Compare Appen vs UserTesting BETA

See how working at Appen vs. UserTesting compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Appen vs. UserTesting. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Appen

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UserTesting

Employee Ratings

  • Appen scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 954 reviews)
Appen employees rated their Overall Rating 0.8 higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 145 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Appen employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Appen employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Appen employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Appen Ceo Mark Brayan
81%
81%Mark Brayan
Appen employees rated their CEO Approval 28% higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
UserTesting Ceo Andy MacMillan
53%
53%Andy MacMillan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Appen employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 30% higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
45%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Appen employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than UserTesting employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
43%

Salaries

Appen has 713 more total submitted salaries than UserTesting.
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What Employees Say

  • Appen had 133 more reviews than UserTesting that mentioned "Work from home" as a Pro.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Appen.
  • "No one" was the most mentioned Con at UserTesting.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible hours"(in 162 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 156 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 23 reviews)
"Massages"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 57 reviews)
"No benefits"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
"No one"(in 7 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"Sep 14, 2020

Current Freelancer - Search Engine Evaluator

I have been working at Appen

Pros

Multitude of projects. Great communication.

Cons

I don't see any so far.

"Changed my life"Jul 21, 2020

Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

Pros

Culture, work-life balance, transparency, food/snacks, etc. This is a fantastic place to work at. The culture is amazing and the people supporting it are second to none. UT is genuinely one of the... nicest companies you can work for because of the people. They pay well, they always think ahead and are extremely supportive of the employees. I've worked for companies large and small, old and really old. The experience I've had in my first few months at UT have changed my life. It's just a happy place to be at and you can feel it interacting with the other folks. From a longevity and success standpoint you can just feel the excitement both internally and from UTs customers about the product, the market and the fit. This company will go far, and I have no doubts it will do so in the right way. A LOT of the reviews on here are from the panelists (testers) - who aren't real UT employees. And even then - this is an assumption so take it with a grain of salt - they're the ones that lie to get paid for tests they don't qualify for. As for the other reviews - those from people who worked (or are working) here: they're entitled to their opinions. I just totally disagree with their views. The company responds to them on this channel so that should tell you the level to which UT cares, and its willingness to listen.

Cons

Its a high growth company. Things shift and change and with that comes uncertainty. I wont beat around the bush - its hard. A lot is asked of the employees and people need to be flexible enough to... adapt to change which is a constant at a company at this stage. Benefits could be slightly better but I believe its at market compared to others. Lastly - tools/apps. Use way too many of them. Consolidate some of that.

Advice to Management

Don't lose sight of the goals and take it slow. We have a good thing in place to take the company to the next level. Moving too rapidly or in response to something could jeopardize progress. We're a... private organization so lets use that to our advantage and build a good book.

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