Focus doesn't offshore to India, they are an Indian company
Posted By: me on 2009-04-17
In Reply to: I can't get past the idea of - catsxoxo
that offshores to the U.S. They have an office front in MA, I think.
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First of all, the CEO of Focus is the same Indian guy who started the company... sm
He may have sold out to Nuance in March of 2007, but he still runs the show! Second of all they are absolutely NOT bringing any accounts whatsoever back to the U.S. That's just plain fabrication, deceit, lies, BS -- whatever you prefer to call it. It just ain't true! They just recently laid off the majority of the American QA staff and have forced the skeleton American crew they have left to go to production.
The lie that they are bringing work back to the U.S. was started and perpetuated in January of this year as a negotiating tactic to get the Indians to continue to work for peanuts instead of giving them more money. When the Indians called their bluff, they hired a bunch of American QA people only to fire them at the end of April, beginning of May when the Indians caved.
And finally, they are an Indian run company and their QA and MT staff is 80% Indian. I have the actual figures given to me by the Director of US Operations at Focus. Focus employs 3800 Indians! Does that sound like a U.S. company to you?
Oh, and the Director of Recruitment posted that 90% of their operation is in the U.S.!!!!! He flat out lies. He also says everyone laid off got a nice severance package. Total BS! Half of those laid off had to call the company and scream bloody murder when their checks were deposited as promised. The other half will be calling tomorrow!
Focus has always had a bad reputation as an Indian company to name a few issues
so my belief is that they include that so it sounds like a more creditable company. JMO
Work for a company that doesn't offshore
US based company? Focus MTs US=925, India=3800.
Anirudh Baheti (an Indian) started the company and sold it to Nuance for 58 million dollars last year.
Just an FYI, Mr. Baheti also owns a company called Focus Care which is a service that recruitis Indian nurses, trains them to pass the US nursing boards, and then places them in US hospitals to work for a much lower wage than an American nurse earns.
Mr. Baheti also owns/owned a company called Focus Enterprises which deals in industrial tubes and pipes.
Tell me again how this is US based company?
Work for a company that doesn't offshore. Support US MTs.
offshore to India, it's OFFSHORE (off shore), not outsource to India.
Focus is Indian run and you'll be editing Indian
work, so seriously doubt you'll make a bunch of $$ on editing. 99% of the MTs love KS. If you'll just scroll down the page you'll see dozens of posts about them.
Most of their work is done in India by Indian MTs. sm
Tell your lead person you need more work and commit to it. They will work with you if you are good with a high accuracy rating.
Good luck - been there, done that, ain't going back ever!
Do they still use Indian techs in India to set you up
It's less an American co with branch in India, than an Indian
American Indian vs a person in India. nm
99% Indian offshore typed - They hold on
to US transcriptionists until a new account is up and running, then let you go. I am friends with someone that did QA for them - she told me that was the company's practice. She no longer works for them because she spent more time retyping reports.
You'll have too much down time and their Indian techs are IN India! Pay is late, too. nm
They used to be Focus. Indian affilitated. nm
Isn't the Focus "tech support" Indian???nm
Neither. Focus is Indian, Sten-Tel has problems
paying on time.
I work at Focus and still have an Indian manager
They offshore to India.
MQ is a large company & is most definitely not secure for US MTs. They've already reduced their number of US MTs drastically & are sending more accounts every day to India. Cbay eventually laid off ALL US MT and QA employees. Bigger does not mean more secure. The bottom line is that if a company will stoop to offshoring work to India, they don't care about patient safety or the welfare of their employees. We all have to do what we have to do, and if that means no other choice than working for a company like that, then that's part of it. But there are companies out there who don't offshore, and I feel nothing but resentment for companies that do.
Probably not - I believe they are Indian run or Indian based company. nm
You'll regret it. Indian techs in India, late pay, lack of communication. nm
All of Focus is indian-based, except their corporate office in MA.
That is a smoke screen to make it look like a US based company. Imagine, indian MTs editing you an American MT with 10+ years of experience, and changing correct terminology to incorrect terminology. I could go on and on, but I won't.
All tech support is india-based, all QA is india-based, most mts are in india, except for the MTs here in USA working for them, all of their account managers are in India working the night shift (their time), day time (our time).
They offshore to India, if that bothers you.
plus I understand they offshore to India...
at least that is what they told me when I interviewed with them a few years ago.
All India, all the time... 99% goes offshore. nm
It doesn't show India's
pursuit of excellence, it only shows how bad some companies want to save a buck.
They offshore...not about abuot India, but definitely to the Phillipines....
offshore (out of country) to India ... not outsource.
That doesn't fly - KS doesn't offshore
Just curious why Focus Infomatics is being allowed to advertise here. Totally Indian-ran.
Clinic accounts going to India or SR, that doesn't
ad - "multispeciality clinic" - the acct they offshore to India
Webmedx doesn't offshore (nm)
No, they can NOT go offshore if the client doesn't allow it!
How many times do I have to say it?
If the client/account requires that the work stay here in the US, then the work stays in the US.
Offshore doesn't make any more sense than
The work is being outsourced offshore or is referring to offshore outsourcing. If you're going to be picky about the term, at least be picky about the correct terms.
Transcend Services doesn't offshore....
visit the website at http://www.transcendservices.com
Wbx doesn't even send work offshore. nm
Focus does not JUST offshore, they invest
millions of US dollars in building centers to employee MTs in India... all it takes is a little research to verify it...
But in my experience, offshore men do it more and lie about stuff that doesn't matter.
Just because it is American run doesn't mean it isnt offshore owned.
Doesn't it bother you that they send work offshore? nm
Focus/Nuance - Dictaphone-offshore
Focus is the offshore subsidiary of now Nuance also known as Dictaphone - they have just formed an on-shore team thus all the new positions - temporary to be sure - they will take any account and then throw it offshore after a while
Focus question - they still offshore, correct? sm
Heard a rumor they were bringing everything back - could not believe it so wanted to verify here. Figured that would be a cold day in....
Focus offshores 80% of their work to India. And I heard they are headed
Only thing Focus has in US is payroll & recruiter. All mgmt., IT & acct. operations in India. nm
CBay transcribes all work in India. Has some US editors but also has Indian editors.
They do not offshore. The owner's original company was bought by MQ; started a new company, whic
That's about all I know. I would give them a try. They sounded good!
Indian company (nm)
i bet it's an Indian company
They are not an Indian company - they are in NY
but they were offshoring A LOT of their transcription work. In fact, they lost quite a few clients about a year ago because the quality of the transcripts was just AWFUL!
I don't know name of company, but there is an Indian
company with at least a store front in MA. Tech people could possibly be in MA, but are probably in India.
It is an Indian run company.