Flexjobs is another website that is essentially an online employment agency. So this review will ask and answer the question: what is flexjobs.com? Is this site safe to use? And most importantly, is it legitimate or a scam?
So let’s start with some basic information about them:
- Flexjobs has been in business for over 10 years
- Address: 4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101 #23790,
Boulder, CO 80301-6113
- Phone: 866-991-9222
Flexjobs’ claim to fame is that they hand screen every job and company so you don’t have to. The jobs must meet certain standards and have four key elements: actual jobs, work options, legitimacy and satisfaction is guaranteed.
The Good News
- There are jobs you can do from home
- The jobs and companies are pre-screened
- Consistently updated
- Money back guarantee
- BBB rating of A+
- Good reputation
- Well established; they have been in business for over 10 years
- You can take skills tests to prove your competence to prospective employers Is available internationally*
*When I did a search for work from home jobs in Ireland, the return results were for highly specialized skills such as software engineer, developer, etc. Also, there really weren’t that many to choose from. You may have better luck at Upwork or Amazon Mechanical Turk.
The Bad News
- Not all jobs are work from home jobs
- Monthly fee of $14.95
- A lot of the jobs are for professionals who have skills and education
- A lot of the jobs are related to the IT industry
Who Is Flexjobs For?
Companies registered with Flexjobs are looking for people with experience and education. If you have skills and experience, you should have no problem finding work here.
If you are a mom who wants a flexible job, this could be perfect for you. By paying a monthly subscription, you should be able to find a flexible job that can provide you with a good income. Flexjobs does the research so you don’t have to. The other nice thing is that it has a great rating with the Better Business Bureau. This gives you some assurance that you are dealing with a reputable company. The money-back guarantee also gives you peace of mind knowing that if you are not happy, you can ask for your money back. That goes a long way these days.
This is a great site to explore if you want something flexible that you can do at home. I think this site is best suited for people who live in the U.S. I’m not so sure that anyone outside the U.S. will have the same variety of jobs available to them. That part I found disappointing. What I really liked about this site is that the companies are pre-screened so you don’t have to worry about applying for jobs wondering if they are scams or not. And the companies on this site are some of the biggest names in the business such as Dell and Aetna Insurance.
My advice has always been to NEVER pay for someone to find you a job, I will make an exception in this case. I also think that $14.95 for a one month subscription is very reasonable. Even if you are on the fence about this site, $15 is not a huge investment to check it out. If you decide to try it out, I hope you’ll come back and leave a comment on your experience. Thanks for stopping by and reading my review!