Lionbridge

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  1.  

    Not an easy company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Paychecks arrive, most of the time to the correct location and person. Obviously, there are a lot of good "billable resources" working very hard who hold up the company. At a management level, there is a lot of firefighting, which some people clearly enjoy.

    Cons

    Everyone is short on time, money and support at this company. Basic workplace expectations are not even close to being met. Each site, project, etc is a completely different experience as the company culture is defined exclusively by the local management. If you are very flexible and work hard then you will be ok, Never great though. Lionbridge is not an easy place to stay if you really like to see results and feel good about what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you find yourself running in circles, think about how many corners you cut.

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

    Disappointing, very very disappointing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Operator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Operator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    A job for the moment.

    Cons

    Tells you one thing and constantly does the opposite, liars and cheats. Cares nothing about their workers, comes in yearly just to brag about how much money they've made off of their undepaid workers. No morale boosters and if they do do something it's the cheapest, lowest thing possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better, work is a major part of people's lives, it should be somewhat enjoyable not a damn nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OnDemand Representative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - OnDemand Representative in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Decent starting salary for what you do...

    Cons

    Incompetent management, hard work doesn't matter, management clearly has favorites. horrid commission structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the hard worker instead of the pretty face...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Losing ground to the competition fast

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

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

    Pros

    Wages are fair, along clean and well appointed work environment. Relatively low pressure work environment and benefits are on par with industry.

    Cons

    Leadership, company growth seem to be lagging behind the industry averages in the past 2 years. Human translation business lacks innovation and new ideas are viewed as an added expense rather than embraced for it's possibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    BDD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BDD in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - BDD in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and the flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Internal Operational challenges that impede on your personal and professional success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the opportunity to become involve in all aspects of your business on a more granular level. Learn how to value good people and show them you appreciate their efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Lionbridge

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    The team culture I work with is great.
    The benefits are great.
    Management is great.
    Promote from within

    Cons

    Hard to get raises.
    Leadership/Higher up management is harder to deal with and panics quickly

    Recommends
  8.  

    Company lacking direction and integrity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Well known it its industry

    Cons

    lacks direction, poor management, not integrity

  9.  

    Business Development Mgr

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    The company has many diverse markets and products. There are good benefits and balance.

    Cons

    The organization needed to have a more presence in the Healthcare Sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid and diverse company with good people.

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

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

    Pros

    This company has treated me quite well during the time that I have worked here. The people are all quite nice and there is flexibility to work from home after you've proven yourself. I've worked hard and feel that it's been acknowledged and rewarded. Very fast paced work.

    Cons

    Not a lot PTO offered to those just starting at the company. The 401k corporate match annual limit is pretty low. My compensation has grown since I first started but you have to work hard and prove your worth to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed excess sales costs and reinvest those savings into key operations personnel to retain the best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to Start, But Not Much More Than That

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

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

    Pros

    Lionbridge is a large company with a lot of offerings in the localization, web services, and marketing fields. You'll have the opportunity to learn a lot about the loc industry and the various tools involved (many of which Lionbridge is on the cutting edge of). There's great flexibility regarding work hours and working from home, but this is becoming more and more rare (if not totally removed) with new hires. Direct managers are fantastic, dedicated, and want their teams to succeed. Co-workers are a fun, smart, bunch, making the best of what they have.

    Cons

    Company culture is non-existent. HR is completely overworked and never seem to get anything done, and there's very high turnover in most departments. Senior management has no idea what those on the "lower rungs" do, and often roll out policies and changes that make little to no sense. Direct managers hold little power, so don't expect a lot of recognition/raises/promotion, even if you truly deserve it. If you do manage to get promoted, don't be surprised when HR low-balls your salary!

    Things have improved in the last year or so, as there were some new hires in senior management; however, I don't expect that to change culture or the rewards system much. Prepare to work a lot with little to entice you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a culture and make your employees feel valued. You don't realize the harm you do to your business and customers by not retaining your better talent. Clients notice this!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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