1. Helpful (7)

    "Decent work for students"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Freelance Translator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Communications

    Pros

    I'm an undergraduate who has some publishing experience. The work at Cactus was definitely helpful, in that the nature of it still revolves around my field. Also, some of the papers are interesting, and the pay boiled down to around 20 - 25 USD/hour, which is pretty good (I've also seen some benefits from the current exchange rate.).

    Cons

    While this is in contrary to some of the other reviews, for me, at times, the work was excessive. I was completely exhausted for some time. Perhaps this applies to my department only, but given the number of names that appear as reviewers/crosscheckers, there is a severe lack of freelancers. Also, surprisingly, the original text to translate is often written very badly in the original language to be translated from as well.

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  1. "SWE"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cactus Communications part-time

    Pros

    1) best team for the research ML

    Cons

    1) low salary wit old technique in ML domain

  2. "Believe the Negative Reviews"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Communications for less than a year

    Pros

    Work at home Adequate work volume

    Cons

    Poor communication Some ridiculous turn times Arbitrary QI No guidance as to process And the pay is obscene; be prepared to get terrible manuscript and supporting docs in need of a major overhaul but not paid for the total word count, only a percentage.

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