Posted By: nm on 2006-01-29
In Reply to: Why is it that when anyone has anything good to say about a company, there are always the posts sm - KS Lead MT
It's always good to know what you're getting into before it's too late. There are companies out there that are not even mentioned on this board and those are the ones to work for!
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And your post of being tired of complaining and negative posts isn't a complaint in itself?
Negative posts are allowed. (SM)
As long as there is no language or vicious name-calling, etc., positive or negative posts are allowed.
If you are just coming here to cause trouble, however, you probably should post elsewhere.
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All the negative posts were removed.
I would have to assume it is because Davis supports mtstars although Davis has never advertised for employment here. They use the 'other' MT job site.
Pay has never been on a timely schedule and comes late no matter what is said differently. There have been many instances of bounced checks. Because of that and problems being able to have work every day, I left there. The pay scale was just re-vamped so I don't know what kind of money can be made. That'll have to be answered by someone else. Maybe with the new payscale payment will be able to be made on a regular, timely schedule.
Things are always changing so who knows? Maybe it would be a good fit. Good luck.
There have been some negative posts about them in the past. nm
They want 1600 lpd and have had some negative posts here before. nm
Mostly negative posts on a search. nm
Many negative posts about them if you search. nm
Don't know, but the posts from 2005 about them are quite negative. nm
Older posts were negative. Not sure why. nm
Recent posts about them are VERY negative. Might want
Response to negative posts
First of all, for all the MTs who have recently been hired and who are no longer with Premier, I apologize for your unhappiness. I value this industry and the many MTs who have been hired by me for 15 years past. I also value my clients -- so much that I take the extra step to make sure that the MT is a good fit. I am embarrased that I fell victim to a scenario that I felt was a benefit to the MTs who have been out in the field looking for a good MT job. As there are always two sides to every store, here is my side:
Premier Office Technologies, Inc. has been continually growing since its inception in 1991. The past two years have been super aggressive with referals (thank you all who have participated in making this happen!). As a result, we signed six new client contracts 29 days into the year 2008 which resulted in my having to hire a minimum of 20 new MTs. Back in February I posted a job and hired two individuals from that ad. They are still with me today. I received an email from a smaller MTSO who offerred to me her staff of MTs and told me to hault my own recruiting, as she would take full responsibility of hiring, training, QA'g, paying, etc. of these MTs. I trusted her and did that. She came to me two weeks later and said she was not able to commit to the amount of work that is required to do this. She, therefore, relinquished these girls to me directly. I attempted to hire all of them since they were offerred a position with this MTSO and have invested their time with this process. Unbeknownst to me, I soon learned that none of these MTs ever worked for that company, but were hired for the purposes of working on my accounts. They also were not even tested. I trusted their resume and my own conversations with them. I was literally given a handful of 13 MTs at one time. This is something I would have never done on my own. I do feel that this is where the MTs feel that I was disorganized. I was merely making an attempt to make sure everyone had a position with a lot of work available to them. This is the number one reason that the MTs are seeking employment in the first place, i.e., that their prior employer did not have enough work to keep them busy. With all of the best resources that Premier has available, it was very difficult to get each of the 13 MTs installed, trained and up and running on each of thier scheduled requests. However, those who have made it are happily working and accomplished their goal. Those who have not, I am sorry that you have found your experience with Premier a not-so-pleasant one. I have learned a valuable lesson from this scenario and will never agree to this type of hiring practice again. I am told that this person is recruiting again, so all MTSOs should be aware that this happens. For all of you MTs looking for work, I hope you find what you are looking for. I am confident that any new MT who is looking for a good MTSO to work as a team player and who understands the ebs and flos of this industry can make a happy marriage with Premier. For years, Premier has had a very good reputation and plans to keep that trend flowing well into the future.
The only negative posts lately have been from the same person...
hard to say something negative about a company when you don't work there...
many posts about their VR system; mostly negative.
recent posts below are all negative.
I skip up the negative posts - I just figure...
they are people unhappy with thereselves and apparently have no work. If they did, they would'nt be here wasting the space. Thanks for your input. I am sure we will find a good place for her. And I am sure somebody will not be able to help thereselves but to respond negatively to this. I just figure if you are unhappy, go somewhere where are you happy.
The negative posts didn't scare me...
None of them compare to what I've gone through with other companies. The good far outweighs the bad.
Lots of negative posts if you do a search. nm
Negative posts about Webmedx down a few on this page. nm
Notes on old posts are very negative & mention pay of 8.5 and 9 cpl, but don't know if for all
Acetera used to be Focus and there are many negative posts here
I can only find negative posts about them from last year. nm
Because one person can have multiple negative posts
They've been around for years and the posts are always negative.
The people who are posting most negative posts
have not worked at Focus in a long time. I work there now and think they are great. I have had no problems. Pay is always on time, nobody bothers me, and I always have plenty of work....only work on 1 account.
With all the negative posts in response to a positive post, I am
surprised that anyone posts anything here.
I do not work for Keystrokes but I like to see what is out there, and the benefits they are offered, if coupled with a decent line rate and steady work load, are better than most I have seen.
Gone are the days of fully-paid pension plans. Gone are the days of three weeks' vacation. Employers cannot afford these, and not just in transcription.
If you aren't interested or do not like something, just ignore the post. You obviously were interested or you would not have read it.
Can't we cut back on the nasty posts on this board? If it does not concern you, don't criticize.
If you are not looking for a new position, don't gripe about ones that are being offered. If you are looking and a company's line rates, benefits or perks don't meet your personal requirements, why cut that company down? Just move on and good luck finding what you are looking for.
I agree with the poster about being mad at the entire industry, but I still love my career choice. It has been a good fit for me and has allowed me to live a nice lifestyle.
If I wasn't happy, I'd move on to another career.
Might check the archives as I think there were some negative posts a while back. NM
Do a search of this board for Shapin and see how many negative posts there are. nm
Posts found on a search have only negative comments. nm
many recent negative posts on Company Board
Thanks, Alice, I had read all the negative posts. I just wanted to know if
anyone who worked for them had anything positive to say. The screaming b*@ch responding to this post doesn't realize that people do need to work, but some of us want to weigh all responses. I'm not living life looking through rose-colored glasses. I don't live it, either, by focusing on every negative my mind conjure up, like the whacko responder here. Good grief, talk about needing a life!
Thanks, Alice, doesn't seem anything has improved here as far as Focus.
And that is the problem with administration deleting negative posts about a company.
many recent negative posts of Amphion on Company Board
Maybe search for Cort or CorT..most posts were negative so maybe they were deleted. nm
There were pages of VERY negative posts about them, in the high teen-20s pages on
Try to be less negative? There is only negative here. It is a depressing way to start the day but
Posts from April said everyone gets 8.5 cpl/newbie or experienced. Recent posts said
A few posts about them about 3/4 of the way down this page between the DSG & Diskriter posts. nm
No negative sm
So......okay. Send her to Andrews, she may as well get a decent education for her money.
Why is everyone so negative?
Life is too short to complain. Just pray about it and it will all work out the way it is supposed to.
is anyone ever positive on this board. you have to draw your own conclusions. you have to look out for number one, yourself.
Read the contract carefully - you are responsible for covering your agreed upon shift if for any reason you can't work it yourself.
They really just seem to be contracting out the work to other businesses, which is OK I guess, but not very practical for the individual IC.
They may have changed the contract, but when I questioned this and a couple of other items, that's when communication ground to a stop.
not just that she said something negative - sm
they have to prove the content has cost them. and we do have a right to voice our opinion no matter what. like it or not.
Not all positive but not all negative..
At least I stayed busy with them and not sittling idly waiting for work like now.
I think you just have a negative attitude. Why
Actually, you sound like one of those people who complain about everything. I am really sorry for you. Wish you could be happy too!!
And on top of everything else you have no idea what you are talking about. You have been proven wrong on here at least 2 times.
So your experience was not negative?
I thought they sounded decent until I read these posts, and was disappointed. I don't want to go out of the frying pan and into the fire. The only thing holding me back is I'm not sure I want to commit to FT.
This is how negative things
spread that may not be true. I also work for Sten Tel. Can you please look at the information you have and list the name and address of the company that is listed on the paperwork.
I have not heard anything negative at all. nm,
Why is it that any time an MT has a negative
comment to make about a company or one of its supervisors, it always has to be a disgruntled ex-employee?
Not always a negative thing..
I understand and respect your points made. However, as mid-size MTSO, I no longer include my company name when advertising on some sites. I have placed ads and have hired excellent MTs. The first couple of times I advertised and included my business name, it was obvious that people looked up my website for all the contact information. Then my phone and fax started ringing for days, as well as clogging my email. Granted, many were from MTs, but there was a HUGE amount of unwanted solicitation from countless offshore companies, wanna-be-tell-me-how MTs, insurance companies, coffee companies, to name a few. Larger transcription companies probably have the staff to devote time to this, but I do not. I certainly did not mean to offend you or your abilities in any way.
Negative maybe--but true.
While I worked for the company I was paid about every 4 weeks with it stretching to 6 weeks at one point. Often I had to ask when checks would be sent out. I was never paid weekly---not once.
I agree with parts of your post. There were some very good accounts.
As for my negative comments--they are true based on my experience with the company. Good to hear your experience has been better.
Not all negative on Spheris
I have been employed for 1 year and am a happer camper. It just may not be a good fit for everyone. I hope you give them a chance to decide for yourself.