I have worked for Cardioscribes since July. I live in Kansas.
Posted By: Rhonda on 2009-04-28
In Reply to: Offshoring vs. Immigration - NightOwl
The owner actually lives in Kentucky. I guess if you don't want any Indian connections, you can just decide not to respond to the job post. As far as deception goes, I don't see any. I am very happy with the company.
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I've worked for them since July of last year...
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Never heard of them. Good luck!
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I figured keeping my seniority was worth whatever security it afforded.
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By economizing seriously, I have paid off my credit card and put some money aside, just in case. I'm breathing easier, thanks.
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Forgive me my loyalty ... it pays the bills.
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My incentives? Well, it starts once I make my required lines of 6000. It goes as high as 2 cents a line if I type 16,000 lines.
Yes, I will get quarterly bonuses.
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superior global - are they paying on time now? any input since july?xx
No DD offered in July ག, wanted $25 each check to overnight it.
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Oops. Meant I've only had it be SLOW at Christmas and July 4
This hospital started in July after WX lost another, larger acct.
Currently, the acct is always out of work. Perhaps they will be sending more work WX's way now.
On the MTIA website, those entries are dated July/August 2006! Now, in 2008, if you write your...
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Anyone heard back from Cardioscribes, anyone start work with them, any infor at all. Thank you.
They are hiring a lot of people but seem to be handling it well and there seems to be enough work. Communication is good and nice people to work for!
I started with Cardioscribes a few weeks ago and like it very much. There is plenty of work. The people are extremely nice and helpful and are always available to answer questions. Communication line is great.
THIS COMPANY IS NOT GOOD ABOUT PAYING ON TIME. THEY EXPECT A TURNAROUND TIME FOR THEIR WORK, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOUR MONEY
Has anyone applied and heard back from them? Good, bad or indifferent?
I have been with them for a month now and I LOVE THEM!!! They are awesome to work for with good accounts, plenty of work and pay on time. Good management support as well.
i cannot image such a thing happening with this company. if indeed it did happen that way, a simple phone call would clarify any issues. i have been with them for well over a year and have never had a paycheck late and in fact - have been paid promptly each and every time i submit a billing statement. i would like to have the details of your experience. something must have gone terribly wrong.