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62 English questions out of 62

23 March 2021

Does TransPerfect offer massages?

Pros

Good coffee and free fruit

Cons

Room temperature tends to be too hot. Around 29 ℃

Good coffee and free fruit

23 March 2021

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21 June 2021

Does TransPerfect offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good salary and benefit package. Good working environment and communication with managers. Nice team building activities.

Cons

Starting in remote position was a bit chaotic at first. But then it got better

Good salary and benefit package.

21 June 2021

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7 July 2021

Does TransPerfect offer dental insurance?

Pros

-The high pressure environment creates a tightly knit production team. Nice teammates. -Group insurance (although not the best, no paramedical coverage), RRSP (but the employer's contributions are only accessible after 2 years). -Willing to hire someone straight out of university who does not have experience.

Cons

-Huge workload, as the team is constantly understaffed. -Vacation and days off are limited to the the production team's availabilities, which isn't very flexible given the team is constantly understaffed. -Constant last minute requests to work overtime in the evening and on the weekend due to client's requests. -Inflexible 40 hours work weeks; the team is asked to cover hours from 7AM to 7PM. -High turnover rate; the conditions do not allow employee retention. -Lots of guilt tripping from upper management to work overtime, take on different schedules, work on projects we aren't qualified for, etc. -Projects are far from varied, mostly in post-editing, and the vendor pool provides terrible quality work. Upper management does little to nothing to improve vendor pool's quality. -Membership to OTTIAQ not paid; professional training not paid.

Advice to Management

The production team cummulates years and years of translation expertise, so listen to them when they speak up. They are the company's best assets and you set them up (and yourself) for failure by accepting ridiculous conditions from the client, not providing them with great conditions, and behaving in a toxic manner. Read up on democratic leadership.

Group insurance (although not the best, no paramedical coverage), RRSP (but the employer's contributions are only accessible after 2 years).

7 July 2021

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28 August 2020

Does TransPerfect offer parental leave?

Pros

Friendly people! Flexible with maternity leave.

Cons

Difficult attaining upward mobility as far as promotions

Flexible with maternity leave.

28 August 2020

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22 June 2020

Does TransPerfect have a pension plan?

Pros

Great office culture; many people are friends outside of work. Social clubs are organized by employees themselves; football, pub quiz, book club, restaurant, photography. Many are of international background albeit predominately white European, see con. New job descriptions are created and there are hybrid roles if people's strengths lend itself to it. If you excel, it's compensated via bonuses and international travel, if needed.

Cons

London staff should be more diverse. It's predominantly white (incl. many EU citizens). Majority is female (many are recent languages/linguistics graduates). Some teams/departments are >90% white female. Pay rises are only given if you're promoted to a new title (annual review cycle) but you can get compensated through bonuses, which don't count towards pension and are paid quarterly. Commission encourages working overtime so if you want a 9-6 (lunch hour isn't paid for), you'll probably see less in return. No opportunity for taking courses, except for PRINCE2 (self study).

Pay rises are only given if you're promoted to a new title (annual review cycle) but you can get compensated through bonuses, which don't count towards pension and are paid quarterly.

22 June 2020

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