FlexJobs Review: Is It A Job Search Scam or Worth It?

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Working how you want, when you want, and where you want is a dream for many of us. With so many demands on our time, it would be nice to have something flexible that fits around our schedules. That's where websites like FlexJobs.com come in. You have probably read some of the other FlexJobs reviews online looking to see if it's worthwhile. We're going to cover the real truth down to the complaints in this review so if you want to know it all, read on.

What is FlexJobs?

FlexJobs.com is a website offering flexible working  jobs from approximately 4,750 companies. The site was founded in 2007 by Sara Sutton Fell and is located in Denver Colorado.

How Does FlexJobs Work?

At the time of this review, the flexjobs website offers 55 career categories of freelance to full-time jobs ranging from entry level to executive status. Each listing is personally vetted by a real person who verifies the opportunity in order to eliminate potential scams. Members pay for access to these listings as well as resources and discounts from third party vendors.

How Much Does FlexJobs Cost?

At the time of this review job seekers can choose from three payment options when creating their account:

  • $14.95 per month
  • $29.95 per quarter
  • $49.95 per year

All subscriptions provide unlimited job listing access, skills testing, discount offers, and job search tips and resources. You can create your own profile and personalize a portfolio with an upload resume and work samples. Subscriptions can be upgraded anytime. The company accepts PayPal and all major credit cards.

How Do I Start With FlexJobs?

Users can register for account on the company's website and choose a payment option that best suits their needs. You can then fill out your profile information and upload your resume and work samples to an online portfolio. You can browse through the job listings or use the Advanced Search bar to narrow down the criteria. If you are looking for only work from home jobs, you can choose the 100% Telecommuting option.

Each employer has their own method to how you should apply for their job listing. With some listings, you can hit the Apply For Job button which will send your uploaded resume and optional cover letter to the employer. Other times, you will be redirected to the company's website to apply. Or the employer may say in the listing to send your cover letter and resume to a specific email address. With all the job listings, you will be considered an employee. If you want to work from home and be your own boss, I recommend checking out my Best Work At Home Recommendation.

What We Like

Excellent BBB Rating: At the time of this review, the company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company appears to handle customer complaint and support issues well.

Free Skills Testing: There are around 70 different tests you can take to showcase your skills to potential employers.

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are unsatisfied with your experience with FlexJobs at any time for any reason, you can contact the company for a refund on your subscription. There is no time limit on refunds.

Job Search Resources: There are numerous articles and other resources on the website to help you with your job search. You don't have to be a paid member to access this information.

Positive Customer Feedback: Many people online who say they were skeptical of paying for a job search site found their experience to be a pleasant one with what the site had to offer.

FlexJobs Complaints

Here are a few things I have uncovered as complaints with the company:

Few Work From Home Jobs: About 30% of all listings are actually work from home. The rest mean you will have to get up and go somewhere every day to earn a living. All the FlexJobs listings still mean you are an employee and not your own boss. So you really don't have as much flexibility overall as you could. If you want true work from home freedom, I suggest you check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation instead.

Cancellation Headaches: The complaints against the company are incredibly small but worth mentioning. Some have complained they had problems reaching the company to cancelling their subscriptions and charges occurring after cancellation. Again we didn't find a lot complaints like this.

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    Have To Pay For Access: The company charges a monthly fee for you to access their job listings. You can see some information for free but to apply you will have to become a member. Some of the jobs on the website are online elsewhere for free if you look for them. But you have to be confident that the jobs you find elsewhere are actually legit which Flexjobs does for you. So you're paying for peace of mind and that research.

    No Salary Information: The job listings don't always include how much each company pays per hour or annually. You will have to do your own research to find out how much these jobs should pay based on your level of experience.

    No Mobile App: The company does not offer a mobile app so you can search for jobs wherever you go.

    So is FlexJobs Legit or A Big Scam?

    FlexJobs is a legitimate website for finding flexible jobs and some work from home job opportunities. Members have to pay a monthly fee for access to the listings. While the price tag isn't that expensive, you can still find some of the job listings elsewhere for free like here. But you have to be confident in your ability to spot a scam since a lot of fake jobs appear very real.

    FlexJobs can be a great addition to your multiple streams of income. But if you are looking to be your own boss, you may want to check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation and my Work At Home Courses. Now that you have read this review as well as other FlexJobs reviews, you should completely understand how the company works and what the position has to offer. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with the company. Feel free to post your comments below. And if you enjoyed this review, please free to check out my other work at home reviews as well.

    Until next time,

    Eddy with a y

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    jerry-prerichbillionaire - June 20, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for the post! After reading this flexjobs review, it doesn’t sound like it would be up my ally at all.

    I’d much rather set up systems to make money while i sleep. Passive income is my preference rather than working for others. 

    But thanks for sharing this. It might be helpful for someone interested in a job rather than starting their own business like i prefer. 

    Jerry

      Eddy Salomon - June 20, 2017 Reply

      You’re welcome Jerry. Yeah Flexjobs isn’t really meant for people looking to be their own boss. 

    Jay Gumbs - June 19, 2017 Reply

    I’ve been looking at Flexjobs to see if I could get something on there for my mom to do in her spare time so I’m glad to see that you gave this your stamp of approval.

    I might still have to vet the jobs for her though since you pointed out that some listings might not be what they seem.

      Eddy Salomon - June 20, 2017 Reply

      Hey Jay,

      You’re welcome. I’m sure it may prove helpful to your mom. Keep us posted. 

    JeffWA - June 19, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Eddy,
    Being familiar myself with Flexjobs, I agree with your assessment that this company really lacks the type of job opportunities where a person essentially would be his/her own boss. Working/telecommuting from home sounds nice, that is until one realizes that he/she still must answer to the “man” or to be politically correct the “woman” as well. No different from working in an office – minus the commute.

    The fact that with many job listings there is no salary/hourly wage disclosures is almost unacceptable. I could only believe that in finding a specific job of interest the fact that the person seeking positions has no concrete evidence as to how much he/she would be paid is somewhat of a puzzle.

    Other than that the membership amount, including the opportunity to select between 1 to 4 to 12 months is quite legit, including the fact that as a paid member comes the opportunity to take qualifying tests which measures a person’s skill is a bonus.

    Still if one wants to run an online business, flexjobs certainly is not your #1 recommendation in Wealthy Affiliate, Eddy!

    Jeff

      Eddy Salomon - June 19, 2017 Reply

      Hey Jeff, it’s always good to hear from you buddy. I don’t if you’re visiting flexjobs you’re looking for a business. It’s implied by the name this is for people who don’t mind being employees. That said I agree that it has some weaknesses in terms of helping you find the right type of work at home job. But it does a better job than most options out there.  Thanks again. 

    Marley Dawkins - June 16, 2017 Reply

    Yeah thanks Eddy, this does sound interesting because I’m always on the look out for flexible new income opportunities, and this flexjobs website does sound like it has a great array of options, so I may give this a go after your recommendation.

    But I have to say I’m not really impressed with their costs for their service – why would I pay $14.95 a month for their service? Why not just do my own flexible job research on my own? Do you really think this is worth it?

    I appreciate you letting me know about this!

      Eddy Salomon - June 16, 2017 Reply

      Hey Marley, thanks for chiming in. 

      Again as I mentioned in the article you’re paying for them to do the research and compile the information. There are a lot of cleverly disguised scams out there. So in a way you’re paying to protect yourself from that. They also provide other services with that fee. So it all depends on your needs and skillset.

    TonyPuckerin - June 16, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Eddy. This is the first time I am hearing of flexjobs.com. It does look like something that can help a lot of people work from home.

    Unfortunately, Flexjobs is only available for residents of the US which doesn’t work for me given my location. It would be great if it can be extended globally.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ed - June 15, 2017 Reply

    Hi Eddy with a “y”,
    Great review of Flexjobs and really good looking site, easy to get around with lots of interesting blogs and articles. I’ve been a WA member for a couple of months and am absolutely amazed at the wonderful, supportive community. I especially love to hear about successful business people like yourself, giving me the confidence to keep going.
    Thanks,
    Ed (Eddie with “ie”, lol)

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