I think people (myself included) gravitate towards them because of the Web Search Evaluator work. Time was when you could get that from 3 companies but now it's just them and Lionbridge so people tend to keep them on side...Hilarious,
Just re-checked my Appen timesheets. They have billed me for 1 unit at $12. So for 4.5 hours work recording 892 phrases they are paying me $12. Bunch of f###ing crooks.
Emailed them for clarification - expect some BS answer as always.
Seriously, I have no idea why anyone wants to work for this company. I did the task because I had a free day in my schedule. I should have learnt from previous experiences with them. Just horrific - worst company I have ever dealt with and I've worked for around 100 companies in my life (including time spent temping whilst a student and travelling).