Crossover.com is changing the way people look at traditional employment, saying that they are successfully making “a global effort to change the workplace.”
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the main goal of Crossover is connect companies to the best, most high skilled employees around the world, as well as helping these companies manage, pay, and increase the productivity of those same employees.
They do this in a variety of ways. Crossover believes that the future of the workplace isn’t 30 year careers in a single company, but rather a system of “calculated strategic tours” where people will work in a particular job or role where they can maximize a specific skill set, and then move on to the next role with a new skill set when the time comes.
Crossover.com gives their employees a chance to do that. First, they test all prospective employees during a one to three week period to ensure that they get the most talented employees on their staff. Then they partner with companies all over the globe that need access to highly qualified employees.
Employees will then be placed with one of these partner companies for a tour of between one and three years, depending on how long their talents are needed. When that time is up, they will be placed with a new partner company.
This is not freelance employment, though, Crossover.com is very clear about that. They believe that the world’s most talented employees are not interested in constantly searching for work, which is why they come to Crossover.
Because this website is looking for employees to actually bring onto their staff, it costs no money to go onto their website and look at the positions they are currently trying to fill and to request to be considered for the testing process yourself.
However, even though this is not a freelance employment company, there are some things prospective employees should know. Though this company offers full time employment with competitive salaries, they offer no benefits, saying that they prefer to pay their employees everything up front and let them decide what their benefits should be, including health care and retirement plans.
In addition, all employees are considered independent workers, which means that they are entirely responsible for paying all income taxes “dependent upon the tax regulations and policies of your own tax jurisdiction.”
Since this company does not take any fees in exchange for the use of their website or consideration of hiring their employees, they have no use for a Refund Policy.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact link at the bottom of their webpage.
Crossover.com mentions on its very own website that there are many detractors of their employment model all over the internet. Some people can’t believe they truly pay the wages they claim to, others complain about their testing method, others worry that the international status of this company makes their work questionably legal.
The website addresses and refutes all these claims, but the bottom line is that what this company offers is something very specific and may not be an employment opportunity that is truly meant for everyone. Prospective employees who need more information should contact the company directly.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Finding a competitor or alternative to this company is difficult because Crossover.com works in such a niche area – independent employees working long term at an outsourcing company of sorts. People who are looking for employment opportunities, however, have many different places they can look, including Bright.com or Dreamjobber, as well as headhunter or employee recruitment services depending on your industry and where you live.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Crossover.com reviews below.
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3 ‘Crossover.com’ Reviews
After stumbling across this review, and seeing the two (old) comments, I thought it important to share an alternate view. I have over 2 decades of experience in my domain, and I found myself in a situation where I could no longer be the "road warrior" I was for the majority of my career. Family obligations made it so that I needed to stay at home. Living in the Western US, this was a challenge to find work that would be accommodating to my family's demands. Enter Crossover, and in April of 2018, I applied. Was it difficult to go through the assessments? You bet. Was I smart enough, and dedicate enough to get through it? You'd better believe it. Flash forward about 9 months of very hard, and very fulfilling work... and I had the opportunity to apply for a significant promotion, at considerably higher pay. I went through a SECOND round of testing and evaluation (just like anyone coming in fresh would need to do). I passed it. I was promoted. I went to Remote Camp. I graduated. And here I am, at my one year anniversary, making more than 3x than when I started. I have learned more in this last year than I have in the previous 5 of my career. I work with some of the most talented and dedicated people in the world, and I wouldn't change this for anything. No kidding, I love my job. My advice would be to take any reviews online with a grain of salt - most you see are from those who weren't smart enough to pass the cut - sour grapes, if you will. Others likely didn't have the discipline and determination to keep up the demanding pace, or simply weren't a cultural fit. I would suggest finding people who actually work here, and then asking some questions. This is not for everyone, not by a long shot. But I have to tell you, not just anyone can get in - when we say "top 1%," we mean it. I wish you all the best on your job search. Remember: Think critically! Decide for yourself, and it's probably best not to base your decision on some poorly written rage rants. Cheers!
This company has changed it's name 4 times before; simply so, that it could continue it's false gig of scamming, lying cheating and stealing - zillions and zillions of free work from unsuspecting candidates.
It is a 100% fake, fraud, lying misleading and scamming entity at work. Unless you have absolutely nothing at hand, practically nothing, with unlimited time and nothing to lose, do not bother to go and waste yourself at the so called hugely lengthy, tyrannical, outright disrespectful and hoaxing 'screening and evaluation' procedures of this filthy crap 'company'. You will repent it. It is absolutely fake. They will take the work from you and bugger off saying - 'sorry you did not pass the test'. I have tremendously talented and actually, extremely potent developer friends working on [.NET] at a very high level, taste that experience.
To call it a nigerian scam would be warranting it more respect that it deserves. I wonder when these scum bags would be shut down. Or maybe they'll emerge again with a different name, the downtrodden lying, trecherous snakes that they are.
This company is just a scam. They fool you by pretending it is a very serious company, they are recruiting for fortune five clients. By this they engage you in very lengthy process of multiple stages. Each stage is an assignment or online test. Because 90% of the process is automated which gives you feeling of progress and keepS you interested.
I applied as Software Engineer and pass first test with 85% marks and completed rest of the stages.
In final stage crossover asked me to do very complex project within 3 days. Details of the project were like 25% and i had to fill in the rest of 75% gap on my own. Honesty on crossover part was that it admitted this project is impossible to complete with in 3 days but asked me try to complete as much as possible. They also asked for complete data interaction and user activity diagram with complete documentation. Maybe you are getting the idea how much workload they piled on me, complete app with with loads of requirements plus tons of paper work plus one detailed video demonstration explaining my application.
Criteria of success and failure depended on completion of the project, as they mentioned in the test. (This criteria crossover ignored)
I worked day and night like a fool, eating and sleeping very little and instead of leaving something incomplete i completed the project with documents and video demo. Only 15 minutes were remaining in my time when i submitted my project.
After 5 to 10 minutes of my submission i received the email stating my submission was rejected with following reasons.
1. Two of my class methods are not sufficiently commented
2. One functionality of the App not implemented.
For me these remarks are totally foolish, I ask, is commenting slightly less two of class methods a big deal? Do even comments matter so huge or error free performance based app?
Functionality examiner stated missing was just right there under the examiners nose, examiner did not even bothered to install the application to see what the application is about. He even didn't bothered to watch the video in which that functionality was screaming "I'm here I'm here".
How come examiner went through 3 days and nights of work with documentations, diagrams, demo video and tons of code files in 5 minutes. Examiner simply did not bothered to trouble his comfort. What kind of hard working company crossover is?
I have 12 years of experience in my field, how many my examiner has? I don't know and i can never know because outcome can't be discussed and i can't contact or even know how was my examiner.
Now I see the examiners remarks as joke, which are not funny at all and i regret even considering it a genuine company.
The fact is crossover is searching for top 1 percent talent with the help of its own bottom 1 percent talent.
As a brother to my brothers and sisters I highly advice you please do not waste your time with this company, this company ain't worth it.