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  1. Excellent place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Spheris

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work at your pace , opportunity to try something new

    Cons

    could become very busy at times


  2. it was a good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

    I worked at Spheris

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a very learning experience

    Cons

    not much growth after few years.


  3. Not a place for expereinced professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer II in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer II in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Spheris

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is very relaxed

    Cons

    Carreer growth is at risk working here

    Advice to Management

    No strategic direction


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  5. Helpful (1)

    IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE, DON'T CHOOSE SPHERIS.

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

    I have been working at Spheris

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Equipment and resource programs provided. Flexible hours and working at home. Benefits, even though high medical deductibles, but better than none.

    Cons

    Compensation at Spheris is ridiculously low. I made minimum wage the first 2 years, working very hard. Finally, got up to a decent $12-14/hour, and when the company instituted speech recognition with a lower pay rate for SR jobs, I'm back to around $8 to 9/hour. Lousy pay, in addition to having to be "on call" for holidays when there is no work and having to to take your paid time off if you want to get paid, is tremendously frustrating and discouraging. Also, no pay when the programs mess up, i.e., transcriptist "pay" in lost time and dollars for technical difficulties, and there are many.

    Advice to Management

    I wholeheartedly agree with the person who wrote, "Spheris needs to value their employees more and show them they are valued by increasing pay rates instead of decreasing them. Speech recognition pay needs to equal or exceed transcription pay." You are taking advantage of people who don't have any other choices, i.e. desparate to stay home with children and/or rural employees with not many opportunities, (especially in this economy), and most likely are making a mighty fine living off of us!


  6. Spheris -

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist/Editor
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist/Editor

    I have been working at Spheris

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home is a definite plus. The company provides the equipment and software necessary to do the job. Another plus is being able to flex your schedule should the need arise.

    Cons

    Compensation at Spheris is poor. I am making less now than I did 9 years ago and working harder. When questioned about possible pay rate increases, the company responds with "work harder and you will make more money." A few years ago we had a good health insurance and vision insurance package but that was changed to less coverage for more money on the employees part. Also, recently the company stopped contributing to our 401-K plan. The company instituted speech recognition with a lower pay rate for SR jobs than transcribed jobs which is totally unfair as the SR jobs often take longer.

    Advice to Management

    Spheris needs to value their employees more and show them they are valued by increasing pay rates instead of decreasing them. Speech recognition pay needs to equal or exceed transcription pay. Spheris is going to lose a lot of good employees if they don't make some changes soon.


  7. Terrible management turnover. Managers with no experience or knowledge of the work done.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist

    I worked at Spheris

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay reasonably well in this field and have benefits.

    Cons

    Poor technical support. Demand for overtime, at one time 4 hours per day mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what the work requires and are familiar with labor laws.


  8. Great work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Coimbatore (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Coimbatore (India)

    I worked at Spheris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional work culture, learning opportunities, fair treatment

    Cons

    Sometimes too inflexible to business atmosphere, otherwise perfect place

    Advice to Management

    Company is no more


  9. Lot of opportunities internally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Spheris full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility is a great thing over there. Can come in/stay late as long as you take care of your assignments.
    Transparency
    Flat hierarchy
    Affable people
    Great culture

    Cons

    Nondomain experts at management level

    Advice to Management

    Not much


  10. Good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Spheris part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work, had good colleagues

    Cons

    not any that i remember

    Advice to Management

    no


  11. Ship Abandoned

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Spheris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Workforce
    Great Management Team
    Long Lasting and Reliable Client Base
    Very Good Client-Production Relationship

    Cons

    Poor LongTerm Vision from Leadership Group
    Lack of Commitment and Dedication from Leadership Group
    Very poor Sales and Customer Relationship Processes and Initiatives
    Very poor employee engagement and growth initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the 2 Critical Clients in Business -- Employees and Clients.



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