incompetence of the customer support team is unbelievable they couldn't run a tap let alone a business.
I do not know where Odesk employs its staff from, or how they have managed to function for so long, the company is utterly useless. I have been in business for 10 years and never have I come across such idiocy. Peopleperhour.com, uk.copify.com are just a couple of examples of much much better sites than Odesk. As the founder of a highly trusted copywriting company I am outraged that Odesk is allowed to trade, I personally will be pursuing every legal avenue to see this company shutdown.
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Billig måde at få flere timer i døgnet!

Skide godt til mindre afgrænsede opgaver som næsten ikke kan gå galt. Kræver minimal beskrivelse og giver optimalt resultat.

Timepris og kvalitet hænger på ingen måde sammen. Lad være med at vælge dyrt fordi du tror de er bedre. Gå efter gode reviews og skab dig et netværk a freelancers.

Har du større projekter (+50 timer), så sørg for gode beskrivelser og hav løbende kontakt med dine freelancers så du kan se det bevæger sig i den rigtige retning.
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Great

Great website for employers and job seekers alike.
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oDesk-Change the World Works

Safe and sound,Trust Worthy online market place which always innovate something extraordinary.
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Superb Idea - Superb SIte

I've started doing my own online marketing and by employing several different people I've managed to get it through Odesk for a tenth of what I was paying a UK company to do. Thanks Odesk
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oDesk is the best site for jobseekers and employers as well

oDesk is the best site when it comes to seeking online jobs and opportunities. I really love this site because it has been helping me a lot cover my expenses and bills at home. I have been working under oDesk for quite some time now and I can say that I am very satisfied and the logging of hours is really accurate. I recommend this site to every one looking for income at home.
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excellent way to find coding help and get work

I have used odesk.com for about 3 years now, to supplement my web development skills and also to find short-term work for myself.
The pool of workers is immense, and with so many in developing countries you can find very skilled people at very low rates.

The tools used to track time and make payments are very easy to understand and they've thought out all the special cases that come up in negotiating and managing software development tasks.

The trick to using odesk successfully is to break larger projects into many smaller tasks that are well-defined.

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oDesk is a global service marketplace for small and medium sized business to hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams. Submit a free job posting and hire from over 25,000 top professionals.

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