SpeakWrite Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2022

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2.9
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Pros
  • "Great to be able to work from home(in 23 reviews)

  • "Contacts at Speakwrite try to be helpful(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The work they require is difficult for extremely low pay(in 10 reviews)

  • "It is the dictation they give you(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      overall not worth it

      Apr 15, 2021 - Transcriptionist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work from home. Work is fairly steady. Contacts at Speakwrite try to be helpful

      Cons

      Ridiculously insulting low pay. Half-a-cent per word is untenable. Formatting requirements have improved recently, but are still far too onerous. No support provided when clients are rude, provide inaudible dictation, or give little to no instructions.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Would NOT Recommend

      Jan 4, 2022 - Transcriptionist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Being able to schedule when you want to work--HOWEVER, if you do not schedule a decent amount of hours, you will not get scheduled for the hours you want to work, you must schedule "wish list" hours and those you do not get paid for unless they happen to have a job for you which is RARE!

      Cons

      There are so many to list: 1/2 a cent per word, no seriously that's what they think is fair. After you complete a job, it is sent to a proof reader (I have nothing nice to say about them so moving on), which they only criticize your work and never tell you what you are doing right. The help manual is a joke and is extremely confusing to try to follow. Oh, and sometimes if the client handwrites instructions (which you have to find if they did or not) then that may take precedence or if they verbally give you instructions - that trumps the manual, If there are typed instructions that come with the job - that trumps the manual. The dictations are disturbing content because it is police reports, child welfare follow-ups, or legal documents, which may or may not trump the manual -- I think you get my drift. Oh, and if you have one version of Word on your computer - it will not work because their technology is ancient.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Run From Them As Fast As Possible

      Nov 15, 2021 - Transcriptionist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Not any unless you prefer to work like a dog with ambiguous guidelines for truly degrading pay.

      Cons

      Everything. Testing to get in initially is extensive. Guidelines are in a giant document and there are changes all the time. Many tapes are really hard to understand and the harder you try to be accurate, the less money you make. They time you and chase you to work faster, but then ding you if you miss something. Bottom line: If you are a marginal typist with limited knowledge of English, you'll never make it in. If, like me, you are a very fast typist, a former English teacher and a fan of perfection, you are working way too hard for way too little money and zero appreciation.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Bad Company to Work For

      Nov 13, 2021 - Legal Transcriptionist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They pay what's promised on time.

      Cons

      The work they require is difficult for extremely low pay. Depending on the job it could be $5.00/hr. That is not because of skill or speed. It is the dictation they give you. You cannot choose what you do. The company gives conflicting instructions as to the style they want you to use. What they promise their client, what their manual says, then what the proofreaders' instruct can all, and usually do, vary. They refuse to clarify. The work is tedious and for what they expect, it's criminal how they treat typists.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great part-time job

      Oct 8, 2021 - Typist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I can work when it fits my schedule and I love the variety of the jobs.

      Cons

      It takes a while to get your speed (and earnings) up.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Abysmal Pay

      Oct 7, 2021 - Legal Transcriber 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible hours, work from home. It's easy to change schedules or add/cancel shifts. Guidelines are easy to follow in a web-based setting, and once you get used to the rules and the clients' styles, the work is doable. It could even be an interesting, fun, full-time career were it not for the pay.

      Cons

      The pay, the pay, the pay -- I cannot express this enough -- the pay is too low. It's an insult, and this is the reason I can't take this company seriously. As someone else mentioned, they keep typists from communicating freely with one another. Everything is monitored. So forget about banding together to demand more pay, even though it's painfully obvious that we are severely underpaid.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Low pay

      Jun 14, 2021 - Independent Contractor - Legal Transcriptionist in Redding, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work own hours from home

      Cons

      Low pay. Not worth it.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Okay company to work for

      Jun 9, 2021 - Typist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great and immediate feedback given.

      Cons

      There was not a lot of work available.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Transcription worker

      May 25, 2021 - Independent Contractor in Charleston, WV
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, ability to work remotely

      Cons

      Lots of rules to remember, confusing instructions

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great working from home

      Mar 31, 2021 - Typist in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Set your own hours, lots of bonus time available, easy to communicate with help and/or supervisors

      Cons

      Takes some time to get used to their formatting and the system

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