Lionbridge Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    only a last resort

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time

    Pros

    they pay and you get to work from home but SEE BELOW.

    Cons

    Horrible communication, dishonest management, lack of support. Working from home means that tech support for the crappy old laptop they will give you is non-existent, and they will expect you to be available whenever they need you.

    "Training," if you are lucky, will consist of some presentations that somebody recorded on Lync.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves


  2. Pleasant

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    the lacking of a company culture and creative atmosphere. It does seem like its all about the tasks at hand which is efficient but does not encourage creativity and loyalty. But considering the company mostly dealing with vendors its very understandable its setup in the way it is.

    Advice to Management

    None. I don't know enough to comment on this


  3. Helpful (2)

    Lot of work. Little recognition

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I didn't have background in localization and everyone was willing to help teach me. It's a tough industry to work in with no background in it at all.

    Cons

    Worked long hours. Not great pay.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    Internet Assessor

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge

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

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay, good communication from advisers if you need assistance, flexible, can work from home

    Cons

    Repetitive work, tasks aren't always available, no room for advancement, get paid once a month, if you work more quickly you can't get paid more

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees, let employees know when tasks are available, offer additional incentives for high quality work, everything else is fine


  6. Helpful (3)

    Worst agency ever!

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Hmmmmm, let me think........... None.

    Cons

    NO communication from my direct LB manager. Worked for them a little over 2 yrs. Walked me out with no notice. Had better treatment with other "lesser" agencies. Decent (but expensive) benefits. My LB manager made promises he/she had no ability (or intent) of fulfilling. They are incredibly slow getting ANYTHING done.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to grow the business in the US you really need to enact a "voice of the workplace" type system for employees to alert you to poor / incompetent management at the customer sites.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Accessor

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good and consistent

    Cons

    I do not have any cons in regards to this position.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Was Fun

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation offering. I had 4-5 weeks vacation after working for 3 years.
    Pretty chill work environment.

    Cons

    The plus one system. Every week you had to document some good deed you did that's outside (but not too far outside) your job scope. These documents were then forwarded on to the company that Lionbridge was offering employees for.
    No on call pay.

    Advice to Management

    I feel sorry for the middle management, they had to deal with so much flak on both sides. They had to convey unpopular edicts from upper management, but then had to take the negative reactions from the employees below them. If they somehow didn't meet expectations, they were fired.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Linux Administrator

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well managed, and able to adjust it's spending in order to keep people employed through market downturns.

    Carefully managed the growth of its infrastructure, neither pinching pennies needlessly, nor buying the latest and greatest just to say they have it.

    On the IT side, the head of IT aggressively protects their people from politics, while at the same time encourages communication between IT, development, and the end users.

    Cons

    The worst thing about Lionbridge was simply being a Linux guy in a windows shop. The infrastructure was built around a windows and end user view of the world, and extra effort had to be made to integrate enterprise level linux servers into the environment.


  10. Helpful (4)

    You'll be let go with no warning

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Trying to think of some good things that still exist. The ability to work at home was good. We had a great team spirit, but it was lost when they fired us all.

    Cons

    Incompetent management that turns over quickly, no communication, poor communication, lack of clear direction, waste of clients' money

    Advice to Management

    You're in the high percentage of 'leaders' who are clinical psychopaths, so nothing I say is going to get through. I just hope your clients see through your shell game faster.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Project Manager

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

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lionbridge is very good at providing opportunities for advancement as well as lateral moves.

    Cons

    There were many times when the corporate vision was unclear. Performance reviews were sporadic.

    Advice to Management

    Proactively encourage feedback from all organizational levels.



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