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How many employees does Transcend have? I have heard

Posted By: curious on 2005-07-17
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3000 and 5000 and now 300.  Does anyone know?

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Attn: Any Transcend employees or former employees
I have been offered a job with Transcend, but I am not completely sure about it yet and I need some input from you guys.  I have read positives and negatives regarding this company but alot of it was pretty old information.  Can anyone give me some recent feedback on them?    Thanks very much!!!
We heard Transcend is buying Keystrokes next. I'm not working for Transcend. No Way !
I have heard of managers etc who have taken lists of employees
for their company when they left and contacted them announcing that they were with the new company and telling them to write them if they were interested in positions.

It definitely IS unethical but yes it does happen.

Someone who values their name in this industry would not do this. People do not want to work for someone who resorts to underhanded tactics. Too many people do this. Those who care about the business practices of any company or manager would not condone this. Just ask yourself this question, if they would do that, would they hesitate to give out personal information of the MTs who they have done this to? I personally think if they are unethical in one area, they would be in another. I would avoid any company or person that would do this.
Heard from SOAP employees they are currently laying off MTs.
Transcend sent the employees....sm
an e-mail stating that they're planning to embark on a TEST PILOT with an offshore vendor for a very minimal amount of reports. This doesn't mean that the company will definitely decide to go that route permanently. Also they didn't state what country it would be -so those below guessing India may be wrong because there is transcription going out to other countries as well by various companies.

The company could have not said anything to the employees and no one would have known. Instead they chose to be open and honest and some people on the boards here want to knock an employer that is honest. They could have chosen to try to hide it like some of the others have.

I prefer up front honesty as opposed to behind the doors dealings any day with any company.
Hello Transcend employees
I did the testing today and received a response.  I have an interview this week and am very excited to hear what a stable company this is after reading the posts.  If the insurance is pretty good, not too high of a premium, I'll be extremely happy!  I applied for an eScription account, read that platform was good (yay).
To Keystrokes employees: Has anyone heard anything about when a new, less expensive insurance (sm)
is starting?  I was told by a valid source it was to be February 1 but it apparently didn't happen then.  Has anyone else heard a different date?  TIA.
Transcend's longtime employees

Ive read here that Transcend has a lot of employess who have been there a long time, they must be doing something right?  I see a lot of negative here about Transcend and so I am trying to even that out a little bit.  Also they do not offshore.  I wonder if the unhappy MTs from Transcend were MTs who didnt work there long and did not give them a chance?  Thoughts?


Current Transcend Employees
Would you refer a friend to Transcend at this point in time as one of the best to work for as far as nationals go?  Why or why not?
Question for Transcend employees (not ICs)

Is Transcend flexible about schedules for full time employees?  I want to work full time as an employee (not an IC, which I had thought I would try, but don't want the tax hassle), but I can't have a schedule that I have to be nailed down to (like 8 to 4 every day) - I will work my required hours per week, but I'm in college and my schedule changes every semester so I need to be able to go with the flow.  Any feedback?

Transcend gave the employees....sm
1. A gift card.
2. A card signed by the president, vice president and others in the office.
3. An announcement today about a matching 401(k) program starting in 2007.
Current Transcend employees - how about (sm)

their platform?  Is it anything like DocQScribe or is it like Dictaphone ExText? 

Also, I understand there are schedules but is there any flexibility? Do they work with you if you need to change times for unexpected events, etc.? 

Is the work pretty constant?  I know it fluctuates greatly this time of year, but am speaking generally. 

Any other info appreciated.  E-mail if you wish. 


Question for Transcend EMPLOYEES

I am trying to be optimistic and am looking forward to having benefits. I have not had benefits in YEARS...I also would love to have employee status with all my taxes taken out. Here is my concern... I cannot seem to get a clear answer on the pay scale. All I hear is that it depends... so many variable. Well, I know this. Some people need more insurance than other, etc., but what is the average cpl for straight type and what is the average cpl for VR. I do not see why that is so hard to answer. I know my pay will decrease automatically just due to the taxes being taken out that I am not used to and I assume that I will be paying for what ever insurance I get out of my paycheck as well, so why else would Transcend decrease my pay rate? Like I said, I am trying to have hope here and not panic, but I have bills to pay and I am not sure just how much I can afford to be an employee and have benefits even if I do want them.

Thanks in advance.

Employees got a letter. Transcend is always first to come on here and deny
anything that is said that is not true. They are being very quiet about it. I also got one of the letters saying they are using an offshore trial. Do not know what the tie is being the moderator of this board and Transcend is, but sure looks like she does not want to apply the same standards to them that she does for other companies.
But I thought all Transcend employees had to work
That doesn't make sense.  I could see that a lot of domestic MTs don't want to work 3rd shift and they need the coverage, but if all employees have to work at least 1 weekend day, there isn't much dictation over here on 3rd shift except for the occasional stats.  It would seem they wouldn't have enough work to keep the overseas MTs going.  I can't see an overseas service staying in business when they're only getting a few stats on each account for a couple hours on the weekend.
How is Transcend/MDI's medical insurance plan for employees?
I strongly disagree; Transcend cares a lot for its employees
If you do not want to play the game, just ignore the e-mails. Or, you may find another company is better for you. No sense being miserable.
Current Transcend employees...what type of lines...sm
What type of line counts are you getting as far as VR on the Beyond Text platform?  I am rather new and not getting a very good line count and was wondering if there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I have gone through all the resources on the main website to help enhance line count, but not seeing much of a difference.  Thanks. 
copied from email sent to current Transcend employees.
It does, however, provide additional opportunities as
we become a larger and more meaningful company. MDI was attracted to Transcend
because Transcend is widely recognized as the best company in the industry. MDI
is also very excited about Transcendís technology, speech recognition successes,
and broad capacity to deliver services on a large scale.

This is a company big on VR. Hope you like it.
I heard it about Transcend
From a trainer
Merry Christmas to you too! I think it is great that Transcend sends out gift cards to employees.
I wonder how many other companies do that. Let's see, with over 1000 transcriptionists that is 25,000.

Again, thank you Transcend!
Heard rumors that Transcend does...
but can't confirm it. 7 cpl for over 10 years of experience is criminal.
Nothing from Transcend, although I heard others got gift cards or at least a card. I've worked th
several years so if it was just a case of being forgotten that is still pretty pathetic. How do you forget your employees, especially when you get junk bulk mail from there regarding nothing that involves you..but at Christmas you were forgotten. Oh well, I have work and for that I am grateful so I'll be nice...
Oh for sure employees, but not too often for statutory employees. Sorry for confusion.
I've heard only positive things about them. So, I applied, but haven't heard a word. Maybe fl
They have IC and employees, employees get benefits.
Good company. I am very happy there.
Does anyone like it at Precyse? New employees? old employees? nm
I've only heard of Intellitype. Never heard of Teletype.
Transcend bought MDI, so if Transcend sends work offshore, so does MDI. nm
If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
then doesn't that make MDI a company that offshores? That's like saying that one branch of a company offshores but another does not, so they are excluded from the offshore label. If MDI-FL is part of Transcend and Transcend offshores, that means that they do.
RE: If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
Your hypothesis is incorrect. MDI is a wholly independent subsidary of Transcend, therefore, they were not a part of the experiment to offshore to evaluate cost/benefit ratio that Transcend only tried for 90 days (I believe the evaluation process is not still ongoing).
It is not Transcend. Transcend has not had control of
the accounts long enough to make any changes to anything. Maybe your account just slowed down like a lot of others did over the last few weeks. Everything will run status quo for a few months before any major changes are implemented. And give Transcend a chance. It is a good place to work and you will finally have some benefits that you will enjoy.
which employees are getting this and how much.
I havent heard a work about any incentives.
MQ employees
Quoted: Remember employee = real benefits, not this 3 days a year PTO and insurance that is laughable. Also you must provide the equipment, the internet, and pay for downtime such as weather. A supervisor to authorize your stupid OT

PTO can be up to 18 days per year. As a FTE, I was given a week of vacation PTO and holidays. The insurance is not laughable. Compared to many companies out there, it falls right in the middle somewhere. Who pays you because it snows? (or rains, etc)? I know in our region, many MTs were affected by the hurricanes and received some compensation. And where have you worked that you do not have to have OT APPROVED??

I still think so many of you are so accustomed to be picky that the reality of "real job" is going to scare you off.
Certain new employees get PTO right away but other new

employees have to wait a YEAR?  Isn't that a little unfair and discriminatory???

And since when is $12-15 an hour considered GOOD in this profession?

Is this thread real?  April Fool's Day isn't for another 4-1/2 months!

How to keep employees

Every single MT company is full of BS these days.  They turn our homes into sweat shops, they cut our pay.  They have no consideration for our feelings.  MTs are job hopping just looking for a decent deal.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a company with high standards.  A company who gave so much in the way of decent treatment, time off, flexibility, civilized treatment, appreciation and good pay, and I mean very good pay.  Can you imagine what it would be like to have every MT in this godforsaken lousy business clamoring for a job with your company?  All you have to do is be FAIR, pay decent WAGES, treat people like HUMANS instead of machines.  You would never be posting a help wanted ad.

Man, I wish I could do it myself.  I would have the best, brightest MTs out there becasue I would attract and draw them to my wonderful company instead of nickle and diming them to DEATH. 

Why don't you want to know what former employees have to say about OSI?
I think they would serve you better on what you want to know.  I worked for them for four years.  The first couple of years were okay, not many problems to speak of, then it all went down hill from there.  The higher-ups started to get nasty to the transcriptionists, they starting changing accounts around, loosing accounts....it really got bad.  I think they have a revolving door on their main office, so many people come and go.  I would do my research before I jumped the gun with OSI.
no those employees are all over here

throwing muck and personal attacks all over the place, especially at the company (ies) they left.  I also know the company monitors the board which resulted in the formulation of the language of not allowing the company named to be posted.

As for not wanting a good thing to leak out, I've always been a cheerleader and am of the opinion that if I can help my employer grow by being a good employee and bringing other good employess to them, then that adds to my job security and a recognition by the company of my being loyal to them.

Maybe that's the part that has so baffled.

It is so new that most of us employees do not know anything about it yet. nm
MDI-MD....I think all their employees are SE (sm)

I got hired for Radiology not acute care...

I only mentioned that again because there were some posters last week who were running out of work at MDI-MD and were afraid they overhired but I think those were acute care MTs...


An OM did this to both employees and ICs

at a company where I worked for 4-1/2 years from home, then about 10 months in the office.  I ended up leaving  the company because of what I saw happening within the office.  The owner was a great person, but left much of the day-to-day operations to the office manager.  If someone called in and needed extra cash because they wanted to put a child in a private school, she would take work from someone else and give it to the needy person...now keep in mind that the person needing the extra cash didn't actually HAVE to work because of the husband's income and the person whose work was taken away was single and had no other source of income.

This is just one example, but it happened like this A-L-L the time I was in the office.  I lost total respect for the OM and then for the owner for knowing it was happening and allowed it to continue. 

They can't keep employees...
They are rude to their employees and they go in and change your time-sheet hours if you are getting paid by the hour and cut your actual work hours in half. That was my experience with them.
They must REALLY need employees
Between yesterday and today I've had 3 phone calls and several emails, after I said no.  I told the guy I'm not interested in a company that has QA in India, especially since they would be deciding whether my work was correct or not.
5 employees?
I do two of mine accounts, and I certainly do not require employees?  No wonder you weren't making any money.  You have to actually do the work yourself not hire people to do it.  My goodness.  
employees, I mean
US employees
They said they employ approximately 30 MTs in the US. 
Can anyone tell me how many employees
before I make a decision. Thank you.
Any MDI-IT employees out there? sm
How long have you worked at MD-IT?  Do you run out of work? 
They don't have employees there??
How many employees do they have?
they have about 52 employees