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Worst Companies to Work - ForPosted: Sep 07, 2013
The big 3 to stay away from
Numbers 1 and 2, no question. - SM [ In Reply To ..]
Probably a lot could be considered vying for #3. Does Precyse pay 3 cpl or 4 cpl for VR? Whoever pays 3 cpl, they'd be among my top choices for third place. (I seem to remember Transcription Doctors being the first ones I saw with that malarkey. Who else is it now at 3 cpl, I forget?)
On the Mark Transcription is the worst when it comes to - sm [ In Reply To ..]
pay. He offers everyone the same starting pay for straight typing...a whopping 4 cpl. I told him he should be ashamed of himself!
I hope you didn't have to go through testing first. - SM [ In Reply To ..]
That's what gets me the worst, slogging through the gauntlet of applying and often having to actually test before receiving pay rate info and then getting the news of less than 4 cpl for VR (for example) and having to tell them that's unacceptable, thanks but no thanks.
that's where i am at!!! - tested for multiple companies [ In Reply To ..]
no calls or interviews yet but i'm mentally preparing my speech if they offer me less than 8/5. ugh. I wish they could just be up front.
The only thing you might do is try asking - before testing, SM [ In Reply To ..]
I would very politely ask if I could find out the pay rates before investing their time and mine in testing, in case the rate is not acceptable to me.
It's worth a try. If they won't tell you, I guess it's not acceptable. I don't see why a company or recruiter wouldn't want to tell you, it's also a waste of their time to go thru the test and resume and set up a phone interview if they know you won't accept 4 cents that they're offering.
It's a crap shoot all the way around.
The few companies that I DID ask up front.... - sm [ In Reply To ..]
All three of them told me they had to have me test first, because it would depend on my testing. I know that is straight B.S., because most companies today pay a standard, no more or less depending on experience. I tested for one company and I know I pretty much aced the test, didn't even have blanks and I was offered 7/3 and that was AFTER they said the pay would be contingent upon my testing. I asked her what I had done wrong on the test to make it be so low and she said she wasn't able to disclose that, the offer was 7/3. Fact is, the offer would have been 7/3 regardless, just wasted my time with the testing.
That has always been my experience when asking - sm [ In Reply To ..]
for pay rate info first before testing. I should say that was my experience if I even got an answer. I am usually ignored when I ask.
Wasn't Stentel another - cheapskate? [ In Reply To ..]
Pitiful! Add to that anybody who doesn't pay for spaces.
What about - Soft Script and [ In Reply To ..]
TTS? Constantly with the revolving door ads (but I guess all of them have this) and have never read anything positive about SS. I think those must be the next biggest 2 hold-outs after the above 3 mentioned.
Softscript--WORST WORST dictators - Headache [ In Reply To ..]
I suppose it's because they're an overflow company, but SoftScript has the absolutely WORST dictators in the 3 companies I have worked for. I'm not so naive as to think that MTSOs have any real say-so in what their clients do, but when you see reports with blank after blank after being through QA 2 times, something's wrong. You would think hospitals would hold their doctors to a higher standard if only to avoid being sued.
i have been doing this for 32 years and SS - pbj [ In Reply To ..]
has the best and easiest dictators I have ever had
Less skilled MTs got the easier dictators - X-Qmanager [ In Reply To ..]
Easier dictators were given to the slower less accurate MTs when we needed to move the work out. Stat discharges went to the fastest most accurate MTs. SS had an arrangement with a couple of MT schools to hire their new grads (maybe still do) so those newbies got the very worst dictators so as to weed them out. Food for thought, PBJ
hilarious!! - pbj [ In Reply To ..]
Worst Companies - egs [ In Reply To ..]
Add Opti-Script - especially if they want to put you on the acct that is OWNED by Nuance. Same as working for Nuance in that case.
Worst - cvr [ In Reply To ..]
Keystrokes -- micromanagement by the terminally rude, neurotic and clueless.
Welp...I have worked at all 3 and am currently - at Precyse [ In Reply To ..]
I honestly do not feel that Precyse should be in your top 3. Their typing/edit platform is SO easy to use and they've done everything they can to MAKE it easy for the MT, it's not hard to get your line counts in. They also do NOT overhire so there is work when you're supposed to work unless there simply is no working coming in from the client. Also, their software is their own...they are able and quite capable to make updates and adjustments of their own, so....every year, they do an upgrade based on suggestions of what the MTs make. The training is VERY detailed so they get everyone new on the same page as the already working MTs so corrections are made the same and the sound rec software learns it because everyone is doing it the same way. Nope....I think you're way off base on adding Precyse to that list. But...opinions are like you know what, and everyone has one. This is just mine.
Girlies... - anon [ In Reply To ..]
Take it to email and duke it out there.
I agree! - This belongs elsewhere... [ In Reply To ..]
maybe the Politics board. I think this person is stirring the pot by doing what she says this "other person/recruiter" is doing, posting messages under different aliases and arguing with herself. Who would come up with an idea like that except someone who would do it herself?
Geez, give it (and the rest of us) a rest!
I will post wherever I want to post - I was commenting [ In Reply To ..]
on the original post made on this board. I'm not your "girlie" and once again, unless the board monitor moves my post or comments to me where I post, I will post where I want to. Your comment along with the one below it is uncalled for. You add nothing to the conversation so why even bother?
Because I will post wherever I want to post as well. - I was commenting on your attitude [ In Reply To ..]
in a round about playful way, which is irritated and mean, looking to pick a fight - and you just verified that in writing.
ONe more company to stay away from - Pam [ In Reply To ..]
I had worked for this paticular company in Florida, Medi-Tran America (Port St. Lucie, Florida), 3 separate times with varying experiences.
In 1996 I was briefly back in Florida before my mom passed away. They were good to work for, and they paid decently and on time.
In the 1990s I was back in California, tried again. The phone bills in order to re-record dictation were humongous, and I went back to work for a small California company (still with them).
In 2012, I contacted them again. They were allegedly "under new management." The owner praised his new manager.
This new manager, Denise, insisted that I buy a version of Word (ended up with 2010), an abbreviation expander, and a medical dictionary software.
She gave me next to no training. Their new software was clunky and hard to understand.
After nearly a week of attempting to work, I got locked out of their computer system (this was remotely).
They have never bothered to pay me for the work I did. I have just composed a letter asking for my wages.
Makes me wonder if this "manager's" modus operandi to boost the bottom line is to withhold MTs' pay. This is not worthy of them. I will never try to go back with them again. Sticking with my California company (I am now living in another state).
Other MTs might want to beware of this company. Don't know about you, but I hate working for free!
Silent Type - anon [ In Reply To ..]
It is definitely not a pleasant place to work, IMO.
"Professional" Transcription Company/PTC - Nightmare [ In Reply To ..]
Horrible dictators, horrible platform, diva Indian in charge, impossible to please QA. Nightmare to work for these jerks.
worst - anon [ In Reply To ..]
Watch out for AccuTran out of Indiana. They will pay you, but it is NOT in a timely manner. They withold first check for a month then you are supposed to get paid bi-weekly or monthly, but I have been only paid every 6 weeks for a 2-week period! They have a great platform and nice people to work with on the plus side.
Worst Companies To Work For...MModal Jul 29, 2013http://crankalicious.hubpages.com/hub/The-Worst-Companies-to-Work-For-M-Modal
Just a bit of a sample of this article. A must read article. It will blow you away.
EMPLOYEES MAKE LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE
When a company treats its employees like disposable parts, such behavior can often be partially tolerated if the pay is good. That is not the case with M Modal, which has consistently lowered the pay rate of its employees to the point where many of them don't make minimum wag ...
Americas Worst Companies To Work For ... MModal Jul 25, 2013I'm shocked...why isn't MModal on this list?
Americas Worst Companies To Work For ... Nuance Jul 25, 2013I'm shocked...why isn't Nuance on this list?
Which Is The Worst? Apr 09, 2013When the dictator:
1. Constantly saying "um" or "ah" or "and" throughout dictation?
2. Sucking his teeth?
3. Sniffing and snorting snot?
ALL EQUALLY DISGUSTING TO ME.
Take a second and blow your nose. ...
Worst Day Ever - Sm Aug 15, 201311 reports in 1-1/2 hours, 246 lines, 24.6% to QA. Just shoot me now. ...
Worst Of The Worst Jan 24, 2015Today I seem to be getting the worst dictators in the history of mankind. After a while your ears simply give out. Enough already!! ...
DSG Seems To Have The WORST Dictators Mar 26, 2010I have been an MT for over 20 years and have worked at a few different companies. I am currently with DSG, and I just have to say, DSG seems to have the WORST dictators of any company that I have worked for. I work on 5 different accounts for them and it is all the same. Any other DSG'ers out there that are experiencing the same thing? I don't recall being told when I was hired that I would be typing 98% ESL. Beware if you are thinking of working here! ...
Today, ASR Is The Worst It Has Every Been!! Apr 29, 2013My count is in the toilet. 80% retype and I can't F11 ! Hey Amy, spent a day in my shoes. ASR has been worse lately, but this is the absolute worst. ...
Sometimes I Feel Like The Worst MT Mar 27, 2014Lately I have not bee doing well, short on line count, a few bad audits, I am in the dog house. I now have a fear that a I too will be let go. It is hard to work like this, wish I could just quit, but cannot right now, maybe in a few months, unless they terminate me. I understand the policy, 150 LPH, but sometimes I just cannot make it, dictators are bad, unfamiliar accounts. When it is good, it is good, but when it is bad, it is bad! I guess I will just keep plugging along until other wise :( ...
The Worst Thing You Can Do Is Nothing Apr 23, 2014In addition to writing to your representatives, we should all try to get our story in the news. ABC World News or any of the others woulld be a great avenue to try. We just need to get their attention. Most average people don't even know about the MTStars site..we need to change that. They ask to keep it brief, so I would refer them to the site and make brief statements about outsourcing, how our pay has been cut in half, that VR is not all it has been made out to be ...
Becoming An MT 35 Years Ago Was The Worst Apr 27, 2014I just read an ad for a certified COURT REPORTER (the job training I stupidly turned down in order to become an MT) in San Jose CA. Check out the annual salary:
$68,237.73 - $86,700.64 Annually
I think I'll go shoot myself now. ...
ACK!! I Have To Say My Company Has To Have Some Of The Worst May 30, 2014MTs!! No I am not perfect and yes I remember when I started how hard it was to remember a lot of things, but some of these mistakes are just stupid. They do not do research or something. I think what is driving me the most batty is they leave one space only after a period in 1 sentence and go back to 2 in the next. Not uniform at all. OKay, done now. Hiding my OCD now ...
Anticipating The Worst... Is This Possible? Aug 04, 2014What if the extremely lower than ever volumes (OOW on 3 accounts at a time) is because some of the acute worktypes are being converted to ambulatory care WT since more and more patients are kept in observation status or "extended recovery" instead of being admitted. W(c)ould not some of those same-day surgery types perhaps be called ambulatory? We would likely be kept in the dark about that just like everything else, don't you reckon? Anyone able to confirm this with anyone?
Best Company...or Maybe The Best Of The Worst Feb 03, 2015Hi guys,
I have just gradded from an MT course and was looking through the postings here and there are a lot of horror stories. Just wondering what places you would recommend working? I have an interview with assistmed coming up but read some things about nonpayment. Any input in to a good company for a worker in canada would be great. ...
I Just Had The Worst Dictation. Apr 03, 2015Remember the Charlie Brown special. Well this dictation sounded like the sound effect used for Charlie's teacher (wawa). Somehow Mmodal still expects 100% accuracy. I spent a good hour on this report, argh. ...
Worst MTSO Ever Jun 23, 2015Don't ever work for this sham of a company, who decides at the drop of a hat to drop wages to minimum wage base and then gives a pay grid to aspire to, all the while tying your hands behind your back with no work and no pooling. They came to the US a few years ago to hire every single MT and QC and manager they could to train their speech engine and their thousands of even more pitifully poor workers in India. That phase is over. You managers reading this will be the next ...
What The???? Do I Work For The Worst Company Or What? Feb 02, 2010Nothing but garbled sound files on cell phones, ESLs who don't even speak a semblance of English, THE WORST VR software I have ever encountered, leads who expect us to sit at our computers 24 hours a day to pick up what work straggles in. The good accounts have been axed over the years leaving us with these gems that give me anxiety attacks daily. I have been at this a long time, and tough accounts are not new to me, but this constant garbage just drives me crazy. I HATE t ...
Best/Worst MTSOs To Work For Jul 18, 2010Does anybody know if there is a place where MTSOs have been ranked, best to work for, worst to work for, happiest customers? ...
E-scription Worst Experience Oct 09, 2011I have worked for Nuance a long time ago. They had e-scription and it was the worst program i have ever been in. I had to check, check, and double check the demographics and God forbid if there was something i had to correct! By the time i got to transcribing, i had already wasted a half-hour. Anyone else with this experience? And do they still have it? ...
On-Time Is The Worst. Avoid. Apr 27, 2012Been with this company for 11, almost 12, years and now we have new QA who have NO clue what they're doing. No report is sent through without their checking it and messing it up first. And no two QA make the same changes. It's so frustrating to love a job and then dread working due to the unprofessional editing. No wonder they're losing accounts left and right. We're normally without work and I think my loyalty showed I was going to be there, at ...
Which Do You Find Is The Worst Bully Sep 27, 2012Nuance or M Modal...
And how does a person get fired rather than quit if the bullying is too much to take. Thanks in advance for those who have experienced it and found a way to deal with it.
MTs Input - Best And Worst Platforms May 07, 2013We are exploring new platforms. We want to know which ones work most effectively for MTs and which ones to avoid. Thanks for any input. ...
Worst Doctor Award Jun 28, 2013Now I've heard it all. Patient is 53 yo female, lives alone in a mobile home. Sprained both ankles, unable to bear weight on either ankle. No family/friends to take care of her as they work or in school. Asks if she can go to an assisted living until she is able to bear weight. Doctor tells her to..... get this.... just crawl around her mobile home if she needs to get around.
Fifteen years of doing this and I'm so pissed off right now that I feel like writing him a let ...
WORST Company I've Ever Worked For Feb 10, 2014Not only do they give is crappy software to deal with struggling to be paid on a production pay, but I get errors CONSTANTLY and can't work. Support is totally uninterested in helping me. I can't leave this company fast enough! The software this company uses is like tying one hand behind my back. Management SUX! ...
Nuance Is The Worst Company Ever May 08, 2014I HATE THIS COMPANY! Just needed to vent. ...
OMG, I Am Deciphering The Worst SLOP May 12, 2015this morning, one right after another. Think BR is stacking the deck this morning. I am THISCLOSE to telling them I QUIT. GIGO!!!!! ...
Does Superior Global Have The Worst Supervisors And QAs? Mar 05, 2010If it just me, or does Superior Global have the worst Supervisors and QAs? They all send feedback like crazy, no one is on the same page, they can't keep track of what is going on, beg people to work and pay them NOTHING. I have never seen anything like this. Who set this mess up? Bad Bad Bad! They need some people who know what they are doing. The emails begging people to work crack me up. "Thank you for all you do." Thanks for that little sentence of appreciation ...
Softscript Was The Worst Experience Of My Life Dec 10, 2010Softscript was the worst experience of my life. Their software sucks - just about all applications within their program are slow, slow, slow - couldn't get any lines. Go figure. Do not waste your time with this company. ...
So Weary Of Having The Worst Dictators In My Life! Nov 17, 2012These dictators should be fined for their horrible English language ability. ...
Nuance CEO Made The Top Worst CEO List Dec 31, 2013http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2013/12/30/worst-ceo-2013/ ...