We are looking for a front end DRUPAL developer, functionality is completed just need styling of pages.
Understands key server-side web development concepts through experiences such as:
Creating visually appealing web pages or interfaces.
We do not wish this developer any harm but would certainly not personally recommend him. We hired him because we thought, living in Canada and in our same time zone we'd be able to communicate. We spoke once on the phone and a second time on a dispute call in over a month. After the first or second time he never came on Skype again, either.
I have other developers from other countries who I communicate more frequently than with Arne. I expect and equally terrible review from him because humans tend to respond in kind. And because at the end of the day, there is my truth, his truth and the real truth.
So again in "my" opinion and from "my" experience this developer cost me both time and money. He is not the first developer to disappoint but he is the first that deserves a review that isn't perfect. We don't tend to leave negative reviews (check out our other reviews) even if the work is unsatisfactory, but I'm learning as clients, we rely heavily on feedback.
This is not to say that i have not hired someone with a bad review and turned out to be awesome. It just really depends on each case.
I think our mistake was hiring Arne for a backend complicated task when he applied for a front end job. This was our fault; he was neither tested nor skilled in what we needed, but his technical vocabulary was very convincing.
He ended up handing the job to another person, which was obviously not ideal since we didn't interview or hire him. In the end, I'm still awaiting our agreed refund, which is not even half of what we paid. Time, that I cannot get back. If you hire him, make sure you set up expectations in advance in time and tasks as he tends to take a lot of time off. Just our experience. We wish him well in the future and again, it really depends on your experience, maybe after this review he will do better with the his next client. We are all students. We are also learning to manage better. Good luck!”
“Dealing with this client was a harrowing experience. After the first milestone was completed, I proceeded to work on the second milestone without noticing that it was not funded in escrow. I informed them that I would need to consult a colleague to finish that milestone, and it would require extra time for completion. The second milestone was completed in the subdomain that we had agreed to work in, and within the timeframe I requested.
Iris and Terrance informed me that they had fired their previous developers, but that did not turn out to be the case. The first milestone was spent, as had been agreed, fixing multiple errors on their staging site. The log files were filled with serious errors that had been ignored for months, and it took several hours to trace the problem to poor previous development. I was very surprised when they informed me that those developers were still doing work on the original staging site, and that I would have to redo all of my work on the original subdomain that remained in a broken state.
When I informed them that the second milestone was complete in the subdomain that we had agreed on, Iris threatened me with violence, and became irrational in her correspondence. She not only refused payment for the second milestone, but also filed a dispute for the first milestone.
During this dispute, their main concern was that they had lost precious time. It is now two months later, and I see that their site is completely offline. I believe that they are incapable of working with developers due to their personal issues.”