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Anyone out there work for Chronicle Transcripts who could answer questions?

Posted By: luvmting on 2007-04-01
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Thanks..I am thinking about applying with them but wanted to see what employees had to say as far as working for them etc..

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I've worked for Chronicle Trasncripts for over 5 years and love every aspect of my job. I find the platform easy to use and in fact it is being upgraded as we speak.

The support offered by Chronicle is excellent, in my opinion. You get feedback from their QC Dept and they have a mentoring program for additional support.

Plenty of work, good pay, good benefits.
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Would anyone who works for them be kind enough to e-mail me for some private questions I have.  Thanks so much :)
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Hello fellow MTs!  Anyone care to share any info on this company?



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They're certainly a nice group, but may be a little manipulative as well.  Not unlike a lot of companies, they seem to expect that the company's needs come first and your life comes second.  Don't be shocked when they call you at times when you are not scheduled.  The QA can be a little condescending, or at least seems that way in email.  The platform stinks (APEX); really difficult to get a decent line count, plus it had the habit of breaking down at least once daily, often in the middle of a report.  If you have nothing else to do with your time and you don't really need a lot of money, and you do transcription because you just really LOVE it and would rather transcribe than do just about anything else, including sleep, then they are very pleasant to work for; however, if you want to work your set schedule and not be bothered on off hours, this company may not be a good fit for you.


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I am scheduled for a telephone interview with Chronicle Transcripts next week.  Do they require you to have any special equipment outside of Windows XP, 512 mb, USB port footpedal, sound card to hear the audio files?  I know most companies do not require anything other as stated above, but I thought I may have read somewhere they required something in addition.


Just wanted to know if I have everything I needed, if they offer me a job.



Chronicle Transcripts in CA - Anyone

here tested with them recently?  Hard, ESL?  Any advise to share would be great. 

Thanks in advance.


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Any new news on this company?  Anyone out of work consistently with this company?
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looking for current experience with them?  Training, pay, platform, QA?  Is there enough work? 

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I went through training and now I'm not sure I made the right decision.  Any comments from anyone who started recently?

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Thank you SO much for the information, I really appreciate it since their site as not helpful at all.  Have  wonderful evening!
It's not DTS. Chronicle Transcripts.
have listened. 
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about them.  I passed their prequalification test (a 2-year-old could have) and am now proceeding to  THE ONLINE TRANSCRIPTION TEST! Wish I knew what they paid.  Probably 3 cpl with a review in 3 years if I have a 105% accuracy. 
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I've taken a position with CTI, but I'm kind of worried after reading all the negative posts about the horrible Apex platform.

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Chronicle Transcripts (CA) and Precyse. Does

anyone have any information to share on either of these two companies?  They are both advertising for current openings.  I'm currently an IC and wondering if there really is a benefit to being employee status?  

Any information on platform, management, QA, etc. would be appreciated.  Easy/hard to meet production quotas?  Pay on time?  I don't need health benefits.

Any information is appreciated. 

Interesting. Chronicle Transcripts in

California uses the same platform the other posters here mention (APEX).  I stayed for 2 months and finally called it a day.  It was horrible, always breaking down, slow, the dictionary isn't even a standard medical dictionary.  Are Chronicle and Transolutions the same company or related does anyone know?

Is it Chronicle Transcripts by chance?
Any current Chronicle Transcripts MT's?

I left soon after starting with them a while ago because they didn't have enough work.  They are advertising again saying lots of work available.  I had to buy Word 2003 the first time only to find out it wasn't enough work to keep busy.  Have things changed?  Do they have enough work for everyone?  Is the same rude QA woman still there?  Same platform (uses Word 2003)?  Any info would be appreciated. 


Has anyone tested at Chronicle Transcripts


Has anyone started at Chronicle Transcripts
I left Chronicle Transcripts a little over a
the issues I had (disorganization, a very negative QA experience, horrible platform, bad dictators) still exist which means it wasn't 100% my fault it didn't work out.  I often wondered what happen with them and now I see.  Some things never change.  I should add they didn't have a recruiter back then or at least I don't think they did.   
Chronicle Transcripts. Just started and
I absolutely love it.  QA is very helpful and it's a nice change to work with QA who works along with me instead of against as I've had in other companies.  The office has been very helpful while I adjust to the new job.  I almost didn't go with this company based on prior posts here but I'm glad I did.  I'm very happy with this company.
Starting with Chronicle Transcripts. Any
advice?  I really weighed the decision against posts I read here and my gut feeling after interviewing.  I'm hoping I made a good decision.  Has anyone started there recently and find it is a good fit for them?
Chronicle Transcripts? Any current
archives and saw those posts.  Any current opinions?  Thanks in advance.
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Anyone care to share their experience with this company?  They are located in California.  TIA
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I work for DTS and will answer any questions sm
Please provide an email address for me and I will be glad to get with you.
I work for the company and to answer some of your questions
When you talk about flexible, what do you mean, working whenever you want or just what? I might get slammed for it but do not care but companies need to be able to set some kind of schedules to get their work done, so dont know exactly what kind of flexibility you want. How long to make money? Well, again that has all to do with the person working. Are you a newbie with 3 months experience or have you worked 20+ years and doing the work is like taking candy from a baby? Variables. Is is worth accepting a job there, depends on you. I work there, have for about 3 years, love it but everyone is different.
Doubt a great # will answer all these questions, but I work
TT management does not answer questions that you ask them; only answer those they want to answer.

I know, work for a long time and tried asking questions, but they just beat around the bush and don't answer the true question that you presented to them.

Maybe it is kite flying weather where you are !!!

Actually I posted looking for answers to my questions above, not looking to answer questions, but

to here goes...firstly, I don't know about the platform, only that it is Word based. Secondly, I have many years cardio, and thirdly, no the test was not hard. Still looking for any answers to my questions above. Thanks in advance.

Could you answer a few questions please -sm
I was a "high producer" until the slow down hit and now I'm lucky if I get 18,000 lines per pay period. The news of the BT/VR rolling out makes me sick to my stomach with dread but I'm willing to give it a shot.

In your completely honest opinion, do you think this platform is going to be more beneficial to those who were lower producers?

How much of an impact would you say it will have on the previously high producers?

Lastly, what would you consider the biggest benefit from this new platform to the MLS? and, is it worth it in the long run?

They do not answer questions at all
and will ignore them
They do not answer questions, they
switch accounts, lie about pay, and just in general do not do good business. Also, they are listed below a few times in the MTs not satisfied poll. Try GIMT. Now THAT is the best place to work
I can answer these questions
1. Are you happy there? No! Do you feel respected and part of the team? No way.

2. Is the pay competitive to what other companies are offering (i.e., 8 to 10 cpl including spaces)? I got 9 cpl for lousy ESLs.

3. Is the platform user friendly? No.

4. Can you use your own shortcut program like ShortHand or can you only use their proprietary program (if they have one)? Proprietary. If so, will they try to help you convert your word list to their format? Nope.

5. Are the benefits worth the cost? No way. Someone very kindly explained their benefits--and they sound great--just wondering what your personal experience is. When do benefits kick in? 90 days.

6. I read on the board that they require 12,500 lines per pay period. Is that easily achievable (meaning, is there work available, are the dictators fairly coherent, etc.)? No.

7. Is the verbal quiz/interview pretty easy/basic if you know your stuff? No.

8. Finally, are they very firm about start/stop times, or can you work your full 8-hour shift in a 12-hour window (for example)? Yes, very strict.

I can try to answer any questions.
What would you like to know?
Answer to Questions
I refuse to be abused by MQ any longer.  I'm making terrific money but very unhappy there.  They treat their MTs like garbage as far as I'm concerned.  I became a number to them instead of a person.  MQ pays me very well for VC so I'm hesitant to leave but the lack of communication and the management being run by idiots is helping my choice along.  Also, the VC at MQ is an awful lot of correcting - probably easier to retype report! 
in answer to your questions

What if something happens and you cannot type the required amount per day (sickness, doctor app.,etc.)?  The two ladies who run Allegiant are truly willing to work with you and are very accommodating.  If I'm not able to work I just let them know as much in advance as I can, and I've never had a problem.  If you can't work in the morning, just work later in the day.  You're not tied to certain hours to work.  Your committment when working for Allegiant is 500 lines a day.  These two ladies are truly the best bosses I've ever had.  I try to be the best and do the best that I can and don't take advantage of them.  They recognize my effort, and everybody is happy! 

Are there many ESLs?  ESL ratio was one of my main concerns when I started.  There are a couple who drove me insane at first but QA helped me through them, and they're not a problem now.  If you can't understand something, you leave a blank.  You're not punished and you don't have your pay deducted.  I'm telling you....these gals are TOPS to work for!  To answer your question...the ratio may be 75% English, 25% ESL, maybe 80/20...I really don't know, not many and not difficult.


On average how many doctors do you transcribe for?  My account is a group of clinics.  I guess I have maybe 20 docs, but if one dictates several in a row I may only transcribe for two or three docs in a single day.  Most of the docs are family medicine, but I have an ob-gyn, a urologist, an orthopedic doc, and an ENT guy that I really enjoy.  The dictations are pretty much brief H&Ps or SOAP notes.  I have done a few simple OPs, some stress tests, and even an office vasectomy but absolutely nothing complicated.

Do you get to keep the same doctors or are you switched around a lot?  There isn't really any switching to do....you just do the docs in your account.  If work runs out I have a backup account, but usually by the time the work runs out I've reached my 500 lines anyhow and am ready to quit.  Work builds back up pretty quickly.  Right this minute at 10:37 pm EST there are over 200 reports in the system.


Do you ever run out of work?  Oops, guess I just answered this above!

Do you find the EMDAT system user friendly?  I had never worked on EMDAT before so of course it was confusing just starting out.  It's always hard learning a new system, a new account, new docs....When I first started I just made up my mind to devote some extra time to learning everything.  Nobody expects you to learn it all in one day and still meet your 500-line commitment.  It took a couple of weeks before I started to really become productive.  The hardest part for me was getting all my autokeys transferred from my old national into Word and then into Emdat.  Once I got that done it made things a lot easier.  I actually think EMDAT is pretty simple.  Doesn't have a lot bells and whistles.


Are you required to buy any software, etc.?  Up until last week the answer to this was no.  However, the clinic had a problem with us transcribing in Express Scribe (something to do with HIPAA regulations) so now we have to get our audio through EMDAT instead of Express Scribe.  EMDAT requires a propriatary foot pedal which I did have to buy ($103 total)

Is high speed internet required?  I honestly can't answer this.  I have Earthlink cable so it wasn't an issue for me.

Is all work IC with no benefits?  No benefits at all other than the privilege of working for 2 ladies who treat you fairly and with respect.  I've been around the block a time or two, and I feel so at home with Allegiant.  When I type my 500 lines and sign off I don't feel like I've been beat.  These gals don't harrass, they don't threaten, they don't pull any fast ones.  They just leave you alone to do your job.  I signed up for direct deposit.  Money has been there right on time!

Do they have full time work?  I don't know if by full time you mean 8 hours a day or 1200 lines a day.  When you first start the only thing you need to tell them is which days you will be working.  I signed up for Monday-Friday, 500 lines per day.  No specific time...just 500 lines per day.  I think most of what Allegiant has is clinic work so weekends aren't much of an issue.  If work gets backed up on Friday it will carry over to the weekends, so if you want to do some on the weekend there's usually some available, and when work is available it's pretty much up for grabs so you can help yourself and do all you want.  Work is slowest on Mondays, next slowest the other mornings, and picks up steam as the day and week go on. 

I wasted a lot of years working for a large national, stressing every day over QA, line counts, residents, poor sound quality, work schedule, and a dozen other things.  I'm really, really, really glad I found Allegiant.

I can answer some of your questions
There is little help for you doing QA with TransHealth. They pretty much leave it up to you and if you have a question, will do their best to answer it. Quotas, not when I worked there. There was more emphasis put on quality, but then I saw them cut the pay so I left.

I don't know what you want to earn or what you are earning so just know that I doubt you will earn big bucks per hour working for them, but overall they are nice folks and they do not drive you crazy. The woman in charge has been a radiology MT/QA and is very nice, but she will pretty much leave it up to you and if you have a question for her, she will try to respond as best she can.
they answer your questions because
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Could you please answer the questions (sm)
in the OP. I'm very interested to know the details. Thank you for taking the time to reply!
For TT and MDI-MD, the answer is yes to all of your questions, sm

except the offshoring.  To my knowledge, neither company offshores.   I guess the main difference between the two would be deciding whether you want to be an employee with benefits, or work as an SE (they at least take out FICA so you don't have to mess with the self-employment tax) with no benefits and deal with federal and state taxes on your own.  Also, MDI-MD still has some accounts that require a C-phone and unlimited LD, whereas with TT it is strictly wav files.   I don't think you would go wrong with either company.

I do not know anything about Keystrokes, but judging from the posts, it seems that a lot of people are quite happy there.

Not sure if this helps, but I wish you luck. 

To answer your questions:
Yes, TRS main office is in NC.

How is their platform?
They have several, I have used 3 of them so far and they are not hard to learn.

Are the ESLs extremely hard?
Just like anywhere else most are okay and a few aren't. Personally, I have more of a problem with the American-born docs!

How are the accounts?
The ones I have worked on have been okay.

Are the supervisors nice?
My supervisor is fantastic. I have dealt with a couple of the others and they were very nice as well. QA is also very nice and helpful.