Work at Home for Butler Hill Group


This is a remote opportunity open to people living in the US and other countries around the world. Butler Hill is looking for data annotators to review and evaluate internet search results. The evaluation work is done according to specific guidelines using an automated tool.

Ideal candidates possess a strong familiarity with a wide variety of online news sources and are avid Internet enthusiasts. This is a free-lance, contracted position requiring that annotators work remotely on a personal computer (high-speed DSL or cable and a recent version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office proficiency are required).

Data annotators will work 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday. This project requires a continuing commitment to part-time work (20 hours per week). Project work is expected to extend for at least one month, with a possible further extension of up to six months.

The different languages and countries they have openings for are listed on there website at www.butlerhill.com



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62 comments:

Melissa said...

Hmm I am going to check this one out. Thanks

betchai said...

wow, what an opportunity you are sharing Laura.

Anonymous said...

is this for real or another scam??? please let me know

Laura said...

This is for real, but I have read that because of a high response from postings on job sites they pretty much are full and not hiring at this time. You could always try though.

Anonymous said...

thanks laura :)

Tes said...

Thanks, Laura!

Anonymous said...

Any idea how much they pay per hour Laura?

Laura said...

From my research it looks like around $15 an hour.

Sharon said...

I have worked at home for over a year and enjoy looking at all the helpful information you write about. I have been looking for either a second job or a new one and have found your companies you list very informative.

Laura said...

Thanks Sharon for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

I feel really dumb but how do you go about applying for these jobs??

Laura said...

To apply for Butler Hill Group, just go to their website at www.butlerhill.com and on the left hand side you will see "Job Opportunities". Click on it and you will come to a search page. Highlight all jobs and it will come up with the current positions available. Click on the job you are interested in and then you can apply from there.

On most other jobs here you can follow the links and some will take you directly to the hiring page. Others you may have to follow the link path for careers or job opportunities.

Good Luck!

jen said...

anyone got a job from Butler Hill Group?

Everyday BBW said...

I was just wondering if anyone has interviewed with them? If so, did they let you know during the interview if you were hired or not? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

They strongly hinted in the interview that I had the job, and emailed me early the next day to confirm.

Ambrosia said...

Hey, Laura! I stopped by to give you an award for your time and effort in these great posts!

Ruthy said...

ur blog is very informative..i followed,dropped ec and added u in my bloglist...pls do it back..thanks..

Chris De La Rosa said...

Just a quick note to say what a great job/service you're doing.

Aiza said...

Did anyone really get a $15 per hour offer from them?

Anonymous said...

I work for Butler Hill and I get paid $15 an hour but get paid $10/hour for training which you are required to do before you start work. It's a great job but I think they are pretty full up job wise atm.

Anonymous said...

There don't appear to be any men working there. A bit sexist really.

Anonymous said...

I had a phone interview last week and got a job offer the same day. The person I interviewed with was a man, so they're not all women there. :-) The contract they offered me is the pay rate that was quoted here. After I submitted my resume online, it took 2 months for them to contact me. Hope this helps someone.

Laura said...

Congratulations on getting the job and thanks for sharing your experience.

Anonymous said...

My daughter works for them and has for about 6 months. It's steady and reliable and flexible. She is a college student and this has been a godsend over the waitress job she had before. Like any legitimate company, they're not just going to take anyone who applies but it is worth the effort if you need a flexible part time job. Good luck.

windaloft said...

Greetings!

Just here briefly - for now, anyway - while researching more information about Buttler Hill Group, to which I, today, submitted resume for a position advertised at Genuine Jobs (.com).

Thankyou to everyone who has contributed to this page for it is helpful as I research this company in more detail.

Laura said...

windaloft - Thanks for stopping by and good luck on getting hired at Butler Hill.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let people know that Butler Hill is a great company to work for. I have been working for them for 6 months, and it has been the difference between being able to pay the bills and not. The people are great, and I have never had a problem with being paid on time. They don't hire just anyone, but if you have the skills that they are looking for, then you'll have no problem.

Laura said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Th. said...

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I worked there for four months and they were great to work for. If you want to work from home, it's a good choice. They tend to hire in waves, so keep that in mind.

Laura said...

Th. - Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

I just got hired myself and didn't ask about a pay day. I start training soon. Is pay day once a month? They didn't discuss how I'd be paid, direct deposit? check in the mail? Paypal? And how frequently? Thanks!

Laura said...

From what I can find out, they pay by direct deposit or check. No Paypal. I did not see anything about how often. They have a non-disclosure agreement that you sign when you get hired, so there isn't a whole lot of information like that out there.

Good luck on your new job!

Anonymous said...

You get paid once a month, direct deposit, 1099 (so be prepared to take out your own taxes) I didn't like working for them.

Laura said...

Thanks for the information. Why didn't you like working for them?

Anonymous said...

In 3 days I will have the interview for a job at Butler Hill. Can someone give here few advices/tips/trick/and so on... about that interview, please? What they are asking about? What they are focused on? How you should answer to get hired? PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I've just discovered your web site... It's amazing!
I saw a lot of people are coming by to read it and to leave comments.
I really need an advice: I'm a single father of an autistic child. So that means I cannot leave too much home and I cannot have a regular job like anyone else. So I must stay home with my child.
I am very highly educated (I have a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and I have also a Master Degree in "Media") and I'd like to find something that allows me to stay at home and to get a stream of income (a DECENT one, if possible...).

So can ANYONE help me and indicate where I can apply for a "work-at-home" job, please? Everything I've tried until now (working from my place) turned to be a scam/fake/whatever...

I also want to specify that I live in Canada, so maybe someone knows jobs like "work-at-home" that are valid for the Canadian territory as well...

A very BIG thank you!
Cat

Laura said...

Hi Cat,

The first thing that comes to mind with your education is Demand Studios. They hire writers, film makers and copy editors who live in Canada, the US and in the UK. With your master's in media, this could be perfect for you. You can work when you want and if you are fast enough you can make some decent money. The website is www.demandstudios.com.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Laura

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Laura!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
I will access it right away....

Keep you [and the others updated]. What I've forgot to mention in the previous message was... that I am not a NATIVE ENGLISH, I've "imported myself" in Canada five years ago. But i think you've already noticed that I'm not a native English writer, ain't you?

Thank you a million times!
Cat

Laura said...

Cat,
Good Luck!
Laura

Anonymous said...

I have been a contract worker for Butler Hill for a year and a half. My contract was just extended for another 6 months. I really like working there.

Anonymous said...

"I have been a contract worker for Butler Hill for a year and a half. My contract was just extended for another 6 months. I really like working there." = Did you quit because you've found something else more valuable, or they just didn't extend the contract anymore?
Did they [Butler Hill] ever propose you to get to a higher position?

THANK YOU!

diego said...

Hey peeps! Just though I'd share some info on the BHG application process.

I saw the job listing at a spanish classified website (i'm in Spain) and applied right away. I got a response after about a week of applying on their website, and was sent a small test to complete, the test looked very easy, but it is a bit confusing on what you actually need to do, I assume this simple test is just a way for them to be certain you have the basic idea of what the job is, and you are "worthy" of training, and of course the job.

I submitted my test and was contacted a few days later with a interview date set up for about a week later. The interview is through Skype, and they say it lasts about 45 minutes, mine was only 30. My interviewer was a very pleasant woman, and the interview was very laid back, casual, chatty and fun. The questions were pretty much about your previous work experience, internet experience and knowledge, basic web search engine and spam questions. I know "behavioral and technical" sounds a bit hard or at least scary, but that is hardly the case. It does help a lot that you are internet savvy, and if you, as I do, have knowledge in SEO (search engine optimization) then this is a very big plus! The interviewer never told me I got the job, but she made pretty clear that the interview went very well, and that I could be sure I was going to hear from them. She also told me that it could be anywhere between one and three weeks before I heard anything, but I've read about people getting the notice a few days later or even the same day!

Three weeks and one day after the interview took place I received the long awaited email! I WAS IN! They sent me some instructions on how to sign digital contracts, and told me to wait another employee sent me the contract and NDA. A few minutes later I got those, read the contract and NDA carefully (nothing tricky in there, but you should read it too) and signed them.

After that I got another email asking me for my bank account information for them to make the wire transfers.

And at last (today) I got the email setting up the training start date, about a week from now.

They DO pay for the training, it's 10 dollars an hour, for UP TO 30 hours (could be less) after that they pay 15 an hour. You must must must commit to 4 daily hours (they don't have to be at the same time everyday nor they have to be all 4 hours at once) which are 20 hours a week. Monday – Friday, no work on the weekends. Oh and they pay on a monthly basis.

Well that's it 'till now! If there's any replies to this post I'll keep posting and let you know about the training, and the job itself when I finally start.

EDIT: I forgot to mention something very important: They make it clear in the interview and the contract that you MAY be exposed to adult content while working. My interviewer told me that many people have just left the interview after hearing this, so if you are sensitive to this type of stuff, don't waste your time getting to the interview! I personally don't mind, also I live alone, I understand if you are a work-from-home parent and have young ones around, so beware!

Anonymous said...

I just went through the whole process myself. The interviews weren't too bad then after that the training went on. As an above poster mentioned they do pay for training. Be aware that not everyone makes it through the training and into the "production" I know in my group there were 8 folks...2 of us made it through. I think its more of a fact of matching your skill set with what they want. Unfortunately I had a change in plans and had to withdraw on the same day I found I had passed everything and was ready to go! Ugh. The folks I dealt with there though were very nice and helpful. Would consider trying it again once life calms down a bit. The being paid once a month is a bit annoying though.

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify something someone said up in a previous post - there are men who work there - both as annotators and project leaders, etc. I don't know about other people's experiences but I have definitely worked with several men on different projects and I've been there over a year now.
This is a great opportunity and has supplemented my income well.

Erica said...

Can you work more than 20 hours a week?

Ramona said...

Hi Everyone!
Is the training completely online?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say that I work here too, and everyone has been really friendly and easy to work with. The work itself isn't too hard and I've been pretty happy with this job.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I too have worked with them for almost a year. The job is absolutely real. They are very good people.The payment is once a month for sure by wire transfer.

Anonymous said...

I actually worked for them for a few months. I really enjoyed the job, but did not have time to sit on the computer all day! They really do pay $15 an hour! And someone said that they don't hire men, that is untrue...My first manager was a man and he was very nice! Everyone is very nice and extremely helpful! If you have the time to sit at the computer for four hours a day and rate websites, then this is a great job!

Anonymous said...

It states that you should have a 2 year degree in the requirements. Has anyone been hired with just being a high school graduate?

Anonymous said...

BHG is not a scam. They do pay and they're great to work for. Quality is extremely important to them. Due to this, the standards of performance are quite high. There were about 15 people in my training class. Three of us passed training. I think there are only two of us left now.

Training is 10/hour. The pay rate after training is 13.50 or 15.00 an hour depending upon your quality. If your quality is too low, your contract will be terminated.

The typical work week is M-F at four hours a day for 20 hours a week. Occasionally, there are 25 hour weeks available. The offices are closed for major holidays.

It is NOT easy work by any means. People do it and some do it very well while others need a bit more support.

I've been with them since October and I love it. Yes, the work can get tedious and mind-numbing, but they're an excellent company. I really do feel like my management team wants me to succeed. BHG seems to be really focused on their clients' needs too.

I just wish all of the contractors for them could pull together and come up with kind of group health insurance or something. BHG could really be a career.

Lilly said...

Hi,
Just came by this page by accident and found this posting. I know it's a little outdated, but maybe someone is still reading through the comments.

I applied there about six weeks ago. I found it at a German job site (I am German and butlerhill was looking for German-speaking staff). I'm still studying and therefore had neither a degree or the work experience, nevertheless I just tried (work experience was only part-time, not more than 20h/week, usually less, not in their field...). Nothing to lose if you're applying, right? I sent in a letter of application, filled in the (very detailed) form on the page and recieved a short test by mail shortly afterwards.

The test was concretely about the work you'd be doing, a describtion of what and how you should do it was attached. They also added a test if you read carefully, so watch out! ^^

I got an appointment for an interview after handing in my test, within days, I guess. The interview was held by a native English speaker (which scared me a little bit), but she was very nice and understanding. She also had very little accent and was obviously working form home herself (baby giggeling in the background! ^^). The mood was overall comforting and relaxed. I faced some questions I never had to face before, like "How'd you behave if you were in a situation like...", but maybe that's just the American way of interviewing! ^^

At the end I was told that I would recieve an email within three weeks whether there'd be a spot for me or not, but on the very same day, I got the good news. I'm starting in two weeks from now with a training of 20hrs and will then work 4hrs/day.

Training is paid with 10$/h, the job is 21$/h, which roughly equals 15€. Maybe this varies between jobs and/or countries. The position is project-limited and this should be about six month. Nevertheless I was told that good agents are usually taken over to other projects.
Additionally, there is a "quality rate" to fulfil, I guess to ensure you're working at a reasonable speed. Sounded quite manageble, but we'll see.

Really looking forward to this and good luck to all the other applicants!
(Excuses for not totally being at a mother tongue-level...)

Anonymous said...

I think something newbies should know is that most people hired for this go onto a project that requires adherence to strict performance goals, which are analyzed as nausium, and you are tested every week to keep your job. The work is mind-numbing and not at all enjoyable (unless you like highly repetitive task oriented work). The turnover rate is extremely high, like 50% annually, in fact of the 7 in my training group all were gone within three months, except me. Buyer beware, it is high stress if you need the work. Best for college kids who don't have to have income.

Anonymous said...

I've been with BHG for six months and I adore the company.

The company is keenly focused on quality. Yes, there are weekly measures of quality that must be met. A person's contract will be cancelled if those quality metrics are not met. There are several resources available to help someone with their quality. BHG has clients that are focused on quality; therefore, BHG is focused on quality.

The work can be tedious. It can also be interesting.

I wouldn't consider it "high stress" as a previous person mentioned.

The company is stable and hiring which is a huge bonus during unstable economic times and it seems to me that they have a good record of promoting from within.

I'm happy and thankful to be with BHG.

Anonymous said...

I went to the Butler Hill website, under careers and consulting all I saw was information on different types of jobs but no links to apply. I could be missing something stupid but could someone help me???????

Laura said...

Click on the consulting job you are interested in, there will be a job description and a link to apply for the job.

Anonymous said...

no links

Laura said...

From the home page at the top click on "Join Us". On the Left side, click on "Consulting" All the way on the right side of the page is a yellow bar button that says "View Current Consulting Opportunities". Click on it. Select "Any" Location, "All" areas of interest and "All" Languages. Press "search". Find the job you are interested in and click on it. After the description press "Apply for this position". An application will appear.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Butler Hill and this was the WORST job I have ever had! This type of job is only for those who are truly desperate for work. Please beware... you are only paid a small amount (considering the amount of time you have to spend) for training and after you are hired... continued training is non-paid! You are also required to re-configure your computer. I started this position with a 3 month old laptop and high speed DSL along with Norton. In two days, the software that BH had me install crashed my entire computer. I had multiple severe threats/viruses to my computer over the course of my employment with BH. Since my laptop was under warranty, HP replaced it, but said that the issues were caused by BH. I spent probably 50 hours dealing with computer issues and training that I was not paid for. This was HELL. I have worked at home for over two years and currently work for 4 different companies doing easy work for great pay from home :-) Think twice before you get yourself into a bad position with Butler Hill!

Anonymous said...

For the ANONYMOUS that previously posted "I have worked at home for over two years and currently work for 4 different companies doing easy work for great pay from home :-) "
- I'd have a question, please: I have to stay home with my son [it's an AUTISTIC child] and now I'm looking for a job/some jobs exactly the same as you do have- working @ home jobs! Will you please let me know what company/companies is about? I am desperately in need of finding something over the Internet and VERY QUICKLY if possible...!
My private e-mail [if you will be so kind to answer me...] is
taramarsh@ymail.com

THANK YOU!
God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

can someone lists other companies out there, that gives real pays besides butler hill?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just gave my interview with Buttler Hill and I have received a positive feedback from them. They have mentioned that they will be sending me a notification of training as soon as class becomes available. Can some please tell me how long does it normally take for a class to become available?

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