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Appen Overview

appen.com
Sydney (Australia)
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Public (APX)
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
You may be asking, “What does Appen do?” To put it simply, we love all things tech. We work with clients from across the spectrum: technology, auto, government, retail, healthcare, and financial services. However, you don’t need to be a ... Read more

Mission: Appen's mission is to bring together the best of human intelligence and technology to accelerate global technology solutions. We help our clients enhance their best-in-class products and services around the world, including search engines, social media ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Today we’re excited to welcome Figure Eight to the Appen team! Together we’re creating a leading solution for high-quality machine learning training data.

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    Appen to Acquire Figure Eight to Create Industry-Leading Solution for High-Quality Machine Learning Training Data - Appen

    Sydney - March 11, 2019 - Appen Limited, a global leader in the provision of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and AI, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Figure Eight, a best-in-class machine learning software platform which uses automated tools to transform unlabeled text, image, audio and video data into high-quality AI training data.

  • Appen is named the #1 Work-From-Home Company for Remote Jobs in 2019!

    Work From Home 2019: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

    Thanks to technology like high-speed internet and mobile phones, working from home is increasingly easier. And as more companies offer flexible commuting policies, the remote job market is spreading beyond the traditional fields of computer technology or customer services. For many Americans, that is a great thing.

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Appen – Why Work For Us?


We are a global company that helps our clients enhance their best-in-class products and services around the world, including search engines, social media platforms, voice recognition systems, and eCommerce sites. Working with such a spectrum of clients and providing a variety of services, we are able to offer exciting and flexible opportunities across the world, including full-time corporate roles.

If you’re looking for a work-from-home opportunity that lets you set your own schedule join us! At Appen, we offer flexible hours, home-based work and the unique opportunity to help improve the quality of web content.

Our services reach all over the globe, and so do our volunteering efforts. As a global company, it’s important to us that we give back to our communities. On our team, your work will contribute to a lasting international impact.  Learn more about just some of our community service partnerships!

  • Translators Without Borders – We partnered with this organization to enable better communication throughout the globe. The alarming refugee crisis has highlighted a dire need to empower those who are vulnerable. This partnership means that we can play a role in helping those affected by this crisis through our unique ad large-scale language resources.
  • Habitat for Humanity – We do what we can to improve the lives of those most in need. Throughout the years, we have donated to this organization’s work in areas of the world where our staff reside, including Australia, the U.S., and the Philippines.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund & Houston SPCA – In response to the Hurricane Harvey devastation in Houston and surrounding areas, we worked with these two organizations who tirelessly help affected individuals.
  • Room to Read – Many of our staff is united in the strong value they place on learning, and the opportunity for every child to receive a proper education. We have run fundraisers to provide opportunities to populations where basic educational needs are scarce and most vital.
  • Movember – Our team is always growing, especially in Movember, when some folks in the office grow out their facial hair to raise awareness surrounding men and women’s health issues!

Are you interested in joining our team? Great! Here’s what you can expect from the hiring process for our flexible work roles.

You can search for jobs and apply online at: join.appen.com. If you have questions about jobs or the application, please email us at recruitment@appen.com.

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our team had to say about working with us!

“I want to get into the marketing and IT industry, and doing this work with Appen helps me understand how people think and help me learn about what's happening around the world." - Natalli W., Hong Kong

"Working with Appen balances my life – I can learn and work at the same time." - Hanna H., Indonesia

"I came to really dislike the traditional office environment, so this gives me an alternative work environment where I feel needed and valued." - Andrew D., USA

"Working with Appen provides me with freedom and opportunity that I've never had before." - David D., USA

"Remote work can bring me some benefits and success. Many projects with Appen have new ideas and technologies, so it's fun for me to analyze the quality of the ads." - Norton A., Brazil


Our diversity is our strength – every person on our team brings something different and valuable to the table. That’s how we maintain our edge in keeping up with the fast-moving world of tech and innovation. We’re a global community – here’s a look at what makes us unique:

  • 400,000 flexible workers
  • Professionals, students, stay-at-home parents, military spouses, and retired individuals
  • Working anywhere from five to 40 hours per week
  • Operating in more than 130+ countries
  • Expertise in more than 180+ languages and dialects
  • Seven offices around the world

What will you bring? Explore our variety of jobs and apply online: join.appen.com

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    Set your own hours; easy work; excellent customer service

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    I only get paid monthly

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    Keep up the good work!

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Appen Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Appen (Dallas, TX) in May 2017.

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    All online. No voice to voice. No LIVE. IT was all done online. As said before. All done remotely online. No interviews. I applied online. REcieved an email. Then a decision later. No interviews whatsoever. Thanks. And good luck.

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Appen Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2018
  • Fast 500 Asia Pacific Award, Deloitte Technology, 2017
  • Technology Fast 50 Australia, Deloitte Technology, 2017
  • Company of the Year, Australian Growth Company Awards, 2017
  • Top 100 Company to Watch for Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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