TranscribeMe Transcriptionist Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.4
62%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
TranscribeMe CEO Yuri Pikover
Yuri Pikover
4 Ratings
  1. "Great freelance opportunity if you're motivated and need the extra money"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - TME/QA/Transcriptionist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, lots of work available once you pass exams

    Cons

    Time consuming for little pay, really only advantageous where cost of living is cheaper than US

    TranscribeMe Response

    January 11, 2021Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your review! Yes, at the beginning the pay rate is low, but it improves as you move up and join other teams and special projects. Experience also helps people to become more efficient in the work as you have probably seen as a QA.

  2. "Great place for beginners"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Medical Transcriptionist/QA 

    I worked at TranscribeMe

    Pros

    Can work whenever you want

    Cons

    Low pay and poor audio at times


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flex work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Amsterdam, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, Self managed, Ideal for a digital nomad

    Cons

    Nothing. The flexibility is great

    TranscribeMe Response

    October 12, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your opinion! We appreciate that you took the time to post this review. Thank you!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Convenient, not enough jobs"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work whenever is convenient for you, easy to apply, good support system from other transcriptionists

    Cons

    Pay is horrible until you get good at it, not enough jobs so even if you want to be working you might not be able to

    TranscribeMe Response

    October 12, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your feedback. Remember that as a company TM depends on our clients to upload the files they want transcribed. TM has no control over when or how often they do that, so the workload will always be variable. At the beginning you're learning new skills and learning how to follow the style guide correctly on your files, so it's more like paid training. The pay rate increases once you've demonstrated (by taking an passing exams so you can move on to other teams) that you know how to apply the guide correctly and that you have a certain level of accuracy. Some people move on to other teams faster than others. It depends on how much time and effort each individual wants to put into it.

  5. "Rat race"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Transcriptionist/QA in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, and that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    You essentially work for free till you can QA and then work for next to free.

  6. COVID-19

    "A Truly Professional Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Transcriptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    On-time pay, highly qualified Quality Assurance personnel review files fairly and consistently, excellent online support network, opportunities to advance, testing requirements to advance are stringent which I appreciate, transcribers are treated well and encouraged to advance. Interesting transcription jobs of university lectures, corporate meetings, podcasts, journalistic interviews, etc.

    Cons

    Due to the pandemic, work is scarce at the moment.

    Continue reading

    TranscribeMe Response

    June 13, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you so much for your comments! Yes, work had been slow for a few months, but that's normal under the circumstances. The good thing is that the workload looks to be picking up again now that businesses have started to adjust to the "new normal." If ever you want to suggest something, please let us know here or internally through Yammer. Your feedback is extremely important to us.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Exams"

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

    I worked at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay could've been somewhat decent.

    Cons

    The exams are incredibly terrible. When taking them my LOWEST accuracy was 96%. My other two scores were 97% and 98%. I missed NONE of the multiple-choice questions yet their terrible algorithm said I failed. Other people have passed with their best score only being 88%. Do not work for this company, there are much better choices out there.

    Continue reading

    TranscribeMe Response

    July 3, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Being frustrated with the exams is understandable. While passing scores for the English Entrance Exam have historically been lower, they are currently set intentionally in the high 90s to make sure that people understand and can accurately apply what's in the style guide. Each and every question must be passed in order for applicants to pass the test. If you fail one question / sample transcription, you will not pass. However, there is a retry available for each section, and if that doesn't work, you can attempt the exam one more time (with an additional retry for each section). The scores you posted for two of the transcriptions sound like passing scores, so you're very incredibly close to passing the test. Go over the style guide again, and you'll likely ace it. Best of luck to you.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "I love TranscribeMe!"

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

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    Great community spirit. Everyone works together to help one another. The files are enjoyable. You are able to see your progress and able to advance by taking exams. You can work as much or as little as you like, when you like.

    Cons

    I have found no cons.

    Continue reading
  9. Helpful (1)

    "I Love TM!"

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

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for less than a year

    Pros

    I started with TranscribeMe a year ago and was honestly very leary of it, mainly because of a very bad experience I had recently had with another online transcription company. However, I saw right away that this company was not only very legit, but also very community-minded, user-friendly, and very community oriented. I divide my time between a part-time job away from home and transcribing and it fits my needs perfectly. I have also learned a lot from the various files I've been able to transcribe which is a neat benefit. So thankful to have found TM!

    Cons

    The only real downside to it is just that it does take some time to figure it all out and get established. You have to take exams to advance and get on specialty teams to make more money. That process can get very frustrating, especially if you are looking for this to be a full-time job. But it is definitely worth persevering through!

  10. "Amazing Employee Support"

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

    I have been working at TranscribeMe for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great support Work always available Variety of incentives

    Cons

    The pay is low; however, if you pass accent exams and are accepted onto different teams, your pay rate will increase.

Viewing 1 - 10 of 80 English Reviews