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Helpful (3)

Constant change and constant learning

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Localization Project Manager in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Localization Project Manager in Frederick, MD

I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    If you enjoy being unappreciated, here's your dream company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They are usually flexible with work hours or working remotely. Lots of talk about building a great company culture. Dress is pretty casual and you can wear jeans to the office.

    Cons

    Moving "up the ladder" is difficult if not impossible to envision. HR is not properly trained to handle conflicts. Tight budgets for everything except exec/director salaries--they are penny wise and pound foolish. No exit interview is a sign they don't really have any desire to improve.

  2. Helpful (4)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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