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Transform offshores

Posted By: RJ on 2009-09-03
In Reply to: finding the location - sm

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

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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. 
CyMed offshores, pay so-so, don't know about other.
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
Any company that offshores, lies about it like they did and then
gets caught is an unethical company.  I don't care if they pay better, no ESL, etc.   If you want to work for a company like that more power to you.     My ethics won't let me work for a company like that. 
Will never work for a company who offshores
And I bet I won't have to eat my words.
Medware definitely offshores, so does Focus
In fact, Focus Infomatics is OWNED by an Indian company.

I have worked for them both. Be Ware.
Just found out my company offshores,
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. 
Spheris offshores some accounts
OSI also has this account & definitely offshores it to India
Cymed offshores work and their pay isn't great.

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.



Every company I've had contact me offshores
and all that is left is the garbage, even had one company let slip that they sent the good stuff to India.
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.
Precyse offshores, pay is based on numerous

things - years of experience, shift, CMT, etc.   Pay is average. 

I don't know anything about the other company.




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? 

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. 
Opti Script offshores some of their accounts
SPI heavily offshores to India and Phillipines.
Superior offshores, Pro doesn't have a good

reputation.  I can't see anything good coming out of it. 

Healthscribe linked up with Spheris and has an office in India. I know this because I worked directly with both companies but not as a transcriptionist. Personally, I think any Transcriptionist would be better off going somewhere else.
Transcend offshores, so I have a pretty good idea...
where the 40-50 reports are disappearing during *your* night (*their* day shift).

DSG supposedly doesn't offshore, so darned if I know why we keep running out of work, though I'm guessing just plain old overhiring; no doubt of displaced MTs from other offshoring companies, so it affects everybody, regardless of whether the MTSO actually offshores or not.
Any service that offshores has US QA people. We're the ones stupid enough to take these jobs
and clean up their mess!
Focus offshores 80% of their work to India. And I heard they are headed
Diskriter offshores in a huge way, which means privacy is compromised and American jobs are lost

Stop the carnage and quit working for these companies!  Protect your own interests! 


Sorry - this should be TRANSFORM. nm

Has anyone heard of Transform?? www.transformmt.com

I just got the test, and I was wondering if anyone working for them or knowing anything about them could put their 2 cents in?? Thanks ahead of time.

Has anyone who thought they did extremely well on their testing, been turned down for a job with this company? I've got 12+ years of experience and I thought I did extremely well on their testing, and was notified that I was turned down for not meeting their qualifications. First time that has ever happened, so was just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them. Their standards must be set extremely high.
Name is Transform
It is in Billings Montana and a great company.  They are hiring right now.  Good luck.

Anyone have any experience with this company?  Are they flexible with shifts (maybe offer a 12-hour window)?  Pay?  Benefits?  Ease in getting lines?  Do they assign dictators so an MT can get used to their voices and phrases, etc.?

Thanks in advance for any info.  Am trying to decide whether to apply and don't want to waste anyone's time. 

Yes, what do what to do know about transform?
Wondering about flexibility, benefits, ESLs, pay, etc. Thanks for any info. you might have. Are you working for them now?

First let me say this was my experience:  I do not work with them currently.

Positives: Pay was on time, plenty of work, benefits, direct deposit, the pay was average, I was making 8/line with an orthopedic account.

Negatives: My boss did not respond to my questions, the platform was very slow (but they to act like its your computer. I have road runner cable connection and have never had a problem with any system, except theirs). I worked 10 to 11 hours just to meet my line count (and I am an above average typist, right now I average 1800 lines a day). I worked on their orthopedic account and I have about 7 years of experience in orthopedics,  they did not have a interface for their patients, so we had to print out the doctor's patient list everyday to get their information (social #, patient ID #, date exam, etc) to put into the system, so I spent a lot of time doing research and shuffling through the different schedules. Also they did not pay for header information, which we put in. When my boss did answer me it was in a very condenscending tone. Also I only got about an hour of traning on their system.

I stayed with for about a month and gave them a 2-week's notice.  Maybe they have changed. This was in October, 2005 when I worked with them.

Good luck. PS I now work with a company that I am 98% happy with, hopefully you will find a good match for you.

Wow! 98% happy with?! That's wonderful! I'm looking to make some changes, but didn't want to waste my time with Transform like I've wasted my time with these other places. I have about 15 years experience. Another option was WordZXpressed out of Georgia. I've already tried OSi out of Georgia and their platform was too slow also and the pay was low, plus they claimed I was typing clinic and paid clinic rate, but it was actually hospital because I looked it up and it said x beds, etc..... Anway, thanks for the info. Oh, who do you work for now that is so good? I won't apply if there are no openings, but was just curious about such a good company! Thanks again......
I'm thinking of applying with them. They sent me the testing info. e-mail, but I sure didn't want to job-hop so am just trying to research before I apply. Do you think they pay decent? Flexible schedule? ESLs?
Web site is transformMT.com. I got a response e-mail from them, but haven't tested yet. They want to test my computer too and I'm a little hesitant about that if I don't know that much about them yet. I would like to know about what they pay and how flexible they are and how much ESL work is expected and all that stuff. Let me know if you find out anything and I'll do the same!
I think I did hear somewhere that they had a new platform, but haven't talked to them directly yet. In your experience, did they have a lot of ESLs? What about the schedule? Was yours a strict 8-5 type thing? Weekends required? Thanks.