Posted By: giddiup on 2007-01-09
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My friend Bini took the bait and signed on with Transtech. She was in tears at the end of her first day - nothing but difficult ESLs. Before the zombies attack let me state that every place has ESLs and somebuddy going to be dooin' them, every place, every time, every place. I am not condemning the company, just wish people would not praise is as da promised land.
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What a tale of woe I have to tell you....sm
I have been there several years and am leaving; my last day is next Tuesday. It used to be a great place to work and I never had any complaints until the last few weeks.
1. Most work has become ASR. It's the way of the industry nowadays, but on top of everything else, it's harder to take. 2. They have cut ASR pay to match industry standards. Can't blame them for that, but again, on top of everything else...
3. Most rarely have their primaries or even secondaries much anymore. They have a national work pool now. This means that an MT could have several reports for accounts she has never seen before, which means corresponding client profiles with each one wanting things done differently. That slows things waaaaaaaaay down.
4. Supervisor Musical Chairs. Last year, MQ made some major changes and gave everyone new supervisors and told us to get to know them. We did, and a year later, most of us ended up with new ones.
5. No more matching of 401K, as of April 1 this year. They will decide whether or not to contribute to our 401k again later this year, but no guarantees. Take a wild, bloody guess what they decide to do.
6. Incentive program was slashed dramatically. I am personally out $300 a month. What is left will not be given if an MT has more than three critical errors. I haven't had any personally, but many are reporting critical errors for what are considered minor infractions.
7. A freeze on raises until further notice.
8. Outsourcing a lot of work to India, leaving the ESL work for us.
That's just off the top of my head.
If you decide to go ahead and work for them, good luck to you. You will need it.
I was commenting on how companies go in and out of favor. I am a battle-weary oldtimer like yourself. I fortunately have not had anything like the disasters like you have had, but am too searching wearily for a decent company. I don't believe any recruiter anymore. They tell you what they think you want to hear. You sign up, lose insurance from prior job, and find out you have 98.8% ESLs, all impossible to understand, or you work for an hour and have no work. and then you go searching again.
Ah, Michelle's a little tattle-tale!! Trying to earn some brownie points!
Four Seasons Transcription and Robin Hall...a tale of deception and duplicity. sm
I went to work for this company in November. I was assigned two large hospital accounts in Canada. After a few months, she lost one of them. She had to let go all of the MTs and editors she had hired to work on that account but asked me to stay because she said I was her best Editor and highest producer. I did. Everything rocked along for a few months without a hitch. Then my paycheck starting arriving late, at first a week, maybe 10 days late. But I was cool with that and didn't complain. Then one paycheck was weeks late. I contacted Robin and she told me that my bank was rejecting my direct deposit because my account had been closed. So I argued with the bank back and forth for weeks. They maintained that no deposits had been attempted. By then I was 2-3 paychecks behind. She continued to insist my bank was rejecting the direct deposits. I asked her for proof from her payroll company (rejection notices) but of course they never materialized. By August 1st, she still owed me 4 paychecks and I told her I could no longer donate my time and services to her cause. Throughout this time, she steadfastly stuck to her story that the hospital had not paid her, ergo she could not pay me. I've been in contact with a few of her current employees and know she's paying them (though late). As far as I'm concerned, this woman is nothing but a common thief. She stole my time, my experience, my talent, and my trust. I'm posting this because I'd like to save some other trusting soul from this same fate. I have no idea how this woman can lay her head on a pillow every night and actually go to sleep. A pox on her!!!
No. TransTech is out of Texas TTS is in New Hampshire. TransTech
Well I don't work for Transtech and this discussion isn't about Transtech...
and that is not age discrimination....give me a break...
TransTech has a job posting on the job board. I have talked with the person who hires (Debbie). She is really a nice lady. They have a M-F schedule listed.
Does anyone have any information good or bad on TransTech Medical Solutions?
I've been with them just about 2 years, best move I ever made. The best advice I can give is to give them a call and talk to them. If they are as good for you as they are for me, you'll be a happy camper. Have never ran out of work, pay is decent and DD on time, they often offer VERY good, easy to reach incentives too. Happy MTing!
Be very careful. The owner is a very moody person. I only lasted 2 days.
Transtech is a very good place to work. The "owner" is NOT moody. The people are the finest in the industry. They value their MTs. The are awesome to work with and for.
I have been with Transtech for 1-1/2 years and it works great for me. I have 20+ years in this line of work and TT is the best company I have ever worked for (and I have worked for a couple of them). I have direct deposit and my pay has always been on time and accurate. I always have work (an abundance of it!!). TT is a fast growing company, adding new accounts, and very busy. They have a very good QA team who are very helpful. They hire USA transcriptionists only - NO offshoring. TT has an ad on the Job Seeker's Board and you can check out some of the things they offer. Also, here is the Contact Us link from their website: http://www.transtechmedical.com/ContactUs.html Good luck in your job search.
They have a lot of ads for MTs, are they growing, or difficult to work for, hard to keep MTs. What is the story?
Yes, I was offered even more money from a smaller company, not national.
Anyone have any info on TransTech. I have an interview today.
might you be an ex-MacGregor gal? if you are, me too.
Does Transtech pay for ???
Does Transtech pay for spaces, headers, footers, etc.
Give Transtech a try. I worked for MQ about 9 years ago only because they bought out a company I worked for. I only stayed with MQ a very short time after the buy-out. I now work for TransTech and they are a great company. You can contact them through their website at:
If Transtech pays 10 cpl for their difficult ESL account, does anyone know what the starting pay for the other accounts would be? TIA.
TransTech - sm
Do you know if they have radiology accounts? TIA
I have checked the archives regarding this company but there is nothing up-to-date on there. I would like to know how this company is to work for, how their platform is, and overall if it is a good company to work for. Do they pay for spaces? What is their average starting cpl? TIA
i applied for them. i have five years experience and work at home. they told me i did not have enough experience
I have been with TT for over 1-1/2 years and love it. Great bosses, good pay (always on time), good benefits, and I have always had work. It works for me !!
TransTech - sm
Do they have radiology accounts? TIA
Do you have a website for them? Couldn't find anything on google. Thanks.
Some or most of the Transtech staff were once from L&H
Poster below said mucho ESLs.
TransTech Medical Solutions (in Texas) does not offshore. It is a US company with US transcriptionists.
Ask yourself this, what is wrong with companies who advertise constantly, are people always leaving or do they hire too many people? You can usually answer your own question.
You'll hear positives and negatives on any company depending on individual expectations and experiences. As for myself, TT is about as close to a perfect company as one can find these days. Can't speak about insurance costs, I don't have the insurance. I've posted before about my experience with TT and don't want to bother doing it again. About all I can tell you is nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The reason I said I didn't want to post my experience with TT again is I am totally disgusted with people like the poster above who says, baby, baby, sounds like management again. What?! Is there some law these days that says an MT can't be happy with the company he/she works for? So here goes.....First and foremost, I wouldn't know management if they jumped up and bit me in the butt. Don't know who owns the company, don't care. Don't know how many employees they have, don't care. Don't know what their accounts are other than those that directly affect me, don't care. Now from the above, you can conclude that I rarely hear from management unless I have a problem, then they respond promptly. The work is just that...it's work; there's good and there's not so good but it's there and I work as much as I want. The pay may not be the absolute best but it's fair and I average $25-$30/hour so no complaints there. The pay is always correct and direct deposited on time. Tech support is the best I've ever worked with. The platform is easy to learn and easy to use, no going between multiple screens or otherwise wasting time.
Now, Baby, Baby (above poster) if you have management questions, you should probably consider addressing them to TT management. If you have questions from an MTs point of view, you can ask me.
I'm PT and speaking only from my own experience, they've bent way over backward to accommodate me. They have allowed me to be very flexible and given me just about anything I've asked for. By the same token, it's a 2 way street and when the need arises I do whatever they ask of me, whenever they ask it, to keep them in TAT. I wouldn't want to say for sure because I don't know but I would imagine they would accept PT and/or a split shift. I wish you luck and all I can say is if they work for you as well as they've worked for me, you'll be one happy camper. In between the *&%^* Company and TT, I think I stopped at just about every national and semi-national in the country before I found a company that suited me.
Thank you for replying. Some lady posted that they took out $458.00 from her check, I thought she meant because of ExText. She was saying with ExText, you lose 30% of your line count?
Do you work for Transtech and what does DQS mean. Again, I had sent out a post on TransTech and what to expect if I went to work for them.
Thinking of changing to TransTech. Does anyone know if their line rate is compatible and/or if they pay spaces, headers, and footers?
I, too, just started with TransTech. What IS the policy for their line count. I don't think I can make 11,000 lines either. The only time I made line counts like that was when I worked for a hospital in Sacramento, CA, in the ER Department. I kid you not, I cannot remember ONE BAD DICTATOR. They talked a lot, were VERY CLEAR, each dictator had their way of dictating which did not take long to catch on to, etc. But my company lost the account. Why are ops the best report to do? Plus with the small font size and a LOT of numbering things at the left margin, I would hope they are not using the 65 character protocol. I could find the answer as I have the papers here somewhere, but it would take longer to find them than if someone already knows how TransTech's line counts work. So far, the dictators haven't been that good OR clear, the font is so small I have to zoom to 150% while I'm typing and then remember to take it back down to 100% when I sign off the job. Plus do you have to start from scratch with the loaded word expander, or is there some place that some shortcuts are already listed. With Smartype, a lot of shortcuts were already loaded. dd stood for adding ed to the end of a word, e stood for examination as that is the most common word used that starts with an e, etc. But I can't use Smartype. To buy an MS Word compatible Smartype, it will cost me $195.00, which is $195.00 that I don't have. I REALLY hope someone will answer me as I just started and would prefer hearing the bad news first.
They are pretty darn AWESOME. What do you need to know.
Is Transtech located in Houston, TX?
Sorry, this WAS with TransTech. nm
TransTech does not
Have you tried TransTech?
I just started with them about 2 months ago, and I love it. The ExText is a really good program. As far as lines go, yes, it took me a little while, and actually I am not up as high as I would like to be for their incentive, but as I get more used to the doctors, I am getting more macros so it's building gradually. I figure in about another month, I should be up to where I want to be, but as far as getting the minimum line count required, I was doing that in a week or less, so you should have no problem. The people are very friendly and helpful, and the tech support is great. Good luck.
TransTech has an ad on
I think I remember seeing sometime in the not too distant past Golden Isles? maybe advertising for onc.
I got several hits, some said they really like it there, others did not. However, I did not get an answer in regard to what their general beginning rate is.
I have not gotten that far yet. I sent my resume to them and they e-mailed me that they are interested. Before talking to them, I was wondering what their starting pay range is. Guess I will just have to go ahead and find out on my own.
TransTech pay for VR? Anyone know what it is?nm