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    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 19th Nov 11, 7:37 AM
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    Appen Butler-Hill
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    • 19th Nov 11, 7:37 AM
    Appen Butler-Hill 19th Nov 11 at 7:37 AM
    A while back I signed up to Butler Hill for possible internet work with them. They have just contacted me with an offer for crowd-sourcing job and want my details including bank details for the HR department.

    I know I signed up and all that but my question is is this safe? Shall I give them my details? Has anyone any experience with them?

    Thanks
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    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 5th Nov 18, 5:09 PM
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    Yeah if you do work for them on 1st of the month you might not see that in your bank until 15th of the next month as they pay (for most projects) for the entire month 2 weeks into the next. Been with them 5 years now, never had a problem.
    • timefortea
    • By timefortea 8th Nov 18, 11:39 AM
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    I'm working on the project to transcribe those fifteen minute phone calls and I've been getting paid every fortnight on a Thursday for work completed by the previous Friday. If those recording the calls are being paid on the same schedule I'd expect you to get paid on 22 November (today is my payday, but if you only did the work a couple of days ago you'll have missed the previous Friday cut off).
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 8th Nov 18, 11:43 AM
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    I've applied for quite a few different things, one I eventually got told was full and now stuck on the qualifying part and "we'll be in touch" for the other 3 projects. Hoping to be accepted for something soon
    "The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it"
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 10th Nov 18, 7:38 AM
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    Appen is still recruiting for the voice recognition project paying $50 - see the referrals thread for links.
    • tarloweh
    • By tarloweh 17th Nov 18, 12:00 PM
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    Anyone noticed the reduction in work for project Yukon? i used to be able to get 10hrs/week without a problem but now i'm struggling to reach even that. Is there a specific time when tasks drop now? i work between 4-10pm weekdays.
    • algordon24
    • By algordon24 2nd Feb 19, 11:21 PM
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    Hi folks,

    Which of the following projects offers most hours? Nile. Saluda. Tigris. Yukon. Truckee.
    • eleda3
    • By eleda3 6th Feb 19, 9:06 AM
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    Appen stopped replying?
    I applied for a position with Appen before Christmas (British Language Expert, which I think translates to 'transcriptionist'!) and received an offer, which I accepted. I then heard from one of their representatives saying the project manager would be in touch. That was at the start of January and I haven't heard anything since. I've emailed the representative twice trying to figure out what's going on, but haven't heard back. Has anyone else had this?
    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 6th Feb 19, 9:24 AM
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    I applied for a position with Appen before Christmas (British Language Expert, which I think translates to 'transcriptionist'!) and received an offer, which I accepted. I then heard from one of their representatives saying the project manager would be in touch. That was at the start of January and I haven't heard anything since. I've emailed the representative twice trying to figure out what's going on, but haven't heard back. Has anyone else had this?
    Originally posted by eleda3
    In general the way Appen and others work, is they get a few people on the books and then when a spot opens up on a project they will contact you. The problem can be, sometimes this takes a long time depending on how many projects they have running and if people are leaving etc.

    I've been with them around 7 years now and have had one large gap of 5 months between projects. It might be worth applying for the other jobs if they are available (the best one is normally web search evaluator as this gets you into loads of other projects)
    • eleda3
    • By eleda3 6th Feb 19, 3:34 PM
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    Thanks for your reply! I was hoping it would be something like this. Still a little frustrating they couldn't reply, but what can you do! I had been planning on applying for another project but wanted to suss out how usual the radio silence was in case it would be worth trying a different company instead.

    Thanks again!
    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 7th Feb 19, 8:09 AM
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    wesleyad
    Thanks for your reply! I was hoping it would be something like this. Still a little frustrating they couldn't reply, but what can you do! I had been planning on applying for another project but wanted to suss out how usual the radio silence was in case it would be worth trying a different company instead.

    Thanks again!
    Originally posted by eleda3
    I'd agree, I think its worth trying a few companies. Lionbridge are similar. Leapforce used to be one, but got bought out by Appen.
    • eleda3
    • By eleda3 11th Feb 19, 10:42 AM
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    Can you work for Lionbridge at the same time as Appen?

    I've now applied for the web search evaluator position and got an email saying, basically, 'thank you for your interest again'. Not sure if it's in response to my emails about the first position or this new one. They say they will contact me if a space comes up that matches my skills. Is this basically a rejection? I would think that if they were really considering me for a position they would want to go through the assessment first, which they haven't done. Why would I be waiting to fill a position when I haven't even taken an assessment?
    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 11th Feb 19, 10:09 PM
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    wesleyad
    Can you work for Lionbridge at the same time as Appen?

    I've now applied for the web search evaluator position and got an email saying, basically, 'thank you for your interest again'. Not sure if it's in response to my emails about the first position or this new one. They say they will contact me if a space comes up that matches my skills. Is this basically a rejection? I would think that if they were really considering me for a position they would want to go through the assessment first, which they haven't done. Why would I be waiting to fill a position when I haven't even taken an assessment?
    Originally posted by eleda3
    No you cant work simultaneously for them both, but you can be on both their books to increase your chances (I still get emails from Lionbridge after 7 years).

    Its hard to say regarding the email and assessments. Before you start a project you will be given guidelines and then take a few exams, depending on project this can be up to 20-30 hours of work. So they probably wont really bother assessing you until that point as its too much to ask.

    Basically this is one of those things you just have to apply and then forget about, and maybe in a month or two you get an invitation to a project.
    • freeoffers
    • By freeoffers 8th Apr 19, 4:23 PM
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    Basically this is one of those things you just have to apply and then forget about, and maybe in a month or two you get an invitation to a project.
    Originally posted by wesleyad
    Exactly. Only been with them 18 months but have had a ton of work and made some good money. But you have to wait for them to contact you. Just yesterday they added another project to my profile. The procedure is the same: they offer you a project, you read the guidelines and do the test and then they tell you if you're on it.
    • edrushuk
    • By edrushuk 7th May 19, 2:54 PM
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    Appen
    Hi could anyone tell me how Appens work, especially about the voice work . I have been sent a few invites and want to know if it is worth it or is it more like survey earnings. I am trying to get my hubby involved but he think it is a lot of work for pennies. Thank you
    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 7th May 19, 3:32 PM
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    wesleyad
    Hi could anyone tell me how Appens work, especially about the voice work . I have been sent a few invites and want to know if it is worth it or is it more like survey earnings. I am trying to get my hubby involved but he think it is a lot of work for pennies. Thank you
    Originally posted by edrushuk
    In general there are two ways of earning, contracts with set hours and a (very generous) hourly rate or ad hoc crowdsourcing pay per task (like the voice work). I have found personally that it's not really worth the time of doing the latter, but I am sure others will disagree.

    It's just they vary so much and you dont really know how fast you can complete it until you are halfway through. Sometimes they say it should take 4 hours and it takes 2, other times it takes 8.
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 8th May 19, 9:38 AM
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    I finally got accepted onto a project last week and missed it due to this screen showing on my login:

    "Thank you for completing the required forms. Your documents have been received, and after we review them, we will finalize your registration.

    A follow-up email will be sent if we notice any discrepancies in your paperwork.


    Best Regards,
    The Appen team"

    They said I should have been able to access the project but I couldn't, so that was rather annoying. Does anyone have any experience of how long the above takes so that I can actually view projects and processes? None of the links work whilst that is on my account, everything just routes to that page
    "The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it"
    • wesleyad
    • By wesleyad 8th May 19, 12:56 PM
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    I can't really help, but it's probably not great timing. They are currently in the process of combining all the leapforce (who they bought last year) and appen staff to a single new website and I think there's a ton of teething problems. You might have to wait ti out and hope that things get sorted.
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 8th May 19, 1:13 PM
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    I can't really help, but it's probably not great timing. They are currently in the process of combining all the leapforce (who they bought last year) and appen staff to a single new website and I think there's a ton of teething problems. You might have to wait ti out and hope that things get sorted.
    Originally posted by wesleyad
    Ah okay that would make sense, they are being quite slow to reply which is understandable if the above is a factor
    "The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it"
    • jow6
    • By jow6 8th May 19, 1:16 PM
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    Application
    Hi all!

    Don't know if anyone can help but worth a shot!

    I was wondering how long it takes Appen to get back to you if you apply? I applied and then was asked on the 22nd of April to login to the website and choose which kind of role I wanted. I did this and then ever since when I login it just says:

    This process is currently in progress, but there is nothing for you to do at this time. If you wish to view the latest status of this process, please click "View Status".

    Any assistance much appreciated!

    J
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