We came from Elance and so far have not found Upwork is able to perform any of the functions we used on Elance. We are spending 10 times the effort with no result. Upwork has not replied to any of our requests for information. Upwork has stated they changed their color scheme, but has not offered any other plans for management of the freelancer relationship. We will see what happens.
Unable to find in Upwork what Elance offers:
1. No way to rate potential hires. Elance allows us to assign zero to 5 starts. We use 1 for looked at, sent a note, 2 for maybe, 3/4 for some dialogue and skills, 5 for top candidates.
2. No sort for potential hires (Elance has about 8 sort options) We need to sort by our rating, general rating, last contact (for new messages), oldest contact (for those that never responded), etc.
3. No filter for potential hires (Elance has about 8 filters, such as those I rated highest.) We need this to eventually focus on our top candidates.
4. No note pad for...