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Constant change and constant learning

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Current Employee - Localization Project Manager  in  Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Localization Project Manager in Frederick, MD

I have been working at Welocalize full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

great vision, excellent co-workers, interesting people from around the world, strong leaders, fast paced, learned a lot, opportunity for more responsibility is good and very fast paced, made many friends for life, strong values, opportunity to see the world

Cons

rapid fire changes that sometimes miss the mark, long hours, lots of travel, too much to do and too little time to do it! rapid pace sometimes causes confusion, communication at some levels is not clear

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The vision is good, stay true to it, communicate more often

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, below average pay and no career advancement opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - The people that you work with are good people.
    - No dress-code.

    Cons

    - Management expects you to work well past 5PM and sometimes over the weekend all without overtime pay.
    - Below market average salary; annual pay raise is about 3% to 4% (if there is one).
    - Very limited career advancement opportunity unless you are on the "right" team or report to the "right" person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees that do the work as your most valuable asset. Period.

    Welocalize is not in the business to sell tangible goods like gold, crude oil and etc. It's a language service provider. Without these talented and experienced employees that enable the company to provide these services, the company isn't worth much.

    Talented and experienced employees that have been with the company for years are leaving after realizing that there are much better opportunities out there. The management doesn't seem to care much about it. How is a company going to get anywhere if it is bleeding talents? Great companies out there are doing the exact opposite. They identify the talents and do whatever it takes to bring them onboard and then do everything they can to keep them happy/around.

    VERY limited career advancement opportunities. As a matter of fact, Welocalize, founded in 1996, has even admitted recently that it does not have a career development program in place. Most of the management positions are filled by the employees from another company that Welocalize has acquired. And these managers promote his/her people. Talented employees that have been with the company for years are always overlooked. And we keep on creating these management positions while cutting back on hiring people to do the actual work. What exactly are these program managers/directors managing?

    Stop wasting money/time running these "Operation Excellence" meetings with the management team; all you do at these meetings is patting each other on the back and telling yourselves how great you are. Save the time and money and get these over paid managers/directors to do real work. And that Company Health/Culture initiative is a joke; it's been two years and it's all talks and no actions.

    Smith needs to take a good look at Welocalize from an employee's point of view. This company has veered off from the course he had envisioned years ago.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone working for this company until the management gets its $#%t together. I am updating my resume as I am writing this review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Textbook example of how not to manage your company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    Decent salaries once as long as you do not look at your wages as on a per hour worked basis. Also you do get a chance to work with a variety of tools.

    Cons

    Some of the worst management one could find in a 100 million dollar + company. The failure of management exists on every level up to and including the executive staff who can not even bother to come by a remote office when they are in the area.

    Local managers play the game of, who to put on a PIP this week. No one is safe unless you are in the favored group of the month. It is so bad that someone who may have just been promoted or received a merit raise, could be on a PIP a month later. Of course that same PIP may not have any measurable metrics as part of it, and if you are truly lucky, you will be allowed to train your replacement as you try to improve.

    The phrase penny wise and dollar foolish as been completely missed by this company as the investment group pulls the strings. They will fly the entire management group across country for a week of meetings (including the admin), but can not spare the change for sodas or water in the office, that used to be provided but it was then decided that they could not afford such an expense. It is so bad that they will not even pay $10 to keep the lights on past 6pm.

    If you are looking to come aboard as an individual contributor, be ready to work 60+ hours a week as standard and be sold out at a moments notice if your salary gets to high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given that most possess little actual management skills, I would suggest to hunker down and stay employed as most other companies would not want you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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