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I heard good things about them, but I have to

Posted By: take the test on that Oak test site. on 2009-05-27
In Reply to: Southern Transcription Services in Georgia??....sm - anontoo

I really do not like that Oak site, I have tested through that before and lots of hoops to jump through... I don't know if I have the time to take it, the company would have to be really really worth it for me to take the time to test with that software. Just my 2c.

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I have heard good things - sm
I even spoke to the owner on the phone - SUPER nice.  I couldn't take the position right now due to personal reasons but would definitely go with them in the future if need be.  A current employee likes it there that I spoke to.
I have heard only good things about MDI-FL and have talked to the sm
owners myself. They seem to be very nice people who care about their transcriptionists. They are MTs themselves, something that helps in this business.

I know they have grown this past year. They probably found the two or three MTs that move from company to company, always finding fault and always bashing the one they quit or were terminated from. It is just MDI-FL's turn to be bashed. I am sure that most people reading this board take it all with a grain of salt.

If you love the company you work for - stay with them. Obviously you found a great fit. I am fortunate enough to have MTs like love working for us (not saying who I am as I promised my staff I would stay away from here) and fortunate enough to have applicants that don't take the bashing on these boards as gospel.
I've heard good things about both...sm
but which one pays better?  I'm curious to know too as I thought about applying for eMTS.  Let us know.  TIA
I've heard good things about MDI.
Sorry, I'm not part time so that's all I can offer. Felt I should write something as poster below didn't seem to realize this company board is for asking and discussing companies.
Heard good things about Landmark, so went sm
to their website. It states you must work both Saturday and Sunday. I might have read it wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what it said.

I would love a M-F job and wouldn't mind working one weekend day, but not both.
Heard good things about Landmark, so went sm
to their website. It states you must work both Saturday and Sunday. I might have read it wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what it said.

I would love a M-F job and wouldn't mind working one weekend day, but not both.
What kind of changes? I am looking to apply there and have heard good things. I don't want
to go in blind, but all the postings are so vague. Can you give me an example so I can decide for myself?
Do you mean Axolotl? If so, I've heard many good things about them. nm
I have heard good things about New England in the past
don't know if that has changed. I would also throw in a vote for TransTech. After cycling through several other companies, I have finally found a home with Transtech and I am very happy there.
What a shame, I had always heard good things about QT Medical. (sm)
I hope they had been kind enough to forewarn their employees or at least provide severance pay. Good luck to all their people. Many people hiring hope you all find a good home quickly.
I have heard really bad things from QA about our overflow that goes to Amherst. Not good quality and
clients complaining because the MTs that are getting the work are making mistakes and not reading the client profile. Good way to lose accounts.
I have heard nothing but good things about Webmedx, but no personal experience NM
I've heard only positive things about them. So, I applied, but haven't heard a word. Maybe fl
No. Expect good things, and good things will come
The only things I heard about them
and the test is long and tedious and then you have to work I believe an entire month before your first paycheck. 
Because of all the great things I have heard here - sm
I just finished filling out my paperwork for Futurenet. I have been looking for 3 months, contemplated many offers and turned down many offers. I think this is just what I am looking for.

The autocorrect that you use - is this the feature that is in the word program? I was told that there is a word Expander in their program. Do they mean Autotext? If so, is it easy to use? Thanks!
I heard great things too
which is why I am so hesitant to even consider looking elsewhere. Hope we hear something tomorrow. Feel free to email if you find out anything.
I had heard so many great things about KS too, though

it was mainly only a couple of MTs that posted.  I want to do more than be an MT and I thought KS would be a good company that I could advance with. 

It just did not turn out to be a good experience for me.  They talked a good talk, but they never followed through with the raises or anything else.  I never ever got paid for OT, yet was asked to work extra during my work days and asked to work on my scheduled days off.  I worked because I needed the money, but 8 cpl just wasn't worth it.  I also had a lead that wasn't very good and you might as well have talked to the wall. 

I think there are worse companies out there and if you are coming from MQ they might seem pretty good.  If you go back and reread your post it sounds like it is a no brainer. 

Things are not good there now. Think only hiring for 2nd and 3rd shiifts. Good luck. nmx
I have heard terrible things about SoftScript. I was hired by them, but..
Was really appalled with what they asked. Did you see that disclaimer yet? Veto.
Evidently, we at Webmedx are to believe things are going well. So well, in fact, we will have a special meeting. Ha. Can't wait.

Agree with the above poster that those are never good. Some are distracted by the whole rah-rah atmosphere. But most of us know we are screwed.

I would think Web folks are less srewed than SS, though.
I have no idea...ask MTME. I've heard bad things about MDI-MD and am not interested! n/m
I've heard mixed things about MediTech platform...can anyone weight in on (sm)
its pros and cons? I'm going to be learning it in my new job soon. I couldn't find much in the archives that is very recent. Thanks.
Had the same happen here, heard the same thing, good references and good ....sm
job record will get you better $$$ if you are willing to promote yourself, search like crazy, talk to everyone, etc., but I have never been paid a cent more for CMT, what a waste, and all the years I paid my dues to AAMT, what a joke, they did NOTHING to better our field, just took the money for better conventions, as far as I can see.
All good things come to an end.
The gun replaced the bow and arrow. We all know what happened to those feckless fellows who refused to upgrade their hardware.

The automobile replaced the horse and buggy, the farrier and the buggy companies had to specialize or find a new trade.

Technology is a fact of life.

Maybe transcriptionists will be phased out, but life truly does go on, even if you and a few of your friends decide to dig in your heels and refuse to accept it. The awful truth of the matter is that you may eventually be replaced. It's time to think about preparing for the future rather than perseverating on the past.

Nothing but good things to say about them....
I was with them for a  short time.  I saw their add and considered sending my resume.  They are very family oriented and the platform was fantastic.  I love the owner's Dani/Scott.  I can't say anything bad about them...I wish that I was still there but found something more in my field of psyche...
Good things come out of bad....
situations. You had reasons to do what you did, and DH sounds like he was taken by surprise that you did do what you did. It's time to regroup and refocus, and discuss further with DH why what happened ...happened. It's not the end of the world - a new door of opportunity has been opened up for you.
but this is why it's better to post the good things
Take cpl to email.  You can post great things about a company, but once you post how much you make (no matter what company), you are going to upset a lot of people who are inevitably making less than you do.  If you must, post a pay range because you can't say they pay 10 cpl period, because obviously they don't.
I read some good things about DSG.
They have a job opening listed on the job seekers board.
Mostly good things about Axolotl
I checked the archives on this company just a week or so ago and was pleased to find pretty much only good things folks had to say about Axolotl.
Not true. Good things have been said. sm

Actually only one person said anything negative and that was that they didn't pay, but others who have and are working for them countered that and said they do indeed pay.

I started with them last week and am happy so far.  Haven't worked a full pay period so can't say for sure on the pay/don't pay issue. 

They have an office in Texas and an office in India.  If you don't like/want to work for a company that works with India also then it isn't for you, otherwise it has been good for me so far.  The account I am on is pretty easy and I am being very productive.  It is editing and transcription, from what I've seen about 1/3 standard transcription and 2/3 editing VR files.

Hope this helps.

Well, that explains a lot of things - none of them good.

Look in the archives. Not too many good things said.
Lots of good things below about
I just applied and hope to hear from them, the archives and the posts below from some of their MTs looks good.
I've seen mostly good things on here...
I just signed on with them and am excited to get started.  :D 
agree - most people only have good things to say about MDI-MD
I've head a lot of good things...sm
About Axolotl. Do you happen to have any info. on which specialties they are hiring for? I haven't seen any job ads for them.

I also heard something about them not paying for spaces. Can you comment on that?

Thank you!
Thats great. I was hoping for good things

Which accounts are you working?  Do you like them?  Are you making alot of money?  Does Hils pay on time, every time? 


Your company might stink, but the ExText is one of the best things out there! Good
I cannot say enough good things about Keystroke, not just one month but years
I remember when they were having growing pains and I was with another company and saw them on this board. Lee even got on to defend her company. At least she cared and nothing but good things have happened to this company. She still cares. Recently complaints were of running out of work and needing secondaries, and high insurance. She contacted all MTs and has been working on and from what I understand is correcting all that. She is a hands on owner and appears to deeply care for the Transcriptionist even though she cannot see our faces.

All of my posting is from hands on experiences and if for 2 years I can say this is where I want to retire after all the other companies I have had to go through, I am only trying to help and not post pie in the sky hoopla to rope anyone in. This is a down to earth, straight shooting company that I am sure is in it for profit but deeply cares for the transcriptionists who work for her and not make that profit while we eat 69 cent pot pies because our pay checks are so crummy. it takes time even for a good transcriptionists to get familiar with a new account but if the dictation is fairly distributed (I mean first in, first out, unless other arrangements are made between you and the company) then there is hope and a chance to make a living. I don't think it is fair to complete with your team leaders for dictation because they will always win and you will be left with what they do not want as they have dictation goals too with some nationals along with supposedly helping you. That is my 2 cents.
lots of good technical things, but they outsource overseas
and a lot of their managers are from the old Edix, which is not a good thing, if you want to be treated with respect.

if you do not mind how you are treated, you can do okay. hard getting lines consistently.

my opinion. maybe things have changed, but I have read a lot of negative on here lately.
Never heard anything good about them and I believe
they offshore.
Never heard anything good about OSI, don't know

anything about MDI but they have been mentioned a lot lately so lots in the archives.  KS doesn't pay OT, not legal, but they don't pay.  Company extremely disorganized.  Lots of accounts are C-phone accounts so you need ULD, though they do have some accounts that use foot pedal.  Lots of accounts are Meditech, which is really crappy and hard to make lines.   They start everyone at 8 cpl and say in so many days  you will have a review and may make 0.05 cpl more, but don't hold your breath.  I was told I don't know how many times that I would get an increase, never did.  I hated Webmedx, cried nearly every day I worked there.  They have fixed some of the issues so things are probably better, but there are accounts that frequently run out of work and you may need several accounts to make your lines.  Each account has their own account specifics, which can be  a major PITA if you aren't one of those people who transition back and forth easily. 

KS supposedly got new insurance that is more reasonable, I left before that happened so don't know much about it, but it was VERY expensive before.   I think Webmedx has his premiums too, at least if you need coverage for more than yourself.  I don't know about the other 2 companies.

Sorry I didn't rate, but not something you can really do unless you have worked for all 4. 

I heard they were good

I have 2 friends who work at TNI.  They have been there a long time and are happy. 

I think it depends on who your supervisor is.

Never heard - and that's GOOD :-)
Most of the time it is NOT good to find your name in the archives on this board. It is the bad ones who get discussed over and over. You must be doing a good job :-) Your people seem content.
Yep, I heard they had a good...
reputation in the past, so thanks for updating :-).
Has anyone heard of LTS, Inc. - good, bad, ugly?
Has anyone heard or worked for LTS, Inc. - good, bad, ugly?
I heard pay is good, but you have to pay for long
wow, from a company I heard a lot of good from..sm
that's pretty junk. Sorry to hear that.
I heard same, which is shame, since they have some good
Never heard anything good about Focus
here and I am sure if there was anything good about it we would have heard someone say so here before now. The best thing any of us can do is take the negatives to heart and steer clear of them.
i've heard nothing good about transolutions