In my humble opinion…Agile Technosys is a big ripoff…be really careful…there are complaints all over the internet due to the shady business this company does…keep reading and you will see how they try to rip you off…in my case…they refunded right away…and the only reason they did is because I filed a dispute…and they have many on file at Odesk. Just a tip here…read Odesk terms of service as it is a bit tricky and you only have so much time to file a dispute…and too if you pay an odesk worker a flat rate…you have no room for a later dispute..
Contract: CODER Agency: CSSA Info Media Pvt. Ltd. > nashik Contractor: Mukesh Rane Disputed Hours: 7 Rate: $9.00 Reason for Dispute: Missed deadlines, Contractor not responsive, Excessive hours logged, Other View the dispute We would like to inform you that Mukesh Rane has *accepted* the dispute and the hours disputed will be refunded to your account. What’s next? Your account has been credited for the corresponding amount of $63.00. View the refund. Keep in mind One of the most common causes of disputes within the oDesk network is the lack of communication by one or both parties during a contract. It is important to set clear expectations around your project deliverables. Establish frequent milestones throughout the course of the project to ensure that it is progressing in accordance with your expectations and any time constraints.
FAQ Why can I only dispute hours within the billing cycle? Tips for working with contractors Discussion thread From: Mukesh Rane – 09-11-2012 08:16:06 PM This client changed his requirement every minute and was not sure he wanted to do From: Consumer – 09-11-2012 08:18:10 AM Contractor is part of the Agile team, in where a specific time frame was agreed upon for the performance of the work to be done. The contractor is a part of Agile Technosys team. I am filing this dispute due to the veracity of the contractor and team.
Please see the following violations: 1. Failed complete work performed within a stated time frame. 2. Logged fictitious or exaggerated hours. 3. Work performed did not rise to the level of the agreed product as described. 4. Work diary is fabricated with vague and ambiguous information. 5. Contractor provided nothing more than a “static page” which is a simple task of no more than 15 minutes and logged in 8 hours of work performed. 6. Contractor misrepresented himself as an experienced website coder. 7. Contractor used fraud in at attempt to complete half the work and then requested 30 additional hours. 8. Contractor failed to communicate and was not responsive to complaints. 9. Agile Technosys has numerous complaints filed due to fraud/misrepresentation. Satellite issue: This team has a pattern of fraud as it relates to the following; They accept a website task and tell the owner as an example it will only take 8 hours to complete the said performance. Ultimately, the team will only complete approx. 50% of the work and then request an exorbitant amount of additional hours to lock in the client for additional 30 hours. The contractor knowing all along the work could not be completed in 8 hours in an attempt to fraudulently dupe the client into paying more for the service provided. Apparently, there have been other complaints by clients about Agile Technosys and they are still providing services on Odesk? I believe I will have to inquire further as this is not good business. I would hope you will take my dispute serious. Thank you for your consideration.
It should be noted the money was refunded and the dispute closed.