Lionbridge Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Sales

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    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
  2. Losing ground to the competition fast

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    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
  3. Beware. This company has shady practices.

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    Former Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator
    Former Contractor - Search Engine Evaluator

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

    Pros

    They have a website to lure you in...

    Cons

    This company is not based out of the United States. They have a location in the country, but their headquarters is off-shore.
    That being said, Lionbridge gathered all of my information. Resume, income details, social security number, household information, and other information that generally should be kept private. All of this on the premise of taking exams and being hired. I kept getting emails saying "Your exam will be scheduled soon!"
    The exam never came. Finally, I emailed them asking for an update. Once again, "Your exam will be scheduled soon!" Another month later, their final email: "Following a recent review on IP checks the customer has not permitted entry into exam at this time."

    So I can't even speak for the legitimacy of this company. They take all of your info, lead you along for a couple months, perhaps hoping you will forget about them? And then throw that paper-thin "reasoning" at me in dismissal. I plan to file with the BBB and advise people to stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're just farming social security numbers from Americans, you're going to get what's coming to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Decent place to work

    Current Contractor - Internet Assessor
    Current Contractor - Internet Assessor

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

    Pros

    It's great to be able to work from home with no set schedule.

    Cons

    The rating is very subjective.

  6. Not an easy company to work for

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing, very very disappointing.

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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Decent work, terrible pay, terrible benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Great networking, the experience and title both look great on the resume. Supervisor was pretty flexible and a nice person to work with.

    Cons

    Pay was well below the average for the title, experience, location, and company I was contracted to. ZERO voluntary benefits from the company, constant run around when asking about the legally required sick time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better than the place you're contracting them to or they will abandon you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    BDD

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    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
  10. 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

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at Lionbridge

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    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

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