TranscribeMe Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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TranscribeMe CEO Yuri Pikover
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Pros
  • "This is just one of the ways TranscribeMe recognizes, values and rewards its transcribers(in 29 reviews)

  • "I can work from home, flexible hours, and even let them know if I'll be unavailable for a few weeks for any reason without any issue(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "25 per minute of the file whether it took you 8, 16, 30 minutes or an hour to transcribe(in 19 reviews)

  • "Low pay rates, pay transactions only through paypal(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Be prepared to work hard to earn your pay."

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

    I have been working at TranscribeMe full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to learn. The community is very supportive.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities for team building as the work is all remote.

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    TranscribeMe Response

    June 13, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate it. Team-building in person is definitely hard when most of the company works remotely, but we do have the Yammer network where you can interact with other workers and admin personnel. There's always someone there if you have questions or just want to have a chat. If you haven't signed up for Yammer, it's highly recommended you do so, and that way you can get the full experience of our community. Again, thanks for your comments!

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Pay Low"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriber in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    little extra money and good to develop transciption job

    Cons

    very low payment for transcribers ! 0.25 dollar per hour it's insufficient !

    TranscribeMe Response

    July 3, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your opinion! They pay rate for the general pool, which is where all transcribers start out, is US$15 per audio hour, and it is stated as such prominently on all the information available prior to signup. You'd get paid US$0.25 per hour only if it took you an hour to transcribe one minute of text. Normal industry standards are 4-8 minutes of typing per minute of audio, though it depends on the clarity of the audio and it takes practice to get to those speeds. Once you're in the general pool, it is up to you how slow or how fast you want to advance to other teams and projects with higher pay rates per audio hour, and the pay does increase the further you progress. You can find more information on Yammer or on the help desk's FAQ section about what other opportunities are available.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The work is plentiful. If u survive the test, work hard to improve quickly. High Skill levels mean more $$"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TranscribeMe part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional. Great training. Helpful Support. Community tips. WAH friendly.

    Cons

    Time limits. Competitive Assignment. QA issues. Poor Audio sometimes. Resource neglect.

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  4. Helpful (13)

    "TranscribeMe is absolutely not a scam!"

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

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

    Pros

    I could go on forever about the wonderful atmosphere here, within TranscribeMe! They are some of the most helpful, encouraging, informative, and thoughtful people (employee and admin alike) that I've had the pleasure of working with. I have had many friends, but I've also grown so much as a transcriptionist and a person. I don't have a single negative thing to say about them. They genuinely put every effort into being equally fair to both clients and those working for them. Every concern is listened to and a big part of the company has been built collaboratively. As someone who works here, I can say that the tests absolutely are NOT done by the people here as a means for potential new contractors to do our work for us. That is absurd. TM is one of the most ethical, diverse, and understanding companies for people like me, who are sick, I have had EVER had the pleasure of coming across, and I am thank ful every single day that I had found them when looking for a legitimate and fair company to work for from home so that I could still contribute to my family's household finances. I love these people and that opinion is shared by all of us within the community and company.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I have received nothing but amazing experiences while working here and when things got hard, in my personal life, it was the people of this company who showed me that I can indeed keep going, and here I am. Still kickin'!

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  5. Helpful (46)

    "Great Work from Home Job!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Transcriptionist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay, I was definitely hesitant about this at first. I have been looking into different side jobs that I can do from my house or from my college campus and I've found a Lot of scams that try to present themselves as real opportunities. I really like doing transcription work and thought I'd give Transcribeme a chance, and they are actually legit! They don't ask for a lot of personal info unless you want to move up in the job (and even then it's just a photo, birth name and DOB). There's not any type of interview process, which is why I was hesitant, but you take two exams: one to qualify for the job and one to prove you understand English grammar and the style of transcribing that they want. Once you pass you can start taking jobs that are usually about 2-4 min long and for the most part it's easy, simple, and fun. Great for when you're bored at school between classes or have some extra free time at home. What really proved to me that this was something legitimate and was also just really helpful, was Yammer, which is the social media platform they use. They'll send you an invite when you're hired and all of the employees of TM are signed up and there are groups you can join to talk to each other about questions you have or just general fun or interesting things. Seeing my actual "coworkers" was really cool and any questions you may have about the job can be answered there.

    Cons

    Many times when I have free time and want to do some work there won't actually be anything available. You just have to keep refreshing the page and hope to get something. Sometimes that takes a few minutes, but sometimes can be hours or days long. This job is not super steady when doing general transcription because of this. But you can take exams and move up to other positions that give you more work. Also, the pay rate is per audio hour, like a lot of other reviewers said. This can for sure add up, but depending on how slow you are (which you probably will be if you're new. I spent 40 min on a 2 minute audio clip in my first few days), the pay may actually average to around $1 or $2/hour, which is not going to sustain you or your family. I've heard of people making a living out of this but it takes a lot of work and a lot of time.

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  6. Helpful (12)

    "Ridiculous Policy"

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

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any honestly

    Cons

    Refused to work with me when I accidentally created a second account five years after creating my first one. Wouldn't even deactivate the first one, just refused to ever work with me again. Their loss, plenty companies pay much more believe me.

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    TranscribeMe Response

    July 3, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    The account creation process is such that people can't accidentally create a different account. If you had problems accessing the first account, the best solution would have been to contact the help desk first or asking for help from an admin on Yammer. Having multiple accounts is in violation of our terms of service and will result in all of them being deactivated.

  7. Helpful (6)

    "remote"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at TranscribeMe full-time

    Pros

    remote, work at home, flexible

    Cons

    not enough work and pay is low

  8. Helpful (19)

    "Low pay/ Job unavailability"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Glen Ayre, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace Payment is prompt

    Cons

    Very low pay ($20/audio hour) Jobs don't come in often. You can stay for days without getting a single job to do. Most jobs come with a horrible audio quality, which might lead to rejection if you do it.

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  9. Helpful (12)

    "Transcriptionist"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Front Royal, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great environment, room to grow

    Cons

    Low pay AT FIRST, need the motivation to get great pay

  10. Helpful (4)

    "It is what it is"

    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 TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    Work at home...great for family

    Cons

    Do it as you go.

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