Lionbridge Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
348 Reviews
2.6
348 Reviews
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Lionbridge Chairman, President, and CEO Rory J. Cowan
Rory J. Cowan
155 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Work from Home Opportunity/Great Company

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    • 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
  2.  

    Lionbridge is a great world leader in localization and internationalization services

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great telecommuting position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Assessor
    Former Employee - Internet Assessor

    I worked at Lionbridge for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relatively easy to qualify; decent pay; flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Monthly payday; correct completion of tasks is somewhat subjective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent paydays would be great and task guidelines need to be more clear cut with little or no room for subjective interpretation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time and resources

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I studied and tested for over a week, only to be told that no jobs were available in my area.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionbridge part-time

    Pros

    They provide excellent training to help you understand what they want. If you ever do get to work for them the pay rate is very good.

    Cons

    Lots of time spent for no reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have people put that much time and effort into obtaining a job you have no intention of giving them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't have it any other way!

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    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    Others say the pay is low but $15 an hour to do basically nothing is fine by me.

    Incredibly flexible hours. Amazingly flexible hours. Work when you want. My task is only 10 hours a week to stay on. I can also take vacations when I want.

    Easy work, as long as you attend weekly meetings and stay on top of your reviews. Things constantly change so stay on top of it!!

    My task consistently has work available. In fact, we are given a max of 20 hours but quite often they open us up for more hours, usually up to 35, and a lot of times give extra bonuses for completing those additional hours.

    Cons

    Auditors review and tell you you're wrong when you are giving them exactly what they asked for. It can be very frustrating. They say the work is subjective and to use your best judgement. Well, we don't all think alike, do we?
    No pay for training or weekly meetings. It hurts to be on for a few hours and not get paid for it.

    I used to feel like a valued employee with amazing benefits and incentive. Then they decided to save a penny and laid us all off, re-hiring us as Independent Contractors. That was a blow to my feeling of worth to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BE MORE CONSISTENT!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Internet Assesor: Good stay at home job with exceptions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Assesor  in  Mint Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Internet Assesor in Mint Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and you can work whatever hours during the day you want. You can take vacations when you want since you are considered an independent contractor. You never speak with anyone during the day which can be a plus if you don't like dealing with people.

    Cons

    There are occasions when there is not enough work for the day. Checks are sent out once a month but if you fail to work 40hrs in the month, then your check is sent out in the second batch and received about 2 weeks later. The feedback provided by the company can be subjective at times and can get frustrating as sometimes they say one thing and provide feedback that says something else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unappreciated robot is how I feel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Assessor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Internet Assessor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Not many. Flexibility and no supervision.

    Cons

    Unappreciated, under paid by time, unpaid education, nasty monthly testing with threats of firing if not meeting expectations of a handful of chosen tasks. Treated like a number, not human. Computers grade, review, test, educate, and threat. No human intimacy. Worst I have ever personally been treated by an employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your contractors like humans. Train the employed don't replace, expense is too high for the company and that is why they have financial struggles. Direct result of releasing workers instead of educating their issues. Replacement with untrained could never be cost effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Far from cutting edge, only getting worse to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lionbridge for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Given significant freedom to perform, many good people at the company.

    Cons

    Completely inept upper management, serious lack of alignment across multiple fronts, and literally zero investment in technology/ processes to make better offerings. Focus is exclusively on cost savings at the expense of quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a consultant to help with Sr management alignment with employees - and stop blaming others for your own shortcomings (in vision, leadership, and execution)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better than many other companies in this industry

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexibility, work-life balance, sufficient technology to get things done, vacation time, people generally nice

    Cons

    repetitive work, no room for growth, although these are the problems with many similar companies in the field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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