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TranscribeMe Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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3.1
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53%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
Approve of CEO
Alexei Dunayev
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "I started with TM in early 2015 as a transcriber(in 21 reviews)

  • "The platform they use: Yammer is quite addictive(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "20/audio hour - it takes about half an hour to an hour to transcribe a 4 minute clip so the pay rate works out to be quite miserable(in 18 reviews)

  • "Hourly wage is low when audio quality is poor(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and even better worldwide community to be a part of"

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    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe

    Pros

    I've worked for TranscribeMe almost from the start. From the get-go, it's been a great money-earner for me and I've enjoyed pretty much every minute of it. More so, it's great to be part of a very supportive working environment. I consider the people there to be my friends rather than colleagues. It makes going to work, albeit from home in my pajamas, a fun and rewarding experience. I have managed to support my family...

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    Cons

    I can understand it can be frustrating to start off as the rules are a bit different, the pay isn't that great to begin with, and work can be scarce if you are new. People who do persevere and graduate up the ranks by joining specialised teams do get more work, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm enjoying the journey tremendously!

    TranscribeMe2017-06-26
  2. "It's not worth the effort you put in"

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    Current Employee - Transcriber 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    It might be okay if you get in. I doubt it though,

    Cons

    - it takes longer than 3 hours to actually do the exam. - the clips they give you are very low quality - almost impossible to get 100 per cent on the audio section of the exam. 97 per cent apparently isn't good enough (pathetic) - I reiterate because this is important: the work you put in isn't worth the money you would get.

    Advice to Management

    Have more leeway for the exam questions. Your exam is whack.

    TranscribeMe2019-04-16
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Ok as bit extra"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    Been working for TranscribeMe for about 3 years. It's mainly ok as a bit extra money, particularly as you progress.

    Cons

    I've been working for TranscribeMe for about 3 years and I'm still a bit confused at times by the rules/reviewing, too ambiguous/subjective and micromanagement. Lately I've found Rev a bit more worth the time and effort and money. There's more leeway for personal judgement and choice on there.

    TranscribeMe2017-09-30
  4. "Fantastic, Flexible and Fun!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    I have found TranscribeMe a really fantastic place to do freelance transcription. Complete flexibility in when you work and how much you work is a huge plus. Management is totally supportive and communicates [100/one hundred] times better than any corporate job I've ever worked. The network of co-workers is fabulous and it is truly an enjoyable environment and great site.

    Cons

    Occasionally there are tech problems with uploading files, lag on the site, payment issues etc but this happens to all of us in our everyday lives and I think people should maybe be a bit more understanding! I have always been paid on time and I think by far the most important thing is that management and the team leaders all let us know as soon as they have information so we're never left hanging.

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock! Thanks for making TranscribeMe such an awesome place to work.

    TranscribeMe2016-02-25
  5. "Transcription"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    Good selection of work and friendly community

    Cons

    Can't think of any. No problems.

    TranscribeMe2019-08-22
  6. "Good side job!"

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    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for more than a year

    Pros

    Kept me keen on English grammar and typing, good review for humanities grads

    Cons

    Not much work on a basic level

    TranscribeMe2019-07-29
  7. "No Jobs"

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    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of any because I've been signed up for over a week now and still haven't seen any jobs available.

    Cons

    See above. Also, for a place that is so strict on perfection (so much that they'll fail your exam if you miss ONE question), you'd think they'd give their transcriptionists an incentive to do better work by paying decently but no. This place seems almost as bad as Rev.

    TranscribeMe2019-07-14
  8. "Three Months Without Getting Paid"

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    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    Transcription itself can be fun

    Cons

    I MADE LESS THAN $5. Which means I made $0, because there's a minimum amount necessary to actually cash out. There aren't ever any files to work on. I think there is a $20 minimum to cash out, and I never made it to $5. IN THREE MONTHS. I would check with the site several times a day and maybe once a week I would get four minutes of audio to transcribe. I tried to take more tests so that I could qualify for other files,...

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    TranscribeMe2019-07-13
  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Lagos
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing executives Good job flow Excellent support system

    Cons

    Not any one at this time. Except the pay is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay of workers

    TranscribeMe2019-05-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Honest company, many opportunities, great people, hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working at TranscribeMe! There's a fantastic online community in which you really get network with your coworkers-- you can get help on files you're transcribing or vent about your horrible day at home and there will be people there to help, commiserate, or just listen. It's a surprisingly close and friendly group of people and remarkably helpful. In addition, the actual employees of the company, your "bosses,"...

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    Cons

    The pay really isn't amazing for how much work you do. I'll qualify this by saying that it's very honest (you get paid per audio hour completed, and they're very open about the salaries) and you can get raises as you move through the different opportunities available. In addition, you get to set your own schedule and for many of us who might not be able to work in a traditional job for various reasons, it's a wonderful...

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    Advice to Management

    Great community, especially considering it's a lot of independent contractors working remotely from around the world. Obviously, higher pay would always be appreciated considering how much work it is, but it's at or higher than other companies, so.

    TranscribeMe2019-05-07
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