Any current information on Spheris? sm
Posted By: Hoping to find a new home on 2007-12-03
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How is their workload? Plenty of work? Are their benefits, health insurance mainly, expensive? Is the health insurance good? Please, if you will, give me as much information as possible.
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I've been with OSi for a couple of years, and I have no complaints.
Currently, the insurance is Aetna, certainly middle of the road in coverage and price, and they switched to them from United Health last August because UH was going drastically increase the premiums due to the high volume of use they had from the company. Current family plan on the managed PPO is around $250 per pay period (twice a month), and that is the most expensive plan. The others have much higher deductables, and they offer the medical savings account plan, but I prefer a traditional coverage plan. If you're looking for individual coverage it is much less than that. OSi pays about 50% of the cost, some other companies are contributing more like 80%, so the monthly bill is higher than some, less than others.
I have received all bonuses promised, all holiday pay, all celebratory pay, and my annual raises. All pay has been on time. I have found the pay scale to be very competetive with other nationals.
You are expected to have a schedule, but in my experience there is more than adequate flexibility for anything that comes up. If you are scheduled on the weekends and have made other arrangements for time off you may be called, but just if they haven't seen the change or if your manager forgets to change it on the schedule for the week. Like any real job working for other people, things happen, and you may just need to say that you made other arrangements with your manager. Not a big deal, frankly. You just need to let people know in advance, or if it is last minute call, so they aren't wondering what happened.
Vacation time accrues at a rate equal to 10 days a year in the first 3 years, then increases. Vacation pay rate is based on you average output prior to vacation (not sure how long they average). Not as high as you would get typing, but certainly very nice when you're on vacation.
If you work on a government account you do have a background check, but you provide the contacts for them, so think about who you list. This is done by an outside government source, not OSi, though they send the paperwork, then it's sent to the gov. agency.
If you do work on VA accounts, typically all national holiday weeks are pretty light, but they make up for it in volume by the end of the week. Other accounts vary as to flow of work, though most seem pretty steady in my experience.
I happen to really like my primary account. The lines pile up fast, because the reports are long, and you don't spend a lot of time setting up the demographics. Not all accounts are equal, and with first-hand knowledge of several accounts at OSi and at a few other nationals, the specific account is the luck of the draw.
This is a real job, and I've found that if I approach it like one it is appreciated. If you are a full-time employee it is reasonable for a company to expect you to work your hours as planned unless you notify them otherwise. I know many companies give a time window of 12 hours to get your lines and hours in, so you may be more comfortable with a place like that than with a job that asks you to base your week on a regular schedule. There are many people who are better suited to freelance gigs, because the reason they work at home is to have total freedom to work when and how often they want. If that is what you're looking for, you should consider working as an independant contractor (IC). There are some working at OSi, and most other companies also have both employee and IC positions. You just have to ask the recruiter or personnel officer if it's available, and get the rates.
Please keep in mind that message boards are most often used by people who have something they want to complain about. It's an easy place to vent frustration and anger, and sometimes not so easy to get the opinions of people who are busy at work. As a very long-time internet user, I've found that to be true of all types of message boards, and you have to learn to balance the information you get from here accordingly.
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Thanks, but I'm looking for current information. Anyone else?
It is better to get the current information sm
directly from the employer as we may not have the most correct information ourselves or may even misinterpret what we do have. That is why we say ask the employer. It's not fair to you to give you incorrect or misleading information.
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In response to Dana, my supervisor doesn't answer ANY e-mail I send her so not sure how flexibility would work in that regard. My accounts with SR are absolutely awful; make changes pretty much throughout the entire report. It is nice to hear, though, that someone actually does well with this company. I have tried to find positives and I have yet to find one thing I can say I like about this company. It is a job, though, until I can find better....
Here's some information for you on Spheris:
Spheris: Ranges from 0.06 to just over 0.10 cpl base rates. PT 5100 lines/pp; FT 10,200 lines/pp. 65 char with spaces. Incentive is based on weekly production and the highest amount is 0.015 cpl. They supply computer (no fee). You supply ISP (no reimbursement). Several platforms to work on and each has specific QA rules, etc. Payperiod is biweekly; direct deposit. Have insurance (med/den/vision) for FT employees along with PTO, 401K, FSA. Must set a schedule. Clock in and out on a system (don't write time in -- system clocks you). Pays OT when more than 40 hours. FT is 37-40 hours.
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I still feel like a team player of Spheris, as the shackle scars are still on my legs! Spheris was
Micromanaged to the microsecond, or ms! Horrible. And part of a team? Total opposite - part of a team as in prison.
Don't imply you're worried at all. Just stating fact that Spheris does NOT allow a Spheris MT
work concurrently for MQ - no exceptions. MQ, on the other hand, does not have the same feelings as Spheris. Just all I had to say so that MTs aren't misled into thinking they can do the same "legally". Even went to the ropes on this issue with Spheris, as I was professional as well, and wouldn't share info, etc. The point they raised was that MQ is their direct #1 competition, and if I was typing for MQ and doing great work, that was in direct conflict of interest with Spheris' best interests. Guess which one I obviously stuck with!!
Thank you, Spheris recruiter! Anybody wanna place a bet that there are lots of Spheris
HELP WANTED ads on the job board?? So funny!! Out of the blue, Spheris, we love you!! Lets all run and apply NOW!!
I also know Spheris would fire you if they knew you worked for MQ. That is a BIG NO with Spheris!
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My experience with Spheris isn't bad at all. I have been with Spheris sm
6 months and already have 40 hours PTO. I was shocked. Spheris is a great company. After 90 days I did get my sign on bonus and didn't even have to ask. There is soooooooooooooooo much that Spheris offer I wasn't even aware of. I am so glad that I didn't listen to the negative posts on this board in regards to Spheris because I am a happy camper.
I have been with DSG for a little over 2 years now and have been very happy with them! I have not always been happy with my performance, but they have always been there to answer my questions, to have work for me, and to pay me ALWAYS ON TIME! I would recommend working at DSG to anyone. Now that does not mean everyone will find a perfect fit, but I have worked with a lot of other companies over the years and certainly hope that I will be retiring with DSG many years down the road!!
I have been with them for almost 2 years. I have not ran into the problems posted here. I have been on one account, and at my request put on another. They do not move me from account to account. I have never had problems with sound. Yes there is ESL doctors. Yes there are different account specs. The management team, I have found have been helpful. Pay is always on time. Any concerns I have ever had management has addressed. Work is there, but like with this field there are slow times. I have worked for other national companies and DSG is among the better companies. No company is perfect, just like no MT is perfect. You take the good with the bad.