Appen Employee Reviews about "low pay"
Updated Dec 6, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Flexible and you work from home" (in 533 reviews)
- "The hours are flexible and you get to choose if you want to do a job or not." (in 248 reviews)
- "Great for a little bit of extra money but not a sole source of income." (in 70 reviews)
- "flexible schedule and ability to make as much as you want" (in 55 reviews)
- "It gives you great flexibility" (in 33 reviews)
- "Low pay (depending on project); subject to termination without notice or sufficient explanation" (in 257 reviews)
- "Communication is poor" (in 91 reviews)
- "No benefits and contracted job so work can be unpredictable." (in 75 reviews)
- "Low salary and help tickets are rarely reviewed." (in 70 reviews)
- "Lots of unpaid training and not much employee support or feedback" (in 56 reviews)
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- Appen - Corporate | Division of AppenFormer Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Would Not RecommendApr 30, 2020 - Operations in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They let us keep our snacks and lunches in the SF office. Sad that this is the only thing I can think of.
CEO is self-absorbed and only hires VPs that will say what he wants to hear. People at HQ are paid little and because of that they will cut any top paying performers at other offices. Not open to new ideas, thinking the wheel they built long ago still works today.
- Current Freelancer★★★★★
unimpressedNov 20, 2020 - FreelancerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
flexibility, flexibility, flexibility, why do i need five words
Low pay (I hear some regions the pay is still ok so that might depend on local laws and all). Working a lot of unpaid hours doing self training (the training guidebook is not very well designed to say the least, lacking concrete examples, and you have to figure everything out on your own because emailing their support team and getting an answer takes quite a few days, if they get back to you at all). The there's the website - for a tech company to have such a horrible system... I have high speed internet but still, accessing a project or even just waiting for every segment to load takes forever.
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenCurrent Employee★★★★★
Very low pay which comes many months after work and may not actually comeMar 19, 2023 - Transcriptionist in Browning-Ken Number 3 Colonia, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good User Interface Communication with project manager
Low pay Pay after a long contract even a year long Not easy to get an English based jobContinue reading
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenFormer Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Lots of flexibility and job is virtual, pay could be betterDec 7, 2022 - Search Engine EvaluatorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There is a lot of flexibility in terms of when you could work. My position had a minimum of 15 hrs per week and max of 26. It’s a online job which is convenient as well. There was no interview but just a three part exam to take.
The pay was $10 per hour which is pretty low compared to other jobs out there with no qualification.Continue reading
- Current Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Work for free - Projects take longer to complete than what you are paid for.Feb 10, 2020 - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexibility, able to work at home and apply for projects that interest you.
Flat fee pay rate on some projects is not indicative of the actual time needed to complete the project correctly. This results in many unpaid hours. Horrible customer service for contractors. Emails go unanswered for days (if ever). Auto-invoiced projects don't get created regularly and it might be months before you get paid. (I am still waiting on payment for 2 projects completed in Nov & Dec). :(Continue reading
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenFormer Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Hired and then fired before beginning work.Feb 13, 2019 - Social Media Evaluator in Los Angeles, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You can work from home... until they fire you without explanation.
-You are not payed for training or the time it takes you to study their materials. -They will terminate your contract suddenly and without explanation. -My contract was terminated before even beginning work on the project.Continue reading
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenCurrent Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Flexible hours but underpaidMay 25, 2022 - Search Engine Evaluator Project YukonRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This is a legitimate remote work opportunity. They pay me to rate search engine results according to their detailed rating criteria. The work is remote. The schedule is completely flexible as long as you complete your minimum number of hours per week (currently 15 for me). You get to choose whether or not you're willing to review upsetting/offensive/racy queries. Some of the queries and results I'm asked to review are quite fascinating or entertaining. It has also given me more insight into what criteria search engines use to evaluate search results. This may be a good job for people who enjoy the work or people who are looking for something part-time for a few months while they pursue other income.
The first few hours consist of unpaid training. You read all about their process, do some practice exercises, then take the test. Once you past the test at the end, you're hired. Not too big of a deal, but numerous hours of unpaid training is annoying. This isn't a 'filling out surveys' type job. The evaluation tasks aren't asking for your personal opinion. They're asking you to perform a skilled analysis of the results based on detailed criteria. Once you're doing the work, it's like taking graded pop quizzes. If your ratings differ too much from the expected ratings, or if you do too few tasks per hour, your metrics go down, and your work hours may eventually be restricted or eliminated. The results are sometimes offputting even if they're not 'upsetting/offensive.' For example, I don't enjoy getting paid minimum wage to assess which $2,000 handbag or five-star hotel is the best shopping result. There are also a significant number of tasks or results that are just odd and difficult to analysis. The pay rate is surprisingly low when you consider the detailed analysis and speed required to do the work properly. Most people with decent reading comprehension can just skim, make a best guess, and be content with mediocre (but not failing) metrics. But to do the work properly requires rapid yet in-depth analysis of often unfamiliar topics and sites. This is more rigorous mental work than filling out opinion surveys and therefore deserves better compensation.Continue reading
- Former Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good part-time flexible work; poor communicationJan 9, 2018 - Anonymous ContractorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexible schedule; fairly steady work
Low pay (depending on project); subject to termination without notice or sufficient explanationContinue reading
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenCurrent Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good place to workJul 19, 2020 - Linguist in Charleston, SCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work is remote and I can choose my own schedule.
The hourly rate is low and as an independent contractor I must pay the 'self-employment tax.' My pay is 0.21% of the CEO's pay. (He makes 48 times what I make.)Continue reading
- Appen - Crowd | Division of AppenCurrent Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
a lot of projects but low payJun 23, 2021 - Search Engine EvaluatorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
a lot and different type of projects
pay is low considering that some of the projects require passing a very hefty test after studying a 200 pages handbookContinue reading