Allegis Transcription Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2020

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  1. Helpful (21)

    "Best Free-Lance Transcription Company!"

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

    I have been working at Allegis Transcription full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the flexibility of Allegis. I also love that I am not "assigned" files, as I was with the other companies I've worked with. I log on to whichever queue I'm assigned to for that week, and I get to choose the files I want to work on. If I'm pressed for time, I choose a short audio file. If I have all day, I'll choose a longer audio file to get more page count. They are always looking for ways to make our lives easier, and have programs where you are rewarded monetarily for your work when you go over and above. While it is true that some of the files are not that great, this is not the fault of Allegis, but rather the fault of the company submitting the audio. But I have to say that in all the companies I have worked for as an IC, these audios are by far better percentage wise than any other company I have worked for. I've seen some reviews on here that say "just about all of the audios are bad," and that is just not true. As with any work at home opportunity for transcriptionists, you will get bad files from time to time, and sometimes all of your files for the day will be not that great. But that is not the norm. If you are looking for a great company to work for as an IC, then this is the one!

    Cons

    There are no cons for me

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    Allegis Transcription Response

    August 2, 2019Resources Director

    Thank you for your review! We really do appreciate the time you have taken to leave your personal feedback about our company and contracting with us as a transcriptionist. We are very glad to hear that your experience with Allegis has been a positive one, and look forward to continuing our working relationship! -The Allegis Team

  2. "Okay company to work for."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Wyoming, MI

    I have been working at Allegis Transcription full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was okay working there. Sometimes good sometimes not.

    Cons

    This is a bit tougher. Work holds are tough and prevent you from earning.


  3. "Great Company To Work For"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist 

    I worked at Allegis Transcription part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work and the format for the insurance interviews. I worked there for about 3 years. The office staff was great and responded to questions quickly. I was usually in the top two tiers meaning I did a lot of work each week. I also loved the fact that I could work when it was most convenient for me.

    Cons

    The minimum page requirement per week did not always allow for family/life issues. Unfortunately, this is why I chose to leave.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Better Places to Work"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist 

    I worked at Allegis Transcription part-time

    Pros

    Good for beginners wanting to do transcription as a place to sharpen up typing and grammar skills.

    Cons

    Technologically weak company. Corporate-type environment. Low pay.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allegis Transcription part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Consistent work, work from home, make up your own schedule as long as you got 100 pages done a week.

    Cons

    Low pay. Got out in tiers and bottom tiers had work holds.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company in the world to work for"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist 

    I worked at Allegis Transcription full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working there.

    Cons

    This company is the worst company in the world to work for. I worked for them for almost three years and as time went on things just got worse. They don't listen to any suggestions you might have and they worry more about the contract they have with a company than they do about the people that are doing all of the hard work. They are very nit picky when it comes to the work. If a person belches, they want that in there, even though it has absolutely no pertinence to the case. The pay is extremely low. After all of my hard work I received an email one morning stating that I was fired. Just like that. No explanation. Nothing. Just a we don't need you any more. I went back to freelance work and tripled my income. My only regret was that I worked for them as long as I did. It's nothing more than a sweat shop. If you like that type of atmosphere, then I say go ahead and work for them, but you will soon realize they don't care about you. I never received a raise one time while I worked there. They don't like suggestions, either. Once you start making suggestions, you will be put on a list as a trouble maker. So also keep your mouth shut if you work there. It's just a disgusting place to work.

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    Allegis Transcription Response

    August 28, 2019Resources Director

    It appears that working with Allegis was not a good fit for you and we are sorry that our offerings were not satisfactory for your needs. For transparency sake I'd like to make a few things we have in place clear for future readers: 1. An online Community Network for team and peer support 2. Bi-weekly satisfaction polling and request for feedback and suggestions 3. Market pay rate (but of course skill-level of typist hugely impacts income level) 4. Regular quarterly QA review with results published to Feedback Dashboard 5. A contract performance management process monitoring adherence to minimum production requirement (100+ pages per week) and providing a series of reminders and warnings before contract termination

  7. Helpful (23)

    "Awesome Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Snohomish, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allegis Transcription full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been working with Allegis as an independent contractor for about 2 months now. The onboarding process is thorough and simple and provides the perfect amount of guidance. The videos included in recources are also very helpful and you can look back at them if need be. The coaches and all other staff members are awesome and are very quick to reply to any questions you may have. You also get to choose how much you work which is great, as long as you meet the 100 page minimum per week which is not hard to do at all. There is always work to do as well. This is the best job I have ever had and fits to my lifestyle perfectly. I love Allegis. The pay is great too, that is, if you are 100% committed and get a lot of work done during the week. Pay is every friday as well which is extremely helpful.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

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    Allegis Transcription Response

    January 18, 2018Resources Director

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback about our company and your experience working with us. We are happy to hear that your experience has been positive with us, as we aim to ensure all of our transcriptionists feel this way! -The Allegis Talent Team

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allegis Transcription full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Complete flexibility, work available 24/7, great communication

    Cons

    No benefits (1099 position), can be boring at times.

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  9. "Excellent Company"

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

    I have been working at Allegis Transcription full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, opportunity for special assignments

    Cons

    No benefits or health insurance

    Allegis Transcription Response

    January 18, 2018Resources Director

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback about some of the pros of working with Allegis. Unfortunately, as is the normal with all Independent Contractor positions (versus employee-status), benefits are not offered. -The Allegis Talent Team

  10. Helpful (29)

    "Run away, unless you like making $5/hour"

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

    I worked at Allegis Transcription full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro I can think about is that you get to work at home but this cannot be your only source of income if you want to, you know, eat.

    Cons

    Where to begin.... Their pay rate may be slightly above average BUT the audio is so consistently terrible (literally 99 files out 100 are terrible) and/or there's a translator, which, of course, wastes time. You don't get more pay for any of this extra time, and on top of it they are RIDICULOUSLY picky! I'm a perfectionist and they're too picky for me! They periodically review your work and they will actually correct stuff like "it is" to "it's" if that's what they think they heard and hold it against you, and when the audio is always terrible, give me a break. They're lucky I caught "it is" to begin with. They'll never say good job, but you better believe you'll hear about it if you're not perfect & they'll be rude about it too. If you can't hear something, which is most of the time, they expect you to listen to it a minimum of five times at different speeds & they'll say something like, "I caught this clearly the first time I listened to it." Yeah, well, goody for you. Meanwhile, it took me at least five times longer to do this so now my pay rate is about $5/hr., if that, I only worked for them for a year because I worked for another company at the same time but work isn't always available, so I would work for that company whenever I could & squeeze in Allegis but I rarely was able to make their quota (100 pages/wk). Oh, and they have work holds A LOT. Unless you enjoy working for peanuts, being aggravated & insulted for your tetious, time-consuming efforts, I would NOT recommend working for this company!

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    Allegis Transcription Response

    January 8, 2018Resources Director

    I am so sorry that you have had a negative experience with Allegis. At the beginning of the interview process, and throughout our two-week Quality Development Period, we try very hard to be transparent about the type of audio that will be encountered through the use of practice files. Difficult audio can definitely take more time than good audio but, unfortunately, difficult audio should be expected in any type of transcription position. Although, we do have resources available to assist with those types of files, as well as suggestions on equipment and adjusting personal computer settings. As with every transcription company, we do have an accuracy requirement that needs to be met, which is in line with industry standards. In order to ensure that every transcriptionist meets this requirement we have a very thorough coaching program, numerous resources, as well as a dedicated QA team. And although minor errors will be pointed out during a review, it does not affect your pass/fail rate, due to being considered a non-impact error. Allegis offers a variety of contract sizes, but for the sake of consistency, we do have a production minimum (100 pages per week = approx. 10 hours per week), which may be hard if you are trying to “squeeze in” the time to complete the necessary requirements. We also have this in place to ensure that each person is doing enough to improve over time through practice, which is going to increase their production and pay. Allegis strives to be the leader in transcription contracts and always looking to improve, so we greatly appreciate your review. Thank you, and good luck on your future endeavors! -The Allegis Talent Team

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