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Ascend, almost all the Sten-Tel franchises, Spheris, Transdyne

Posted By: nm on 2005-10-30
In Reply to: Companies that offshore - Please list them in subject line


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Does anyone have any info on TransDyne? nm
Company is not Ascend, but Ascend is
famous for not paying on time. 
Stay far away.
I believe that was Ascend who had that ad going. nm
Yea but Jay is really bad about this.  He's got a bad reputation.  I feel for your friend.
Was your friend an IC or employee? If IC, wage an hour won't help.
Does anyone working for Ascend have any info on them?  Thanks a lot.
I would appreciate information about Ascend.  Thank you.
Has Ascend management improved?
I worked for them several years ago.  The problem I had with them was bounced and late paychecks.  Last I heard, this was still a recurring issue with them.  Unless something has changed as of recent, it is a foreign-owned company as well.
Ascend anyone?
ANY information would be great before I apply. I saw some bad posts a while back, but has this cleared up or are they still foreign-owned and bouncing checks?
So Ascend paids on time now?
Any new information on Ascend?  Are they still having the same problems I've seen in the archives regarding pay issues?  Thinking about applying.  TIA.
I just accepted an offer with Ascend today!!! Do they pay or not???
I worked for them through last year as MT/Editor. Made $0.10 for STAT and $0.06 for editing. Pay on time, enough work but some tough accounts. I left because of family problems. No major problems.
Anyone here work for Ascend?
I know they outsource, have done a search and read the info there, but what's the scoop NOW? Thanks!
Ascend info

I need to the real specifics on this company before I accept their offer.  The pay they are stating is within reason.  Does their accounts consist of ESL doctors?  Does any of their paychecks bounce?  Please help, thanks.  Good bless the hurricane victims.

Can't swear but think she is with Ascend.
How 'bout Ascend?
What about Ascend?  I'm looking for a QA position.  How is the pay and how are the benefits?  I work for MQ now -- help me!!
Ascend feedback
Does anyone work for Ascend?  Love it?  Dislike it?
Ascend Company
Has anyone worked for the Ascend Company or know anything about them?
Ascend Payment
I am working for Ascend now for three uears. They have a policy of each 15 day pay period paid 15 days after the period is closed. If the disbursement date is on week end it will get delayed. I never had an issue and I average about $0.12 per line.

There are folks who do not complete their paperwork or do not submit their production data on time do get their pay delayed.

Ascend also gave me a loan last year and subtracted agreed upon installment from my earned wages.

I like working for them. Plenty of work, good pay.
Like Ascend. There is an off-shore
connection and the owner is ESL. 
They pay 6 cents per line. I am training there in QA, but there are a lot of administrative details...
ascend healthcare
Any new information on Ascend?  Are they paying their MTs on time now?  TIA.
Ascend Healthcare?
Anyone care to share your experience with this company?
Does anyone know how it is to work for Ascend?
They offered me a job.  Does anyone know anything about them?
Any updated info on Ascend?
I know they have a good pay rate, but have they started paying their employees?
it's ascend -- DON'T DO IT. you'll hate it.
What happened to Ascend post?
I was watching a post from last week about Ascend, but now it's gone.......
Ascend is not the company being discussed
Any current ASCEND employees?
I would like to hear from any current Ascend employee.  How is the work and are they truly paying on time?  Do they have direct deposit?  Thanks!
My understanding is that Ascend is making efforts
to pay those who have not received a check as yet.  If you have questions, please feel free to email me as I have been working with the owner regarding non payment issues.  Thanks, Administrator.
Has Ascend paying on time improved?
I see Ascend is needed radiology Transcriptionist and I just want to know if things are changed since the archives I have read.
Ascend Healthcare info and suggestions

Any info out there on Ascend Healthcare? Any suggestions on a great company to work for when one is just looking for part-time IC status employment?

Ascend - Forwarn - Do Not Work for this Company

I have worked for several medical transcription companies over the years and have found Ascend Healthcare to be the worst company, by far, to work for.

A very-very negative atmosphere . .

No direct deposit available. .

Constant idol threats . .

Holds checks for 2 weeks after each pay period ends.

A lot of heavy ESL . . and very hard dictators.

Management - Backstabbers

Penalties are sometimes assessed for errors; docking $ money from paycheck

The list goes on and on . . . .

Ascend owner is Indian and there are TONS of ESLs
Does Ascend acute care require C-phone?
Ascend is advertising pay at 11 cpl. Didnt they have problems paying or is that resolved.
Inquiring minds need to know.
I didn't care for Ascend's platform...very time consuming
and no paid training
I still feel like a team player of Spheris, as the shackle scars are still on my legs! Spheris was

Micromanaged to the microsecond, or ms!  Horrible. And part of a team?  Total opposite - part of a team as in prison.

Don't imply you're worried at all. Just stating fact that Spheris does NOT allow a Spheris MT
work concurrently for MQ - no exceptions.  MQ, on the other hand, does not have the same feelings as Spheris.  Just all I had to say so that MTs aren't misled into thinking they can do the same "legally". Even went to the ropes on this issue with Spheris, as I was professional as well, and wouldn't share info, etc. The point they raised was that MQ is their direct #1 competition, and if I was typing for MQ and doing great work, that was in direct conflict of interest with Spheris' best interests.  Guess which one I obviously stuck with!!
Thank you, Spheris recruiter! Anybody wanna place a bet that there are lots of Spheris
HELP WANTED ads on the job board?? So funny!! Out of the blue, Spheris, we love you!! Lets all run and apply NOW!!
I also know Spheris would fire you if they knew you worked for MQ. That is a BIG NO with Spheris!
Spheris - any spheris employees out there care to s/m
comment on the new Cornerstone platform, good, bad? Will we all be going to SR on this? Thanks.
sten tel
I love working on the Sten Tel platform.  Very user friendly, a good Work based platform.  I pull off my jobs and put them in a folder and work from that folder.  A bonus is if I lose Internet connection, I can continue to work out of my folder and just u/l when get Internet back. 
I have worked for them for about 6 months now....I do mostly editing with voice recognition...I enjoy it very much, and I have found the company to be extremely flexible and very nice!
sten-tel . com
I've never heard of sten-tel.  is it a stenography company?
As far as I know, tranny is slang for transvestite... What in the world could that mean?? Good luck.
I start training with them next week, so I am afraid I can't be much help info wise, but if you would like I would be happy to tell you how it goes. I, personally, have only heard positive things about this company. In my opinion, if the pay is what you are looking for and you want an IC position, then go for it.