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Appen Overview

1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (APX)
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Appen is a global leader in speech and search technology services. With expertise in more than 150 languages, Appen partners with leading technology and ecommerce companies as they develop new offerings and expand them to global markets. Our solutions help companies create ... Read more

Mission: Appen's mission is bring together the best of human intelligence and technology to accelerate global technology solutions, bridging gaps between people and communities with our network of language and culture specialists in over 150 languages, deep linguistic ... Read more

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Appen – Why Work With Us?

Appen collects and label images, text, speech, audio, video and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1999, we have customers and offices globally.

Our services reach all over the globe, and so do our volunteering efforts. As a global company, it’s important to us that we give back to our communities. On our team, your work will contribute to a lasting international impact.  Learn more about just some of our community service partnerships!

  • Translators Without Borders – We partnered with this organization to enable better communication throughout the globe. The alarming refugee crisis has highlighted a dire need to empower those who are vulnerable. This partnership means that we can play a role in helping those affected by this crisis through our unique ad large-scale language resources.
  • Habitat for Humanity – We do what we can to improve the lives of those most in need. Throughout the years, we have donated to this organization’s work in areas of the world where our staff reside, including Australia, the U.S., and the Philippines.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund & Houston SPCA – In response to the Hurricane Harvey devastation in Houston and surrounding areas, we worked with these two organizations who tirelessly help affected individuals.
  • Room to Read – Many of our staff is united in the strong value they place on learning, and the opportunity for every child to receive a proper education. We have run fundraisers to provide opportunities to populations where basic educational needs are scarce and most vital.
  • Movember – Our team is always growing, especially in Movember, when some folks in the office grow out their facial hair to raise awareness surrounding men and women’s health issues!

Are you interested in joining our team? Great! Here’s what you can expect from the hiring process for our flexible work roles.

You can search for jobs and apply online at: If you have questions about jobs or the application, please email us at

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our team had to say about working with us!

“I want to get into the marketing and IT industry, and doing this work with Appen helps me understand how people think and help me learn about what's happening around the world." - Natalli W., Hong Kong

"Working with Appen balances my life – I can learn and work at the same time." - Hanna H., Indonesia

"I came to really dislike the traditional office environment, so this gives me an alternative work environment where I feel needed and valued." - Andrew D., USA

"Working with Appen provides me with freedom and opportunity that I've never had before." - David D., USA

"Remote work can bring me some benefits and success. Many projects with Appen have new ideas and technologies, so it's fun for me to analyze the quality of the ads." - Norton A., Brazil

Our diversity is our strength – every person on our team brings something different and valuable to the table. That’s how we maintain our edge in keeping up with the fast-moving world of tech and innovation. We’re a global community – here’s a look at what makes us unique:

  • 400,000 flexible workers
  • Professionals, students, stay-at-home parents, military spouses, and retired individuals
  • Working anywhere from five to 40 hours per week
  • Operating in more than 130+ countries
  • Expertise in more than 180+ languages and dialects
  • Seven offices around the world

What will you bring? Explore our variety of jobs and apply online:

Appen Reviews

  • "Nice employer"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Transcriber in Sydney
    Current Employee - Freelance Transcriber in Sydney
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time (More than 8 years)


    Cooperative employer when having troubles.


    Salary is just enough. Im wishing a bigger payout.

    Advice to Management

    Be more generous.

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Appen Photos

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Appen Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Appen.


    I was asked to perform an Excel test. The assessment was simple and shouldn't take longer then 20-30 mins to complete. After that, it was phone interview. I didn't pass the phone interview.

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Appen Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Companies Offering Flex Jobs, Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • Technology Fast 50, Deloitte, 2014
  • Capital Momentum Awards, BRW, 2014
  • The 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2014
  • The 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2015
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