Lionbridge Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
344 Reviews
2.6
344 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lionbridge Chairman, President, and CEO Rory J. Cowan
Rory J. Cowan
154 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work from home whenever you want, excellent training via webinar and surveys (in 50 reviews)

  • Pay-rate is decent, with flexible hours makes this perfect for stay at home moms (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • There is also NO PAY for you to go over and learn new fuzzy procedures (in 16 reviews)

  • Because of this, they grant no benefits to motivate you to keep doing your best work (in 13 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    It was......ok.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drafting  in  North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Drafting in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lunch when you want and freedom of computers.

    Cons

    Boring work that takes more time than you can log.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...Hire someone how can o your work at the speed you want, we all don't have 20 hands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great if you are fast with a computer!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Assesor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Assesor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lionbridge part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have complete flexibility to work when you want. Sometimes extra hours are available so you can work up to 30 hours in a week.

    Cons

    You have to do a lot of unpaid training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Taking time to hire

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time

    Pros

    Good company and work life balance

    Cons

    Less projects, people are siting idle for long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bid some long term projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Lack of Employee Focus, Political, and Individual Dependent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multi-cultural, Global Company, Fast-growth

    Cons

    No regard for employees and their contribution, Poor senior and middle leadership, Worst HR team and processes, Lack of regard for its people, highly political, Poor Knowledge Management processes, Nearly no employee training, Poor QA processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the HR team and make HR processes-oriented rather than people-oriented
    Improve Business Leadership
    Have Knowledge and Career Progression Process (should not change with changing management)
    Stop favoritism and schmoozing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lionbridge is a great world leader in localization and internationalization services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    A company that has critical mass in the space and is a major player.

    Cons

    I experienced a bout of executive management change what I was there and a subsequent adjustment in direction of the SBU I was in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your core strengths and invest in them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is actually closer to minimum wage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Assessor
    Former Employee - Internet Assessor

    I worked at Lionbridge as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This much is obvious: You don't need to go anywhere.

    Cons

    The $13.50/hour promise is extremely misleading, because it's by task only. So, if you take more than the time they allot to you in order to complete tasks, you can only bill for their time limit, not how long it actually took you. This doesn't sound like much, but the tasks take a while to complete, the learning curve is steep, and your wasted, unpaid time adds up fast. You may end up spending 5 hours on Lionbridge tasks, only to be able to bill for 3.5 of those hours. Don't call yourself an "employee"; you aren't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to you. You're a large company who provides a work-from-home gig that actually pays. However, you know you actually pay your independent contractors very little for the amount of work that they do. You don't care, though, because independent contractors are the lowest rung of the ladder in your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a True Sales Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work from home, great SA meet some good people they are the largest in what they do but sometimes operationally they are not together

    Cons

    If the CEO does not support sales then the entire management group does not and it shows. No where to move up in company and management does not help, no sense of team, alot of the pm's are not happy and quiiting all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be a true sales organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time and resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Lionbridge as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling when there is actually work available

    Cons

    Unrealistic completion times and no contact with management so you are left to figure things out for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees and contractors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Part Time Work But No Free Ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Search Engine Assessor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Search Engine Assessor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Lionbridge as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work when you want and great if you need some extra money each month. I've been with the company over 3 years and have always been paid on time. Since you're on your own at home, you'd better take advantage of all the training materials because this is no free ride. Be quick and be correct or you're finished! The support staff gets better and better and they offer frequent webinars on rating aspects. Really, I've had no problem with the company.

    Cons

    It took me 2 years to be promoted to a senior rater and I always feel pressure to maintain a monthly required score. Sometimes I don't quite hit the percent required for senior raters and I think they'll fire me. Also, I work more hours than I can bill for because I want to be correct and that's frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a forum page for raters to talk to each other besides webinars. We can help each other and it takes stress off support team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Work from Home Opportunity/Great Company

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours.
    You can work from home.
    If you do a great job; you can have a decent steady income.
    Great realiable company.

    Cons

    Sometimes, very limited, there will be days of having no work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you could send out an email when you know work is getting low or nonexistent and let people know when more will be added or assure there will be more added soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Lionbridge? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.