on Lay Offs post below, Happy At Amphion says is Current employee;
Posted By: that post was yesterday; now you say you're lai on 2009-01-24
In Reply to: I was on that call...SM - Happy at Amphion
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Current Amphion employee...I'm very happy. The part of Amphion I work with has no faxes, lists,s
minor demographic work..superb QA and feedback. Fellow MTs on same account are more than willing to help and now they also have mentor program. My pay is what they said. They do have different pay for different levels.
As a CURRENT employee at Amphion SM
I want to say this...I've worked for other companies who were less than sympathetic towards their ppl. Amphion has kept us informed all along as to what was going on in the company. It was with TEARFUL regret that we were informed of the coming events. We were told exactly what was happening. This economic crunch has hit everyone, not just Amphion, but as a company they are doing their best to assure and insure that we are taken care of as a family, because that is what we are here. A family. And we help each other in times of strife and we pat each other on the back when things are going well. So for anyone who has something bad to say about us, let me tell you, you have no idea what a really good company is like. Should I be unlucky enough to get laid off, I will eagerly await the time when I can come back.
Happy current Medware employee - sm
I have been with Medware for a while and I find that the communication is great, I have great team leads, and have no complaints. I am very happy at Medware!
Agree 100%. Current employee and very happy.
I haven't heard of any more lay-offs, but the CEO/owner did step down for whatever that's worth.
I am curious if there have been more lay-offs at Amphion, more than the 25 or so? I am wishing
you all the best of luck in finding new jobs. We really are living in some scary times!
Any current info on MD-IT and Amphion?
Archives don't seem to turn up anything recent on either company and I am not sure if that is good or bad.
Any current information/feedback on Amphion?
All I can find are posts from last year. TIA!
I am thinking of taking a job with Amphion, any current SM
MTs, what is the platform like? TIA
Question for any current or recent employees of amphion
I am looking for a place to work that I can have full-time without working weekends. Is this a good company to work for? Do they have plenty of acute care/hospital work? How is there platform/type of program? Is it true you don't have to work weekends or nights?
I'm not sure....but...current FI employee
I currently work at Focus and I will probably get blasted for this but here goes.
For VR editing you get 4 cpl. For transcription they pay 8 cpl. They DO have benefits if you are hired on employee status and they have direct deposit. I am currently working there as an IC doing transcription and I am making excellent money. I have had no problems whatsoever with them. Everyone has been extremely nice and I have no problems reaching someone for tech support, hr questions, or just general questions. They do not work you like a dog. I work a very comfortable schedule that I made for myself and I make great money doing it. I have not done any VR as of yet because I have not been trained to do so. They will be setting me up at some point to do that as well as my transcription. But only if I choose.
They do not pressure you or force you into doing anything. You have the ability to choose what is right for you.
I just thought I'd give you a little perspective from someone who actually works there.
I am working for them now. The testing is pretty standard. The pay is average to poor, benefits are good. The staff is great. Like my account. hoping pay will improve as I get faster!
current employee also
Hi. I have been there for over 2 years but have found that recently the workload has been extremely light. I heard on the chat boards that they offshore. I wonder if that is why. Are you having the same experience? Thanks
I'm a current employee and...
We have an abundance of work right now. The staff has always been very accommodating, even my MT supervisor. My schedule is flexible and have never had a problem when getting time off during my schedule. My division is in Texas. The only time the work dried up since I've been there (almost a year), was towards the end of October/beginning of November. However, in my entire 14 years of working for nationals, this seems to be a slow period for everyone. No matter where I've worked, it's ALWAYS slow during that time. Maybe people are trying to save for Christmas? Just a wild guess.
I've never had any problems and fortunately have nothing negative to say. Feel free to email me with any questions!
I do not want to sound discouraging, but if you have other opportunities I would avoid Amphion. The HR person who did the hiring was sweet, as was the trainer; however my team lead and QA person were the most unprofessional people I have ever dealt with.
Imagine opening an email each morning ABOUT you, not to you describing your level of incompetence (despite a QA exceeding 99%). I am not sure how others would react, but that would make me nervous the entire day and I would tend to make dumb errors.
When I was trained there were several other MTs who trained with me as well. I was there only 1 month and not one of them was there as long as I was. (You could tell from the email addresses.)
I wish you luck should you choose to accept the position.
Thanks for validating everything. Can any current employee tell us
if things get better? Are the you hitting that 35 regularly and keeping your lph above 150?
Sorry you're going through the same thing I am. It's been hellish so far. I keep hoping it will get better.
I would like to hear from Current JLG Employee..sm
I am waiting on a job offer for PT IC position with JLG and was wondering from any current JLG'ers what their experience has been with this company. The HR person was absolutely wonderful and nice, and I really need the income right now with the low work situation. Any info would be so appreciated!! Thank you.
Cymed current employee
I am surprised you wouldn't want to work for Cymed. After working for other transcription companies, they don't hold a candle to the way I am treated at Cymed. My paychecks sure don't reflect lack of work. I don't know who is running out, but they should talk with their manager if they are. My manager always works with me to increase my production as well as plenty of flexibility with my schedule. I believe you'd be missing a great opportunity if you decide not to work for Cymed.
Current JLG employee, please answer.
How is work loaded to your system, dialed 1 report at a time or downloaded in chunks? Also, what is considered part time, or is there a requirement? I can't find anything in the job ad. Thanks so much.
You don't say if you're current job is IC or employee.
If you are IC now and take an employee position you need to figure the cost of benefits into the LPH rate. Also if you are getting paid for headers and you aren't currently that figures in. If you do 40 reports a day it isn't a huge difference, but over a pay period can add up. If you end up with a decent account - quality dictation and very ESL/bad dictators it might be you'll come out ahead. I would try it part-time though for at least a couple of weeks before quitting other job, so you can get a feel for it and see if it might be better overall.
I am a current Webmedx employee. sm
MTs have posted here that they've had trouble with the time clock situation. Time you use to research words, stretch your hands, whatever, eats into your official time/lph. So to keep your lph decent, you may find yourself clocking out for every little thing, which makes your day extremely long. They do give you a window of time in which to complete your reports, but you'll probably find yourself using those 12 hours to do the 8, and who wants to work 12 hours a day every day? I have also had problems with running out of work on primary and secondary accounts, only to bounce around on a daily basis on several others.
Other concerns about Webmedx are due to a case of someone with no MT experience and too much power making poor decisions that are adversely affecting many employees, IMO. I would definitely recommend staying AWAY from the QA end of things at Webmedx if that opening arises unless there's a change in top management.
I don't know anything about Axolotl. Do you have any other options besides these two? Could you be an IC sompelace else? If you get benefits elsewhere, some of the IC opportunities at other companies are the best.
what I do is call a current employee of sm
the company I am going to work for. That way you hope to get honesty. Ask the recruiter to hook you up with someone so you can get candid answers over the phone with someone OTHER than the management. Worked out well for me. Good luck.
Would a current employee of Axolotl please...sm
give me some specific information by email? Thanks in advance!
If you are a current employee, please contact me. sm
I authored the manual, so I am very happy to hear that you found it helpful. I am always available for questions you might have or any support you might need both during and after training.
Current SoftScript employee
I am a current IC of SoftScript and really have no complaints about the company. They do have a few flaws, as do every other transcription company out there. I am not sure what bad press you are referring to, but they are deemed a very reputable company. And, perhaps it was your skills that made them decide not to follow up on your interview, as in your post you typed unintelligble (sp). No skilled Transcriptionist would put (sp) beside any word, they would look it up and do it correctly. So, maybe you are too quick to judge when in fact maybe your skills are in question. In comparison to the number of transcription companies out there, 8 cpl is definitely not the lowest I have seen and is actually quite reasonable. Perhaps they did not respond to your email regarding the lowest to highest line rate per position as it is none of your business and is actually confidential information unless they are offering you a position, where they would inform you of your line rate and the not rates of other employees (who may have been with the company for years, have more experience, are doing more difficulty accounts, etc.). Also, as a medical transcriptionist it is our job to understand all ESL dictators and be able to differentiate between background noise and actual dictation. It is hard work, but it is you who in fact chose this career and by doing so you accept any and all hardships when it comes to bad dictators. Anyhow, I only replied to this post in this manner as I am a very satisfied IC for SoftScript and they cannot please everyone, so perhaps they are better for not having followed up with your interview/emails as evidenced by your posting.
Another happy Amphion MT.....
Been with them for about 7 months now. Started with them PT and quit my FT office job to work for the FT.... They're Wonderful.....
happy Amphion MT`
I am extremely happy at Amphion. Yes a person may have many different accounts, but a person has to remember that as a service the work may run out on 1 account and move to the next where there is work. I have never had a problem with any of my supervisors. They are always willing to answer my questions and have been nothing but pleasant to me. The benefit package works for me as well. As for the $10, I can guarantee I make more than that and have been an MT for more years than I care to think about. Amphion and I are a good fit. It may be a good fit for one but not the other, as is the case with any other national a person works for.
I am a current Transcend employee and think they are great.
Any new job takes time to learn. Give it a little while longer and see how it goes, check in with your Team Leader, they can really help you.
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.
Thanks, happy employee...
I have been with them.....sm....HAPPY MW EMPLOYEE!
for over a year now and still LOVE it there. They are an AWESOME company to work for and are VERY good to their employees! If I had listened to some of the few on here who like to bash companies, then I would not have had the pleasure to work for them.
Happy DR employee
Drop me a line sometime on the company email. I'm the only Jeanna.
Happy TS employee
I am a happy TS employee and have been for the last 3 years. Feel free to email me!
Just a happy TT employee
I am happy as an IC. Sorry that I am not an employee and that
is where your question is headed. But I suggest if you can find good insurance on your own or through a family member that being an IC or SE (I am both), you can't go wrong because you have flexibility of schedule and can make more than enough money to cover the benefits and taxes/ss. Two companies I have worked with or am working with which I highly recommend are MDI and OTI both out of Maryland. Good luck on your quest.
Agreed. They remind one of MQ. Where is the current employee handbook on the Comm Page?
Would a current TransHealth MT (preferably a happy one LOL) pls email me to answer some questions?
Happy Transolutions employee
I have to weigh in here. I've been with them 5 years as of July and couldn't be happier. I make very good money on my account and have never had a problem with management. Quite the contrary - they've bent over backward to be flexible with me. I love this company and don't plan to ever leave.
DRC/Acusis Many thanks for the MT Week gift from a very happy employee
Do you mean the one with the persistently happy employee who used to have to chase IC paychecks
from her previous company? I am glad to find someone else who could appreciate that irony LOL!
Amphion post right below this....look
I don't believe the lay-offs have anything
to do with foreign cars, or at least little to do except that they are of superior quality overall and more might be buying them, but the main issue is gas prices and a declining economy. People are now taking public transportation, carpooling, riding bikes or motorcycles, or keep fixing their old klunker. In my area there are huge layoffs every week. People have lost their houses, have given away their pets because they are unable to feed them, people who have been self-sufficient are now in shelters. No one has $$ to buy a car. We're in the market for a car, but we are going to buy used because of the overinflated prices on a new car and the depreciation.
I would really hesitate before taking a job with SPi. I worked as an Editor for a year and a half and one day I was told to join and a conference call and they let me go effective immediately. No advance warning, nothing. I was told it was due to their having lost several large accounts. Be very wary.
Amphion is going to be laying off...word coming down today.
Anyone been laid off from Breitner? Just wonderng what their story was to you.
I did. On page 3 post from 2007 says no current
Current post-merger transcenders
I would like to hear from current transcenders, who became part of Transcend through a merger (like MDI-FL, etc).
Did transcend maintain your current line rate, and if you don't mind, were you making more than 9 cpl? If you were moved to VR, how did they calculate that rate? Did they tell you that all MTs receive say 50% for VR or did they just tell you what your individual line rate would be for VR?
Just to clarify, I'm not asking you specifically how much you make, but rather if they reduced the rate your previous company was paying you and how they determine the VR rate.
where did Amphion post from last night go?
Typing4Dollars - Thank you for answering post about Amphion.sm
Can you give me any other insight into the company and the fact they state "you set your schedule 'initially' when signing on." Any and all information, whether opinion or fact, would be greatly appreciated.
You can post a resume unlike the one you provided your current employer and give yourself
a name like Provided Upon Contact. Set up a hotmail or yahoo email and go that route. When services contact you (and they will if you have what they're looking for) and it's not the service you work for presently, then you can respond to them.
I second this post. I'm very happy with them. nm