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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working at home on your schedule.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Set your own schedule. No weekend work. No commute. Great management and training. Although the general activity is the same no two days are ever alike.

    Cons

    Limited number of hours... generally 20 hours a week or less.

    Advice to Management

    None. Always been happy with management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    You won't find worst company to work for, and worst work to do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Evaluator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Internet Evaluator in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay on time. The flexibility of hours.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Work is extremely repetitive Hire one day, fire the next Guidelines don't make sense + management don't know how to apply them Pay is getting worst and worst. Good is you work in a third world country Communication with management is impossible if you don't agree with their ratings.

    Advice to Management

    Stop exploiting people


  3. Helpful (7)

    More Cons than Pros

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Engine Evaluator
    Former Employee - Search Engine Evaluator
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is good. I was making $13.50 an hour. The work is steady, a minimum of 20 hours per week and a maximum of 25.

    Cons

    They constantly test you. In order to get hired you need to take and pass an exam that has 50 questions. They provide the materials to study but the test is hard and tricky and they give you two chances to pass it. Even if you pass and get hired the testing doesn't stop there. While you're evaluating search engine results they give these little tests disguised as search engine results called RTAs or Real Time Audits that you rate and after you rate it it will tell you if you were correct or incorrect and these go to your score and if you get too many wrong you're taken off of production and put on a service level review and have to take the same test you took to get hired and if you don't pass it you're terminated. This constant testing can get stressful and frustrating because as an evaluator you know that in order to keep your job you can't give too many wrong answers and this pressure is constantly on you. The real kicker is that these evaluations are based on opinion and Butler Hill treats their opinions like they're facts and the evaluators and the people from Butler Hill who give the tests won't always agree because these evaluations are based on opinion not fact. The system will go down sometimes because of technical problems and they'll have you work on a different project temporarily and you are also tested on those different projects as well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant testing and let the evaluators do the job they were hired to do without the threat of losing their job if they don't give enough correct RTAs and that will lessen the stress and frustration that comes from being constantly tested and you will get quality results from your judges. I believe that all that constant testing actually lowers the judge's job performance, confidence and morale, especially when a judge gets too many wrong RTAs and is put on service level review.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    If you need to work a few hours from home weekdays, this could be for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time

    Pros

    Working from home is great. Flexible work schedule, though the technology can fail if you wait to work later in the day.

    Cons

    It is becoming less and less user friendly to be a data annotator - the Sharepoint tools are not set up to be easily accessible. Guidelines used to be in one place, now things can be in many different places. The technology is less and less user friendly as time goes on. The hours that appear as worked in tool are more than the hours that you end up being paid, no matter what you bill.

    Advice to Management

    Return to making things easier for data annotators. Have one place to go for guidance, one place to go for guidelines, etc. Make the Sharepoint interface more streamlined. Make the technology more user friendly. Make the whole process of staying up-to-date more user friendly. And make it so you don't have to work seven hours to be paid for four.


  6. Web Search Evaluation - Great home based job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Davao (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Davao (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Managers are great to work with and lots of improvements on Real Time Audits.

    Cons

    The platform where you have to rate web pages usually crashes and takes lots of time to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't lessen the admin time compensation because we take more than 4 hours on the tool including fixing errors on the platform and other stressful disagreement stuffs.


  7. I am new to this company I have not been paid I am about to start qualification process

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They respond to the questions

    Cons

    They pay less as their website says its $ 4.50 during production and $ 4 during qualification.You will not be paid if you fail the qualification.30 hours of qualification too much I think

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay,reduce the number of hours to work per day and for qualification. "BE FLEXIBLE"


  8. Helpful (2)

    Do not Apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Current Employee - Web Search Evaluator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - a lot of resources - there is help if you need it

    Cons

    - i am hoping to get paid 1.5 months AFTER my work, never seen the my paycheck yet - constant monitoring and auditing of your work - very subjective metrics they use to evaluate your work - you get a stipend for doing the tests on the conditions of you passing and starting production, you probably make less than minimum wage for this - realistically have to spend 6 hours to get 4 hours of paid work, since the hours you get paid are while you are in production - it is essentially a internet sweatshop


  9. Helpful (3)

    Appen Butler Hill - Think before you leap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Legitimate company with efficient communication

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, as a web search evaluator we were supposed to do 100 hits per hour, they were even asking us to do 110 per hour!! Which is preposterous, and if you do less than 80 per hour then that would count against you. RTA -Real Time Auditing is an insult to the injury. If you get your answers wrong for more than a couple of times...then you are kicked out without warning. Work is highly intensive requiring high concentration, most of the time frustating. The pay per hour is less then what employees deserve. Now lets look into their qualification test procedures...for web evaluators there is this Question Bank 1 test with 50 questions. This test is very hard to pass. They give you study materials which you should complete in 1 week. This is only possible if you intensively study 10 hours per day including weekends. Some of the answers are vague what you think is "Good" is "fair" for them or vice-versa. However if you managed to pass the first test you are eligible for second test called "News Freshness" which is even tougher. I guess the pass rate could be 2%. To top it up even if you are selected --- you can be kicked anytime and thrown into the bin even before your contract expires. The reason they make you sign the Non Disclosure Policy is that you cannot raise your voice against them when you are fired. As an ex-consultant my advice to you all would be ----This is not worth it . Get a day job, you will be much happier.

    Advice to Management

    Do not dump your employee the bin whenever you like. Give web search evaluators/ consultants more training. Set realistic targets, getting us to work faster will result in more mistakes and wrong answers. Discarding old employees preferred to give them training to improve their performance will backfire one day.


  10. Helpful (1)

    An O.K temporary job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Butler Hill Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working from home Flexible hours Decent pay The consultant is treated fair Regular paychecks

    Cons

    Lacking communication between project leads Unclear and changing guidelines Difficult to progress up the ladder Job prospects are shifting often Very, very strict performance levels


  11. Helpful (1)

    good job for patient people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule , decent pay , at home flexible

    Cons

    60 days to first payment. Boring work feels like doing homework research for 4 hours daily

    Advice to Management

    pay more



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