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Iridium job applicants

Posted By: Martha on 2009-05-28
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Has anyone who applied for the oncology job at Iridium heard back from them?  I applied but haven't heard back and was wondering if anyone else has...maybe they're inundated with applicants.

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I am working this morning and FYI there is plenty of work out there to be done rather than sitting here making statements that are simply not the case.  At the end of the day, fast food might be the better option for you if this is all you have to do on a Sunday morning.  Now I can understand all the comments from people who wonder out loud why people here are so negative.  I know that your statements are not true.  Get off your whine, do the work that is assigned to you and stop posting your unhappiness and perhaps just do something about it. Let us all know about your next company as well.  We'll be wating.   

I was offered an oncology account by Iridium Services today.  Does anyone know anything about the company - good or bad?

I heard they don't have work, but they hire every so often anyway. Let us know how you make out.
I do have a list of questions for them this morning - what platform they use, how they pay, how often, where they are located, etc.  I will let you all know!!  If anyone else has information, please forward.  Thank you.
Anyone with current info regarding Iridium, please share your experience.  I am especially interested in their oncology account. Pros and cons regarding platform, cpl rate, enough work, any flexibility in schedule.  Thank you.
At Iridium...
just realized a new person started and is getting all the cake dictators, maybe 1 rasty dictator, but all the ones others have asked for repeatedly over time and have been denied...

CRAPPY management I would say... we need to confront the management en masse about the unfairness of job assignments
What do you know about Iridium Technologies?
I'm looking for a new job and have tested with Iridium Technologies.  What do you know about them?  I am looking for a Radiology only job.
Iridium Services
Has anyone ever heard of a company called Iridium Services based in Florida?  They actually contacted me asking for my services -- said "a physician" gave them my phone #.  I have an unlisted # and the accounts I work on don't have my #.  Just wanted to know if it was a legit company or are they an outsourcing company.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
IRIDIUM inconsistencies

Iridium has rules that NEARLY everybody follows.  Two main ones are you only do your preferred pool and you don't suspend work.  One person specifically continues to do work NOT in her preferred and to suspend work that is NOT in her preferred.  AND she appears to get away with it as it happens nearly daily.  Below is a post on this board by that person.  There seems to be a lack of teamwork on her part, which she so vehemently was excited was present at Iridium. 

It may be time to start job hunting.  It is so hard to have any trust in management when there is a favorite or 2 who is allowed to not play by the same set of rules as the rest of us struggling to get lines and have some money in our paychecks.  This company has sure not lived up to its promises to transcriptionists at all. 

Not that I have to explain

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Posted By: Donna on 2008-09-06

myself  to you I will respond.  I decided to join Iridium 4 weeks after I was contacted by them.  I also was told that Iridium outsourced, which was the reason for my original post.  I would never work for a company that outsourced and I wasn't going to jump ship before I had some information.  I worked on the account for 8 years at my previous employer, and like most professionals give notice of their intention to leave.  I left my previous employer with the understanding I would be transcribing the same dictators, which has NOT happened.  I have one, and that decision came from the account administration because it was the DOCTOR's choice.  Do you feel shafted by everyone that started working after you because you were there first, or do you just have something against me?  So much for the teamwork I keep hearing about, and how great everyone is.  Maybe next time you'll reveal your true identity so I can respond to you directly.


Iridium Florida
Love it here. Pay is on time and the team members are wonderful. Lots of work. The way a real company should be!
Anyone else tired of games at Iridium??

I am so tired of the games of management, promises that people will follow the rules not being kept (as in no apparent consequences), my preferred pool forever changing, hurrying to save work for the weekend and either having none while others have lots, and then if you do have lots, you work your tail off to get it done only to have no work monday morning.    

What has this industry come to?  Fast food work ALMOST sounds appealing ...

Iridium Services in Florida
Current info please on this company.  Would like to hear good and bad.  Thank you.
Iridium Services located in Florida

Would anyone with knowledge about this company, please post what their platform MDinTouch is like.  How are they to work for, good and bad.  Anything you would like to share would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Diskriter, USAMedTran, Iridium, Landmark, Softscript,

Spectramedi, Breitner, SPi, TC Transcription, All Type, NEMT, etc.... 


Does anyone know which ones pay editors hourly as opposed to production?

100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.
100 applicants
Curious...Do you know if those positions have been filled? I tested too.

I'm one of those applicants!
I'm one of the acute care applicants, we just got a mass email listing the days and times they want us to work (but they are flexible if something happens) and that they filled their radiology but will probably hire again in summer.

I'm glad to see this post...I know there are different opinions about companies so it is good to see some real opinions based on fact. I think if someone was bashing my company and possibly stating false accusations I'd threaten lawyers too!

Anyway, If anyone has tips for the testing and such let me know! :)
Unfortunately, they will get applicants,
There are 2 companies that I know of that pay less than this. They pay their ICs 4 cpl and 1.25-2 cpl for editing, yet they get tons of applicants from new grads hoping to get experience. I see new MTs on the Career Step forum all the time excited that they got their first job with these companies. To them, 5 cpl is a raise! It really is said how fast the rates are dropping. When I graduated, the norm was 7-8 cpl and my lowest offer was 6.5 cpl for employee status. That was only 3 years ago!
Yes and no. It depends on how well the other applicants did.
I've left blanks and been hired, but I've also left blanks and never heard from the company again. It doesn't necessarily exclude you unless someone aced the transcription test, which I've done that before, too.
Well, maybe they don't want US applicants to send pic?
Thanks for clarifying. I looked and to be honest, thought you had put the synthescribeofamerica.com link. i'm just crazy, lol.

Thanks again.
Any applicants who interviewed..
for DeVenture's radiology account starting next month heard anything back yet?  I had my interview almost 2 weeks ago and I can't wait no longer. 
Maybe potential applicants
will respond to the ad by pointing out the apparent history of nonpayment. We can deal with difficult aspects our jobs; we CANNOT tolerate working without timely pay.

I agree with the other poster- if there is even ONE legitimate IC/employee posting about nonpayment, an MTSO shouldn't be allowed to post job openings (until issue resolved).

Are all the bad applicants necessarily newbies?????


You should be grateful for, and consider, any applicants you get, cutesy or not. Do you really sm
think you are going to get professional experience MTs applying in this day and age?  LOL.  I think not.  But still, you need to publish the name of the company and provide a website, if you expect any qualified applicants.
TransTech has been flooded with applicants
They are so personable and devote as much time as necessary to each person and talk to you like you are an important person with a real life. I have never been happier in my life at a job whether sitting in an office somewhere or working remotely from home. My last job consisted of the holier-than-thou attitudes and treating me like I was about 2 years old, constantly being admonished for stupid crap. Debbie Hood and everyone else at TranTech are great. :)
Betcha most do (or at least get permission to), and applicants don't
LOL, it DID look kinda like something Focus would do to get applicants....
We all need an occasional giggle...Thinking Focus posted that to attract applicants was pretty entertaining :-)
Can you imagine the 100s of applicants
I could not even imagine working in HR for TT right now! I would not apply there now, it would be impossible to try to stand out among all the applicants. Its crazy!!!!!
sick person going through applicants.
I haven't heard back yet either. I hope that because the person has been sick that it doesn't mean she will be rushed and use arbitrary criteria to reject people without reviewing all the tests. This happens a lot, I did that job off and on for many years and when busy, they tell you to thin the herd quickly meaning the tests/transcriptions are not thoroughly reviewed.
I have very few applicants who can even do easy clinic notes,
Hiring is can be a total nightmare.
Most applicants GROSSLY overestimate their abilities -
The worst was a former nurse of 20 or so years. She could not do the easiest clinic notes with no ESL doctors. Some days I would swear she was writing a fiction book because her transcription was THAT far off from what was dictated. She had very poor English skills and, if you can believe this one, seemingly little actual understanding of medicine or disease processes. She also claimed to have graduated from one of the top 3 schools, which we did verify. She was astounded when we let her go. I bet she found her way to some other service and is drifting around! Acute care? I would not have let her feed my fish, let alone be responsible for what can be the complex care of an acute patient!
No but it is my job to weed out applicants based on their resumes. sm
I cannot speak for Keystrokes, but I doubt any company would hire you with typos. This is in any industry, but especially in transcription. This is one of the first things you are told when you are looking for a job. I learned that back in college, and I was an engineering major, not anything to do with transcription.

I work for a company that is much larger than Keystrokes, and if they get half the garbage we get in resumes, they are definitely frustrated. I know I am!
I am grateful - for professional, mature, experienced applicants.
I'm not responsible for the voice recognition craze. Go blow somewhere else about that!

Doesn't matter whether you like it or not, the MT has to get past ME in order to get the job!

If you were one of the recent applicants for Advanced Transcription in Oregon ...SM
Are any of you still hearing back or is the hiring over, I wonder? I sent my application in but pretty late by the time I saw the message.

If any of you have started already, how do you like it? Are they really that flexible that you just log on and work when you want as long as you meet a minimum number of lines a week? How does the QA work...what if you have blanks?

I guess any info would be appreciated, even though I'm probably not going to get in on it this time around, it seems.

I am a recruiter and sick and tired of the stipulations put on us by applicants. sm
You want the job, why should we bend over backwards, arrange our schedules, etc. What happened to actually working to get a job. Instead, it seems like everyone wants it handed to them on a silver platter.

I work Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. If that does not work for someone, they need to make arrangements to make it work. If you were in another industry and were interviewing, they would not stay late, work weekends, etc to accommodate you. Grow up and treat this as a career - you may be pleasantly surprised!
The recruiters (pleural) test and fill applicants based on (sm)
what accounts have needs and whether your skills and shifts requested fit those account needs.

Also, perhaps another recruiter filled the position they originally thought was open.

I do know there are some new accounts coming on soon and I hope many of the more qualified applicants are tested and ready to jump on board with us when they do.

It is a good place to work and worth waiting for an appropriate opening.

Also, call the recruiter and ask more questions if you want. They certainly won't bite.