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I worked there part-time briefly. People are very nice to deal with, sm

Posted By: LTMT on 2009-05-07
In Reply to: DTS America..any current information?? - MTlooking

and pay was okay.  You had to wait 90 days to get direct deposit, and until then checks were mailed, which is a bit of pain, but they were always on time.  I didn't care that much for my account, but the leader was always quite helpful.  They must be a bit disorganized, though, as I still get messages from the help desk to help out, and I have been gone at least 3 months!  And the help desk is apparently in India, if that makes any difference to you. 

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I only worked there briefly, and I was part-time, but the pay was so-so, sm
and you had to work there 90 days before you could have direct deposit.  However, the paper checks were always on time.  The lead on my account was great, as was everyone I dealt with.  The platform used was ExText, although I do not know if they use that for all accounts.  The help desk is apparently in India or somewhere, and communication must not be so great as I have been gone for several months and I still get calls to help out on one of the accounts.  Good luck!
I worked for them PT briefly -- nice people but sound quality was awful. sm

That was a long time ago, though, and things could have changed.  If I remember, they paid decent wages.

Good luck. 

I worked for them briefly on a part-time basis. sm

The people are absolutely GREAT, and the account I had was not difficult.  I thought their platform was a bit cumbersome and I could not import my abbreviations into their expander, so my line count took a hit.   They paid better than some, though, at 9-1/2 cpl.


Good luck.

I worked part-time for them VERY briefly. GEMMS system is cumbersome sm

and difficult and slow to work with, I thought.  I love cardiology, but this was not a good experience.  Perhaps others have had more positive expeiences with the company. 

If you like cardiology, you might try Cardioscribes.  I think they are a great company and the system is easy to use.

Good luck!


I only worked there briefly, but great people, and pay always on time. sm

They do have a thing where you have to get a paper check for the first 90 days, then you can have direct deposit.   The account that I was on used ExText.

Hope this helps.  Good luck. 

They are not nice people to deal with and
only a few of the chosen can get away with even making suggestions. The rest of us are called unhappy and just told to find another job. This starts at the top and falls all the way down the ladder in management. No one cares about you, you are just a number and you are not as important to them as the Indians. Their efforts to try to retain good MTs is just a facade, there is no truth to it. They would rather we all just left.
Nice people, can be low on work especially in the early part of the week SM
Be warned, they don't pay for normal reports.
Worked for them, nice people, low pay. nm
DVHP gives vacation time to part-time people. nm
I worked for them for a few weeks. Very nice people (sm)
I just could not make their minimum and found platform to be cumbersome - but it may have just been me.
Second the motion.. Nice people.. Best company I have worked for.
They really care about their employees and it shows..
I worked for them shortly. They were very nice and paid well and on time. sm
This what I did not like. On the account I had, each report had to be saved separately and then individually sent. It seemed to take a lot of time monkeying around with each separate file which was only about 10 to 11 lines long. I do know that not all of their accounts are like this. They were extremely nice people and paid well!!
I worked there part-time for awhile. sm
IC status, pay definitely on the low side, but I did clinic work and it was fairly easy with easy dictators.  They pay weekly and always on time.  Great people to work with. 
I've worked for MDI-MD very part time for many yrs
No, I've never gotten a Christmas bonus.  But they still are hands down the best company I have ever worked for and their gift to me is being a company that pays well every day.  I'd rather have that than a company that pays me 8 cpl and sends me a $50 Christmas gift.  The only reason I work for them very part time is that I have my own accounts in addition to working for MDI.  Someday when I'm older and more tired, I will give up my own accounts and work for MDI alone.
Checks on time, 10 cents/line IC, nice people.


I had a hard time making money. Nice people though! nm
I work for MDI-MD and have worked part-time for Cobb in the past. sm

It has been about 3 years or so since I worked for Cobb Transcription in Georgia (very nice woman, by the way), so my info may be old, but I'll try to help.

Good dictation quality?

Yes for both MDI-MD and Cobb


Steady work?

MDI:  For the most part, yes.  There have been a few times, but you usually have enough secondary and tertiary accounts to make it through the dry times.

Cobb:  I was doing clinic work -- do not recall any times without work.


What are the work types?

MDI-MD has a few radiology and clinic accounts (I think), but probably the majority of the accounts are acute care.

Cobb may have hospital accounts, but all I did with them was clinic work.

Good platform?

MDI uses Bayscribe -- very easy to use.

Cobb used Word.

Pay rate?

MDI pays better than any other company I have encountered.

Cobb's pay rate is kinda low, as I recall, and it was based on being paid by the character.

Paid for 65 cpl with spaces?

Yes for MDI ... as I mentioned above, Cobb paid by the character.

Do you have a flexible schedule?

Yes to both.  MDI gives you a 24-hour turnaround time to do your work, and I think the same was true with Cobb.

Weekend work mandatory?

MDI:  You are asked to work 2 weekends a month, I think.  I pretty much work every weekend, so not sure about the official rules.

Cobb:  No.

Employee or IC?

MDI:  Statutory employee (they take out FICA, nothing else, so you do not have to pay self-employment tax)

Cobb:  Was IC only


No for both

Low or high volume ESLs?

Probably vaies with the account -- probably average with MDI.

I don't recall any ESLs at Cobb.

Dedicated accounts with the same doctors?

MDI:  You have a primary account and usually a secondary account -- pretty much the same docs.

Cobb:  Yes.

Dialup accepted?

Yes to both, as far as I know.  I have had cable so long, I do not recall.



Good luck with your job search.  Hope this helps.   If you have an offer from MDI, I'd take it -- it is a great place to work!   

I worked part-time for Webmedx and I work FT for TransTech. sm

My vote would be for TransTech, although Webmedx is not bad.  Since I was only part-time, I did not receive any benefits, but from what I recall, they did seem to have a nice benefit package.  My main complaint was that I just never could get my lines per hour up to where they have been at other companies.  Normally, I average around 300 lines per hour, but even with totally focusing and typing as fast as I could, I never could get past 250-260 lines per hour at Webmedx.  Their incentive pay is based on lines per hour that you type, not total lines per pay period, so it did make a difference in my pay.  I also did not like the fact that I had to use their computer.  I like using my own computer, and also like the flexibility of being able to load the program on my laptop so if I have to be away from home, I can still work if I need to.

I have seen negative posts about TT, but I have no complaints with them.  My line counts are fair.  The people in management are absolutely some of the most caring people I have ever met.  The work generally is plentiful, and I have a backup account.  The incentive tiers are easy to attain, and the benefits are pretty good, I think, and not outlandishly priced.

Obviously, not every company is a good fit for everyone.  I hope you find just exactly what is best for you -- good luck!

I worked there briefly. sm

I wasn't that crazy about their platform -- seemed slow and rather klunky, but maybe I just did not stay long enough to give it a chance.  Pay was a bit low, I thought (9 cpl), but it was always paid ontime and with direct deposit.  The people there are absolutely GREAT to work with, in my opinion.  You could definitely do worse.  (I was only working part-time and took a better paying job, in case you're wondering why I would leave if it was so great.)

Good luck!

May I ask why you only worked there briefly?
Was considering an offer from them.
I worked for p.r.n. briefly....sm
Nice people, husband and wife, but I found their word flagging/log keeping/bill payment methods to be extremely tedious and time consuming. This was a couple of years ago, so maybe they've changed things since.
Not sure if I can be of help, because I only worked for MQ briefly sm
and that was only part-time a long time ago, so I cannot really compare the two. The first week I trained for my PT position at MQ, though, I ran out of work 3 times -- that was enough for me!

I cannot say that Transtech is a good fit for everyone -- I doubt any company can say that -- but they have been great to me. The benefits are good and getting better as they grow, it seems. The pay is about average nowadays, I guess (admittedly, I always think it should be more), but the incentive plan is nice, and it is easy to achieve. I have plenty of work, which is a major plus for me. The few times I ran out on my primary, I have a secondary account as backup. The people in management are friendly and supportive, and genuinely care about the employees. That is not a necessity, I suppose, but it certainly is a nice plus for me. After over 30 years as an MT, I hope I have found a place I can call home and stay.

Good luck to you as you try to make choices and find the place that's right for you.
I worked for them briefly....sm
Because I have limitations due to health problems, I just could not handle the very high number of ESLs.....it was too stressful for me, but there was always work in the account that I was placed on, just couldn't handle the stress.
I worked there briefly

Super nice people.  QA was really nice and helpful.  The account I was on was a big group of long term care hospitals. I worked in the evenings, so I had a lot of facilities feeding in to me. They do that to make sure that the people who work in the evenings don't have to worry about running out of work.   That part made it difficult, though, because I rarely had the same dictator twice.  Heavy ESL, at least on the account I was on.  You spell everything out - everything.  Even normal abbreviations like PEG and PICC.

They are all about the BOS.  That's probably what I had the hardest time with.  I want things to be right just as much as the next person, but it got to the point where I was stressing so much about stylistic issues that I was making content errors.

It was a fairly new type of work for me, so I had to look up a lot of bacterias and pulmonary phrases that I didn't know before, which slowed me down initially.

It wasn't a good fit for me, but someone with more experience than I've got would probably do well there. The platform is something they call IType (I think) which wasn't any better or worse than any of the other couple of platforms I've worked on.


I worked there briefly
From what I understand, and if anyone knows different PLEASE correct this post, Landmark does all overflow work for various facilities. I'm assuming the account itself moved the work to India rather than Landmark offshoring it.

Again, if I'm incorrect about LM only handling overflow work, please let me know. Not trying to stir the pot or bad mouth the company at all, just not positive.

They no longer hire part-time and may be eliminating part-time employees within the next 6 months.
They are going to have those that are PT go FT if possible. Some accounts require 1 weekend day, but not all. Most transcriptionists have 1 account with 1 back-up account. I know that they are hiring for hospital accounts in medical records and radiology right now.
I worked there briefly PT about 9 months ago. sm

I did clinic work, for which I was paid 7-1/2 cpl (you get 1 cent more for acute care, I think), which was extrmely low for IC work, but the work was easy, and I liked that they paid every week.   The wav files are downloaded from an FTP site along with the appt list for the doc you are assigned, then your finished work is  uploaded to the FTP site.  There was no special platform, just Word.   I don't know about how the hospital side was done.  The people there are great, and the QA people are friendly and helpful.  The pay was always on time, direct deposit. 

Hope this helps!  

I worked for Transolutions briefly for about
their cpl, insurance and incentives were decent but they ALWAYS OVERHIRE and then your stuck with nothing to do.  There are much better companies out there.  Are they looking again?  I don't see the posting on this website.
No PTO for part-time. Not sure if you can work part-time or not since recent rule change. sm
You do pay a deposit for their equipment.
I worked briefly for a temp agency.
They actually sent me out on a hospital job where I was paid hourly so that is the only experience I have. It was not production based or anything. They just needed some extra help getting caught up. It was mostly H&Ps and operative notes. The hourly rate was not bad...really not that much less than what I was making at home and they ended up offering me a full-time job as an employee, but I wanted to stay home work because of kids..
Worked for her briefly, that not paying for lines.sm
that sucks!!!! you make NO money that way.  But when I did work for this place, i never had a pay issue problem, just could not stand not getting paid for spaces.
I worked for TransTech briefly and it's not them. But I've never read that about
I worked for them briefly, and (apparently amazingly) did get paid. sm

BUT, it is not worth the time.  The work was easy -- clinic work -- and I was already famliar with Bayscribe, so I thought maybe it would justify taking a lower rate of pay (8-1/2 cpl, I think) as the ease of the work would result in more lines.  WRONG ... Their method of line counting hurts you tremendously.  They do not pay for spaces, and then add in 10%.  At MDI, I average 300-350 lines per hour doing acute care.  With eTranz's method of line counting, I only did 250 lines with my fingers flying!  SO ........ WAY less pay, much fewer lines ... didn't make sense to jump ship for that. 

And, I must say, I found their QA person to be very snippy/snotty.  Any questions I had were usually met with some kind of sarcastic reply.  No one needs that. 

If I had seen all of the warnings about no pay, I would not have even considered the position in the first place.  Sometimes I suffer from the is the grass greener somewhere else syndrome, but I never leave because fact is, it isn't (for me, that is).

Good luck in your job search.  :-)

Who did they outsource too? Seems like I briefly worked for a company that did ER for a hospital in
either Wyoming or Montana. I cant remember.
I worked briefly (emphasis on brief) for a company once who gave in-house sm

employees more benefits than the people at home, stating that working at home was a benefit in and of itself, and, unfortunately, those needing to work at home because of family or other reasons apparently bought into it.  And yes, somewhere along the way, a lot of people have seen medical transcription at home as a bunch of mommies sitting in their jammies, bouncing babies on their knees.  Not that there is anything wrong with it, but I think that is sometimes why they feel free to pay low wages, give little or no benefits, etc.  They view it as mommy making pin money or whatever.  For most of us, obviously, that is not the case.  The women I know who work at home and have children are every bit as professional as someone you'd find in an office.

I pointed out to this company that by working at home instead of in their office, I saved them the money for office space and the need to provide equipment, office furniture, resource materials, etc., and I didn't understand how that added up to me getting LESS benefits than those in-house.  Needless to say, I did not stay long.

I do not have children.  I work at home simply because I can make more money beign paid by the line than being paid by the hour, which is what is offered for in-house positions where I live.  When my mom began having health problems a few years ago, it was a blessing as I was able to flex my time and be there for her when she needed me, so I fully understand how much moms appreciate having the flexibility to be there for their families.  It is sad in general how much the pay scale and benefits have gone down for the profession over the years.  I made more 15 years ago than I make today, but then again there was not the competition from overseas, voice recognition, etc. back then.  I guess everything changes and all we can do is try to adapt.

As I am writing this, I realize I probably got way off topic.  Guess I should get ready for my shift and burn off some of this energy.   Hope everyone has a happy productive day.  Remember, we're all on the same side.

Have to punch a clock at Webmedx too. I even worked briefly for a place sm

that had a little popup window come up when you had been gone too long and you had to fill in the reason why you were gone.  A little bit too Big Brother for me. 

If a company does not make overtime mandatory, and I simply want to make some extra money and get some more lines in, I ought to be able to do so without the company being forced to pay me time and a half.  Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot demanding this and demanding that, and soon we end up with less than we had before ....but that is just my opinion.

There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
They used to be McCoy Business Services. I worked briefly for them when I lived in Louisville. SM

I don't remember anything specifically negative about them.  Just that the pay was kind of low and I didn't stay long because of that.  The work was okay.  Mostly local accounts from the Louisville area.

Sorry, the older I get, the shorter my memory.  I can barely remember yesterday! 

Looks like her soul WAS part of the deal.
Or my ethics.

Well put!!!

I'm out of there, too.

No rupees for me!
Yes I know they hire part time because I referred someone there for part time.
They are internet based.
From what I understand, the part-time positions will be only be for those that are already part-time
It is not a restructuring of the company, just of some of the existing part-time positions.

I know that there are a few employees who have been with Keystrokes for many, many years who are part-time and they will not displaced.

Other than that, there have been many discussions why there will not be any new part-time employees hired, and I really don't think they will back down on that.
Very nice people, nice place to work. nm


Yes, nice QA (and nice people in general), but very little work right now. nm
Only some people there have an AOL address. It's not a big deal.
Yes, they do have their own domain, but have also had the AOL for a long, long time.
Big Deal... more people should move
a schedule as an IC status.  It's illegal...  tired of it! 
Just by posting that here will help a great deal of people
Thank you!
Reminds me of QT. Same deal, bunch of people SM
from YOG (sorry, but true), went to work there and everyone joined the bandwagon. Then kaput.

I truly wish better for all MTs at TT. Seems like they have a good team to start with.

I'm sure I will get flak for posting this. I wish you all luck. I hope it is the dream come true everyone wants. I wish all MTs well and peace in the world.
Time clock isn't bad. You quickly get used to it. No big deal. sm
I find them pretty flexible, but you do have to work your total required hours.
I'm lookin for part-time work (about 3-4 hrs daily) after 13 years of full-time, anyone know of a
company that is hiring flexible part-time?  I'm starting a career in real estate but don't want to totally quit transcription, but I think most places require 25 hours a week and I cant work weekends, as real estate sales are the biggest on the weekend with open houses and people off work to shows homes to.  If you know of a place I'd sure appreciate the info.  Thanks!
Not what I was told; 3500/wk part-time & 6000 wk/full-time. nm