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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
137 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward but long interview process (4 interviews so far)
    No curveball questions.
    Basic behavioral questions and resume questions.
    Very nice interviewers so far that genuinely seem interested in what you have to say.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was easy, kind of nerve-wrecking as it seemed like they just desperately needed people and would say anything to hire you. Incredibly fake, everyone seemed like they were out for themselves

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't a good fit and employers seemed phony

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview was brief, basic quesions about yourself and whether or not you are interested in the Project Coordinator position, nothing out of the ordinary. Afterwards they typically send an editing assessment assignment.

    No Offer
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  5.  

    Client Services ISO Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TransPerfect in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted them after seeing an ad on LinkedIn about the company and role. It wasn't exactly my field (have more of a communications background) but I had some interest in law and thought the chance to be a manager would be somewhat cool even though I knew at entry level I wouldn't have much power.

    I had two phone interviews that were pretty basic and it seemed obvious that they were just looking to move me along unless I said something crazy. They then sent me a proofreading test that I had 40 mins to complete once received. It wasn't that hard but it required scanning back in a document which I found weird and made it clear that the role would be mostly just proofreading/ serving as a whipping boy if something went wrong with a document sent to a law firm.

    I was then set up with an in person interview. The office seemed really disorganized and both my interviewers had to borrow someone else's desk. Most of the office is dedicated document production and hectic. The interviews were pretty easy but neither of the 2 people were all that familiar with my resume. My 2nd interviewer was totally unprepared. It also became clear that the work would be not even really proofreading documents but looking at stuff like tab organization and headers. It would also require early hours (thou I expected that) and they made a point of making sure I'd be able to respond on weekends. No deal breakers but it quickly became clear that this would not be a particularly gratifying job. Basically all the worst parts of being a paralegal.

    In between interviews there was a logic test that seemed like an uber easy and short (~30 min ) LSAT.

    Next day I got call that I got the job. They really pushed for me to say yes ASAP and were not too happy when I said I needed a week. I then got a call half way in that week saying if you don't say yes soon we are going to look at other candidates. When I told them a day after that I was accepting another offer they thanked me for wasting their time. While I didn't parade the fact that I was evaluating another job (and as soon as I received the other one I told them) I don't think it is unreasonable to expect candidates to take some time to decide. Had I accepted I agreed to start immediately which I thought was pretty flexible on my end. From my experience and reading other reviews I think I dodged a bullet. That said, after a year of unemployment their 40 grand offer didn't seem too bad at first.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    better offer that fit with my experience and offered way better pay. concerns about work/life balance, professionalism and career path

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After a week I received an email requesting time for a phone interview. Had the phone interview the following day and schedule an in-person interview for the following week with the hiring manager. I am still waiting for a response from the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • The initial questions were standard:
      - Why do you want to leave your current employer?
      - What do you currently do at your current place of employment?
      - What's your desired salary?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through website. Contacted by recruiter week later - phone interview w/ basic sales intro sales Qs - why sales, why are you looking - next phone screen w/ VP - short Qs to the point on a Friday, scheduled an interview day w/ them on Monday. Met 4 VPs simple Qs. Next step is to get feedback from recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • 1-10 interest
      1-10 how you like transperfect
      1-10 how competitive
      1-10 how hungry
      Are you a hunter or farmer
      Why sales
      Why are you looking
      Why transperfect
      Why legal vert
      Why do you want to come back to legal
      GPA in college
      Can you lead
      What do you think of our culture
      Do you think you are a line wolf?
      When can you start
      Would your company be upset if you left
      What accounts do you have contacts in
       
      Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    For the interview, everything is based on a scale of 1-10. How competitive are you, how determined are you, rate your work ethic, rate your attention to detail. They also ask if you're a farmer vs. hunter. They don't consider most people that don't rate themselves at least a 9 or 10 for every question.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions are very straight forward and no curve balls.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate back and forth twice and raised their initial offer by $4K
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was emailed for a phone interview. With the email I was sent a few articles on TransPerfect to read before the interview. The articles basically talked about what an amazing company it was and how its founders built it from the ground up. I was inspired and excited for the interview.
    The phone interview was not a positive experience and made me realize this was not the company for me. I live outside of NYC, and the first 10 questions I was asked had to do with why I wanted to move to NYC. I said I don't care about moving to NYC its really the job that I was excited for. That answer was not sufficient strangely enough. I was not asked about the articles I was sent at all, and the interview ended in about ten minutes. I believe the company tries to find young recent grads who are dying to move to NYC, and therefore will take a low salary and long abusive hours in order to move there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  10.  

    Assistant Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TransPerfect in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very short. It took maximum 10 minutes. The interviewer clearly did not want to talk to me and simply asked couple of questions just to be polite. It was a very strange interview experience. Why would they waste time calling if they are not interested? I have no idea. I was not asked any hard or unexpected questions. I wish I was, because, despite the horrible reviews and lousy pay, I wanted this job.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Only normal questions like: tell me about yourself, your work, why us.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at TransPerfect.

    Interview Details

    After taking an attention to detail exam online I was invited for an interview in their office. There they gave me a logic exam before I was able to meet with the manager. After the interview they said they'd call me back but I never received one so I'm guessing they didn't want me.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing tough particularly. Straightforward interview.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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