Lionbridge

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Lionbridge Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
374 Reviews
2.6
374 Reviews
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Lionbridge Chairman, President, and CEO Rory J. Cowan
Rory J. Cowan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work from home whenever you want, excellent training via webinar and surveys (in 55 reviews)

  • Pay-rate is decent, with flexible hours makes this perfect for stay at home moms (in 31 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 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Misleading job and copycat of turks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Nothing. Easy to fill out application

    Cons

    Toolbar crashes
    Lie about hourly rate to low wages
    Going through hoops of test is waste of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront about wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not stable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Rater
    Former Employee - Web Rater

    I worked at Lionbridge (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible at home hours as a Web rater. Good part time at home job

    Cons

    Available tasks that are offered varies greatly week to to week so it is often difficult to obtain hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promise a lot to applicants but deliver very little.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Search Evaluator
    Former Employee - Internet Search Evaluator

    I worked at Lionbridge as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work at home
    Decent hourly pay

    Cons

    Since you are an independent contractor, they can let you go without any warning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun coworkers; Atrocious management; Horrid pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Operator in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make plenty of friends
    On-site gym

    Cons

    Management has a huge turnover rate. 4 supervisors in the last year alone.
    Flex pay - where you come into work to be told to go home since there is no work. You don't get paid for this time off.

    They made a huge deal of going from 9.75 an hour to 10 an hour as if a 25 cent raise at such a low wage was the best thing the company ever did for its employees. Honestly, it probably was the best thing which is quite disheartening. There are no benefits either.

    Work in the basement has no windows, rarely do you work outside of it. You will get to work when it's dark and leave when it's dark. I've spent 3-4 days every week through the fall-spring time without seeing the sun.

    Breaks start as soon as you leave your cubicle. The break area is a 5 minute walk from your cubicle. Enjoy sitting for 5 minutes for your 15 minute break!

    SO MUCH DRAMA! Sadly the work drama inflicts pain if you become victim to it. The lower management decides who gets flexed. If you are victim to their drama, you will get flexed. In other words, if you don't brown nose them, you will work less than those who do.

    No room for creativity. Attempt to do something to benefit the company outside your job details and risk getting fired as a result. Attempt to find a new more efficient ways to do your job, risk getting fired. Attempt to program something to assist your job, you will get fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are very flexible and provide adequate growth potential

    Cons

    Their compensation is not up to the mark, they need to revisit their employee package.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management, otherwise decent job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the company is growing. They are very good at negotiating their contracts with the companies to which they provide contractors. Fairly secure job.

    Cons

    Working at Lionbridge as a contractor has been a fairly uneventful experience. There is little high-level managerial oversight. HR has been very poor at responding to queries. Corporate policies are barely enforced for contractors, probably because most of them are overseas or brought in from overseas. The common wisdom is that contractors do not get raises, even for contractors that are full-time equivalent employees for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A stronger high-level managerial oversight would help keep things working smoothly. Giving raises to long-term contractors will reduce turnover in some situations. Passive-aggressive management is not a good way to handle resources; I should never have to hear about a management problem from a peer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Biggest in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big clients, room to grow, lots of solutions to offer to the customers

    Cons

    It's a big company so it's not aggressive as startups. I guess it depends on how you look st it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good, but to be expected

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Language Interprter in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Language Interprter in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Lionbridge as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They give you the flexibility to set your own schedule, have a good enough pay rate, and you work in a professional environment; there is a very good work ethic and environment.

    Cons

    Schedule conflicts are very common, and I actually make more working on my own as a state-certified interpreter, or as a contract interpreter with other agencies. There is unclear policies or offerings to transition from contract employment to staff positions, and there is an unclear explanation in regards to scheduling and availability of assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check first availability for local-based interpreters before bringing in people off-site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hiring process takes ages

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Translator/Liaison in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Translator/Liaison in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lionbridge part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    One is free to plan the working schedule. Work which is good for students, women on maternity leave, as small extra income etc.

    Cons

    Hiring process does not correspond to the tasks one is supposed to do. Filling their queries and waiting for test results takes forever (half a year for me). There is nothing so serious in the job tasks they give to have such a complicated procedure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was......ok.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drafting in North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Drafting in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time (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

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