Upwork has been loading tremendously slowly for years now in all versions (Desktop and mobile; Chrome, firefox, edge and brave; mobile app and mobile browsers). Messages take ages to load. I always see the preloader, and it takes like 5 - 10 second each time. Who use preloaders in 2019? I think it's a business website, and business websites should load in milliseconds. If I was a new client, I wouldn't wait for all this time while the website loads. I think you lose a lot of customers this way.
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This isn't a solution. The speed of the site is just plain ridiculous. There are posts going back several years complaining about the slow speed. I have paid thousands to Upwork (funny enough, most of it going to freelancers to create websites) and am considering taking my business elsewhere. This is just not good enough - time = money!
I apologize for the inconvenience this caused, Nathan.
We'll have one of our agents reach out to you directly to assist you with this concern.
Thank you for your patience.
Upwork is extremely slow and it's been like that for years. Whenever I know I need to go on upwork check something it's an absolute dread.
Whenever one of Upwork's employees responds 'thank you for feedback we'll pass this on to product team' you're just making a joke of yourself and the company.
I don't think a single Upwork employee does not think that the website is dreadfully slow and certainly most long time users can't stand the speed of the website.
If you can't make the website fast enough to be useful with all these fancy loading frontend features - ditch them. No one cares if the proposal review screen loads up nicely if it takes 10 seconds to load.
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