Scribe America

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Scribe America Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
47 Reviews
2.7
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well-run company with the potential for advancement. Compensation is the only main downside.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scribe in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Scribe in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Scribe America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable management
    Promote from within
    Scheduled raises
    Growing job market
    Paid travel expenses

    Cons

    Low compensation for hourly workers
    Not enough hours available to cover every full-time employee (20-30 hour work weeks)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing hours/compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Valuable experience for those interested in medicine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe

    I have been working at Scribe America part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Gain understanding of basic emergency medicine
    - Opportunity to build relationships with several physicians

    Cons

    - Severely underpaid
    - Long hours
    The company takes advantage of the high demand of pre-medical students by underpaying their scribes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for scrbes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Medical Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scribe America

    Pros

    -Great learning experiencing for those pursuing a career in medicine

    Cons

    -Chief Scribes are severly overworked and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Offer multiple management positions at each site to divide administrative duties so that each chief scribe has a feasible chance at a decent work/life balance.
    -Increase pay rates.

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  5.  

    Great experience for those interested in the medical field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe in Des Peres, MO
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe in Des Peres, MO

    I have been working at Scribe America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience
    Great exposure
    Always a student
    Room for advancement with pay increase
    Work side-by-side with physicians

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Limited hours depending on number of scribes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice other than maybe increase pay raise more after 3 month probationary period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scribe America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience working with doctors and Mid-levels. Inside view to medicine without the grunt work of being a tech. You get to learn a lot about medicine from the first person perspective of the Emergency Physician. Flexible Scheduling.

    Cons

    No real room for increase in pay with experience. No direct patient care experience included. Breaks are difficult to come by on busy days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to e-mails more quickly and overall be more available via phone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    its been alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scribe America

    Pros

    Helps prepare you if you are going to med school or any medical direction.
    Helps you connect with doctors

    Cons

    You do not get paid enough for what you are doing. There are no benefits that come with the job.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing all around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scribe America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to valuable knowledge that can only be gained by interacting, observing, and working with/for a physician. Learning how the medical field really works firsthand.

    Cons

    Training - it is terrible, disorganized, very short, and not thorough enough for different types of scribing jobs, since the workbook is only set up to cover the ER scribe's job. Management - they are overworked and not trained well themselves. Managers at my location had no experience with the particular EMR, which made it more difficult. Managers also were degrading and were consistently late to everything, very unprofessional. It is a stressful job all around, and with the horribly poor pay, it makes it not worth it unless you are desperate. The doctors will take their stress out on you, and if they are unorganized, it makes your job even harder. The company offers no benefits whatsoever (besides an optional 30 minute lunch) to scribes, full time or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your own employees, employee happiness does matter. Revamp your training, get someone who is qualified to train your employees. Monitor your project leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience. Very low pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scribe America

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Good networking opportunity. Great pre-medical gap year opportunity. Good management if you get a good project leader.

    Cons

    Very minimal pay and sometimes lack of responsibilities to do especially when the hospital is not busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Medical Scribe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Scribe America

    Pros

    - Constantly learning about the medical field
    - Flexible shift availability (based on location)
    - Pay is above minimum wage
    - CEO will write a letter of recommendation if you have been with the company for over a year

    Cons

    - No hands on experience with the patients
    - Shifts can vary based on the physician you are working with that day
    - No increase in pay with experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scribe America (less than a year)

    Pros

    It only benefits you to do this kind of work if you are going into the medical field.

    Cons

    You only make $8/hr,( I can make more flipping burgers)and are suppose to receive a raise after your 90 days but not guaranteed. While I was being trained book and floor my project manager made me feel so belittled and stupid. My fist 2 days of floor traing I ask a question and was told to figure it out on my own while my manager was on the computer playing a game. I alsi delt with schedule being changed, taking away days so that it could accommodate my manager training someone. I would really prefer to actually get some sort of notice except for just and "when to work email". I was told I would be full time but that was not the case at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really think that you should put out a survey to all the employees on their experience with training, How it is in the job, and about the project leader. I think you need to do an "undercover boss" type scenario and see what needs to be worked on and see how your project leaders are doing to help employees and how they interact with employees, doctors, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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