Appen vs. Upwork

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appen
Score 7.2 out of 10
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The Appen platform combines human intelligence from over one million people all over the world with models to create training data for ML projects. Appen users can upload data to the Appen platform, and they provide the annotations, judgments, and labels needed to help create ground truth for models.N/A
Upwork
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Upwork headquartered in Mountain View, California offers their eponymous freelance management system (FMS).
$49.99
per month
Pricing
AppenUpwork
Editions & Modules
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$49.99
per month
Basic
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppenUpwork
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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AppenUpwork
Small Businesses
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
Contently
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Posit
Posit
Score 9.1 out of 10
Contently
Contently
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
Contently
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AppenUpwork
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(23 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppenUpwork
Likelihood to Recommend
Appen
It is well suited for the users and potential employee who are free of any job perspective and need their free time to be utilized. Users can use their free time to be used for submission of interesting tasks.
Whereas the number of tasks are very less and processing time is also very extensive and recruitment takes time more.
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Upwork
I would recommend Upwork to a colleague as a solution to workplace issues. Our company has utilized Upwork to vet out potential competitors as well as partners in a lengthy data analysis project, as well as given our engineering team extra hands when implementing new products, projects, and features. This has allowed our company to stay on track with projects without in-house manpower.
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Pros
Appen
  • Project listing
  • Hiring of the potential and qualified users
  • Tracking of the projects
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Upwork
  • Allows us to filter freelancers by location. This is especially important when working across time zones.
  • Upwork is one of the only freelancing websites that actually provides a filter for US based contractors; and they rigorously verify this.
  • Huge candidate pool. You're almost guaranteed to find a few individuals who specialize in whatever you're looking for.
  • Allows both fixed bid and hourly. Each one is useful for different kinds of projects.
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Cons
Appen
  • Selection procedure is bit .
  • The questionnaire need to be reviewed.
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Upwork
  • In my opinion the worst customer service. It is impossible to contact them via phone, and they are not transparent about their decisions.
  • I feel they don't have the freelance community's best interest in mind. Their focus is on the companies that pay. Freelancers are disposable.
  • They charge ridiculous fees to the freelancers that are the ones that need the money the most because they are the ones starting their businesses. It is like if your employer charges you for coming to work.
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Support Rating
Appen
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Upwork
Support has been great. Rarely have I ever had an issue that has required support but when I have they have been great. I did have to interact with support to confirm my identity and the process was easy and quick and support was helpful to know what I needed to do to accomplish that task.
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Alternatives Considered
Appen
Appen offers projects mostly related to my native language and also according to my expertise . It offers very interesting projects to be completed , which requires not very expertise and less time to be completed for each task. It is also very convenient to use after selection for the task and also well rewarding against the time consumed for the task completion.
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Upwork
Upwork is better suited for finding contractors that you can have ongoing relationships. Compared to Fiverr, it's a much easier process to find qualified designers rather than one-time contractors to design simple things for you. The interface is easier to use as well and the billing management makes it so much cleaner and easier to know how much we're spending and how contractors are logging work hours.
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Return on Investment
Appen
  • It has Positive impact as it provides opportunity for new jobs in my area of expertise.
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Upwork
  • We have gotten close to 50% of all of our clients through the platform.
  • Upwork backs the work done through the platform, so no matter what the client or person you are working with does, you get paid for the work that you do. You aren't left hanging after doing hours of work for a client and then never getting paid for it.
  • Made it easy to communicate with clients from different parts of the world and set up partnerships and agreements in an easier fashion. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a unique skill set.
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