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Productive and great place to work
Great place to work and the atmosphere was family-like. The work place is very relaxed. The upper management was very understanding and easy to work with.
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Worst place to work for
Run run and run away from that company. If it's convenience for them they will hire you to use you as much as they can. After they achieve what they need from your skills they will fire you.
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None
Cons
Poor management
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5.0
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Great Company
This was a very pleasant experience, SpeakWrite really made it feel like you were part of the family. Unfortunately I had to leave because of a death in the family but I would recommend the company to anyone. I really appreciated the opportunity.
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3.0
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Not worth it!!
Although it is over the internet and you basically set your own hours and do the work on your own, the pay made the job not worth the stress!!! The connection through the internet was wish washy and I constantly encountered problems.
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4.0
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Excellent work at home opportunity
This is a job you work from home, so it is ideal for many people on a number of [obvious] levels.

The typist supervisors are friendly and supportive. Help is available almost 24/7.


The pay is not great, but the benefits of working from home pretty much helps.
Pros
relaxed, flexible home environment
Cons
If signed up for specific number of hours in a row, breaks are pretty tight. Pay could be better.
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2.0
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A lot for too little opportunity.
Basically, there is just not enough growth. Even if you show talent and progress there is no room at the table for you because they need people to stay in the positions they are in.
There are teams that are very unstable and understaffed. There are teams that are very stable and have great managers. It just depends on where you land.

Be prepared to have a huge learning curve on outdated technology and little opportunity to grow from within. The company is pretty top-heavy internally with a ton of managers and very few "workers".
Pros
Some really great people.
Cons
Not enough potential.
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Horrible Place to Work
Frustrating work, lack of support from superiors, compensation hasn't changed in the going-on nine years I've typed for them, though they have steadily increased the price of the product for clients.
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2.0
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Complacency/Falling in line is what you need to succeed here.
Don't recommend at all. Team I was on and a few other people were what helped me even stay for the past months. There is so much more that I wish to write but I hope just saying "Look for a better place" will be enough. There's a step above nepotism apparently and qualifications don't matter anymore! I wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy. CEO likes to make open threats of firing while in the bathroom. That was weird...but yeah... this place will take a piece of your soul (not really...but maybe)
Pros
Work/Home balance is good
Cons
Ceo, Something above nepotism?
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Great people wanting to make a difference ... if allowed to!
Hard to express the environment here. The owner depends on his family for the truth and that is far from evident. Arrogance rules. Management is forced to be divided. Most of the employees are smart and really work hard to improve everything daily and execute to a plan. The problem is the plan changes or isn't allowed to be reality and communication across teams is lacking if not prevented. Good luck if you go here!
Pros
Unlimited PTO
Cons
Management
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5.0
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Work From home
It is wonderful to work from home and make your own hours. The pay is competitive and is based completely on how much you want to work each day and each week. Payment is always received in a timely fashion and professional help is always readily available when needed.
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5.0
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Great company who treats their employees very well
Friendly staff, fun work environment, great benefits and helpful management team.

The customer support department has a good team that's really helpful and fun to be around. Awesome group of people.


Great place to work for anybody who is interested in planting their roots in a fast growing company.
Pros
Free snacks, Great view of downtown Austin, Stress-free work environment.
Cons
Nothing but positive things to say about this company.
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Worst company in Austin
The entire exec team is closely related family - they will tell you it's a "family company" - be aware, this means they hide the extent of this relation in interviews and don't disclose it even after you're employed. And they do not do any work, at all.

They treat their employees terribly - they frequently disappear and can't make decisions, yet micromanage every email you send, making any progress impossible.


The product itself is constantly broken and has had no technology updates in 5 years. The core team is awesome but has been beaten down by the exec team. This is where creativity, ambition and hope go to die.


Also, in one year, 1/3 of the company left - out of ~30 employees, that's a pretty good indicator of how keen people are to fly out of here. There is also no trajectory for career growth since you won't replace a family member, and the "profit sharing program" is a rotten carrot that is dangled but rarely dispersed (with no explanation, update or communication about whether it's happening).


I wouldn't let my worst enemy work here.
Pros
Useless "exec" team rarely shows up
Cons
It's all relative
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4.0
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Legal Typing
Receive audio files on the computer. Observe client's requirements and company policy. Adhering to both, type document in timely manner to resend to client.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
low pay
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3.0
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A great way to fill in the gaps
An excellent opportunity to work from home; it does take some practice to adjust to their styles; not the best pay, but does allow you to set your own schedule.
Pros
work from home, set own hours
Cons
poor pay compensation
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