Babbletype Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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2.6
39%
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65%
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Babbletype CEO John Feldcamp (no image)
John Feldcamp
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love the ability to work from home and at my own pace(in 13 reviews)

  • "Transcribers are totally in control of how much they do, and when they choose to do it(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Then update them on your progress every hour while you’re working on the live interactive transcribing documents(in 7 reviews)

  • "Check your minutes compared to the actual audio file, as they will likely be short of the full file(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "great pay"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and lots of help

    Cons

    there is nothing bad about the company

  2. "D'not waist your time there"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Translator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype for less than a year

    Pros

    Non. There is no pro

    Cons

    There tasks are not available. Ones a takes is posted, by the time you go to claim for it, it has already been taken by someone else


  3. "A company that doesn't value seniority and is not loyal to employees"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Senior French-English Translator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype for more than a year

    Pros

    They have big clients so you get to work on high ticket market research projects where you transcribe and translate

    Cons

    - They don't care about quality. I gave them a lot of feedback and helped them design a new test for candidates. But still they don't bother about quality of translation - I worked as a reviewer and translator for 2 years with them, I am the top rated French-English translator there. I quit because even though I am senior, they didn't listen to my point of view about the review provided by a fellow reviewer which wasn't accurate.

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  4. "A decent place to start a career, but nothing more."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Proofreader in Beverly Hills, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a low entry threshold, so it's easy to get employed, and thus, you can earn experience quickly.

    Cons

    Unsteady work flow Poor compensation No benefits

  5. Helpful (3)

    "BAD EMPLOYER STAY AWAY NOT WORTH IT"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Transcriber Proofreader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible and independent with ability to schedule your own time.

    Cons

    No consistency in how work is graded. Also mistakes are found after work has been submitted and not caught by reviewer which does not make sense. Also some of the reviewers may not look you and change your work once you have submitted for review and then you get in trouble for work that was submitted with errors. I truly believe that some reviewers tamper with work of some contractors whom they do not like.

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  6. "transcription"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Canada, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None, everything is a con here

    Cons

    almost everything is a con at this company. Do not recommend

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Trying very hard to think of one good thing - can't."

    1.0
    Former Contractor - Transcriptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babbletype for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros are the same pros working online as any contractor has with any transcription/captioning website.

    Cons

    The pay is low and they make it even lower by very critically grading your work. You are penalized for bad audios so they only have to pay half of their already low price per minute. There is no support, even when asked professionally, no help was received. Every audio is different, so to apply 20 pages of rules that supposedly pertain to each and every audio is just insane. The way they post jobs and the way you choose your work is very complicated and confusing and I am an advanced Excel user.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic"

    1.0
    Current Freelancer - Transcriptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Babbletype for less than a year

    Pros

    If a job you've done fails review, at least you get 50% of the pay for it.

    Cons

    Poor communication as to what exactly is expected. It's a very chaotic system just to choose jobs and you have to search through three or four forms sometimes to find answers to the correct style and set up. And then when you do get feedback, it can be so vague for someone not familiar with their style.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Transcriber proofreader QA"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Transcriber Proofreader in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babbletype for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working with Babbletype. I think they have very friendly staff. Some of these reviews baffle me because they aren't true. Babbletype is like any other freelancing company. You pick and choose the files you want to work on and turn them in by 4 the next day, easy. If you see you file didn't pass review, look at the notes, go back in and fix the mistakes, ask for another review. The reviewers highlight things you did wrong so you can see. Once you learn the tracker, you're good to go. I love working with them.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say bad is sometimes there isn't enough work. But that's everywhere.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Transcription"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Work from home, independent pay

    Cons

    Never enough work, platform not easy to use

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