Take Note Typing Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.8
79%
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9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "An amazing place to work"

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

    I have been working at Take Note Typing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun and caring atmosphere, with a can-do attitude and smashing environment

    Cons

    There are none, because they are great

  2. "Great communication"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Note Taker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Take Note Typing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work all over the UK with flexible time and hours.

    Cons

    Some periods are harder to find work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Note Taker in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Take Note Typing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home Choose your own shifts

    Cons

    Your talents and time are exploited because there's no minimum wage. You get paid per minute of audio rather than per minute of your own time No minimum wage due to self-employment Your pay is punished if your files are inaccurate - gets cut by 60% if you can't fix all errors (I got paid about £5 total for 8 hours work) Waste of time, unnecessary stress Audio can be incomprehensible yet you're punished if you can't understand it

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  4. "Pleasant"

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

    I worked at Take Note Typing part-time

    Pros

    Good company, choose own hours

    Cons

    Sometimes no work (as expected though)

  5. Helpful (5)

    "What a lovely lot!"

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

    I have been working at Take Note Typing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been freelancing for the company for over 2 years now, and I absolutely love it. It's really flexible in terms of signing up for shifts, and you really can work as much or as little as you want. The Take Note office team are all lovely, responsive and really helpful if any issues arise. The team have really bent over backwards to help me out when I've needed it, and are all really understanding.

    Cons

    There can be quieter months where you might not get as much work as you would like, particularly around Christmas, but this is only due to low client demand at this time of year.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Love authority and arbitrary rules? Work here and get paid worse than minimum wage!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Typist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Take Note Typing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working from home, flexibility, varied nature of work theme, occasional interesting files, fairly good feedback mechanism.

    Cons

    LOW PAY. Arbitrary and inconsistent grammar rules that they have just made up for their clients, incredibly boring topics sometimes. If this is what represents good part-time work for university students and graduates then I despair. The pay structure means that if you get a bad file (bad quality, impenetrable accent etc) you have to accept lower pay to do harder work! And if you still can't make the most out of a good file (and yes, you can start a sentence with 'and' in English and have people understand your meaning perfectly), your pay gets docked by 60% as a punishment. Seriously? There is very little personal support other than being told when you've done something wrong and being constantly harassed by humourless emails telling you to read the latest update on their blog. Yawn.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "No better company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Take Note Typing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun, friendly, fair and responsive.

    Cons

    Only the normal ups and downs of any business.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Handy as a bit of extra income but I wouldn't recommend as anything to rely on"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Take Note Typing part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team Good training Work from home Extra work available on occasion Hours to suit your own needs

    Cons

    Requires own equipment (audio quality is necessary) The complicated files (e.g. four participants, two interviewers, bad quality, talking over one another) just aren't paid enough to make it worth the time. Turnarounds can be too quick, making the complicated jobs stressful as their standards are high but the time to produce the work is low

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  9. "I love Take Note. I have been involved with the business for 4 years now."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Take Note Typing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    An awesome friendly team, the world's best transcribers, and a place where I can honestly say I really love coming into work.

    Cons

    The difficult application process, but that maintains the high quality.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job if you have the right skillset"

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

    I have been working at Take Note Typing

    Pros

    If you're a fast enough typist then your hourly wage has the potential to be quite reasonable, and there will be opportunities to take on higher-paid jobs.

    Cons

    Slow getting work to begin with.

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