Updated 5/7/14 – This company is now known as ZeroChaos and I have written an updated review of them here. Some things have changed since this was written, so it’s probably best to refer to the new review.
Yes, it’s another search engine evaluation post! Work Force Logic is the one company on this site offering this type of work that I haven’t really covered, so I figured I’d go ahead and do a review since I believe they are currently hiring at the moment anyhow. This company is very similar to Lionbridge, Leapforce, and Butler Hill — all three of which I have reviewed in the past. If you’re completely unfamiliar with what a search engine evaluator does, you might want to read this post on search engine evaluating in general first.
How much does Work Force Logic pay?
These search engine evaluation jobs require that all employees sign non-disclosure agreements so I don’t know the exact rate, but I have seen $14-$15 per hour quoted for the search engine quality rater positions. You are paid for your work monthly via direct deposit.
What does the job entail?
Quality raters assess the usefulness of landing pages that result from specific search terms. It sounds fairly easy, but it’s actually harder than you might think.
What are the requirements to apply for the job?
You need to be familiar with current events, popular culture, etc. so you’ll have a good chance of understanding what people specifically were looking for when you see search terms. It’s also important that you’re comfortable navigating the internet looking for information. Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT need to have a college degree to be a quality rater. The site says you need a BA/BS degree or equivalent, and equivalent is the key term here. Many people evaluate for Work Force Logic and the other search engine evaluation companies with less than even a high school education. To apply, you just send them your resume. It’s probably good idea to make sure your resume really reflects how qualified you are to do this type of work. For example, if you’ve ever taken any computer courses or done any similar research-type work, you should make sure all that is listed. A cover letter explaining further why you think you’d be a good fit for the job might also be a good idea to include.
If your resume is considered, you will have to take a test before you’re officially in, but don’t worry — they will provide you with the training and tools you need to make sure you pass. Study everything carefully and you should be fine.
How does it work once you’re hired?
Work Force Logic lets you work when you want, but you need to be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week and no more than 30 hours per week. You’re hired as a temp, so at some point your contract will run out, and this means you could be let go. Work Force Logic does occasionally renew contracts, but then I’ve also read about mass lay-offs. This seems to be something that happens a lot with not just Work Force Logic, but all the other rating companies. But don’t let that freak you out or make you think you shouldn’t bother applying. If you really want to do it, just go for it, but try to have a plan B in place.
Does Work Force Logic hire people outside the U.S.?
Work Force Logic normally has a need for raters to accurately rate search results in languages other than English. However, all the work has to be done in the United States by people who are legally eligible to work here. So unfortunately, if you’re from another country, you can’t work for Work Force Logic unless you can do the work here in the U.S. If you’re interested in applying, here is a link to the page with all the languages they need raters for.
What do other people say about Work Force Logic?
From what I have read, most people enjoy the work and feel that Work Force Logic is a great company — in fact, many people think that they are superior to Leapforce, Lionbridge, and Butler Hill. I’m personally doing search evaluation for Leapforce because they don’t require a weekly minimum of hours to meet. Meeting a weekly minimum would be hard for me to do since my schedule varies so much. Here are some useful links for you to check out to read what other people say about the work: