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Found 163 of over 397 reviews
3.7
65% Recommend to a Friend
TranscribeMe CEO Yuri Pikover
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  • "Really hard to pass entry exam and low pay(in 70 reviews)
  • "You have to take exams to advance and get on specialty teams to make more money.(in 9 reviews)
  • "little work and low pay rates.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Despite my typing an average of 95 wpm, their page requirements took a minimum of 20 hours per week to complete, even weeks after training was complete.(in 4 reviews)
  • "No benefits as such currently(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Overall, a good company to start with.

    Mar 6, 2022 - Audio Transcriber in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Bad audio sometimes from the general pool.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Terrible pay for a lot of effort

    Nov 4, 2022 - Transcriber in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    Hours of work for pennies. Staying with the company for years doesn’t equal any benefits. Management is unnecessarily snarky. If this is an independent contractor job, it should be treated as such

    4 people found this review helpful
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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Unconscienabley and unethically low payB

    Sep 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are polite in writing to try to hold onto underpaid transcribers.

    Cons

    They survive as sort of a digital sweatshop and by getting by on a loophole that their employees are contractors. $3 per hour is not an exaggeration of what a highly skilled person might make without special equipment. My highest pay ever was approximately 5-6$ hourly with less regard to quality. I type faster than most, and have a masters degree. Work is also not consistently available, and to make even 5$/hour, many hours of unpaid testing is required. Customers and potential employees, steer clear!

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Awful, Awful Company

    Sep 11, 2022 - Transcriptionist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro would be if you're living in a country where the conversion from the American dollar to your country's currency is quite high. Then maybe you'll be able to afford to live. You probably won't though.

    Cons

    The low pay is awful. If you live in the United States, you will never, ever make a living wage by working with TranscribeMe. The admins are cliquey, unhelpful, and at times downright rude. The review periods are unreasonable. They happen without warning and sometimes drags on for weeks, delaying pay. The constant updates on Yammer are annoying.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Positive

    Jul 23, 2022 - Freelance Transcriber in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have good pay and they are reliable

    Cons

    Nothing much there are no much cons to working here

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    It's fine

    Sep 30, 2022 - Quslity Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work at home at your own pace.

    Cons

    Literally everything else about it.

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Low Pay, Bad for Mental Health

    Jul 2, 2021 - Transcriptionist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you have 10-12 hours a day to give to transcription, you might make a decent living.

    Cons

    My experience has made my mental health worse. My therapist agrees that this is a toxic company. The pay is awful. Transcriptionists do the hardest work but only receive a fraction of what's brought in for a job. (On a good day, I make roughly 28% of what a client pays for the service.) I do not make a living wage. The staff (TMs) are rude on Yammer. If you have an opinion they disagree with, they will gang up on you about it. Several members agree that toxic positivity is practiced. If you're not praising the company, they don't want to hear it. Review policies have no rhyme or reason. It could take a week; could take a month. No one will communicate anything about this to you, even if you ask questions. I never walk away from a day of transcribing without feeling depressed and angry with myself, that I've given so much time to this company for so little in return.

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    18 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Work from Home Job

    Oct 18, 2021 - General Transcriptionist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work from home job.

    Cons

    Did not make as much money as hoped working part-time. Sometimes passing the transcription exam to stay current had some trick questions that were hard to pass (harder than what you would usually encounter doing transcription work!). They should let you keep taking the exam an unlimited amount of times until you pass.

    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    If you have spare time...

    Jul 9, 2021 - Transcriptionist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -onboarding is easy with clear instructions and a community help site -you choose how much time you put into it -you can work from anywhere

    Cons

    -pay is extremely low per hour - $25/AUDIO hour translates to roughly somewhere around $5 per hour -if you aren't detail-oriented or a fairly good typist, try something else -some files take quite a bit longer to transcribe, some less

    8 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Okay

    Dec 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good company and helpful

    Cons

    Okay okay okay ojay ojay

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TranscribeMe has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 397 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at TranscribeMe to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, TranscribeMe employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at TranscribeMe. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

65% of TranscribeMe employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated TranscribeMe 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at TranscribeMe to be management, culture, career development and the cons to be workplace, benefits, compensation.

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