Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“Because they are on Elance for a long time, they know how to exploit and misuse the system against freelancers, to make them work more, for ever. Please, Please Please do not take their project. Their policy is very simple...Confuse the freelancer, make them deal with multiple project managers, always keep the scope abstract, threaten the freelancer to give poor ratings (which can be seen by the ratings given to us) and make them work 10 times more than agreed in the scope. They have been doing the same thing with all companies, please check how they rate other companies…
They will agree on a minimum project scope with you, commit the client 10 times more, and once awarded, they will ask to deliver 10 times more work, and you have to keep doing this until their client gets satisfied (Trust us, it is a never ending process).
Most of the time, they will disappear after awarding the project, causing delay to the project. The owner of the company, will say I don’t know anything, deal with my project managers. You have to forget the payments. Even if you have agreed upon milestones, they will not pay you. You will have to beg for your hard earned money.
They awarded us 3 projects, and we completed 2, and had already delivered the milestone of the 3rd project successfully. When we asked them to close the previous 2 projects, after 4 to 5 months of its completion, they just denied. They will not tell you what’s wrong with the project, or will not provide any feedback. They will keep giving you change request by keeping the project open for ever….yes…for ever…
They will keep your project open for ever, so that you keep working for them for free, in fear of getting poor ratings and being dragged in the dispute. We were pushed so far, that we finally decided to leave Elance, if we are not getting justice.