Ubiqus, formerly known as Verbal Ink, is almost always looking for qualified and talented people to join their team of professionals. Whether you’re looking to change careers or just starting, the company offers a range of opportunities, including writers, translators, interpreters, transcriptionists and hearing reporters.
There are a great number of jobs if any of those opportunities are of interest to you.
In today’s quick review, I wanted to highlight the company, Ubiqus. It’s one that has been around for a while and is very reputable among the freelance industry.
As in all my reviews, I’m 100% honest and say it how it is. Everything I promote is something I would personally use.
What is Ubiqus?
Ubiqus is a lead global language service provider, offering translation, interpretation and transcription services in almost every sector, from medical to finance and lifestyle. You name it, they cover it.
As of this writing, the company has more than 600 employees worldwide and more than 33,000 clients across the world. This sheer number allows them to complete 130,000+ projects annually. With that kind of number, there’s a reason they need to hire freelancers like you.
The company was started more than 30 years ago, making it one of the oldest companies I have written about.
There’s no doubt the company is 100% legit, but the question here is if it’s worth your time. That’s what we are about to find.
As mentioned in the intro, there are a variety of jobs available, but the biggest job tends to be the transcriptionist position.
As a transcriptionist, you will transcribe audio files from varying lengths, much like any other transcriptionist-like job. The company provides the templates, and it’s your duty to transcribe the files according to this said template. For example, one template may involve formatting a speaking event, listing the speakers and when they spoke.
The company works in almost any sector imaginable, but the most popular ones tends to be legal, medical and foreign language documents. Seeing the company is known for translating documents, they work in more than 130 different languages.
This is not a freelance position like the many companies I have talked about before. This can be a pro or con, depending on what you’re looking for. If you want steady hours, benefits and decent work load, then being an employee can be a perk. However, if you want to work whenever you please, this won’t be the job for you.
To work for the company, you must reside in the United States and be a native English speaker. It’s also recommended you have at least one year of experience, but three to five+ years is preferred. On the application page, however, you can put no experience. This is just preferred.
Seeing it’s a remote position, you must be disciplined and driven to produce results without supervision. In this field, meeting deadlines is extremely important, so it’s essential your work is submitted before the expiration date.
Lastly, Ubiqus prefers that you have knowledge of Microsoft Word as well as staying up to date with training and tests, most of which revolves around the company’s software and templates.
If you’re interested in the position, then you can apply for any of the positions mentioned above via this link.
Click on your country of origin, either the United States or Canada, and then fill out the application form. Be prepared to upload a resume and cover letter.
During this application process, you will be asked to fill out your personal information, years of experience as well as ask you to upload a resume and cover letter. Toward the end, you can specify which position you want as well as when you want to start.
The company doesn’t note how much you’re going to make, however, you can note your annual salary expectations.
Once you submit, the company will send out a transcription test before you’re able to work. This is a standard process for the industry, and as long as you pass it, you can be considered for employment.
How Much Does Ubiqus Pay?
As noted, the company doesn’t come out and let you know what you’re going to make. Rather, they ask you what your expectations are, leaving it up to you determine what you want to get paid. I’m not sure how much they will accommodate to your request because it seems as if they pay per job rather than an hourly rate. Rumor has it that you will average $0.007 per word on average.
However, the rate of pay will greatly depend on the type of transcription work you are assigned. For example, medical transcription may pay much less than legal or work that needs to be translated. Usually, the more specialized the transcription, the more you can make. Some fields can pay much more.
In researching online, the average pay seems to be in $15 per hour range for the average transcriptionist. Like any transcription job, the faster you type, the more you can make.
The company pays for completed work every two weeks.
Employees, both current and present, have mixed thoughts on the company, according to the Indeed site, where reviewers gave the company an okay 3.3/5 score. On Glassdoor, the reviews were similar, where reviewers gave the company a 3.5/5 rating.
According to these responses, people loved the flexibility, the job satisfaction, laid back atmosphere and supportive staff.
However, downsides included low pay, some poor audio quality jobs and the lack of advancement.
From what I read, the culture and flexibility seemed to be a huge pro, but the pay was lacking as was the opportunity to advance within the company.
Final Thoughts4/10Ubiqus seems like a typical online transcription company, and it’s one I may consider, but I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list. The pay isn’t the hottest, but it isn’t the worse either. It’s a reputable company that you can trust and can hopefully provide you with some work.
In the end, Ubiqus is a 100% legitimate company and seems to be an okay company to work for. If interested, just follow that application link and wait to hear back. If they have an interest in your application, then you should receive an invite to take that transcription test.
That’s going to wrap it up.
As always, if you want to comment on this company or start a discussion, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comment section below.
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