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Any applicants who interviewed..

Posted By: la dee da dee da on 2008-09-21
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for DeVenture's radiology account starting next month heard anything back yet?  I had my interview almost 2 weeks ago and I can't wait no longer. 

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100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.

I'm one of those applicants!
I'm one of the acute care applicants, we just got a mass email listing the days and times they want us to work (but they are flexible if something happens) and that they filled their radiology but will probably hire again in summer.

I'm glad to see this post...I know there are different opinions about companies so it is good to see some real opinions based on fact. I think if someone was bashing my company and possibly stating false accusations I'd threaten lawyers too!

Anyway, If anyone has tips for the testing and such let me know! :)
Unfortunately, they will get applicants,
There are 2 companies that I know of that pay less than this. They pay their ICs 4 cpl and 1.25-2 cpl for editing, yet they get tons of applicants from new grads hoping to get experience. I see new MTs on the Career Step forum all the time excited that they got their first job with these companies. To them, 5 cpl is a raise! It really is said how fast the rates are dropping. When I graduated, the norm was 7-8 cpl and my lowest offer was 6.5 cpl for employee status. That was only 3 years ago!
Yes and no. It depends on how well the other applicants did.
I've left blanks and been hired, but I've also left blanks and never heard from the company again. It doesn't necessarily exclude you unless someone aced the transcription test, which I've done that before, too.
Well, maybe they don't want US applicants to send pic?
Thanks for clarifying. I looked and to be honest, thought you had put the synthescribeofamerica.com link. i'm just crazy, lol.

Thanks again.
Iridium job applicants
Has anyone who applied for the oncology job at Iridium heard back from them?  I applied but haven't heard back and was wondering if anyone else has...maybe they're inundated with applicants.
Maybe potential applicants
will respond to the ad by pointing out the apparent history of nonpayment. We can deal with difficult aspects our jobs; we CANNOT tolerate working without timely pay.

I agree with the other poster- if there is even ONE legitimate IC/employee posting about nonpayment, an MTSO shouldn't be allowed to post job openings (until issue resolved).

Are all the bad applicants necessarily newbies?????


You should be grateful for, and consider, any applicants you get, cutesy or not. Do you really sm
think you are going to get professional experience MTs applying in this day and age?  LOL.  I think not.  But still, you need to publish the name of the company and provide a website, if you expect any qualified applicants.
TransTech has been flooded with applicants
They are so personable and devote as much time as necessary to each person and talk to you like you are an important person with a real life. I have never been happier in my life at a job whether sitting in an office somewhere or working remotely from home. My last job consisted of the holier-than-thou attitudes and treating me like I was about 2 years old, constantly being admonished for stupid crap. Debbie Hood and everyone else at TranTech are great. :)
Betcha most do (or at least get permission to), and applicants don't
LOL, it DID look kinda like something Focus would do to get applicants....
We all need an occasional giggle...Thinking Focus posted that to attract applicants was pretty entertaining :-)
Can you imagine the 100s of applicants
I could not even imagine working in HR for TT right now! I would not apply there now, it would be impossible to try to stand out among all the applicants. Its crazy!!!!!
sick person going through applicants.
I haven't heard back yet either. I hope that because the person has been sick that it doesn't mean she will be rushed and use arbitrary criteria to reject people without reviewing all the tests. This happens a lot, I did that job off and on for many years and when busy, they tell you to thin the herd quickly meaning the tests/transcriptions are not thoroughly reviewed.
I have very few applicants who can even do easy clinic notes,
Hiring is can be a total nightmare.
Most applicants GROSSLY overestimate their abilities -
The worst was a former nurse of 20 or so years. She could not do the easiest clinic notes with no ESL doctors. Some days I would swear she was writing a fiction book because her transcription was THAT far off from what was dictated. She had very poor English skills and, if you can believe this one, seemingly little actual understanding of medicine or disease processes. She also claimed to have graduated from one of the top 3 schools, which we did verify. She was astounded when we let her go. I bet she found her way to some other service and is drifting around! Acute care? I would not have let her feed my fish, let alone be responsible for what can be the complex care of an acute patient!
No but it is my job to weed out applicants based on their resumes. sm
I cannot speak for Keystrokes, but I doubt any company would hire you with typos. This is in any industry, but especially in transcription. This is one of the first things you are told when you are looking for a job. I learned that back in college, and I was an engineering major, not anything to do with transcription.

I work for a company that is much larger than Keystrokes, and if they get half the garbage we get in resumes, they are definitely frustrated. I know I am!
I am grateful - for professional, mature, experienced applicants.
I'm not responsible for the voice recognition craze. Go blow somewhere else about that!

Doesn't matter whether you like it or not, the MT has to get past ME in order to get the job!

If you were one of the recent applicants for Advanced Transcription in Oregon ...SM
Are any of you still hearing back or is the hiring over, I wonder? I sent my application in but pretty late by the time I saw the message.

If any of you have started already, how do you like it? Are they really that flexible that you just log on and work when you want as long as you meet a minimum number of lines a week? How does the QA work...what if you have blanks?

I guess any info would be appreciated, even though I'm probably not going to get in on it this time around, it seems.

I am a recruiter and sick and tired of the stipulations put on us by applicants. sm
You want the job, why should we bend over backwards, arrange our schedules, etc. What happened to actually working to get a job. Instead, it seems like everyone wants it handed to them on a silver platter.

I work Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. If that does not work for someone, they need to make arrangements to make it work. If you were in another industry and were interviewing, they would not stay late, work weekends, etc to accommodate you. Grow up and treat this as a career - you may be pleasantly surprised!
The recruiters (pleural) test and fill applicants based on (sm)
what accounts have needs and whether your skills and shifts requested fit those account needs.

Also, perhaps another recruiter filled the position they originally thought was open.

I do know there are some new accounts coming on soon and I hope many of the more qualified applicants are tested and ready to jump on board with us when they do.

It is a good place to work and worth waiting for an appropriate opening.

Also, call the recruiter and ask more questions if you want. They certainly won't bite.
I interviewed with them.

I didn't want to wait a whole year before beginning to accrue PTO so I went elsewhere.

I interviewed with them sm
my current account was lost to Axo so I decided to interview with them - 7 cents a 65-character line (I have been on these accounts for 12+ years now - HA!) and work is a pool - you are not assigned a specific specialty or doctor so speed will be an issue because you're pulling up different templates, etc. They provide the computer/software platform (that's all I need - another computer - already working on 2!!) and I *believe* paycheck deduction was taken for that. You are an employee, not an IC and have to work a set schedule.  You had to produce (I think) 1,500 lines a day (can't remember for sure - this was last year when I interviewed). When I asked what happens when I get that 1,500 lines done in, say, 6 hours, what do I do with the next 2 hours? The recruiter said I would keep typing, but they did not pay incentives for plus-production. I told the recruiter that definitely did not motivate me to work faster! I was also told they outsource and that's why the current MTSO lost the account (lower line rate). That being said, I was told in February 2004 (yep, year and a half ago) that the account would be switching over to Axo. I understand they have had multiple failed pilots. Keeping my fingers crossed that they continue to mess up my accounts so I can keep them!
I just interviewed with them and I am - sm sm
considering taking the job.
I interviewed with them
a year ago.  They gave me a multiple choice oral terminology test.  They were very nice.  the downfall - I spent 2 hours on the phone with them, told me I did very well and even asked if I was certified because I impressed them and then they told me they were not hiring at the moment.  I did just came across them from my own researching and sent in a resume and they called me.  I now know to ask if the company is hiring during the first part of the interview! 
I just interviewed with them
It seems odd they would be hiring if they can't provide work for current employees.  I was interviewing for VR, maybe you should see if you can get on a VR account.
When I interviewed with them ....
They told me that they paid on a 55-character count line but not for spaces.  I did not accept the job offer though because I had been offered something that turned out to be really great.
I tested/interviewed with them once, or tried to -

we scheduled a phone conference to discuss the opening they had no less than five times and kept having to reschedule it at the last minute - very irritating.

I interviewed with Axolotl. (sm)
In a nutshell, here is the deal: This is a company that you basically have to "chase down" in order to get a response. I have 17 years experience, and the only reason that I was able to get an interview is because I kept calling to follow up with the HR person. When I finally got an interview, she told me that she wanted to schedule a second interview with the manager of the transcription department. Well, 3 or 4 weeks later (I waited so long that I lost count), I finally heard from her. She apologized for taking so long to get back to me, and then she said, "I thought you would have found another position by now" (because it took her so long to get back to me). Anyway, for other reasons (and the fact that I felt I shouldn't have to kiss an employer's you-know-what to get an interview), I turned them down. So with this company, it has nothing to do with how qualified you are, it has to do with how patient you are, and whether you are willing to call and leave messages for someone to get back to you.
Well, both offshore. I have interviewed with both and been

offered positions with both, declined both.   I have nearly 20 years' experience in acute care, can do any work type, ESLs, etc.  I aced both tests.  Cymed offered me 8 cpl and 8.5 cpl over 18,000/lines pay period.  

Precyse lied to me and I wouldn't work for them if they were the only company out there.  They pay based on if you are CMT or not, how many years experience, what shift, etc.  I was offered about  10 cpl, but the account they wanted to put me on was one I had worked on when I was with YOG and it was an extremely difficult account.   There are lots of posts about how Precyse ignores e-mails and that communication is very poor overall.   They use IM and during the 2 or 3 interviews they stopped several times to answer IMs from team leaders.  

I don't need insurance so didn't ask questions in regards to that. 


Yes they do. I asked them when I was interviewed and they
relunctantly told me they did only if the client asks  to.  Now I'm sure they are going to the client and saying we'll offshore you're work if you want us to - NOT. 
When I was interviewed by Heartland,
I was told that they were planning to stop offshoring and bring all the jobs back to the US.
I just recently interviewed with them.
This was for acute care: Base pay was 8 cpl, 65 character line with spaces, goes up to 8.75 for 1600+ lines a day. There's a $1000 sign on bonus, paid at $100 per paycheck. You have to be there a year before you get any vacation time, which is 2 weeks. No holiday pay.
And they seemed so personable when I interviewed about
I just interviewed and was told
after 3 months if you have hit the 11,000 lines they require per pay period as full time you get $500 and then you get the other $500 after 6 months of doing the same.
I just interviewed there and that's not what I was told for
I interviewed about 3 months ago. I think there

were about a dozen questions.  Some were multiple choice, some about what part of the body is lingual (this is just an example and not what they used), I had to spell about 3 words/terms. 

I interviewed with Z and she was great, I didn't feel the least bit intimidated.


I interviewed but took a pass
The pay was lower than I was willing to take at 0.775 with 8 years experience in heme/onc
Then you havn't interviewed with the right
people. Left in June and couldn't be happier, more money per line, holiday pay, no weekends.
I asked about that when I interviewed.
Basically, I asked in advance when or if they give raises.  The recruiter, who is also my liason, and I negotiated that prior to my being hired.  Our agreement for my future increase is based upon the number of daily lines I agreed to produce (not just the 700 minimum) and maintaining that for an agreed upon period of time.  I would definitely start with your liason.
Don't work for them but I interviewed with
them last fall and was offered a job. Pay started 8.5 cpl (25+ years experience), and I was required to work every Saturday, and be on call at night 1 week out of every 3. Did not take the job.
Interviewed recently.
I asked if there was any flexibility in hours worked, such as a 12-hour window, and they said no flexibility. I asked if they have part-time positions and they said no part-time. It wasn't what I was looking for so I passed.
I just recently interviewed with them and while .. sm
they did seem to be very nice, I declined the job offer.  The pay was what I considered to be low for someone with over 20 years experience, and they also have what they call a docking system where if you make a spelling error they take away 1/2 of your lines for that document/file.  Otherwise, again, they seemed to be very nice.  The platform is their own and they use express scribe, which I dislike a lot, lol, but could have lived with it if they had just offered more money.  Oh well ... will keep looking.
ok, so I interviewed with Amphion today (sm)
and she said she had to check my references, then she would call me back. Is this the norm for them? I really want this job, although it will just be parttime. I am trying to keep my options open, as my "other" job seems to be running dry...y'all probably know who that is! Wish me luck!
no i am not wrong, i just interviewed with them a few days ago
she said I could work 10pm to 6am, 11pm to 7am or 12pm to 8am, all considered third shift
I disagree ... everyone I've interviewed with
offers benefits for part-time employees, mainly in the form of PTO, not medical, but they do all offer vacation, even though it is prorated at a very slow rate. Maybe Spheris, like Medquist, wants a whole workforce of FT employees - much easier to manage. I think that is the push - get rid of the PT employee. Maybe if they would offer to send nannies to those of us with young children, who we like staying home with rather than dumping in day care, we could work FT. What a pity.
Interviewed the other day - PT is 15 hours per week. (sm)

Don't know much about the way the jobs load, but she did say people are only taking 2 weeks or less to get up to speed.  (Of course, I know, they can tell you anything.) 

The recruiter was very pleasant, the test was a verbal thing, and the pay was decent.



I love CyMed, too! When I interviewed with
them, they told me that they do offshore a small amount to the Phillipines, but I haven't noticed any negative impact as far as the quality or quality of work offered to me.  The software is wonderful to work with, and the people are great.  They are about the same as most other companies as far as line rate (avg. 08/line with differential and bonuses), but in all other respects I absolutely love working here!  Good luck in your decision!
I interviewed with them and was offered a position.
They are wonderful people. They did tell me that they would supply equipment if you needed it so that definitely is an option. I did not take the position for the time being, but of all the companies I know, they are one of the nicest out there and I truly believe they would be a good employer.
Interviewed with them today. See post further down pg