Guru.com vs. WorkMarket by ADP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Guru.com
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Guru.com, the company with offices in Pittsburgh and Noida, offers their eponymous freelance management system (FMS), that is free for employers to join (2.9% charge on each invoice paid).N/A
WorkMarket by ADP
Score 8.0 out of 10
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WorkMarket was founded in 2010 and in 2018, was acquired by ADP, a global provider of HR technology and services. With ADP resources, WorkMarket continues to be focused on providing enterprise technology to help companies unlock the power of their extended workforce. WorkMarket is freelance management system (FMS) for hiring, onboarding and managing the extended workforce, including freelancers, contractors and contingent workforces.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Guru.comWorkMarket by ADP
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
4.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Guru.comWorkMarket by ADP
Likelihood to Recommend
Guru.com
VERY useful for small companies where one person does an entire job/task. May be less useful for larger companies, as it would be difficult to maintain, and there are usually teams to cover the slack. Also good for tech purposes. Our tech people constantly create Guru cards in order to help us learn to do back-end things.
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ADP
If you have an emergency that requires a tech, and you don't have the resources in-house, then it's good to be able to call on these guys. I would never use my affiliation with them as a reason to say "we provide nationwide onsite services" because the techs, in the end, don't answer to you and may not work to your standards. It's definitely a band-aid last-resort, and you should let your clients know if you intend to use them.
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Pros
Guru.com
  • The segmentation of information into Collections, boards and individual cards allows you to keep a good control and organization of information contained within.
  • An add-on app for Slack and a Chrome extension mean you don't even need to have the Guru.com site open to still be able to access all of your stored information.
  • The ability to allow some or all users to create & edit cards adds value and strengthens the team collaboration.
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ADP
  • Offers technicians from a large geographical area (most major cities, many smaller cities, a limited international selection).
  • Creating competition - Mixed bag with this one depends on your outlook. Are you in favor of finding the person who will work for bottom dollar? I'll leave that aspect for your personal view.
  • Project Tracking: While I should likely have listed this first and I will say they do a better job than most at this it could use some key upgrades.
  • 1099 filings and fiscal tracking -- They got this much down pat gotta admit.
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Cons
Guru.com
  • Relatively high fees taken out of earnings
  • Fake clients still get through, which causes a headache
  • Having to pay to get your bid higher up in the list of freelancers makes it even more costly
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ADP
  • Their mobile platform is not that great. Truthfully, there are some jobs viewable on the mobile under WorkFeed that I cannot apply to because it requires viewing the job from the full website.
  • If a job has requirements such as uploading GL insurance, background check, or drug test in order to apply for the job, then it should not be viewable at all for the technician who doesn't qualify.
  • Recently it keeps providing available jobs that are hours away which makes it difficult because when I have to counter, I usually don't get the job because I have to cover the 2-4 hours of driving each way. In short, they need to only list jobs that you are truly qualified to do within the proper distance.
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Support Rating
Guru.com
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ADP
If I could drag that slider to a negative number it would be more accurate. There are several canned responses that all resources receive when contacting WM support that you are assured will leave you feeling crushed, disheartened and even as if you are dealing with a Bot. The responses to posts in the support forum were so egregious that unrelated parties would read the posts and feel compelled to chide the WM support rep for inhuman indifference that sickened them. The support by management to its users is comical at best and nearly criminal at worst. This is justified by their very upfront belief that WM is only software and nothing more. Its some misguided attempt to take a company to a purely 1 and 0 mentality that is backfiring on a massive scale. This will likely become the story of legend in business schools worldwide as its a thinking I have seen no other corporation embody so single mindedly that they refuse to view its carnage in its wake.
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Alternatives Considered
Guru.com
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ADP
Work Market is our favorite for the past 3 years.
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Return on Investment
Guru.com
  • Great for resolving tech related issues.
  • Great for cross-training.
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ADP
  • Positively, we can respond to out of state client emergencies with this service.
  • We actually don't make that much money on a call, it's negligible, so the ability to call them is really the selling point. It can help get contracts and footholds elsewhere, but it won't by itself generate much income if any.
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