Work on your own time, advance if you put in the effort
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 16 February 2018
I had a good experience working for Appen. I was forced to leave abruptly due to relocation, unrelated to the job itself. While working for Appen, I was able to work whenever I had the time during the day, which was relieving. I received 3 promotions in less than a year, and ended up in a senior role very quickly. I was trusted to take care of important matters in the project, and I appreciated this.
Work on your own time, work from home, very good coworkers and management
Work from Home- Web Search Evaluator (Current Employee) – virtual – 13 February 2018
I'm a college student who was just looking for a part time, flexible job. The job is easy enough and they offer a lot of flexibility, since you get to choose your own hours. I find it easy to travel without having to take time off and if I am having a a bad day, I just don't work! You do have a set amount of hours you have to work every week, which depends on the project you are assigned to. A lot of people complain about the lack of guidance, but honestly, I think they offer so much feedback and study material to help you improve. The pay is a little less than most work from home jobs i've had though, but it is sufficient and exactly right for me. I do not like that you are only allowed to work a certain amount of hours a day, though, because I'd rather complete my hours as I see fit.
Work from home, set your own hours, no phone work
pay rate, can only work a certain amount of hours per day
An online media evaluator (Former Employee) – Online – 6 February 2018
They were hard to get in touch with when my check did not come on time. They allowed clients to harass me by constantly flagging my work, while my manager sent me emails praising my work. The support center would get short with me when I would ask questions about payment. I would never do this again.
Social Media Evaluator (Former Employee) – Work at Home – 3 February 2018
At Appen, you set your own schedule for most of their projects. No Management, no schedules, just work as you can. It was very flexible, and fun to do. Unfortunately my project ended, and there weren't any good ones to switch to when I left.
They do not offer you more work once contract is up. You have to apply and wait again, It was fast paced not difficult to do but the hours where split which I hated you worked four hours a day you would put three hours and then have to wait four hours to do the last hour took the hole day to do instead of just four hours,
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – 24 January 2018
Even the most intelligent well-read individuals will find this job cut-throat, confusing, and all-consuming. Evaluators and auditors alike are expected to keep up with daily changing guidelines. If you miss even one new clarification, you are treated as if you are uneducated and don't have the ability to read or learn. Several of the project leads and seniors have been with certain projects for so long that they have lost the ability to treat newcomers with respect. You can advance, but once you advance to a certain level, further advancement isn't an option unless certain members of the team deem it so. Although an online environment, it does become about who you know. Project managers allow their leads to make decisions that shouldn't be theirs to make. Mistakes are made often and the leads roll it back on the raters and auditors, while managers are not checking whether lead information is accurate. If promoted beyond rater, you will work more than 20 hours per week, but you are not allowed to bill for it. You can advance but you are not valued. If management overprojects, you will be demoted or fired with no explanation. The environment is not secure. You will worry from day to day whether or not you will be let go. The only secure jobs are the employee jobs in the brick and mortar portion of Appen.
Poor project management; Rude and Disrespectful Leads and Seniors
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Work at Home – 16 January 2018
I loved this job, because I was unemployed and needed something fast! Although the paychecks were monthly, they were nice. Only 4 hours a day giving my evaluation on projects was all that was needed to earn 14$ hourly.
Social Media Evaluator (Current Employee) – Work at Home – 13 January 2018
I enjoy working for Appen as the position is both flexible and challenging. I am able to design my own hours and be available for my child. I enjoy evaluatin social media and learning more about the changing social media climate.
Social Media Evaluator (Current Employee) – Raeford, NC – 9 January 2018
Appen was very quick to hire and was good with the support if I needed it from the project managers. Overall, I enjoyed working at home with a flexible schedule and the projects I worked on were fun and enjoyable.
Independent Consultant (Current Employee) – Remote – 30 December 2017
I worked for Appen as an Independent Consultant, which was a remote position for my area. This is not a position to use as a stand-alone job, especially if you have bills to pay, but you may be able to make some extra cash. Communication between management and workers could definitely be improved.
Remote Opportunities, Flexibility, Some Fun Work
Some Jobs May Be Dull, Lack of Communication, Pay/Wages for Contractors
They use you to rate then terminate you for no reason
Social Media Rater (Former Employee) – no where USA – 19 December 2017
I was a social media ad rater. I think the scam is that they have you rate ads. Which I am sure is paid for by a marketing company . They are counting on you purchasing items and/or keeping those items in your newsfeed for people that are your friends/family see it an purchase. They are counting on you spending the $10/hour they pay you for a mere 5 hours a week on their advertisers. Total Scam
Raven project contractor (Former Employee) – Home Based – 13 December 2017
They hire workers with a certain rate and pay less than promised at the end of the month. This company has illegal practices and is a total waste of time. They din’t care to respond. Stay away if upu don’t wanna be ripped off.
Software Tester (Former Employee) – London – 10 December 2017
I worked remotely on project. My supervisor was very helpful and always gave detailed tasks. I had good salary for the project, which for student (i worked there part time as student) was really great value.
I enjoyed working for Appen Global. It's a great part time job for anyone looking to make extra money, or for anyone that is a stay at home parent as well. It's only for an hour a day, the hardest part for me was typing on a phone because my hands would hurt, but other than that it wasn't bad. There is nothing hard about the job, I would just say a little tedious at points. I did learn about some new interesting things going on in the area and some of them I participated in. I would definitely work for Appen again.