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I would be vvery wary of this company.

Posted By: just me on 2007-02-08
In Reply to: Ascend - nn

They have a history of  not paying their MTs, or paying very, very late, like months later.  I would not recommend them. 

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I would be very wary...
Of employers who do not answer questions. I wonder why they are having interviewers offering employment positions when they cannot answer questions. That sounds like a scam that is too good to be true.
It made me even more wary
A lot of talk about them, very little about us, and a lot of not sure about issues regarding us for now.
Exactly...I have been there. Be wary, gals.
be very wary. I started a month ago with sm
a company that had an account for at least six months. All of a sudden it dwindled to nothing. I questioned nad questioned and they didn't know anything but were going to check into it. All of a sudden I get an e-mail, out of the blue that said effectively immedatiely we would no longer be doing this account.

It could be the move with your doctors, but just keep your eyes open. These docs still need their work done and why would they let it back up like that without making some arrangements?
Be wary of their platform. If it's Apex, I'd run. No money to be made there.
I would do whole pages and only end up with like 30 lines. No thanks. I would have starved at that rate and it could be their line counting system too. They do it based on only black visible lines which obviously means no spaces. Good luck though. If I remember right, they send you the footpedal but it's been a while.
I've been with the company almost 10 years. I know the truth. Hawaii was a company-paid vacation.
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!
Great company. I've been recommending this company for a long time.
Must be a small company. I have never talked to the owner of the company I work for. sm
He wouldn't have time. Why would someone talk directly to the MTSO? Most do not know (or care) about the details just the big picture.
I hope my company flies under the radar. This is horrible what happens to one company sm
after another on this board.  The owners must have very thick skin.  First TT, then Amphion, now Keystrokes.  No one is safe.  I hope everyone takes all they read with a grain of salt.  I have met a few of the owners of the some of the bigger services, and they are all very nice, including those that own Webmedx, Keystrokes, Execuscribe, Medware, MDI and Transcend.  I hate to think how they feel when they read things on here, even though they all say they don't read the posts here and advise against it.  I don't know how they don't read them; I look just to make sure that no one mentions mine.
Maybe QA made the decision, not the company, and the company managers are not aware of it. sm
I started with a company that did the same thing. When I went to the manager outside of QA, she fixed it right away. Turns out that the QA manager had made a decision to do that and had not told anyone else.

It does make sense to do that though. Find out if it is a few days or longer and base your decision on that.

Can we ask which company or at least which state they're out of?

Unfortunately, I am going to be looking AGAIN due to offshore.
or maybe it's really a good company. Give me a break. If a company isn't talked about sm
on here, good or bad, it's probably too small to matter and does not offer benefits or anything at all.
Ask insider if her company is in position to take on MTs from other company who are familiar
Loyalty has nothing to do with it until you find the company for you. Be loyal to THAT company.
Let me know if you pursue this company. I would like to work for a MN company as an employee?
Let me know! Thanks!
Chasing work from company to company - Have any of you ever watched (sm)

5 year olds learning to play soccer?  The ball is in play and no matter what the coahes say ALL the kids go running for the ball.  Maybe we are like that, masses of us going from company to company in search of work.  This company has a new account BOOM here we go.  Now it is out.  Let's go here. 

Yep, I think it is a big game someone is playing with us.  Not a particularly funny one either. 

Why would you want to work for a company with no QA? Anyways the only company that comes to mind is
I worked for in the past which is Medquist NJ Radiology.
Love this company - want to retire with this company...sm
Been with them for nearly 2 years now and absolutely love them. I make my living with them - I don't do this for fun money. I think the dictators are pretty decent - you will always have your good and bad ones. You just have to get used to them. I love the account I am on - been with the same one since I started. They are a VERY fair company to work for.
They are not a Fortune 500 company. They are a past INC 500 company. There is a
HUGE difference.

Just FYI ... the article was in the Rochester Business News. It notes that the person charged with everything was the owner's husband, not Linda herself. It was something that was done at the company that he worked for, not Execuscribe. If their biggest client is going to fill-in reports, I am sure they will bounce back and get something else. I doubt they do not know that it is happening. Any MTSO worth her/his salt keeps an ear to the ground AND has enough contact with their accounts to be up-to-date on changes about to happen, good and bad.

Perhaps you should not be so smug and instead focus your energies on figuring out WHY your customers were able to be taken from you. I hardly doubt that a good business person could be an ex-MTSO because of another service. There is too much work out there.

You can' ask a question directly TO a company. About them, yes. The company isn't going to ans
company going to service company or India?
That is a hard thing to be cut back after you are used to that position.  We have a couple of hospitals near here who have turned over all of their work to a Service Company, and one eliminated their department and turned over to India.  I am afraid that the service company may be taking over our work also.  Understand the others kept same pay, but lost most benefits.  Anyone else have this happen to them?
It matters more on the company than the method. Go with a company that does a lot of sm
radiology or it won't matter because you won't have a big check no matter what. Ask them how many radiology accounts they have, if they are overflow or complete department, how long they have had them and do you get a back-up account.

There are very few out there that have good radiology accounts. Stick with the ones that do. I am with Keystrokes for that reason after going with 4 others that kept running out of work.

Small company GREAT COMPANY

Axolotl is a WONDERFUL company with great benefits and competitive pay.  We have maybe 100 MTs but are growing rapidly.

Exactly..company recruiters and/or company owners (sm)
Meant every company for every MT, not every company for every company. nm
Started small; great company. Rapid growth; not so great company
First year I was there was like heaven. Then the big growth spurt when they hired managers from another company (that I had run away from before because of their bad management) and let them kind of take over. Although I have no proof it was as though I got 'bumped' by these new people when they came in and I lost a good account, good manager, etc. My paycheck went down every month lower and lower, and it became harder and harder to make my minimal lines. Having any kind of advocate was nonexistent.

It depends on you and what kind of MT you are. Seems to me there are pretty much 2 types...

Sports like basketball where you have the pros who play with finesse, and then you have street players who think it is all about physical strength, period. More and more the physical strength is winning but the art of the game gets lost more and more...

As in this country where there are almost 2 sides now, those with intellect and thoughtfulness, and those who think the only way to be strong and be a leader is to beat up everyone who does not agree with you...and force your will on others.

Suffice it to say in my opinion WMX changed its philosophy of the way it treated employees and lost its heart when it grew, and it was literally almost overnight...

If you are a mass producer who has no care of what it takes to make money, if you are a 'street fighter' then it would probably be for you because you WILL have to fight for everything. Fight for the right account, fight for lines, fight to be treated fairly, etc. If you appreciate MTing for the art of MTing or have any kind of joy for the profession, my guess is you will not make it there very long...

This is happening all throughout the what used to be called profession. Seems to happening all through everything these days. Humanity and heart are being pushed down to the bottom...
how do we work it? Easy answer - work for another company. That happened with the company
I was working for. I would wake up at 4 a.m. AND ON THE WEEKENDS TOO because they needed "coverage" supposedly and I would sit until 9:30 or noon without any work. Sorry, but my rent of $1450/month could not be paid with only $57/day. So I got another job and when I got the equipment and everything, then I quit for the other employer.
AllHealth in GA - Good company, good equipment, any info about this company? (sm)

What type of work do they have?  Any op reports?  Appreciate any info. 

Why not? It is either this company, MQ (most of the time) or another company.
If you don't like it, don't read.  That simple.
But they own the other company and it's a big company. Why would they then start
a competing company in the same state? What do you think they are up to?
Good company, bad company? How to tell. sm
Please give your reasons as to why a company is bad.  How do we know it wasn't YOUR fault you had a bad experience, like the poster the other day who was fired for poor quality and was totally shocked and bashing the company.  It does not help us when someone just says, Yuck, don't go there, or some similar phrase.  We can learn more about the different companies if we have more succinct and specific information.   We could very quickly amass of list of the bad companies with specific reasons why they are bad. And one person's bad company could very well be someone else's perfect fit.  ALso, who knows, if company managers happened to see the reasons, maybe things would change.  (Stop laughing so hard, it is just a thought, lol.)  Thank you for your time.
I'm sure it varies from company to company.

There are a lot of companies who do not use mttest, but with mttest you can submit your resume and then do the testing immediately.  This way the company has your resume and your testing to look at  at the same time.    I have submitted resumes via posted ads, or I have just posted my resume on the job wanted boards and have been contacted.  I was offered one position without any testing at all and even no interview prior to the offer.  My current position I was contacted from posting my resume and then they asked me to test. 

I'm sure companies don't have time to read all the resumes that come in because they can get upwards of 200 resumes when they post an opening.  I was once contacted by a company to submit my resume (don't know  where they got my name).  I did submit a resume and they sent me a letter via snail mail saying that I did not have enough experience, even though I had 10 years of experience more than they require and they were the ones who contacted me.   Some companies say they hold resumes for 6 months.   With so much competition for jobs I think companies now take the most experienced and the others get filed or tossed.  It is rare that a company contact you to let you know you didn't get the job. 

It is not a company. This is a hospital, not a MT company.
sent you an email
Everyone should contact this company because they must the the best company ever

Apparently, I was one of the lucky ones who passed the Medgarde's transcription test. I received a call from the recruiter that told me I should be so lucky because the waiting list for their company is long and her calendar was booked for an official interview until two weeks from now.  At that time, they would have verified the MT school I listed I graduated from and have investigated me.  Also, when my two weeks come up, I would be given an hour long interview, 1/2 hour of the test would be general questions regarding things such as my computer and the next portion would be more indepth about medical termionology and transcribing.  Last, but not least, the recruiter told me I was lucky to get a call because most do not make it thus far.  Well, should I be waiting with bated breath for my interview in two weeks.

There is no best company. Only the company that works for you. sm
I work for a company who gets reamed here regularly. BUT, they work well for me except pay wise. There is no best. Yes, there is a worst.. the ones that don't pay. Truly have to make your own decision sometimes. I did.
I'm thinking NOT..on the company's name. Probably a company with a bad rap
wanting to post anonymously so people will actually apply, but I could be wrong...
What is the best company to go to for IC that is a nice company to work for that has work for you
and also is interested if you want to work part time at some point.
I think, as with any company, you
get what you put into it!
That company is so 50-50..
I know people who have had good luck with them and I know people who have been eaten alive by them. Odd!!
SS is not the only company that does that -
Healthscribe (now joined up with Spheris) is/was known for that. There are a couple of other companies that do that as well
This company?

Opinions please?  I have been hired by them to start next week, and I am a bit concerned.  They seem terribly unorganized.  It is possible that I am just having bad luck and caught them at a bad time, I suppose.  Any thoughts on this company?



Is this the same company

that it is rumored to be interested in buying Heartland?

What is SPI? Is this another name for a different company?
Other than MQ, has anyone been with their company for 2 yrs or more? Will you name it here? nm
Never pay a company....

You should never have to pay the company, if they require SPECIAL software, then they should provide that for you, outside of your footpedal and transcription "gear", NEVER pay for something that you could not use to work for ANY company!!1

Is this company
associated with Martha Duncan?
I second that. That is a BAD company
OK, which company are you with?
Please tell.
But what is the name of the company?
I wonder if that was the same company -
that was run by this real ditzy young girl. I can remember a transcription company from Arkansas that used to charge 8/line and paid their transcribers 4/line, and the owner was a real immature ditz.
what better company?