TranscribeMe Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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4.0
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TranscribeMe CEO Yuri Pikover
Yuri Pikover
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have also learned a lot from the various files I've been able to transcribe which is a neat benefit(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 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay rates, pay transactions only through paypal(in 19 reviews)

  • "20/audio hour - it takes about half an hour to an hour to transcribe a 4 minute clip so the pay rate works out to be quite miserable(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Low pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can work from anywhere.

    Cons

    Jobs aren’t always available and the incredibly low pay makes it not worth the effort.

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    TranscribeMe Response

    May 11, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    I'm sorry that you feel that it's not worth the effort. Did you try to join the special teams, like First Draft, QuickStep, and TME Special Styles? The general pool usually works as an introductory level, so that workers can become familiar with the style guide and TranscribeMe's workflows in general. As such, the pay is less than the pay for other teams and projects. However, the idea is for transcribers not to stay in the general pool, but to advance and have access to different file types and pay rates. Many people who are on higher level teams feel that it's worth the effort to move up and continue working. As for jobs not always being available, TranscribeMe depends on its clients to send work in, so how much work is available at a time is not entirely in our hands. Again, there is normally a greater amount of available work if you move past the general pool.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "transcriber"

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

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    - active community & support - free work

    Cons

    - unpredictable quality of audio clips - unstable work (periods of no work available) - extremely low pay for time put in - account becomes inactive after 4 weeks of inactivity - steep learning curve (once again, unpaid)


  3. "It's the best site to earn for transcibers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriber in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    It is easy to transcribe in the transcribeme

    Cons

    It has many rules for transcribing file

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  4. "Pretty Decent!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transcriptionist in Limerick, Limerick
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent ($15 per audio hour) compared to other online transcription jobs from the likes of Rev, and also much better treatment of employees as well!

    Cons

    Not many cons to be honest, except that the exams are the real deal, and you need 97 percent to pass

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "My time working in TranscribeMe is truly worthwhile."

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

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

    Pros

    Working here has helped me a lot and a has all been a great learning experience for me as well.

    Cons

    I can't think of any con at this time. TranscribeMe has been great!

  6. "Accounts Officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Officer in Dhaka

    I have been working at TranscribeMe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Familiar, have a famous goodwill, pay handsome etc

    Cons

    There is not enough cons.

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  7. Helpful (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!

  8. "Excellent employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, prompt payouts, online forum for employees to meet and discuss issues. Excellent service.

    Cons

    Low season means limited work. Understand this or leave it.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working for TranscribeMe is the best decision I ever made"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TranscribeMe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like working for TranscribeMe because you will always get the help you need when you need it. There is a very helpful and professional team to review your progress and steer you in the right direction. It's simple math really; the more you work, the more your work improves and the more you get access to jobs that pay more. No shortcuts. And payment is prompt too. I couldn't be happier.

    Cons

    I've tried to think of one, but still coming up short. I just love working for this company.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is good for a part-time side income but requires consistency."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Virtual Customer Service in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TranscribeMe part-time

    Pros

    Time and Place comfort is absolutely yours.

    Cons

    They let you take the money only when you reach 20 USD

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    TranscribeMe Response

    May 4, 2020Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi, and thanks for your opinion. The US$20 limit for withdrawal is there because TM pays PayPal any associated fees so that all the transcriptionists that work with us receive the complete amount they've earned. And you're right, the Stamper exam is one of the hardest ones on TM, precisely because that's the kind of file that you'll be working on. People have to prove they can correctly identify and timestamp speakers before they can be given that kind of file to work on so that we can ensure the quality and accuracy of the file promised to our clients. However, if you don't want to do that particular exam, you can take the QS or QA exam and once you pass you can also access stamper files. I hope this helps, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have further comments or questions.

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