3Play Media Reviews

Updated Jan 8, 2020

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3.4
52%
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63%
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3Play Media CEO and Co-Founder Josh Miller and Christopher Antunes (no image)
Josh Miller and Christopher Antunes
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "A legit work-from-home employer that treats it employees and contractors with respect(in 11 reviews)

  • "Offers a completely flexible schedule(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some parts of the year have less work available than others(in 9 reviews)

  • "As with any editing/proofreading jobs such as this, work fluctuates greatly throughout the year(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I've worked for so far!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    3Play Media is full of really intelligent and motivated people that work hard to push the mission of accessibility forward. Everyone at 3Play has a specific role and each individual is expected to be accountable and pull their weight. Lots of office perks - Kombucha, beer, cool offices, office dog. A lot of career growth opportunities - conferences, training, continuous learning on the job. Mentorship is big here as well. Great company culture - huge emphasis on building a community of caring and passionate individuals. Strong dev team, caring managers, and driven CEOs who really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours during, but typical of startups. The company is outgrowing the office - maybe look into a new office!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work part time for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist 

    I worked at 3Play Media part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with great material to transcribe. Something interesting for everyone to pick and choose. Pay was decent, and staff were helpful with their pointers.

    Cons

    Seasonal work. Some days there were no jobs available, leaving you with no means to make money. QA analysts were hot and cold. Some days they give you a really great score on something they say wasn't the best, some days they give you a bad score on something they said was great.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Incredibly difficult to get a job now."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is good when you can even snag a job.

    Cons

    They've overhired to the point where you're lucky if you're able to get even one job. Almost feels like you're spending more time refreshing the market (as other transcription editors have mentioned) to find jobs than actually doing one.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Significantly changed for the worse - used to be great, now not even close and no signs of improvement"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcription Editor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media full-time

    Pros

    Set your own schedule. Work from home or from anywhere that has a good internet connection. They provide good training and clear standards to follow. Using their transcription software is significantly better than typing from scratch, like you do in some other companies. You get paid weekly.

    Cons

    In general, pay is low for all the work involved, no benefits, high taxes. There are too many contractors and too few jobs available most of the time. It often feels like you spend more time refreshing the screen and fighting to claim jobs than you do actually working. Jobs that require a lot of work and used to pay well before are now paying half that rate. Previously responsive management / operations team are often very slow to respond and sometimes do not even respond at all anymore. Though they are aware of this problem, they do nothing to fix it. It seems that they do not really care about their longtime contractors anymore and are only interested in adding new people, thereby making everything worse for everyone involved (less jobs, lower pay, worse experience overall).

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Startup"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3Play Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and company culture

    Cons

    Typical startup growing pains but nothing major!

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mismanaged from the Top"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3Play Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Legal ramifications that make their product a necessity which makes the sales process easy. Tech team is solid and smart. The floor employees (for the most part) are smart and talented.

    Cons

    The entire sales management team is pedestrian, at best. They fail to set proper expectations then get borderline abusive at questioning their motives. Their lack of experience in driving a young company into the mature stage is written everywhere. The culture is borderline toxic with people polite to your face, and the constant gossip mill churning about. If you don't dive into their cult like sensibilities you are already on the outs. They aren't above questionable ethical practices either. Keeping competitor assets 1099 to poach or get insider information. I know of other employees that were fired unceremoniously for reasons that are benign at best. They dangle a shred of severance to get you to keep quiet, and promise that if that person keeps their mouth shut they will give you a good reference. (Which they end up not doing anyways) Don't be fooled by this garbage.

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    3Play Media Response

    June 5, 2018Director of HR

    The management team at 3Play Media believes in open, honest communication and transparency. Quite frankly, we are surprised by your review as we have not received feedback regarding these types of concerns from other employees. In our most recent employee survey 94% of our employees polled are highly satisfied and we received recognition in 2017 for being one of the best places to work in Boston. We are confident that there is no unethical behavior or practices within our organization and would like to investigate your concerns. Please reach out to our Director of HR, Amy Dwyer, at your earliest convenience to discuss in more detail.

  7. Helpful (32)

    "contract editor"

    2.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at 3Play Media

    Pros

    Very nice people to work for. Work from home. Flexible hours. Sometimes content is interesting.

    Cons

    They say you make $10-$30 an hour. No, you don't. I have worked for them for 3 years and the rate is $7 - $10 an hour. Don't believe otherwise. And at this point, they have overhired, making jobs very, very difficult to get. You spend more time trying to pick up a job than actually working some days.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Transcipt Editor in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    So many great things about this company aside from the obvious of being a work from anywhere position. Incredibly efficient software which is easy to learn, really comprehensive guidelines/standards which are easily accessible. Great communication from staff if needed, but overall they are pretty chill and not at all nitpicky or micromanagey.. Jobs/content to select from is pretty varied and interesting, a lot of college lectures, but also captions for shows/movies/news/sports. Most of all their pay is pretty great for a transcription company, especially compared to others out there. Love this company!

    Cons

    None. Honestly cannot think of one con for this company.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Transcription Editor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule -Fairy Steady Workflow -Helpful QC staff to answer questions and give feedback -Pay via Direct Deposit, always on time

    Cons

    -Hard to advance within the company to make more money

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Transcription Editor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Play Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's been a really wonderful company thus far. I started about 2 weeks ago. They're very friendly about helping you if you have any problems. The study guide and training is very precise and clear. There seems to always be work available. The pay is pretty good compared to all other Transcription companies available on the web. All in all, I'm really happy I was employed by them.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.

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