Appen Independent Consultant Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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3.5
73%
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Appen CEO Mark Brayan
Mark Brayan
28 Ratings
  1. "Very good work environment, Payment on time"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good work environment, Payment on time

    Cons

    Few projects for my Language Pairs

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good secondary income"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work time & good salary with a minimum effort

    Cons

    Lack of working hour and communication

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  3. "Not sure what's going on with my payment"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Brisbane

    I have been working at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible, etc

    Cons

    Not sure what's going on with my payment and it's impossible to det help from them

  4. "Good side job but don't have high expectations"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Independent Consultant in Chatswood

    I worked at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    • Work at home at whatever hours you want • Good side job to make some pocket money

    Cons

    • Can fire you for no reason • Projects can be tedious and repetitive

  5. "Nice job but is a slow company"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Independent Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    The payment is good and depending of the project you can earn a nice money

    Cons

    The process to be hired is very, very but very slow and they always took too long to answer an e-mail and they show on the website that they have new job opportunities to apply for but I never had an answer about months regarding the job offers.

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  6. "Great for temporary job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home Work on your own time

    Cons

    Projects are short or pay less than average

  7. "Flexible yet inconsistent work load"

    2.0
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor 

    I worked at Appen

    Pros

    Flexible work, you get to choose the projects you want to work.

    Cons

    Even when projects available and you apply it takes a lot of time to get approved. If you even get a response.

  8. "Semi-Steady work, no support of any kind, no stability or consistency"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule

    Cons

    Project shut down with no notice, there is no communication from project managers even if you email them they will not respond, technical issues sit for days or weeks without being addressed if they are ever addressed at all, no support system whatsover you are fully on your own, work is unreliable for certain projects, they only pay via Payoneer which is looking extremely sketchy these days.

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  9. "Easy"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Dive in and out when you want. Usually enough work. Very flexible

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit higher

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Balanced"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse, fun, collaborative, flexible, and no micro-management

    Cons

    There are no true cons at this time.

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