Spheris
2.9 of 5 18 reviews
www.spheris.com Franklin, TN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 7, 2014

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Spheris Chairman & CEO Medquist Robert M. Aquilina

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sterling, VA

I have been working at Spheris

ProsWork at your pace , opportunity to try something new

Conscould become very busy at times

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it was a good experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sterling, VA

I worked at Spheris

Prosit is a very learning experience

Consnot much growth after few years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place for expereinced professionals

QA Engineer II (Current Employee)
Sterling, VA

I have been working at Spheris

ProsWork culture is very relaxed

ConsCarreer growth is at risk working here

Advice to Senior ManagementNo strategic direction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Medical Transcriptionist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spheris

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

ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementI 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Transcriptionist/Editor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spheris

ProsWorking 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.

ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementSpheris 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.

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

Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee)

I worked at Spheris

ProsThey pay reasonably well in this field and have benefits.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who know what the work requires and are familiar with labor laws.

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Great work place

Team Leader (Former Employee)
Coimbatore (India)

I worked at Spheris full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProfessional work culture, learning opportunities, fair treatment

ConsSometimes too inflexible to business atmosphere, otherwise perfect place

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is no more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lot of opportunities internally

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Spheris full-time

ProsFlexibility 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

ConsNondomain experts at management level

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work with

Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Spheris part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood environment to work, had good colleagues

Consnot any that i remember

Advice to Senior Managementno

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ship Abandoned

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Spheris full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementPrioritize the 2 Critical Clients in Business -- Employees and Clients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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