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Appen Transcriber Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2020

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3.9
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Appen CEO Mark Brayan
Mark Brayan
7 Ratings
  1. "You know the infinite monkey theorem. It's like that except we didn't produce Shakespeare"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriber in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The facilities were nice, software was good.

    Cons

    Tight leash, they monitored your computer activity and words you write per minute

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Transcriber"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Transcriber in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible times and remote work possible

    Cons

    Projects with limited scope, very low salary

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  3. "Good for a backpacker job, not for a career"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Transcriber in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of my managers were kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Some managers are not friendly. Rules are strict for contract workers. Not a fun environment.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Efficient and good freelance assignments"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Transcriber in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The freelance assignments allow for a great geographical freedom, and the communication is efficient with the project management team. This is a good experience to do part-time.

    Cons

    The batches that you receive are tideous and sometimes very unclear and it can easily become a situation where you are just in endless data management and clicking on words.

  5. "Excellent Remote Work Opportunity"

    5.0
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    Former Freelancer - Transcriber in Cape Town
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and timeous payment.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep one busy.

  6. "Best company for freelancer"

    5.0
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    Former Freelancer - Data Transcriber in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible jobs, remote work, timely payment

    Cons

    limited projects, sometimes fussy clients

  7. "Appen"

    5.0
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    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

  8. "not enough work, not a lot of pay"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Transcriber 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen

    Pros

    unless you get an amazing team lead, its a lot of work for peanuts a couple times a year.

    Cons

    little pay, not much work.

  9. "The support team does not reply to emails and does not reply repeatedly."

    2.0
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    Current Freelancer - Transcriber in Beijing, Beijing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Have a job for me, but it is not suitable for me

    Cons

    The support team does not reply to emails and does not reply repeatedly. Example: I was invited to participate in the Appen China Transcription Project screening test in December 2019. It took me more than two weeks to take notes and study hard and passed the screening test. Four days later, the e-mail said that I had been involved in the project, but the e-mail did not say where the transcription project's working platform was. Since then, the project's support team has been contacted daily, but unfortunately did not receive a response email. What I want to say is that there is no compensation for learning. Don't spend too much time with your company, as hard preparation and learning will prevent you from seeing your work platform and no one will care about your email.

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Transcriber in Colo, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home no time schedule

    Cons

    Low pay. No work for months, payment provider payoneer cut down 3$ which we earns so no money on account

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    Appen Response

    June 24, 2019

    Thank you for the stellar feedback! I've passed along your advice regarding our payment provider to our team.

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