VerbalizeIt Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Waste of one's time, underpaid and underused

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Miami, FL

    I worked at VerbalizeIt part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Logging in and being "available", all the while tied to your desk by the headset, for rare, short calls, is simply self -defeating. No real or significant income. Additionally was monitored on a rude prank call and then chastised.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely too many interpreters on board for the amount of work available, scant and meager earnings is not a way to keep good people on board. Daimla seems to be the only person in management, the rest just monitoring?


  2. Uses their workers for far less than minimum wage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Translator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Translator in New York, NY

    I worked at VerbalizeIt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to speak of whatsoever.

    Cons

    Everything. I worked for at least a 1 month only to end up with about $40, being promised that I and my fellow translators would get paid more. Trust me, it's really not worth it to work here. Also, there's a high turnover rate. Senior management talks to you like you're 12 years old, and there are no benefits to speak of. Perhaps you can get away with putting it on your resume that you've worked here for at least 1 year, but by then you'd only have made $200. Be warned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop exploiting your hard-working employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't bother

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Translator
    Current Contractor - Translator

    I have been working at VerbalizeIt as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do their best to make the client happy (not their contractors, though!).

    Cons

    Low pay, when they do pay. They are two months behind with my latest payment and do not reply to my e-mails. It looks like their small team is not able to handle the amount of work that they receive, and contractors suffer as a result.

    Advice to Management

    You need to grow your inhouse team.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Exploitative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Translator in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Translator in New York, NY

    I have been working at VerbalizeIt as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can do it whenever you have time.

    Cons

    you are probably going to have to be refreshing the page every ten mintues to find a task that is usually 1 hour long and for four dollars (if you are lucky). When you do the job, if the quality team doesn't like your translation or if you made a typo... you are probably not going to get paid for the job and receive a humiliating feedback (which is going to be full of their own horrible grammar and spelling mistakes).

    Advice to Management

    Do you pay your quality team only if they disqualify the employees? That is what it seems, those people are eager to find an excuse to grade our jobs like we were beginners.


  6. Zero communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Translator-Transcriber
    Current Contractor - Translator-Transcriber

    I have been working at VerbalizeIt as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The tasks are interesting and the work can be fun. The platform is easy to use and you get the hang of it quickly.

    Cons

    There is zero communication between the company and the contract employees. Emails go unanswered and inquiries posted on the community forums are often ignored. Tasks are few and far between. There is not much earning potential here; not even to supplement your other income.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your contractors. We feel we are ignored. Seek more clients to provide sufficient work for the employees currently working for you instead of adding more translators and transcribers that will never see any work.


  7. A Truly Dedicated Team of People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at VerbalizeIt full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people, location and leadership are all first rate. We wake up every day to find new ways to break down language barriers which is awesome. It's a laid back environment with music, free food and yes even free beer when the mood strikes.

    Cons

    We're a growing team working hard to grow more. If you're looking for established processes this probably is not the place for you.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Don't waste your time as a translator, this platform doen't provide any work!!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Translator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Translator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at VerbalizeIt part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can't think of even one

    Cons

    In four months made less that $15. To unblock a payment need to make at least $15, which means that so far in four months I didn't get a penny.
    Make a lot of promises........and nothing happens.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to management school !!!!!



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