Lionbridge

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Lionbridge Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
393 Reviews
2.6
393 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.  

    Good company and global business.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Global opportunity more. Job stability.

    Cons

    Less salary and no recognization available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More customers are needed for more growth opportunities

  2.  

    A downward spiral

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great people at Lionbridge though upper management is abysmal. Lots of opportunity for getting a start on your career or if you need a place to rest between jobs.

    Cons

    How much space do I have? The offering continues to get worse as the focus is not on Customers, Quality or Innovation but rather profitability and return to investors (notably upper management). The moral is horrible, fragmented leadership (loaded with ineptitude and politics), and just overall toxicity in the environment. Oh and the technology is a joke (think Lipstick on a pig when looking at the marketing collateral)

    I am embarrassed to have worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your Jr managers and give trade positions with your wage workers... Company stock would likely surge!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promise a lot to applicants but deliver very little.

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

    I worked at Lionbridge as a contractor (less than a 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience

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

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

    Pros

    They offer good exposure to a variety of platforms and tools. All the latest industry CAT tools are included. Coverage of a wide rage of accounts. The environment is vibrant and multilingual. Apart from core hours, work hours are quite flexible..

    Cons

    Pace of projects can be stressful. You may have to deal with more projects that you may have time for. Overtime is not paid. Benefits package could be better. Employee turnover is high. Compensation could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Select your work schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Assessor (Work From Home) in Hialeah, FL
    Current Employee - Content Assessor (Work From Home) in Hialeah, FL

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

    Pros

    Works at the time that suits you. Enough tasks available. Quick answers from supervisors.

    Cons

    Unpaid training. The payment cycle is very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider opinions of the judges, the experience of the judges can improve the final result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management, otherwise decent job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Hiring process takes ages

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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.  

    Biggest in the industry

    • 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 full-time (more than a 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

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