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Since I have worked at Transcend

Posted By: ILMT on 2009-09-29
In Reply to: answers - as I know them - sm - anon

they've never given a shift differential or weekend differential. You can't cut what doesn't exist.


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I worked for Transcend!

I know nothing about Transcend. I worked for JLG

back when they were supposed to be a really good company and they paid by gross lines.  But I was on an account with the CRAPPIEST mushmouth dictators I have ever heard in my life.  My account must have been just overflow of the dictators the hospital MTs didn't want to do because every single one of them was bad.  I made okay money, but I think with gross lines I should have been able to do so much better - and I could have if the dictators were decent.


Okay, then one time there was no work on what I usually work on so I moved over to ERs.  I was in heaven!  The dictators were so good and I worked right along and made great money that day and I was thinking YEAH - THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!  Except then I got an email telling me not to do the ERs, because they wanted to save them for the people who couldn't do anything else.    Oh - so because I'm a very experienced, GOOD MT I have to get stuck with the crap and you give the newbie/know-nothing MTs the GOOD dictation?  Um, I don't think so!


And now I see they pay by the 65 space line instead of by gross lines.  Just wouldn't be worth it to me.


I have worked for MQ and Transcend
I cannot recommend either of them. I don't know about Spheris. Good luck. You might make more at a smaller company or hospital. That is what I did.
worked for Transcend

Two years ago, I worked for Transcend.  However, at that time, they seemed to be over-hiring, and I kept running out of work!  Eventually, I went somewhere else, but left on good terms with them that if they ever needed the help, I'd consider going back.  They were actually good to work for, the people are nice, the communication was great.  The only thing was I got ALOT of ESL that were extremely hard (have 13 years working as acute care MT).  Good Luck! 


I worked for Transcend, but unfortunately
They were a good company as far as I could tell.  Ditto above, plus they were true to their word and paid better than most I see posted here.  I was on Beyond TXT as well.  They hooked me right up with my specialty that I'm great at, and they answered all of my questions.  Don't know about Sten-Tel.
I really liked Transcend when I worked for them.
it up due to a family emergency.  It went very smooth from the time I was contacted by the recruiter, equipment, and training.  All was going great!  They pay on time.  They paid for training.  Unfortunately, when I contacted the recruiter after a few weeks had passed, the schedule was not one that I had originally signed on for, so therefore, I couldn't take the position.  I highly recommend Transcend!  They were wonderful and so understanding! 
I have worked for Transcend for several
months and I think it is okay. My team leader and ROM are both nice. For full time you have to make $900 per pay period. That is not hard to do. I don't know what the benefits are for part time but full time seems pretty good. They also gave a $25 gift card to Walmart for Christmas. That was nice.

Overall, I am happy there. Hope you will be, too.
Since I worked on 2 different VR platforms at Transcend
I find it extremely hard to believe that you are getting handfuls of reports with only 2 or 3-keystroke corrections in the entire report in a day.  In all the time I've worked on VR I can't even count on 1 hand the days I've had a handful of 2 or 3-keystroke corrections.  I think you're exaggerating a bit or I've been extremely unlucky to get the kind of VR editing that I've gotten for a year.  On the other hand, I can pull an 60-line OP report in from autotext in less than 4 Keystrokes and do this repeatedly on OPs throughout the day.
This is a lot. When I worked for Transcend, I got a whole 0.025 extra for CMT. nm
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Would work for JLG before Transcend, having worked at both previously. nm
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I worked on that account with a company other than Transcend.
It was the worst. I was glad to see it go. Sorry for whoever got it.
I love Transcend. I've worked for MANY
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I've worked for many nationals i.e. Webmedx, MDI-FL, Transcend, etc. and
I like Medquist the best.
Not true. I worked at Transcend for years and things have

For years people at Transcend were very friendly and the only time things got really heated on the forum were over personal opinion posts like politics and stuff.  Not any more.  More and more people are to the point of not knowing what to do with this company anymore.  People who have been there years and years have quit or are quitting, and I think most of the peers that are happy are relatively new and haven't seen the downward spiral.  A friend of mine quit a while ago and said she got a letter about a month after she quit asking her to sign a release saying she wouldn't take Transcend to court or be party to any claims relating to her employment with Transcend.  If things were that hunky dory they wouldn't be so scared that they need to ask people to sign waivers when they leave.


Yes, I have checked into and worked for several companies that use Escription and Transcend has the
best pay..now, they just need more work so if you have steady work, then I'd stay put.
Well that makes sense because had they really ever worked at Transcend that would know the pay rate
for editing has NEVER been 3 cpl. They have paid me more than anyone has EVER offered so that poster (Be Careful) is not a legit person who has worked for Transcend.
I worked for a lady's service who was bought out by Transcend
a few years ago and they offered her a position in the home office. She sold, had the job for a few months and then she was terminated. I know for a fact that Transcend said in a paper article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution that they outsourced because could not find enough American MTs to do the work. Now what I find surprising is how many complain on here about sitting and waking for work for Transcend. Wonder how that happens?
When Transcend bought the company I worked for we were told they did not do IC, just PT/FT... sm
so this is news to me!  Maybe they allow different things for different companies they buy.  I also understood a little while after the merger that all accounts would move over to their platforms, but now I am reading that maybe not all of them did with other mergers.  I am sorry you all are going through this!  I remember how it was thrown on us so quickly too.
I have worked for MQ, Spheris back when it was Edix, Transcend and OSI. TransTech is by far the bes
The pay is decent, probably not the highest in the business but not the lowest either. The benefits are good. Pay is always on time. Great bonuses. Great communication and most of all I really like the people and it makes me enjoy being an MT again.
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...
Transcend bought MDI, so if Transcend sends work offshore, so does MDI. nm
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We heard Transcend is buying Keystrokes next. I'm not working for Transcend. No Way !
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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).
I worked for a temp agency for 3 years..LOVED it. Just worked. No counts, no hassels, GREAT pay..
No benefits at the time.  I even learned pathology while temping (8 months on that assigment).  I loved the variety, the ability to say I'm not available such and such time.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I didn't need benefits.
A company is ONLY supposed to verify that someone worked there, what dates they worked, whether PT o
and last date worked. It opens everyone up to a lawsuit if more is given, so most companies are told by their attorneys and business advisors to verify only.

No one has a right to a reference, only verification of employment.
It worked! Latest suggestion from DJ's email worked. nm
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If I worked a longer day, I just put my regular shift, 3p-11p, or whatever. If I worked sm
an extra day, then I was told to fudge the hours around on the other days so it all came out to 40.  I didn't really mind -- have learned not to expect overtime in this profession -- and I was happy to be able to work whenever I needed to get the lines I needed.  However, them telling me directly to fudge on my time sheet would seem to be a violation of the wage and hour laws.  I suppose it doesn't matter now if they do not even have enough work to make the minimum line count necessary.  Several of the companies I thought were golden seem to have gotten a bit tarnished lately sad. 
Glad it worked for you. I have worked for companies
that were more reliable and paid without the delay I had. Maybe you started before they started doing that but it makes no difference. I TOO am a single parent.

You are not trying to argue? Sounds like you not only are trying to argue but you are just waiting for anyone to post anything about the co on here so you can just get out there and respond, which seems to be the way I have always noticed it. It's like all the MTs or whoever that work there are just waiting to respond.

This board is about the good points and bad points about companies. I am telling my experience.

The people were nice people though, but my experience was not a good one and I will not say it was.

I can go a week after the end of payday and even 10days later but that's it. Kids would starve.
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.
Best company I have ever worked for, and I have worked for a lot!
I can't believe some of the things these people say here, and have to wonder if it just the same person or two bashing. I have been at MDI for four years and I do not have a low workload and I get treated very, very well.
They one I am not sure of. I have always worked FT for them. I have worked both IC and employee
and I always did way over 12,000 a pay peroid. I am sure they are pretty comparative to other companies. You definitely could contact a recruiter by applying if they would answer all of your questions up front. Good luck.
Transcend
I just got an email from an MT who loves Transcend. She told me she gets 15,000 lines per pay period as she gets a lot of VR (voice recognition)reports.

She gets around 8 cents a line for a report she has to transcribe "from scratch," but if she gets a VR report, she only gets 5.5 cents a line.

However, she says even with the 5.5/line, she makes 15,000 lines a pay period as the VR reports are very quick and easy to do. She did not mention anything overall about Transcend; just that she really likes her job and the lines she's able to get each day. I am looking for an MT job, but it's really hard as you have no idea what you will end up with even if you do get hired.

You might get terrible dictation, no VR reports, templates, etc. Or some of them require you to have your own equipment which I would prefer to use their equipment.

Does anyone know who is hiring?
Enough about Transcend.
I know, let's pick on another company for S&G's!
x-transcend
Webmedx and Amphion.
transcend
The forum at transcend is full of people angry and complaining bitterly about the new platform and the horrible sound quality. Someone said she had worked on an account for 10 years and now cannot understand the people she has always transcribed. And as for getting ahead, there are a select group of people who are taken care of at Transcend and newbies are part of that, they get raises because they get the easiest work picked out for them. You wont see them with foreign doctors or short reports or the same crappy work day after long day. If it is so wonderful why did a person that left another large company to be a supervisor only stay about 4 weeks and she is already gone??? Probably because once she was in her position, she had morals and could not believe the unfairness with which work is "doled out" and saved and while others never get a break. there is not one thing fair about assigning work and there never will be!!! This is a voice recognition company that has no regard for people as human beings.
transcend
how can anyone think that a company that is going to voice recognition and cutting pay in half, from 8 cents to 5.5 to edit, how can that be good for transcriptionists anywhere. this is all about them making a profit off of your back. For years transcriptionists have been underpaid, 6 cents, 7 cents, while owners of services make 25 cents or more a line and never share it. voice recognition just puts more in their pockets!!! It is just a new way to rip us off. Transcriptionists are the modern day factory workers, sweat shop laborers with no voice, no union, and we just keep taking it and they take our jobs away from us with voice recognition or cut our pay in half to have a job. If you call that fair, they you are in the right position. Nothing in our society goes backwards in price - except the pay of the transcriptionist!!!
transcend/mdi
I was just hired by them, starting training today. However, I'm only doing radiology-hope that is better. Anyone else out there with an opinion???
Transcend

Hi,


I hope you enjoy your training.  It is kinda rough the first day.  I don't know much about the radiology accounts at Transcend, but I do know that the people are very nice.  I had 2 weeks of a slow period, which was frustrating.  However, this happens at all companies from time to time.  Especially in the summer.  I know this because I have worked at other companies and have had the same slow time.  At Transcend, I never had to ask for another account, a secondary, one was offerred to me and I started right away on it.  I have a very good line count and make good money. 


I may have to take on other accounts in the future, I don't know.  If I do, then I will.  Transcend is not the only company that this happens at.  It is all in how you look at it also.  The more you can do, the more valuable you are to your company.  This will only benefit you.  Of course it is not ideal, but sometimes unavoidable.  Yes, it does slow you down but this is just at first.  You eventually become accustomed to your secondary, or whatever number account that it is for you, just like you did on your primary when first starting at Transcend.  I have found in my experience that the less flexible I am, the more limited I am.  In this line of work, that is not good. 


You will also hear about Transcend using VR.  I am getting ready to train on that.  I hear horror stories about the whole thing and I am sure that it is everything that everyone says it is.  But the thing is, a lot of companies are going to be using it.  Maybe not all of them, but a lot.  It is a step towards the future and we have to learn to accept that.  I am not worried about doing it.  If I have to work longer hours for a while to get used to it and get my $$ back where it was, then so be it.  I believe that this too will be something that an MT can get used to and become good at, just like having multiple accounts. 


All I know is, at Transcend, I have always been paid on time, paid well, never had a check bounce, and I have not ever been lied to or mislead.  This is my experience and my opinion.  Good luck to you!


transcend/mdi
I was hired for Fri-Mon. Was told they have little coverage at that time. Not true???
MDI/Transcend
Wre they the same company or 2 different companies?  They are being lumped together a lot in posts.
MDI/Transcend
MDI was bought out by Transcend, but they work as a separate entity. It's like Time Warner and AOL.
Transcend/MDI
All the posts are too far down.  I can't keep up with all the drama way down there, so I thought we could bring it up here where it's easier to find! 
Which one MDI or Transcend?
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MDI/TRANSCEND
And if MDI/Transcend do become one company, I'm out the door....Transcend was a horrible place to work, and I would hate to see that happen to MDI. While it's not the perfect place, it beats Transcend all to he@@...
TRANSCEND
I do not work for Transcend, but have done my research!.  Has anyone stopped to look up info on Transcend?  Note that all upper management is comprised of men, and their salaries are all over $200K a year and then there's one AM who's salary is $200+K a year plus something like $10K bonuses every quarter, yeah, and they aren't making any money!  And here we all sit typing our fingers to the bone, barely ekking out a living while some CEO of a company, who by the way is not an MT, and has never transcribed, literally forgets that we are the back bone of his company, while upper management collects their 6 figure incomes, and forgets to recognize that without US he would have no 6 figure income!  Gee, how many lines is 200K????? It's all pubic information!  The good side is offshore!
Okay first it was MDI-FL, Transcend, MQ, SS
and now KS! The post below me is starting it now with Spheris. What is up with all of this? We all know that each and every company has their issues. We get it already. People are bashed on here if they say something good about a company, because they must be management, or if they say something bad, because they must be disgruntled. We all will not have the same experiences. Different strokes for different folks! I have worked for 4 of the companies listed above and have had a different experience with all of them. A few I would not go back to at all and 1 I have; however, just because Joe Blow had a better experience than I did doesn't mean I get on here to bash that person and INSIST they must be lying about their experience.

Can we all just agree to disagree on certain issues?
Transcend

To the questions about 20,000 lines per pay period, I noticed that the poster(s) are not saying whether that is post escription lines or preescription lines.  Beyond Text, or the other platforms that Transcend has.  In order to answer, these questions have to be more specific as to what platform someone is working on.


I get 20,000 lines per pay period, however, that's after they do the conversion rate on my account and take 20% of those total lines. Standard = transcribed.  Edited = VR lines.  And that puts me in the incentive.  The incentive Transcend has it the BEST in the business, and it is attainable. And they pay a shift diff for both weekend days, which I work to get the shif diff.


There's lots of questions of what to do when work is low, well work is not always low, and you have to go with the flow and work as hard as you can and  keep your butt in the chair, and not do dishes, laundry, clean, watch TV, play with the kids, visit with your husband, boyfriend, significant other, or any other activity that takes away from truly being productive.  Then when work is slow, there is less headache of worrying about whether to get your lines or not.  And NO I am not one of those people who works "off the clock" that only hurts all MTs in the long run.  I work my 8 hours, no more no less on the days I am scheduled.  However, if I missed some hours because of running out of work or slow work, I will get prior approval BEFORE I come on to make up the time, or wait until late when no one wants to work, which is usually between 6p and 9p.  Always with prior approval!


What I do is email my supervisor and ask her if it is alright to adjust my hours to accommodate the the flow of work.  There is also a tool on the internet with Transcend to see when everyone's schedule and to be fair what I do is work when there is very little coverage, or hours when there is a break in coverage, that ensures that there is work, but you have to be flexible.  I have found that many of the MTs that work and complain about not getting their lines want banking hours, and this is not a 9-5 job, M-F.  I work BOTH weekend days and ALWAYS have plenty of work.  In the few months that I have been with Transcend work was slow on one weekend day, otherwise I can manage to get usually about 3000 lines per day on the weekends, now that's VR and transcribed lines combined, and NO I am not typing 3000 lines, but remember there's a conversion formula.  I usually work a split shift on the weekends, there's work in there in the a.m. and then I start up in the afternoon (when NO ONE is around) on the weekends, and I have plenty of lines on the weekend evenings. That's how you get your lines, you work the hours no one wants. 


And a comment to the posters down further on the board.  Everyone is correct about speaking up.  So few people do that, and chose to fly "under the radar" because of fear of "making waves."  Well, there are those of us who make the waves, and do not fly under the radar, and we are the people that help make it better for those who want to sit back and put negative posts on these boards, but do nothing to make it better.  It's like the people who complain about who we put in office, but they do not VOTE!  If you do not vote, you have no say in what happens.  That one vote could make a difference, and the same with MT.  We need to be more unified as MTs and then the nationals might sit up and listen.  We need to refuse to transcribe, edit, etc., all these horrible dictators for the ridiculous rate of money they offer, if we all got together and stuck together and had ONE VOICE, we WOULD MAKE  a DIFFERENCE!  I have been very successful in this business for almost 30 years, and have been in management in 2 soon to be 3 companies, and the only way I got where I am is to SPEAK UP and get noticed!  Otherwise, you are just another stereotyped warm body in stretch pants with a cigarette hanging out your mouth and a beehive hairdo to these companies.  (Nothing wrong with stretch pants, beehive hairdos nor cigarettes either, if that is your choice, to each his own) but that is how most nationals see transcriptionists, and that is just not so. 


Do not let anyone tell you that it is a "privilege" to work at home.  It is not a privilege, it is the only arena for us to work in because almost all transcription is done in the virtual office.  So it is no longer a privilege and I will correct anyone who makes that statement.  If you do not work at home, you most likely cannot be an MT.


Most of us are well educated, intelligent women, who love our families, who love what we do, and enjoy transcription.  But we can't make any changes if people do not "vote."


I am management, but not at Transcend.


 


Transcend
Transcend does not pay 10 cpl anymore.
Transcend

Just curious.


Does Transcend have a "honeymoon" period or bait and switch like some other larger companies I've heard of and do they overstaff accounts with MTs?  And, if you know, do they cherry-pick like some others I've heard of?  TIA.


RE: Transcend
No to all of the above.