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It's a good place to earn extra money for use. There's good work life balance. The pay, although is not very desirable; it's not worth the headache of the terrible audio files.


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low pay
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Great flexibility. Nowhere to go

Great flexibility in hours you work. You set the hours you're willing to work so you can do as much or as little as you want. It's a young company so they are still working out some of the kinks, but in general their hearts in the right place and they do try to improve things for the worker bees. I think that there may be issues as you get hired within the company itself but as transcriptionists you're independent contractors. The downside of that is you have to work incredibly long hours to make full time income doing this. Great gig for someone who is looking for just some extra money or secondary income. Work in your PJ's -- nobody knows or cares as long as your work is solid.


Work in your PJ's, set your own hours


You really can't support yourself on this.
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Incredibly low pay.

I am a trained translator and language professional. The working conditions in this company are a disgrace : EXTREMELY low pay (sometimes I worked for days to get a couple of hours transcribed) the quality of the audios is terrible and you get the same pay whether you are transcribing highly technical court hearings or simple customer service calls. No premium for difficult material and even « easy » material isn’t easy as the quality is usually terrible.I don’t know how much they charge for this service but I am guessing they are keeping a fat margin because you will likely get between 2 and 5 $ an hour, even if you’re good. Guidelines changes constantly, so working there for a long time will not increase your pay as you never really get used to it.I remember not knowing who the manager was but I emailed randomly and usually got an answer pretty fast.They have a chat room where you can ask questions but there is no real « team » , a sense of being a group or community etc. Just a big factory where everyone is constantly confused.But however much they pay you, I have to admit, you get it fast. No delays.


Pay fast.


Extremely low pay, lots of changes, no premium for difficult material
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Flexible but little transparency or support

The pay isn't worth the time spent on the work. There's little to no support from management and the emotional and mental abuse it takes to get a response is enough to need a therapist that you can't afford because of the abysmal pay. Not to mention the new ways they invent to exploit freelancers like performance scores and such which limit your hourly rate. God forbid you have an issue! It's more productive to talk to a wall than get a response from the so called support centre. If you easily get stressed out, this job is not worth your time.


Flexible and that's pretty much it


Low pay, no transparency, no support, menta and emotional stress, exploitation etc
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Somewhat entertaining but miserable pay and confusing metrics

The job is to transcript or proofread the provided audio recordings. The review and performance score process was never fully explained and it cat get really confusing. The pay is miserable really. Depending on the content of the recordings, it can be an entertaining job at times


Freelance work mode, little equipment needed


Low wages, unclear performance metrics
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Little pay

They pay you very little just got the work you do. But there is alot of other things you have to do like reading guidelines and there is little direction.


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very bad pay, low morale, suspiciously inaccessible management

Weird company that is exploitative of its workers and allows workers to listen in on confidential material with no training and no oversight. It was impossible to work fast enough to make more than a few dollars an hour. Ratings are the main way you are given promotion or demotion, but the ratings are done by other undertrained reviewers. Guidelines are both constantly changing or clearly wrong AND expected to be followed perfectly. Very unprofessional. They clearly value speed over quality.




very little pay, no oversight, no training, capricious reviewers with little ability themselves
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Great Opportunity/Lousy pay

Such a great idea, format and program, but super lousy pay. I made $1.85 for 40 minutes, and $3.65 for another 40 minute session. So far most of the audio is extremely difficult to understand while transcribing, so you have to play it repeatedly, and an 8 min audio can take 40 minutes to edit. I am only hoping over time to get faster, but so far it doesn't pay well.
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The work is okay, the pay is lousy.

Verbit has recently started paying its transcribers and reviewers even less money than before. The rate for editing was 30 cents per audio minute, it is currently 24 cents or even less on occasion for a standard job. Pay per word works out a lot less than 30 cents per audio minute as well. Its site boasts of powerful transcription software which reduces operating costs by up to 50% but in reality a bog-standard automatically generated text (the 99% accuracy that they quote for this text is a complete joke most of the time unless it is perfect audio with one native American English speaker) is provided which humans then have to edit and review for accuracy for pitifully small amounts of money. This is where the savings are truly made, basically in slave labor. They like to introduce new "features" from time to time which take more time, but they don't pay more for that. They don't pay more for verbatim, or jobs where you have to read four pages of complicated instructions before you even start. Level of compensation for the amount of time spent is my biggest problem with this company. Everything else is basically all right. They pay in full and on time.
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The best transcription site

Verbit is an amazing transcription company, both for new transcribers and upcoming ones. I would love to work for them for other things other than transcription.


good pay


poor support
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Good transcription company

Not a lot of work, but good work when it comes by. There is not great pay, usually $0.30 per audio minute which translates to about $2/hour if you work diligently.




Sparse work, low pay
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