Appen Employee Reviews about "flexible work"

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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Appen CEO Mark Brayan
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594 Ratings
Pros
  • "Valuable/meaningful work from home, flexible hours, growth opportunities within the company as a contractor for, interesting projects(in 150 reviews)

  • "flexible work time and a variety of opportunities(in 95 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, to many materials learn for(in 50 reviews)

  • "No benefits or opportunities for advancement within the work since you will work as an independent contractor(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work time and a variety of opportunities

    Cons

    low salaries and hours rate comparing to other careers

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good secondary income"

    4.0
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    • 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. Helpful (7)

    "Big disconnect between managers and employees"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, work is fairly easy.

    Cons

    Management has a short term financial gain mindset, doing whatever it takes to make money now, even if it loses the company money in the long run. No foresight or understanding of the industry at all.

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  4. "Poorly paid"

    2.0
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    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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  5. "Excellent Remote Work Opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good for part-time work."

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Social Media Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, tasks were interesting and easy to complete. The title is also good for my CV.

    Cons

    No stability, the project could end at any point. It also takes a long time to be added to a new project.

  7. "My experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Ads Quality Rater in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work from home Flexible, work i quite easy

    Cons

    Inconsistent flow of work, not the best support, overwhelming to beginners

  8. "Flexible working experience with timely pay"

    4.0
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    Current Freelancer - Social Media Evaluator 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - No delay in payments -Flexible working hours and reasonable expectations from the company's side -Tasks can be informative and fun if you are interested in social media and research

    Cons

    -Application process sometimes take weeks or even months -Projects end without any prior notice -

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Social Media Evaluator"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer I in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    • Easy • Remote • Auditors provide helpful feedback, so you're never too lost once when you get the hang of the job. • Flexible work hours. Literally work when you feel like - as long as you meet the amount of weekly hours you're required to commit.

    Cons

    • Weird pay-out schedule • Communication with management virtually non-existent • Not stable • No benefits • Training evaluation material for other projects often vague. You might feel like you're doing wrong. The occasional feedback from auditors is invaluable. Always make sure to consult the project guides.

    Appen Response

    January 30, 2020

    We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We'll specifically make our teams aware of your concern related to project guidelines. Thanks.

  10. "1.5 days spent on qualification exam, turned down with no explanation"

    1.0
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    Current Freelancer - Linguist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work, decent pay, overall flexibility

    Cons

    No support line, no human interaction

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