Projects are available on an ad-hoc basis so some months you won't make much at all but other months you can make more. You need to check the UHRS system regularly to take advantage of opportunities and confirm invoices online. Pay is reasonable for the nature of the work and some of the projects can be interesting.
Can do at anytime from home.
Work scarcity and sometimes there are issues with functionality.
Microsoft Software Development Engineer Lead (Former Employee) – Beijing, China – 2 July 2018
ISoftStone has a typical Chinese working culture that we can find in many outsourcing companies there. The higher management is always Chinese nationality and foreigners almost never get any chance to promote to management level. It was a good time to work there and collect valuable experience before I step forward in my next job.
subsidies on lunch, free Gym, quiet working environment
Internal transfer is complex, no opportunity to grow towards management responsibilites.
Software Development Engineer in Test (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – 24 March 2018
There are some nice people working here, but there also are a lot of shallow, arrogant, opportunistic people as well. I was literally hired to be harassed and humiliated based on my perceived LGBT status, and as revenge for setbacks other people had experienced for treating me that way. In reality I have always been celibate, and this company seems to have created its own alternate reality.
Kirkland office has a good location with a nice view
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) – 成都市 – 12 October 2017
my first project was a open source project, worked with HW engineers in , learned a lot about bigdata such as Hadoop, Spark, Riak; stressful work hours ,but poor payment ; almost no corporate culture at all;
Web Search Evaluator (Current Employee) – Hobart TAS – 17 September 2017
Working from home is the big plus and the pay can be really good sometimes when there is work to do but there is far too little of it. I've made about $550 in three days once and I have also made $0.00 in a few weeks. It is very random and you have to check the UHRS site regularly to make sure you have not missed any jobs. Each project requires a qualification test beforehand. Sometimes they will email about special projects (these usually pay more and are done per hour rather than per judgement). The pay is once a month directly into your bank account. If you need a bit of extra cash it can be good but don't rely on it. The work can be very repetitive and does require some concentration.
Free time, work from home, pay for some projects, ease of work
Not enough work, too many low paying projects, email replies can be slow, getting kicked off projects
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Kirkland, WA – 10 August 2017
as senior financial analyst, complete and process of month-end close processes, including preparation of Journal Entries, account reconciliations, analysis of general ledger balance reconciliations and accruals. Support and prepare quarterly and year end reports for external audits, including SOX audits using GAAP practices. Review consolidated financial information, analysis the variance and verify balances are correct.
Web Developer (Current Employee) – Kirkland, WA – 26 June 2017
This place has been one of my favorite agencies to work for. The people are friendly, approachable, and seeming happy with the work environment. My team was solid. Smart and easy going folks you would enjoy getting a beer with after work.
Transcriber (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 4 March 2017
It was very fun and laid back work for good pay, ideal for students who have other responsibilities, very flexible hours and could also work from home which was a plus, although working at the office was fun too.
Sr. Business Program Manager (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – 9 November 2016
My work experience with ISoftStone was very professional but fun. There was plenty of work/life balance and all colleagues were very supportive of one another. I enjoyed my experience with the firm and still remain friends with many former colleagues.
English Transcriber (Former Employee) – Welshpool – 17 August 2016
I worked independently from home online. I transcribed audio clips of people interacting with their mobile devices. I listened to a wide variety of people with different accents. I learned how to manage and organise my own time efficiently, along with being self-motivated. I received useful emails on my progress and tips from my managers. One of the hardest parts of the job was understanding every audio clip, word for word, as some of the audio clips were of bad quality. One of the highlights of the job was the flexible hours, allowing me to fit it around attending college at the time.
Web Production | AT&T Developer Program (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – 3 May 2016
I've been with this company for several years and I don't have any real complaints. They have an espresso machine, sodas, beers, a ping pong table, grills, and everyone is pretty laid back. Also, the company has been very good about reimbursing for training. Can't beat that!
Avoid. Dreadful. I am still waiting to be paid for work I did over 6 weeks ago.
Transcriber (Former Employee) – Coventry, ENG – 15 December 2015
I could describe the poor training, unrealistic expectations and shifting goal posts, but to be honest I can deal with that. It's not getting paid for the many hours of work I have done that really gets to me. I was paid for some of the work I did in October, but when I challenged the amount they did agree that I had been underpaid (I was told I did not need to submit an invoice as they were tracking how many hours I did. In the event I was pleased that I had kept detailed records of what I had done as I needed them). They said they would add the amount I had been underpaid to the next payment. The contract states that transcribers would be paid for the first half of the previous month within 5 days of the 5th of the following month (so within 5 days of the 5th of December I should have been paid for the first half of November). It is now 15th December and I have received no payment for any work done in November or any payment for the underpayment in October. While I was working for them it was very easy to get into contact with them by email (though getting paid correctly was not easy). Immediately the contract ended there has been no contact whatsoever and no-one responds to my emails. Don't waste your time.
Web Judging (Former Employee) – Sydney, NSW – 4 December 2015
Easy to work with, good opportunity. simple online work paid hourly management was fine to communicate with no communication to other workers as you work from home hardest part of the job is keeping your answers consistent and passing random tests