Do you enjoy transcription? Do you have an insurance background? Can you work well under tight deadlines and remain focused? Then Allegis Communications might be the right work-at-home (WAH) job for you.
What Exactly is Allegis Communications?
Allegis Communications is a work-at-home company that provides clerical, transcription, and court reporting services to the property and casualty insurance companies throughout the United States. The transcriptions transcribe verbatim the multi-people conversations that take place during the filing of a claim, which are usually recorded anyway and announced that they are being recorded. It is the transcriptionist position that is the work-at-home (WAH) position.
What is the Pay and When is Payday at Allegis Communications?
The pay will be commensurate with your experience. The company pays by the page rather than by the audio hour, and the rate will depend on how fast you can type. You must transcribe at least 100 pages per week to remain under contract with them.
It appears that pay is weekly and via direct deposit or a mailed check.
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What Are the Computer Requirements for the Transcriptionists at Allegis Communications?
The computer requirements for the transcriptionists are:
- an updated computer and laptop.
- antivirus and malware software.
- connection to an online thesaurus.
- connection to an online dictionary.
- connection to Grammarly.com or any similar spelling/grammar checker.
- a foot pedal which you probably already have if you have been doing transcription.
Allegis Communications provides new workers with a guideline for their transcription, and they consider both entry-level and experienced transcribers.
What is Training Like at Allegis Communications?
There is not much training as so to speak, but they go over most of the information after you complete and pass the five steps and are moving into the interview stage.
There is the equivalent of an orientation where they go over company expectations, which lasts about 1 to 2 hours.
The first thing you will need to do is to express interest by entering your name and email and creating an account with a password. Go to this page to complete this.
After you do this, click on the registration button at the bottom. This will be your first step of five. You will then begin the other four steps, which must all be completed within 48 hours of registering.
This five-step process consists of these steps:
- registration (which was when you entered your name and email)
- resume and cover letter
- grammar test
- transcription test
Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee at Allegis Communications?
At Allegis Communications you are an independent contractor and responsible for your own taxes. Most independent contractors only work part-time at Allegis Communications.
Should you make over $600 a year, Allegis would send you a 1099 Income Tax Form.
What Are the Hours at Allegis Communications?
The hours are part-time and can be done on your schedule as long as deadlines are met. Seems that most transcriptionists hit around the 20-hour mark.
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What Do People Say About Working For This Company?
It seems to have an overall good, sound reputation for as few people who have worked there.
Glassdoor has about 18 reviews from contractors who have, or currently are, working for the company. You can read these here, but to summarize for you, lack of raises was one complaint I saw multiple times. Apparently no matter how long you work for them, you are never offered an increase in pay.
Another complaint I saw more than once was that Allegis has recently over hired, and now it is common to run out of work where maybe it wasn't so common for that to happen before.
On the positive side, many people love the flexibility and feel that the work is very easy to do.
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How Can an Interested Applicant Apply to Allegis Communications?
Go to this page and get started.
Are you serious about pursuing a career in transcription?
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- Transcription Foundations – a free 7-lesson mini-course that teaches you all about general transcription, how much you can earn, where to find work, and more.
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- Jumpstart Your General Transcription Career – the most informative transcription eBook you'll find, at just $5.99, written by transcriptionist and fellow work at home blogger Lisa Mills.
- CareerStep – the course many aspiring medical transcribers take for training. Payment plans available, plus financial assistance for military spouses.
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- A BIG list of 100 other companies that regularly hire work at home transcribers
Good luck in however you choose to approach transcription. It can be a great way to earn an income from home!