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Cymed offshores work and their pay isn't great.

Posted By: what I know on 2005-10-31
In Reply to: Who to choose? - MTx6

I have 20 years' experience, can do the most difficult of ESL and they offered me 8 cpl and if I did 20,000 lines then 8.5 cpl.

Many posts in archives about TRS and how difficult it is to get lines and their formula takes a rocket scientist to figure out.  They are also looking into offshoring to Trinidad, also supported by Cymed.

Transolutions - lots of negatives in the archives, not sure I have ever seen anything positive.

Don't know about Silent Type, but read the archives.



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CyMed offshores, pay so-so, don't know about other.
Cymed offshores and pay isn't very good.
I have 20 years' experience and was offered 8 cpl/ 8.5 cpl over 18,000 lines, which is my average line count. 
Cymed offshores, pay is average, vacation/PTO
kicks in in 3 or 6 months (can't remember now, but the recruiter made a big deal about it).  I was told lots of opportunities for bonuses - of course you have to work more hours to get it - not worth it to me.   I don't remember about platform, because I was done with them as soon as the answer to my do you offshore question was yes.
Cymed offshores. I have 20 years' experience and
they offered me 8 cpl, 8.5 cpl if I did over 18,000 lines a pay period. 
I work for an all-US company and refuse to work for one that offshores. Best of luck to you. nm
Will never work for a company who offshores
And I bet I won't have to eat my words.
Don't work for a service who offshores. Let them find someone else
I used to work for a company that offshores -doesn't mean I do now (sm)

Do I sense some some sour grapes here? 

Focus offshores 80% of their work to India. And I heard they are headed
Great pay rate on a 55 ccl, great lady to work for and work is not tough. sm

It is all IC work, although you still are expected to give a schedule if you are doing stat coverage.  Only major drawback is the big wait for your first check -- almost a month from the time of your first invoice.


Good luck!  

You are pathetic! I have a great life, loving family, work for a great company.
You might want to fix that.

You really don't have to shout (angry person), but yes you are wrong!!

That is my last word to you!

I will add that getting a great pay check every other Friday from Medware really puts a huge smile on my face.
YOG - Lots of work, great office staff, great money. NM
It's a great company -- lots of work and great pay. sm
Web site is www.mditrans.net.  If you need anymore info, feel free to ask. 
Don't run out of work at CyMed
Which office do you work out of? I work for Cymed out of Ohio and have plenty of work. As far as my line count, I keep track of it on my own in Chartnet and my lines always match what they pay me. I wasn't aware that they sent any work to India.
cymed out of work

I'm just curious - The talk I see on the board is about them hiring you and then running out of work, so how can they be advertising in a recent ad on this website (1/23) saying, .......is the exclusive home to the Dictation Dollars SM program that guarantees you won't lose income due to lack of work.  What's up with that?  How can they tout MTs not losing income due to lack of work, yet on this site I see several apparently have left because of lack of work.  Sounds like they're talking out of both sides of their mouth, in my opinion.  

Cymed-out of work?
Anybody out there working for Cymed who is running out of work on a consistent, daily basis?  What's up with that?  They continue to advertise and recruit, yet those of us who are full-time employees sit with barely enough to make it worth getting started each day.  I know many companies probably over-hire, but give us a break!  They threaten to cut benefits for those who don't make quota, yet don't provide us with enough work to pay for our portion of them!!  Dictation dollars my #!$!*.
Anyone work for Cymed?
I am looking for a company to transcribe for. My own account went EMR, and I need work. Is Cymed good? Do you know how much they pay? Any good companies for OP reports or pain management. Ortho too? Thanks.
Cymed has work
I work for the Ohio office and never run out of work. In fact, they asked if I knew any MTs that want to work because they are starting new accounts. So, it's hard to believe there is no work at CyMed.
No work at Cymed
Thanks so much.
I work for Cymed, and although I
will not get 10 or 11 cpl with them, and will be lucky to get 9 CPL.  I get a mix of dictators, some good, some bad.  I have found it to be a little better than some companies, they leave me alone to get my work done.  Sometimes the work is slow and you have to get a secondary account.  Good luck.
I work for Cymed
and like it. It is the first time I have worked for a national, was an IC before that and very used to doing my own thing. It was an adjustment to have to have a schedule, although they are somewhat flexible. Always pays on time, direct deposit, so I can't complain.
I used to work for CyMed.......
Glad I am not there now, with all this buying up the company, etc. I was there when they were giving the majority of the work to those overseas. Glad to be where I am now.
Anyone else work for Cymed?
I'm just wondering if anyone else out there works for Cymed. I have been with them for nearly 10 months now, and recently I have noticed a lot of changes/problems. It seems that every few paychecks, they fail to pay me for my second shift differential, shorting me about $60 each time, and then I have to wait 2 weeks until the next pay check to be compensated what they neglected to pay me on the last check. Also, the last 2 or 3 times that I have had to called tech support, NO ONE has ever called me back! It turned out that their server was down, but I had no way of knowing since no one had the decency to call me back even though I left 2 messages on the tech support voice mail and I was without work for over an hour. What happened to their answering service that they always had??? It used to be that whenever you called for help after hours or on weekends, you got an actual answering service who took your message and actually paged the person on call, and I would always get a call back within a half hour or less. Now, I just get someone's voice mail who I have never heard of, and who never returns the calls...at least not mine. Also, all of a sudden, my account manager sent us all an e-mail about 2 weeks ago saying that she was no longer going to be the manager and that she was going back to an editing position. I just think that all of this is too weird. My friend, who has been working for Cymed for about 3 months, has had 2 of his account managers quit! I am supposed to start training with Transtech this week, and maybe it's a good thing that I am. I really HATE to have to change companys because I am so comfortable with all of my dictators and love their platform, but things just seem to be going downhill. I'm just wondering if anyone who works for Cymed is having the same or similar problems.
I work for SPI/CyMed
I have worked for Cymed (now SPI) for a year now and I am quite happy. I make 9 cpl during the week and 9.5 cpl on weekends and holidays. The software is the best that I have ever used and I am left alone to do my job. I would recommend it.
I work for CyMed (now SPI)
I work for Cymed (now SPI) and I have not had a single problem since SPI took over CyMed last August. My manager is great, I have TONS of work (I have never run out). In fact, I think that there is even more work now since it has become SPI! Pay is always direct deposited on time, they are very flexible, there are great accounts, and I, personally, couldn't be happier.
medware and cymed...anyone work for both and if so...sm
I was wondering which company you prefered.  They are about the same benefit wise and such, but was wondering how they differ as far as management, work load, platform, etc.  Also, am just taking general comments on both companies - good or bad.  I have a offer from both and not sure which company to go to.  I have looked in the archives, but just not sure as there is good and bad for both.  Thanks.
SPI/Cymed~ Anyone work for them? Any opinions? Thanks! nm
Work for SPi now, prior CyMed...
and EVERY company has issues, you just have to figure out what issues are deal-breakers for you personally. SPi HAS started switching QAs around to all different accounts, but not sure about the MTs; however, on the few times that these accounts have run short of work for the MTs on them, they've had them actually doing QA! That's ONE position, at least, that you can guarantee you'll move up to if you're competent and want the move.
Their benefits are better and less expensive than CyMeds were, and vacation time is actually a bit better.
There are no yearly or scheduled raises with SPi.
My advice is to ask LOTS of questions BEFORE accepting either job with either company; you should also get EVERYthing in writing, AGAIN, do this BEFORE you accept either position...especially as relate to compensation, benefits, and work hours. :D Best of luck whatever you choose!

I agree with MTer. I, too, work for CyMed.
Extremely MINIMAL micromanagement style.  If you stick to your schedule (with a little flexibility) and are accurate, I think you would find Cymed to be a good company for you.  It has been for me so far.  Good luck!
SPi versus CyMed...SPI is offshore and YES they bought CyMed...

CyMed is now part of SPi and will be merged into the company and will follow all company policies and procedures.    It's the only way the President, COO of SPi could grow the company and keep his job.    He has to grow through acquisition.  This means that at least 70% of all CyMed's business will be transitioned to India or Manila.     The US MTs working at Cymed should be very careful and start looking!!!!

Great people to work for, but I had to leave due to lack of work. Hopefully that has changed. SM
Most of us who do not live in California had to go IC. When I was there, they did not have statutory status, although they told me they did when they hired me. Their pay for VR is VERY low, not a living wage. Many of the folks in the office are ex-YOG and great to work for/with. Good luck.
1200 lines daily is great if you have the work, personally, I never had enough work so
I left and have NEVER been sorry!
Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
Great place to work. LOTs of work and (sm)
as the other poster noted, somewhat flexible.  Make your lines and they pretty much leave you be.  Communication is great, QA is great.  The platform is extremely easy.  There's plenty of work to go around and then some. 
OSI offshores - sm
That's old news, they have been doing it for a while. They got caught at it over a year ago, but no telling how long they were doing it before the news leaked accidentally. They then had to own up to it on the OSi homepage for employees.
No one really knows who offshores
Why do you think there was a post stating that management knew weeks before this DRC take-over and conference call?  It could be in the works no matter company you work for as far as I'm concerned.  As far as saying I won't work for a company that offshores, well that to me, is like saying I am giving up on my profession.  The ones that won't work for offshoring companies are giving them the satisfaction of the take-over and offshoring.  In other words, you are prejudiced, against anyone transcribing other than a born in America MT.  Has it ever occurred to anyone on here that there may be American transcriptionists who are originally from India or China?  Come on this is 2007.  Get with the times!  Do you only buy American made products?  Bet not.  Okay, I feel better now.        
OSI offshores.....
Definitely offshores
All Type...definitely, definitely
I don't know if TRS currently offshores, but they
have been training women in the Trinidad and Tobago (I think) for several years.  If there were a need for transcribed MR a US company would not need to train them, and why train them if they aren't going to have any work.  Get the picture. 
to India. They joined up with Healthscribe a few years back and are using the Healthscribe office in India for transcription. I know for a fact that they are about to lose a major major account in California because they did not inform the hospital that they were offshoring the work and crap hit the fan!
when a company offshores - sm
they tend to send most of the work offshore because the company makes more money for their pockets. They use the American side just for the minimum amount of work necessary for the client and also to "offset" the client figuring out a lot of times that it is being offshored. Diskriter does this also. they will use both American and Indian and charge the client the same rate and hope that the client doesn't catch on.
...but tries to keep it quiet and asks the American MTs to do the Indian's editing...
Precyse offshores.
no message.
OSI offshores. Someone that posts
here often (can't remember name) works for DR and she says the pay is low, but the platform is easy and she can make her lines very easily.   If your friend was constantly running out of work, etc. that would be enough for me to stay away. 
Medware offshores
You get the leftovers. Between Thanksgiving and New years, the server was done daily, frequently several times a day. ..Their sweet little *team leaders* don't spend well at the gas station or the grocery store.

Good luck with this company. Their work is NOT consistent, there was no incentive pay worth mentioning, and they really don't care about quality - just get those lines out.
Diskriter offshores
Turned them down.
Yes, Transcend offshores a lot
Someone had the article and posted it here a few months ago.
Focus offshores
Sorry to say your information is incorrect. As a matter of fact, there is a hospital that will be completely offshored by the middle of July. I had been working on it for over a year before getting this news last month.
Spheris offshores too nm
Transform offshores

Worked for him for 3+ years.  He does offshore.  Be careful about linecount, espcilally spaces. My linecount was  off  and when I called his hand on it it, he hand-counted it and it was off.  He               owed be $1759