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John R.

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My one-year membership has just run out and I have held off in commenting about my year long experience with Voices.com since it's been a mixed bag. My expectations when I took out a membership was to get feedback from my audio auditions resulting in some paying jobs. Despite submitting over 500 auditions none of these resulted in an acceptance. Not a single one! Every time I would carefully read the job parameters and rehearse the script, then submit with a short friendly intro saying'I am easy to work with and a consummate professional dedicated to bringing the highest level of quality to their project'.
When several months had gone by without any results I had 2,45-min conference calls with Cameron who offered constructive criticism. I reworked my profile, testimonials, experience listings, etc. at his suggestion. All without results. Subsequent emails to different representatives were usually answered in a timely fashion but significant difficulties were not resolved.
One of my biggest problems with this company is that they don't update the status of a job. I currently show 118 jobs to which I've applied dating back a full year to July 2019 and they still show as ‘undecided'. Voices.com says that some clients don't bother to update this and yet Voices must know if a job has been awarded since they act as an escrow entity, releasing funds to the V/O artist when a job is complete. This is a huge frustration and frankly seems suspect.
Another difficulty is one's inability to hear an awarded voice over. They say this is confidential and yet without being able to hear the difference in finished product anything I would submit is strictly conjectural. There is simply no standard or anything to compare yourself with from the actual jobs offered. It leaves one to suspect that the jobs were actually awarded. How would one know?
I know personally that my voice over abilities are marketable since I have worked in radio for the past 10 years and am frequently requested to provide the voice range for their numerous and varied advertising clients as well as PSAs for many non-profits.

So, if you want to use this company as a practice platform maybe it's worth $499 to you. But if you're expecting to get work from what might be several hundred auditions you apply for or to know the status of auditions you've submitted take heed and find another company.
Julia L. – Voices.com Rep
Hi John,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We understand how frustrating it can be when a job status is not updated. As a marketplace, we can’t ensure that every job posted will be cast and completed by clients. Sometimes there are unforeseen changes on the clients’ end and they do not proceed with the hiring process. You can find more information about payment release here: https://www.voices.com/company/technology/surepay

While we are unable to release winning auditions due to confidentiality, our podcast Mission Audition is a helpful resource we feel fills that gap. Our hosts take listeners through a number of auditions for a job and provide actionable feedback. You can take a listen here: https://www.voices.com/podcasts/missionaudition/

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at any time. Thank you again for leaving this feedback and we wish you all the best.

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