Lionbridge Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (13)

    Internet Assessor (1+ yrs)

    • 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 part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest plus is the work-life balance. Tasks can be available 24/7 so assessors can work whenever they want, wherever they want. OK pay for virtual job,

    Cons

    No benefits are available for assessor positions, hours are limited unless specified by management and there aren't clear paths for career advancements.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good company to gain a solid understanding of localization and grow career as long as you have the right senior manager.

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

    I worked at Lionbridge

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with positive and friendly colleagues. If you have good leadership in your group your chances for growth and promotion are better.

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and days working to please the customers, but no recognition or opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your Business Unit Managers are properly trained and know how to manage the PMs in their group.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Misleading

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpreter in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interpreter in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good telephonic interpretation system, easy to use and straight to the point

    Cons

    I have to go through almost a week of legal paperwork to get paid 0.45 a minute while I was told it will be 30/h with a minimum of one hour per booking by my recruiter. waste of time and false hope

    Advice to Management

    what management?


  6. Helpful (3)

    Another MSFT contractor gig.

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

    I worked at Lionbridge

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

    Pros

    Full-time, regular work (but "temporary")

    Cons

    Monotonous, tedious and repetitive work. Low pay. No benefits like paid time off (vacation), sick leave. No advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide decent benefits and a living wage.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good experience for emerging technology professionals.

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

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Due to the nature of the position there is a lot of knowledge to be gained in a short period of time which is crucial to developing managers. This it is gained rapidly compared to the years it would otherwise take to develop this knowledge. Management is excellent when they are in your corner.

    Cons

    It is a grind. Burnout is easy. Not much of a team environment so it feels a bit isolating with no room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better to keep staff from burning out.


  8. Helpful (4)

    video reviewer

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Video Reviewer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Video Reviewer in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Lionbridge

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

    Pros

    work at home on your own equipment

    Cons

    Feeds had corrupted videos with viruses even following ALL directions for antivirus programs, firewalls, etc. still wrecked my computer

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers to delegate workflow


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great Work Life Balance But Leaves Much To Desire With Everything Else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Assessor in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Internet Assessor in Hartsville, SC

    I have been working at Lionbridge part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance if you prefer working from home. Tasks are available 24/7 on really a "first come, first served" basis. You can work any schedule to your heart's desire.

    Cons

    Where to begin when it comes to the cons as there are too many to name..... 1. The training is ridiculous and repetitive. Most, if not all the webinars, are usually focused on the same type of tasks and they do not focus on training on new forms of tasks that they release almost every day. The training webinars are no longer open to registration from all of their workers which is a huge minus for their organization. 2. The task availability is overall okay but there are some days where there isn't much to do at all. 3. The instructions found on new types of tasks are rarely ever reviewed first before released and this is a huge problem for me. They need to work more with their employees about providing them with training that can help them in completing the new tasks successfully. 4. Sometimes it takes a week to receive any type of help if you have a question about anything from time-sheet information to questions about training. On occasion, your question may be left unanswered. 5. Your hours are limited to what you can work. I think there should be a way where some people can work full time hours instead of limited to 20 hours (on average) a week. This type of schedule is good when you don't have too many bills and can afford the flexibility but at the same time, a lot of people have families and they need to take that into consideration and may consider offer positions that are full time to their raters. 6. Their pay schedule leaves much to be desired as well. They should pay their raters on the same month that they complete their tasks instead of waiting a month later to be paid for the prior month (if that makes sense). Their pay schedule needs a major overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is that they need to work on developing new types of webinars that focus on new tasks that are released on a daily basis, task availability needs to be more consistent than what it is now, their pay schedule needs to be changed into the same month that tasks are completed instead of waiting a full extra month to receive your pay, training needs to be open to all raters like it was before, and there should be an availability of full-time hours instead of only being limited to 20 hours a week.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Value of employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Does not value employees fairly


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work at home job for anyone needing flexibility!

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Assesor
    Current Employee - Internet Assesor

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Rate Flexible Schedule (I have two young kids and I can work without needing daycare) Communication

    Cons

    Difficult Exam that comes in 3 parts Unpaid Training

    Advice to Management

    My experience with management has been positive. Quick responses that are detailed and helpful. It would be amazing if the additional training (after already working) would be paid!



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