Appen Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.5
70%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Appen CEO Mark Brayan
Mark Brayan
295 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Easy tasks but take up way too much time"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contributor to Data Collection 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen part-time

    Pros

    The tasks are very simple and easy to perform

    Cons

    It takes way more time than they describe to complete the tasks. Consequently, the wage is too low compared to the hours you put in to get it done(If you are doing it right, of course). Also, I couldn't get an answer out of them when I had questions regarding the changing payment method and I never got one. The payment will be delivered for sure and problems with the app were handled within a few days for me to finish the project, however. As anyone can perform the tasks(Repetitive and easy), there are no career opportunities or it can be considered as any viable experience. You should ask yourself how much your time is worth.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly paid"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work with paid training.

    Cons

    The company pays an incredibly low hourly wage.

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  3. "Overall Great!!!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Appen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, can work remotely and at home

    Cons

    qualification process and project assignment takes long

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent but could be better"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get job Good people

    Cons

    Low wage at start Not brilliant Training

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  5. "good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rater in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time

    Pros

    home office and flexible time

    Cons

    income not srable, not always have available project

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  6. "Experience working"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Socmed Analyst in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time

    Pros

    Flexible remote working from home

    Cons

    Many materials to study, time needed to review

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global AI/Language Technology Company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Flexibility -Work From Home option available -Great, diverse global community

    Cons

    Work load is very heavy

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Appen ? Worth the time?"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Engine Evaluator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays on time every Month, which is rare for this type of work! I would recommend to a friend if they had nothing to do and don't mind climbing though hoops to get an actual start.

    Cons

    Complicated Platform, many different registrations involved, lack of support, total lack of organization. I lost count of how many times my work was deemed incorrect with corrections from too many auditors ( all contradicting each other ). One day I would be corrected to an error, then the very next day would have exactly the same search query. I would respond as per the correction only to be told that I had made an error and that my original response from the day before was correct ( sometimes it was even by the same Auditor ). The guide lines were so often shifted, it seems that the Auditors just needed to query a certain amount of everyones work to justify their employment.

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  9. "Appen"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriber in Kiev
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time

    Pros

    salary,interesting job and good management

    Cons

    little work and long time to give the answer

  10. "Very badly run"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Rater in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Appen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    Project I have worked on (Bane) is a shambles. Guidelines keep changing and you have to read up on the new ones each time (unpaid.) Numerous issues with invoices, elements of the project not working properly etc. Seems like somebody on an apprenticeship is running the project

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