Translations.com Reviews

Updated 22 Feb 2021

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2.7
39%
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53%
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Translations.com Co-CEO Phil Shawe
Phil Shawe
11 Ratings
  1. "Management is the king"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Translations.com

    Pros

    Near my house in Pune maharasthtra

    Cons

    No good work , No appraisal

  2. "Fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Translations.com full-time

    Pros

    The company hires great people and it is a nice enviornment

    Cons

    it is difficult to move positions depending on the department


  3. "It was a nightmare here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Translations.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Got to work with a few good and intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Be warned, virtually everything you are told during the interview process is different to the reality. The sales structure is a commission only pyramid system, where commission rates end up half what was stated, as splits with a colleague who "once spoke to the cleaner at the company you are selling to" are common place. Hierarchy is based on time served and not ability, and the level of mid-management skills are as low as I have ever encountered in any organisation. Unless you are earning money for them (via the pyramid) they will treat you like something they have trodden in (bullying and belittlement are the norm). Any incoming leads are awarded on a favoritism basis, as is just about everything else in this company. Seriously, stay away for your own good and health.

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  4. "Global Communication and Technology"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Translations.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company provides long term ROI to large corporations to meet their global business expansion needs. GlobalLink is a powerhouse technology. Unique ecosystem that solves difficult problems. Gets the long tail of business.

    Cons

    Heavy politics and lots of highly differentiated and expansive roles. Can be challenging to find your place long term, although many have, many have not. Pay is overall on the low side. Company doesn't play well within the industry.

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  5. "Great department, not enough people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Publishing in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Translations.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive and productive work environment Little to no workplace drama Treated fairly and respectfully, felt appreciated Given opportunity to grow and seek challenge

    Cons

    Understaffing in other areas leads to timeline crunch in ours Unpaid overtime occasionally necessary (but not regular) Sometimes had to teach myself new tricks or troubleshoot on my own rather than rely on department training, but that's par for the course anywhere. More project management and multitasking involved than I'd signed up for; frequently spend half-days just organizing and managing projects rather than doing actual work. But organization clearly leads to focus and success, here.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Decent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Translations.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice, smart people; intelligence is high throughout and there are a lot of people to support

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't actually care; people not valued

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  7. "Account Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Client Service Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Translations.com

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues. There is a real sense of comraderie.

    Cons

    Staff is overwhelmed with work.

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  8. "Project Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Translations.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is flexible and provides a lot of responsibility for projects early on in the hiring process, allowing rapid growth

    Cons

    There is zero work-life balance, management is often overwhelmed and under trained with how to manage a team, the workload is overwhelming, There is a huge amount of turnover in all departments and a non-competitive salary offer makes it hard to hire more people, burdening the teams. There is a lot of animosity between teams and across production centers. The CEOs are in a legal battle with each other and don't seem to care what happens to the employees. Linguists are treated terribly and increasingly are asked to work for free. There is very little training provided, the healthcare packages are absolutely abysmal and if anything serious happens to you, be prepared to fight the insurance companies over it. Do not waste your time at this company.

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  9. "Main painpoint: Lack of structure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Translations.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and overall good atmosphere. Good office location. Lots to learn and figure out. Management is open to process improvement and encourage ideas. Good exposure to how a vendor company operates Ok working hours with some flexibility.

    Cons

    1. Low pay which leads to high turnover rate and short timers disease. People don't see the future there and don't want to invest time into bettering processes but rather get by till something else comes along and leave. 2. Often fresh out of college kids with no industry knowledge that are expected to hit the ground running within 2 months and being handed large complex projects. 3. A bit of a high level of nepotism and favoritism which can often be seen in small to mid level companies but for someone who claims to be the biggest translation company is unacceptable, as its way too obvious. 4. Low level of trust towards management leading to the best employees quickly leaving on short notice. 5. Low # of holidays. 6. Low overall salary and less than 3% yearly increases that are delayed for several months every year - in hopes some people will leave by then and they don't have to pay the money out. 7. Lots of unwritten rules that differ from department to department and are only discussed behind closed doors. 8. Rivalry between CEOs and lately - obviously fake reviews in favor of 1 of the CEOs that lost in court. 9. Low company trust towards employees - limited to no opportunity to work remotely. 10. Large work load with an expectation of completing your work no-matter what hour of the day it is. Company being global does not help with after hour coverage/handover.

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  10. "Enjoyable Work"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Translations.com

    Pros

    Money wasn't terrible for a first job out of college, Corvallis is a beautiful town, and it was fun to learn about new languages.

    Cons

    Slightly understaffed in the localization engineering department. So many project manager's and not necessarily much communication among them to understand what the engineers are up to.

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