Appen Employee Reviews about "no benefits"

Updated 10 Sep 2020

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Appen CEO Mark Brayan
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  1. "Project team"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, fast-growing company, top clients.

    Cons

    Low salaries, no company culture, no benefits.

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  2. "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Independent Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy pay, flexible hours, simple work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, no benefits, monthly pay.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "An okay job, if you can get one"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Evaluator in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours 1-2 year project lifespan (depending) Can make a decent living wage if on the right project

    Cons

    Jobs can end at any time, even without warning Not a lot of job opportunities Low pay for long hours No benefits since it's part-time Upper management on projects changes constantly Feedback and information is lacking overall Frequent glitches in the SRT tool that can reduce work No compensation for when issues do occur on Appen's end, you just lose money

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  4. "Decent place to make money"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Social Media Evaluator in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Most projects can be completed from the comfort of your own home. You don't have to physically interact with anyone. Simply study the guidelines for a project, take the test, and if you pass you can begin working.

    Cons

    Can be let go of a project at any moment. Project managers may not respond fast to emails. Website is a bit outdated and needs updating. No benefits or opportunities for advancement within the work since you will work as an independent contractor.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Evaluator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you find a good task the money is pretty consistent. You get to work your own hours.

    Cons

    You're a contractor, so no benefits at all and you have to pay the full FICA tax.

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  6. "Good work if you're desperate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home with flexible hours

    Cons

    Work Availability fluctuates from plenty of extra hours to none at all Paychecks are monthly Low pay with no raises or overtime for extra hours Contract work with no benefits or tax holdings Official feedback on support tickets and forum questions is often very slow or ignored entirely Repetitive Changing evaluation metrics

  7. "Decent work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Contractor - Web Search Evaluator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appen for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, get to choose your own hours

    Cons

    Tedious, not full time, no benefits since you're an outside contractor

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    "Social Media Evaluator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    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.

  9. "Unrealistic and unattainable guidelines"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appen for less than a year

    Pros

    Work at home, flexible hours

    Cons

    They do not withhold taxes so you will have to pay in to the IRS or get a huge bill. Training is UNPAID before you take your exam in order to be certified. Lengthy detailed evaluation criteria. Quality and trustworthiness is highly subjective and spammy poor sites were given higher rankings than trusted big news media websites. Bass ackwards. Too much headache for too little compensation and no benefits.

  10. "OK company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Internet Analyst 

    I have been working at Appen part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home, work anytime you want

    Cons

    No pay raises, no benefits

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