Work for them if you absolutely have nothing better to do with your time
Evaluator (Current Employee) – Worked from home – October 18, 2018
When I signed up with Appen, it took months before I received a confirmation of my acceptance. While I was waiting for an answer, I emailed the company several times but they went unanswered. After I got my confirmation, there were even more delays and technical difficulties. Once all that got sorted out, I got emails from the company informing me there was work available, usually at random times when I was too busy. So I was not able to log into their website until about 2-3 days later. By then, the assignments were gone. I trained for a few assignments but since I was a newbie, I made a lot of mistakes and I would get kicked off with no explanation. Not very motivating. In addition, the assignments were eye-crossingly boring, not always clear, and the pay rate was equal to 3rd world country slave wages. It did not make me want to work for them. But my last assignment was actually pretty decent. I had technical difficulties as usual but the manager was quick to respond. The job paid about a $12 flat fee for a 45 minute listening and evaluation test and I was paid 2 days after completion. It made me wish all Appen jobs followed this standard. .
My last assignment paid me about $12 for a 45 minute job, I got paid 2 days later, and a manager was available to answer my question.
A lot of delays, technical difficulties, employees are slow to respond to inquiries or don't respond at all, tasks are boring, you're not given a definite deadline to complete assignments, once they're gone, they're gone, pay rates are equivalent to 3rd world country slave wages.