Posted By: mtmtmt on 2009-05-18
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Does anyone know if MedGarde still pays by PenPal or have they gone to DD? Any other info available? What I find in archives is from 2005. Thanks.
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Does anyone know anything about a company called MedGarde? I found them on a Google search and I'm looking for work but I want to know if their a good company to work for. Thanks!
Does anyone know what kind of company MedGarde is like? I am looking for a more flexible position and heard they were quite flexible. thanks for any info!
Medgarde is a good company to work for. You are considered IC. They don't pay for spaces. They give you an account and expect you to have all reports done by 8 a.m. EST. They just want the work in. You can work any time during the day at your convenience as long as you have all reports downloaded for that account done and sent in by 8 a.m. the next morning. They pay from 7 to 10 cents a line. It is up to you how much you want to make. The pay is on tier-like. I think anything over 6001 lines is 10 cents a line for that week. They pay by the week and use PayPal to pay you--always on time. They also charge you $5 a week to use their software which is WinScribe/Internet Typist, which is an easy platform, typing in MS Word.
The accounts I worked on were for surgery centers. I also did psychiatric reports. Did a lot of ortho reports, ophthalmology, and endoscopy. They really don't bother you as long as you get the work in on time--very adamant about that or you could be docked. You are not in a pool. You get a primary account and backup accounts to learn a set of dictators.
Turnaround times are:
Monday up to 5 p.m. due back 8 a.m. Tuesday
Tues up to 5 p.m. due back 8 a.m. Wednesday and so on until Friday up 5 p.m. due back on Monday by 8 a.m., anytime on Saturday is due back Tuesday at 8 a.m. and Sunday anytime is due back Tuesday by 8 a.m.
0001-2000 at 7 cents a line
2001-4000 at 8 cents a line
4001-6000 at 9 cents a line
6000 or more at 10 cents a line
Payroll is every week.
All of this is without spaces. They use line count in MS Word to count divided by 65 without spaces, so you will know exactly what you make for that pay period before it gets to up. Everyone is IC. Also, they go strictly by the contract you signed. Read it carefully because they adhere to it. I really like them.
I don't have formal training from an accredited school, but have over 15 years acute experience, and I was hired. APPLY.
Is the voice quality for their work better than that for the exam?
FYI this is an Indian company.
Can someone tell me about medgarde?
I have an interview set up, but I saw in the archives that they don't pay for spaces. Does anyone know if this is still true?? I also saw that the work is due by 8 am EST, but when is it downloaded?? Thanks to anyone who can help!
Anybody know how long it takes Medgarde to get back to you after testing? It hasn't been that long...I am just impatient ;)
I thought it was too good to be true to. I was asked to test. I did a search here and found that it's not so good to be true. From what I read, you have to sign an agreement that you'll work for them for a year and if you don't, they don't pay you for your last weeks of work. I also think I remember reading that they don't pay for spaces, and a lot of other hidden things that they don't tell you on the website. Do a search yourself and you'll see what I mean. After I did, I deleted their email.
I have worked for MedGarde as a QA since April and I am very happy with them. I find their platform easy to use.
I interviewed with Medgarde almost a year ago. I was told I was a conditional hire but that there weren't any accounts available. Never heard another word until yesterday when they left a message saying they have a position available. I'm hesitant to call them back as I was told you are required to rent their software.
What do you mean why am I asking here? Where else am I supposed to ask?? People like you should not even be on these boards!
You did not read my post properly. I was asking if an MT had to turn in work by 8 AM the following day if you did not receive the dictation until 5 PM the previous night. TAT is 24 hours usually. I have been doing this 10 years. I don't need to get that question answered, geez.
Anyone know anything about MedGarde?
Any and all information would be appreciated.
Their testing/interview process is quite lengthy, and I'm wondering if it is worth it. I read in the archives that they require you to have unlimited long distance, but that was about 5 years ago. Anyone know if this is still the case? I have a telephone interview Friday, so I guess I can ask then. Doesn't look like there is a lot of info on this company here. Thanks for any help!
Medgarde -- anyone take test? (sm)
If the sound quality on the test is anything like their work, I can't see how anyone can do the work productively. Tried 3 different wav players and spent waaaaaay too much time on three dictations of less than 2 minutes. Left a blank on one and have been kicking self since I figured it out. Guess I won't be hearing from them.
Okay...anyone take the MedGarde test?
Any information on MedGarde? Thanks! NM
I just took the MedGarde test...all I can say SM
is, Oh my word! That was a doozy! I'm pretty sure I didn't pass that test. Oh well, back to the drawing board!
Any info on MedGarde???
Medgarde information? sm
I was wondering if anyone here has had some recent experience with Medgarde? Most of the stuff I found on here was quite old. Are they flexible? Do they hire part timers?
MedGarde for real?
I read that someone on here was hired by MedGarde, went to their website and it just seems too good to be true. They ask questions like, can you commit to 30 minutes of transcribing per day? They offer a flexible schedule, and the test consists of 3 one-minute dictations.
Are these people real? Or was the raving-with-happiness post on here a come-on con thing?
Medgarde not so pretty
Thank you. They did ask how long I could commit which I thought was an odd question. They also asked if I owned a spell checker which of course anyone with Word does.
Hi! I'm just wondering if there is anybody who works or has worked with Medgarde. I have an interview with them on Thursday and am trying to find out more about them, but I'm not having much luck.
If anyone has any info I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
medgarde turnaround - I am
confused about turnaround time because I am reading up to 5 pm due 8 am. What does that mean? I will be getting work in up til 5 pm so at 5 pm if I am still getting work in I have to have that back at 8 the next day? At 3 pm no later I am done for the day so please explain. Thanks
I was wondering if anyone else has ever applied to medgarde and had trouble playing the sound files?! I have been trying to get it to play for a day, and I updated the media player... I'm just curious if anyone else had this problem and what they did to fix it.
Has anyone worked for Medgarde? I have been offered a position. Can you provide any information about this company? Thank you
Any thoughts on Medgarde, good or bad? nm
Would like to hear from current MedGarde employee
I recently tested, interviewed, submitted references and transcript, etc., and have been offered a provisional position with Medgarde. Meaning I am on their waiting list and will be offered a position when one is available. I know how their line rate works, no spaces, etc. That does not bother me if you are allowed to get very familiar with the account, and if the platform is fast, etc. I have made more at .08/line on a fast platform with familiar dictators than I have at .10/line on a slow platform with a whole slew of different dictators. I have searched the archives but would like to hear from someone who is currently working for them. Do you get assigned to pretty much one account like they say? How many lines per hour can you average? Can you make a good paycheck? Also, what is there minimum line count per pay period? The recruiter gave me the line rate breakdown, but I forgot to ask her if there was a minimum amount of lines per pay period. Also, all I have is a generic recruiter email, no specific email for the recruiter I spoke with and no phone number. Since they ask you to sign a 1-year contrast, any pertinent, specific info at all before I make my final decision would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to email me if you would like to keep the information private. Thanks so much.
I found Medgarde, but read in the archives...
that they don't pay for spaces and make you pay for their platform. Is this still the case?
Does anyone currently work for MedGarde? Do you like it? Any info appreciated!
I tested with MedGarde and haven't heard a thing...
and I thought I aced their test. Anyone else have a similar experience?