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To the person who just tested with PMSI, how did it go? nm

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I tested for PMSI over the weekend, but SM

haven't heard anything yet.  The person who contacted me seemed really nice.  If the test is indicative of their work, I think I'd really enjoy it.

Has anyone else heard how well they did on the test?

Does anyone know if it is IC work or do they have employee status too?

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll get back to me.

Just Me

When I applied and tested they then told me they did not hire IC at least the person I talked to
said that.  I had applied because someone else said they did hire IC.  So I actually dont know if they do or do not hire IC. 
I tested and did not pass and tested again 6 months later and passed. I think that more and more s
companies are testing MTs for various reasons.

You say that you work for them and keep posting. Why do you stay if you are so unhappy? I love my account and lead but it seems that you do not like being at KS at all.

Different strokes for different folks. Why continuously post compaints without doing anything about it?

Does anyone work here or have any information on this company? Thanks.
PMSI has held their head high and deservedly so.  Please don't judge this wonderful company based on one person's negativity.   
Thank you for your positive comments. I am the one they said the negative and untrue things about, however, I did not do the original post. I was just accused of doing so and terminated for supposedly doing so. I really wish whoever did that original post would own up to it and stop all the negativity. I want to just move on with life.
However, they attacked an innocent person. I DID NOT DO THE ORIGINAL POSTING, yet they attacked me. I was unhappy with some rude comments made to me by one of the owners and told her personally so she then assumed I was a total idiot and would publicly post garbage. She has every right to post her rebuttle, but to publicly say nasty and untrue things about me was improper.

You know, it's amazing that you would say you did not have doctors' addresses.  With the plethora of information we are given, it is rare indeed that one has to leave a blank for a doctor's address. 

Does anyone know anything about this co?  Thanks
Anyone know about PMSI??
What is the word on this company?
They only have IC status and the pay is 8 cpl. 
I have worked for PMSI as a radiology Transcriptionist for almost three years and I think they are great.  The owners are former transcriptionists who understand what we are going through.  They are very understanding about family emergencies, and they actually believe that their employees have lives outside of transcribing.  I  worked for a large national company and two small locally owned companies  before I came to PMSI, but PMSI is by far the best of the bunch.
Anyone know anything about PMSI? sm
I am going to test with them and I want to know if anyone has anything good or bad to say about them.  TIA.

Ugh! They are rude!

Looking for info on PMSI..

Cannot view the archives at present

PMSI anyone hear of them? SM
Just wondering if anyone knows how long they have been in existence - website does not say - anyone know what website you can go to for that information?  Thank you.
Have you heard from PMSI yet? sm
I haven't heard from them yet and I am starting to get a little antsy.  You can e-mail me if you want.  Thanks!

What kind of equipment (if any) does one need to take the PMSI test? It is a written test or transcription test?


JustMe - Have you heard from PMSI yet? sm
I haven't heard from them and I'm starting to get antsy.  Let me know if you have heard from them, you can e-mail me if you want.  Thanks.
Have any of you heard back from PMSI? I'm also having a bit of a
Anybody work for PMSI? Would love to hear your experience.
What the big hoopla about PMSI. Are they really great to work for or something. What do they offer?
Good pay, benefits, platform, what??? It just seems A LOT of people are interested so I figured they must have something wonderful going on for them.
I think it is one person. I had a few print outs from a few weeks ago and this person even capital
I have had a positive one. I have been with Keystrokes for 3 months and am very happy.

I printed them to show my manager but she told me that there are few bitter people out there and no one can do anything about them. My manager said that everyone can tell that it is the same few over and over again, for Keystrokes and a few other companies as well. Time to move on Ms. Anon. I cannot think why a company would go through the trouble of getting IDs and getting you installed just to ignore you after that. Doesn't make sense, does it? Are you sure that't the whole truth? You keep saying truth but it sounds fishy.
Exactly what I'm talking about RUDE! You are a very unhappy person. A happy person does not
respond in such a way!  This is the reason SS has such a bad name.
I am not a hateful person but that person screamed at me for 45 minutes. sm
She said all transcriptionists are idiots.
I tested
I tested, passed and so on, but by the time they called me it was 3 weeks later and I had already taken another job. They just seem a little slow to respond.
You must have tested with JLG

I tested with them too.

The test tape was definitely horrible, and actually isn't a fair way to test new MTs for any account.  I had 2-3 blanks left in the end.  All they told me about my results was that they were below their levels for employment. 

I asked to see what mistakes I made and asked what my actual score on the test was, and they never got back to me with any results after I emailed them several times about it. 

The test itself consisted of 20 questions and 10 reports to type.  Who would think 2-3 blanks out of all of that would result in a no hire.  I guess you have to be able to do that tape without any blanks or questions at all in order to pass and get a job with them.

Has anyone here ever tested for or
Just curious.  TIA
I tested the other day too. sm
I talked to Amy, the VP, yesterday and she said that she had about 5 or 6 MTs who had submitted tests and she had sent them to her lead MT to be graded.  She said that hiring as a priority so it wouldn't be too long before we hear anything.
I tested with them. sm
They offered me a job, 2nd and 3rd shift only, but never told me what they were offering as far as pay.  When I asked her, she said that the first 2 weeks were 12.00 an hour and then after that your cpl pay would be based on speed and accuracy.  It sounded like a trap to me.  I wouldn't go with them if I were you.  You could waste all that time training with them and then they could tell you that your speed and accuracy aren't up to par and only pay you 5 cpl. 
Tested with them

I have not worked for them, but I tested for them.  The test job I did was about 50 65-character lines long and at the per page rate they were offering it came out to  4 cents per line.  Don't know if all the jobs would have been that long, but I got the feeling they would all be pretty long.  For long reports you're better off getting paid by the line.  So you've got to be careful in comparing your current pay to what they're offering. 

A C-phone is a phone that you dial into a digital dictation system with.  It has a footpedal and you can plug a headset in, and you just transcribe while listening to the dictation right over the phone line.  It works real well.

Hope this helps somewhat.


Has anyone who tested with
Just curious......  11 cpl was sounding pretty good.  Oh well.... 
It has been a while since I tested and they may have

have changed files, but I didn't have any problem hearing them.  Typically companies will put some of their worst dictation as tests, especially if they have a high percentage of ESLs.  In the past there was a problem with scoring of the tests and it would mark things wrong that weren't, but I think that is fixed now. 

I tested for them . . .
I called first, they told me to do 3.
Sorry, should be I tested with them......
I tested with them
approximately 2 weeks ago and have heard nothing back yet.
Have you tested yet?
I was not able to get the transcription portion of the test to cooperate. It was a blank box when I tried to type and I could not control the volume or speed. Is this typical?
Yes I have tested.
I didn't have that problem. I got an e-mail from them this morning with a preliminary interview form to fill out, and then they would schedule an interview.
I tested with them
I tested with them and never heard anything back, I got a 90% on the test, they said you had to have at least an 80%. When I e-mailed about a job, I never heard back from them. Weird and Rude.
I tested with them,
did great on the test, they asked me what my preferred schedule was, I answered, never heard back.


For those of you who tested for this
I am using my GearPlayer 4 and also have Sound Blaster but have had a very difficult time hearing the testreport1.wav file.  The dictator is either turning away from the microphone or whatever he is using to dictate into or is a mumbler...sometimes he comes through loud and clear.  I am having to leave too many blanks to do very well on this one.  Would like to hear if it is just my old ears, or if everyone else is having a problem hearing this one too.  Thanks.
I tested for them
If this is the Sten-Tel from Springfield, Massachusetts, then that is the company I tested for.

They tout how they will send you a detailed analysis of your test--just like you would receive from their QA service. However, I never received anything from them in that regard.

I did get an offer, however. But I did not even consider them because they never sent what they promised. I figured that if they were that sloppy with their testing procedures and broke that promise that they'd be even worse with their employment procedures. It could only get worse.

I tested with Axolotol - sm
At the time I tested I had 16 years experience .... INTENSIVE experience, and I am not tooting my own horn but I rarely make mistakes and I will research a blank to death before I finally give up on it ...and guess what - they told me I didn't have enough experience.
I tested/interviewed with them once, or tried to -

we scheduled a phone conference to discuss the opening they had no less than five times and kept having to reschedule it at the last minute - very irritating.

I tested and aced it, but it still took them
several days to call me.  I did not attempt to call them though. 
Has anyone tested through mttest.com? Thanks. nm
Has anyone tested with VoiceTranscription and sm
never heard back from them?  She does not respond to emails.  The test was a very, very easy dictation.  TIA
Maybe I just got lucky, but has anyone else tested lately?

When I tested for the company I've been with for nearly 2 years, the transcribing section was absolutely horrid. To this day I still don't have a clue how I passed their testing. Four reports of the worst possible dictation I have ever heard in my career.

Then I test for a few places this week (just in case things don't turn around at my company) and I had 2 reports that were an absolute breeze. One was very, very long, but both were as good as you can possibly get.

I'm just wondering. Is this now part of the recruiting process to make it look as if their accounts were that easy, or did I just get plain lucky?

Anybody who didn't know any better would know that this is definitely not the norm.

Just a thought.

Would also like info as I tested before....sm
sent it back to the e-mail they requested, and never heard another word from them, no web address, no contact info....thought this was pretty strange, but now that I see they are hiring again, I think it's time to put the word out on this company so anyone with any info, please post!  TIA
I tested with them and passed.
I got an e-mail from Cymed congratulating me and they would be in contact but I never heard from them since. That was about a month ago. My advice is if you plan on working for them you keep in touch with them.